2. A computer which provides some service for other computers connected to it via a network. The most common example is a file server which has a local disk and services requests from remote clients to read and write files on that disk, often using Sun's Network File System (NFS) protocol or Novell Netware on IBM PCs.
Manager of Chili's- What's wrong?
Sever- Fucking table 22 thinks I'm here to wait on them hand and foot and asks for 1 new thing every time i pass their table instead of all at once when I ask them if they need anything else. 33 thinks for some odd reason their 2 year old should be allowed to pour out all the sugar and then draw on it. Aaron's table 45 wants me to get refills for them because their server sucks, and some A-hole at 11 just snapped at me like I am his German Sheppard. Fuck You, Fuck Them, I quit.
It is presided over by a deranged creature with a god complex and no social skills known as a sysadmin.
Alice: Hold me!
A local server is the same, but they are only available for people connected to the same WiFi network.
See also: minecraft.