The server and client computer relationship

FH Enterprise establishes a SQL database on a computer designated as a "server." Any computer that connects to the FH Enterprise database on the server is a "client" computer.

Users on client computers view the normal FH interface, and their computers send and receive information from the SQL database on the server as users make changes. Because processing occurs on the server and only requested information is sent back to the client, traffic over the connection between the server and client is minimized and response times are adequate even with slower connection speeds.

The server should be a fast computer that can be assigned a unique address that all FH Enterprise client computers can access. The server should not be a computer that is also used as a file server. Ideally, the server should be dedicated to hosting to the database engine and the FH Enterprise database. If necessary, the server can also host other SQL databases.