A server is a computer located on the Internet 24 hours a day that stores your “Files” so that other people are able to view your web site. Without a server you would have to be your own host and let people into your computer to see your pages (not to mention the extraordinary cost of running special connections to your computer). A good reliable server is essential for your website. If you intend to have people view your site, the server must be capable of handling all the requests in a timely manner. If a server goes “Down” people have no access and, consequently, you stand the chance of losing business.