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Old 16th January 2021, 04:02 PM   #102
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
If someone wanted to have their own functional social media network, why do they need, for example, Amazon? Do you need a host if you have your own network of servers?

I am thinking server is just another word for computer but I may be picturing this all wrong.
A server is just a computer and you don't need Amazon if you have your own network of servers. But Amazon and other cloud providers can provide them and let you focus on what you want those servers to do rather than having to "reinvent the wheel" for managing servers. And they can usually do it cheaper than you can. And offer a lot more flexibility in how fast you can scale up or scale down your needs.
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