Server Operating System (Server OS)
Definition - What does Server Operating System (Server OS) mean?
A server operating system (OS) is a type of operating system that is designed to be installed and used on a server computer.
It is an advanced version of an operating system, having features and capabilities required within a client-server architecture or similar enterprise computing environment.
Techopedia explains Server Operating System (Server OS)
Some common examples of server OSs include:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Windows Server
- Mac OS X Server
Some of the key features of a server operating system include:
- Ability to access the server both in GUI and command-level interface
- Execute all or most processes from OS commands
- Advanced-level hardware, software and network configuration services
- Install/deploy business applications and/or web applications
- Provides central interface to manage users, implement security and other administrative processes
- Manages and monitors client computers and/or operating systems