dedicated server

In the Web-hosting business, a dedicated server is a rented service; a user rents the server, the software, and an Internet connection from the hosting company that maintains it. On a network, a dedicated server is a single computer that is "set aside" for serving the needs of the network, usually to manage communications and printer resources. Not all servers are dedicated; it is possible for a computer to act as a server and to perform other functions, as well.

See also : secure server  
NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware