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Is a server "in the Internet" or "on the Internet"

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When talking about a server on/in the internet, which preposition would you use?

In the question "In the Internet" vs. "on the Internet", it is recommended to

[...] use "on". At least if you are talking about the contents you can find on it. If you're talking about its hardware structure for instance, then, "in" can maybe fit in some cases, I guess.

Another answer said that

a switch [which routes internet messages] is 'in the internet'

How about the special case of a server? It is not contents, yet it serves them. You would use on the internet when talking about its contents and in the internet when talking about the actual hardware, right?

If you say that a client is able to connect to the server (via proxy, for example), does it connect to a server on or in the internet?

(This is somewhat of an edge case, so I was not sure how to apply the answer of the above question).


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