You may think of a web server as some mystical computer-beast that performs amazing tasks. -Well, that’s true, but the technology is more attainable than you may think.
Simply put, a server controls the communications network of other computers. A server can be in the form of a dedicated machine or one of many images running on a virtual machine on your high performance desktop.
Figuring out the fine points of building the server you want and need requires special understanding.
Common web server functions:
- Web: A Web server delivers content to a Web browser by loading files and serving their content across the network or Internet to a user’s Web browser.
- Database: The back-end running on a server where tasks such as data analysis, manipulation and storage are performed.
- SSh (Secure Shell): Connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on. Encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.
- FTP (File Tranfer Protocol): An FTP server exchanges files over the network or Internet. Very similar and tightly integrated with web servers, but used for the transfer of the files themselves, instead of the display and processing of those files.
- Mail: Mail servers move and store mail over private networks (via LANs and WANs) and across the Internet.
- Print: A print server allows multiple users on a network or the Internet to share the printer.
Using the power of open source and high performance hardware, Digg’n Deeper builds state-of-the-art servers that can put any of these services on a single machine or separate them as you wish. You might even want a sweet custom desktop environment on there to use!
If you can imagine it, we can build it for you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.