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Server

Server
Server:
In the Client-Server relationship, a server is the system that stores, manipulates and provides data to a client that requests it. Email servers, web servers and databases are all examples of different types of common servers.

In a Joomla setup, the server is the system including the web server, which is usually Apache, and a database. These are often on the same machine, but they can also be on different systems in a distributed server environment.

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Client

Client
Client:
In the Client-Server relationship, a client refers to whoever is requesting services from a service provider, or server. Web browsing, database access and email are all examples of client-server models.

In a Joomla setup the client would be the end user who is requesting web pages and information from the server that Joomla is stored on. However, you can also view the Joomla installation itself as a part of the server.

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