Definition - What does Client-Server Model mean?
The client-server model is a distributed communication framework of network processes among service requestors, clients and service providers. The client-server connection is established through a network or the Internet.
The client-server model is a core network computing concept also building functionality for email exchange and Web/database access. Web technologies and protocols built around the client-server model are:
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- Domain Name System (DNS)
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Clients include Web browsers, chat applications, and email software, among others. Servers include Web, database, application, chat and email, etc.