Server hosting is provision of facilities in a data center for another department, or external entity, to locate and manage their servers. Hosting servers can be shared among many clients (shared hosting servers) or dedicated to a single client (dedicated servers).
The software system stores, organizes and provides access to information in a directory for windows domain networks. i.e.: the central location for network administration and security, domain controller authenticates and authorizes for windows domain network, assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software.
A computer attached to a network that has the primary purpose of providing a location for shared resource or network share, the term server highlights the role of the machine in the client server scheme, where the clients are the workstation using storage. i.e.: accessible by the net workstations that are attached in the same computer network.