Difference between a Shared server, Dedicated server, Local Server and what is GUI and CUI

Before going to the topic we need to know what is the remote server and local server.

Local Server:  As per its name which server is locally available or for accessing it no need for internet is called local server. a local server is a privately owned machine most commonly used by developers to store and test the web pages that have codes. In other words, when a developer installs web server software on his current machine and uses it for developing web applications, the machine will be called a local webserver. A local server can be your laptop or Personal Computer giving you the complete environment (software & hardware) for developing a web application.

Remote server: Opposite to the local server, a remote server refers to a computer that is remotely located having an Operating system, web server software, database, and other resources to handle remote requests sent by the users of a website. A remote server may host single or multiple websites. It has to be powered to process the scripting language codes in the web pages. Usually, the remote servers are high-performance computers having large memory and storage space to handle multiple page requests of the users. The remote web server responds to the user requests by transferring the pages requested over the internet connectivity.

Local ServerRemote Server
 A local server/machine with no network connectivity having web server software.
A remote computer with web server software, database, and other resources
No need of network connectivity
Needs stable networks and communication connectivity
Virtually no expenses are needed to set up and maintain, Or it is a one-time investment.
Expensive due to high-performance needs

Remote Servers are two types shared servers and dedicated servers.

Dedicated Server:

A Dedicated Server is an Internet-hosted option in which an organization leases an entire server, which is often housed in a data center. The host not only provides the server equipment but may also provide administration and other services. This is considered a more flexible arrangement for the client because unlike in shared server arrangements, it gives the organization total control over the server, its software, and security systems. In some cases, a dedicated server can be less expensive.

Shared Server:

A shared server allows multiple websites to utilize a single server. Usually, you’ll have no idea what websites you’re sharing the resources of a server with. Each customer will usually have a limit on the total amount of server resources they can use, but this will be defined by your hosting package.

Shared hosting is easily the cheapest and most economical option for your needs. However, the cheap price comes with limitations, which we’ll get to below. Since most hosting companies will offer the same amount of space and storage it’s important to choose a company you can trust.

The shared server sometimes chipper the dedicated server.

Disadvantages: You don’t get root access. You are not able to utilize the full resource. Some premission-related restrictions over there.

What is the CUI?

CUI stands for Character User Interface(command lines Interface). It is a user interface where the user interacts with the computer solely through the keyboard and requires a command to perform any task. CUI is the precursor of GUI and was utilized in most of the early computers. Most computers use GUI rather than CUI. It works by permitting the user to provide commands to a program in multiple text lines (command lines). CUIs basic instances are MS-DOS and the Windows Command Prompt, For Linux, it’s Kernel. One of the CUI’s applications is that it simplifies the creation of programming scripts.

What is GUI?

GUI stands for Graphical User Interface. A GUI enables users to interact with the operating system or application. It performs quick calculations of arithmetic and frees up the CPU to perform other tasks. It offers buttons, windows, scrollbars, iconic images, wizards, and other icons to facilitate users. It has a user-friendly interface for beginners. It is easy to use, and learn and also reduces the cognitive load. Windows has its own GUI. In Linux Depending upon software distros the GUI is different.


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