What is a CLIENT?
CLIENT is geek-speak for the computer (and its software) used for viewing websites, e-mailing, etc. The opposite of a CLIENT is a SERVER. In baseball terms, the CLIENT is the batter and the SERVER is the pitcher.
When you key in a website address on the address line of your BROWSER or select a previously visited website from your list of "favorites", the CLIENT sends out a request on the internet asking for the content at that address to be sent down to it.
- Miscrosoft OutLook© and Outlook Express© are E-mail CLIENTS
- Filezilla is an FTP CLIENT
- Internet Explorer (IE) is a web CLIENT
At this point, your computer becomes the CLIENT of the "sender" computer which is, in turn, referred to as the SERVER.