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CodeHS Glossary

Client-server model General

Clients and servers communicate over a computer network on separate hardware, but both client and server may reside in the same system. A server host runs one or more server programs which share their resources with clients. A client does not share any of its resources, but requests a server's content or service function. Servers store and protect data and process requests from clients. Clients make requests and format data on the device for the end user.