What Is A Headless Server?

Headless refers to a program without a user interface, which means you must interact directly through a remote terminal by typing commands.

In layman’s terms, a headless server is a computer without a monitor, keyboard or mouse — so an example could be a server room filled with rows of banks of rack-mounted servers. Those are considered headless. They’re managed by a console that has access through either SSH or telnet.

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