Since the invention of the world’s first web server in 1989, servers have shaped our society and technology today. In 2020 alone, the global server market revenues reached over 91 billion USD, with 12.15 million server shipments worldwide. The fact that you can read this from your laptop, PC, MAC, or smartphone is thanks to a server.
What is a server?
A server is a computer program or device that provides a service to another computer program and its user (the client). A server can refer to a physical machine, virtual machine, or software performing server services. A server requires two software components:
- The operating system
2. The application
What is a local server?
A local server is a computer that serves a client within the local network (LAN), providing access to data stored on the computer or in a network. In most cases, the LAN will not be connected to the internet. However, if it is connected, the network will be protected by a password so not everybody can access its services.
How does the local server work?
A local server gives exclusive access to data in a set of folders (also known as data directories). The client is the only one who can create, browse, and modify data that a local server stores. The client can also control the location of the data directories.
Benefits of Local Server Usage
This includes control over purchases, resources, backup schedules, security settings, internet service, etc.
Local servers give the client easier access to the infrastructure. This is because you can easily plug a monitor and keyboard into the server.
As a business’s infrastructure grows, the need for more servers, space, and speed becomes more pressing. With a local server, you can control the growth and speed of servers.
- Local servers require investments in hardware in infrastructure
- Local servers need additional space inside of your clinic
- Local servers may be more susceptible to data loss during emergency situations
- There are no uptime or recovery guarantees with a local server
MVision AI provides local and cloud server solutions for your satisfaction.
Fortunately, MVision AI’s local and cloud servers are secure while providing the optimal user experience. MVision AI equips clinics with local solutions while complying with both general and cloud security regulations. You can learn more about MVision AI cloud-based services here. In addition, MVision AI ensures that all key areas are secure and GDPR-compliant; you can learn more about protecting your data here.
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Caorda, et al. “Pros & Cons: Local Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud SERVICE-BASED HOSTING.” Caorda Web Solutions, 24 Mar. 2020, www.caorda.com/blog/pros-cons-local-dedicated-servers-vs-cloud-service-based-hosting/.