What is meant by a host?

A host is a computer that shares arbitrary data with other devices (clients) in a network and thus makes it available for processing. In the FileMaker environment, a host is in most cases a FileMaker Server that shares FileMaker databases with other users on the network. In smaller environments, this can also be FileMaker Pro, which can share databases with up to four other users on the network. Also in other network environments the server is called a host. (more…)