What is Client-Server Architecture (CSA)?


Definition – What does CSA mean?

Client-Server Architecture (CSA) is a network architecture in which the server host and manage the services and resources to be consumed by the client. It has one or more client computers connected to the central server over the network or internet connection. Client-Server Architecture is also known as a networking computing model or server network because all the requests and services are delivered over the network.

Glossary Web explains CSA

CSA is a powerful consumer architecture where the sever act as the producer and the client as the consumer. The server houses and provides high-end, computing-intensive services to the client on demand and these services include application access, file sharing, storage and direct access to the server’s raw computing power.

It works when the client computing sends resources or process request to the server over the network connection that is processed and delivered to the client. The server computer can manage multiple clients simultaneously where one client can be connected to multiple servers at the same time and each server providing a different set of services. In the simplest form, the internet is also based on Client Server Architecture where web server serves many simultaneous users with website data.

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