Client – server network Krish Advani 21/12/2012 Engineering In client-server network relationships, certain computers act as server and other act as clients. A server is simply a computer, which provides resources to other computers when they request it. A client is the computer running a program that requests the service from a server. Local area networking (LAN) is based on the client-server network. You can construct a client-server network using one or more powerful network computers as a server and the rest as client. A client-server network is one in which all available network resources like files, applications and share devices, are centrally managed and hosted and then accessed by the client. Applications of Client – server configuration: Email. Web browsers. FTP clients.