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What Is a Network Host and What is a Server in Networking?

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What is a host in networking?

Generally speaking, a host is an computer or device that is connected to a network, especially the TCP/IP network, including the Internet. Each network host has its own IP address and may provide any kind of data to the users and other devices on the network.

What is a Server?

The term server is a computer program or a device that provides certain information resources and/or services for for other programs or devices, called "clients". A typical client–server system works in the request–response model: