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5.5: Providing Resources in a Network

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    Networks of Many Sizes

    Networks come in all sizes. They can go from basic networks consisting of two PCs to networks interfacing with many gadgets.

    Basic networks introduced in homes empower sharing of assets, for example, printers, archives, pictures, and music between a couple of nearby PCs.

    Worldwide internet users expect always to stay connected to the internet. They expect their connected devices to do the following:

    • Stay connected to the internet to complete their work.
    • Have the ability to send and receive data fast.
    • Have the ability to send small and large quantities of data globally via any device connected to the internet.

    Home office networks and small office networks are regularly set up by people who work from home or remote offices. They need to associate with a corporate network or other concentrated assets. Moreover, numerous independently employed business people utilize home office and little office networks to publicize and sell items, request supplies and speak with clients.

    The Internet is the biggest network presently. Indeed, the term Internet implies a network of networks. The internet is the global worldwide network that connects millions of computers around the world. A computer can connect to another computer in a different country via the internet.

    Clients and Servers

    All PCs associated with a network are named hosts. Hosts are also called end devices.

    Servers are PCs with programming that empower them to give data, similar to emails or website pages, to other network devices called clients. Each assistance requires separate server programming. For instance, a server requires web server programming to give web administrations to the network. A PC with server programming can offer types of assistance at the same time to one or numerous customers. Furthermore, a solitary PC can run numerous sorts of server programming. It might be vital for one PC to go about as a document server, a web server, and an email server in a home or private company.

    Clients are PCs with programming introduced that empower them to ask for and show the server's data. A case of client programming is an internet browser, similar to Chrome or Firefox. A solitary PC can likewise run different kinds of custom programming. For instance, a client can browse email and view a site page while texting and tuning in to Internet radio.


    Client and server programming ordinarily run on discrete PCs, yet it is also feasible for one PC to simultaneously complete the two jobs. In private companies and homes, hosts work as servers or clients on the network. This sort of system is known as a shared network. An example of that would be several users connected to the same printer from their individual devices.