Background: I am busy with an MSc in GIS. It involves using postgresql 9.2 with the postgis extension as the spatial database and QGIS to view, edit and analyse the data. I know postgis is also capable of editing and analyzing spatial data. However, the end users do not have experience with SQL, therefore the point and click QGIS GUI. Part of my thesis involves a guide on installing Postgres/postgis on a server. The problem is, I have very little experience with databases and servers. Although, I have been able to succesfully install and use postgresql/postgis on my win 7 pc, I'm not sure if it is the same for servers.
*Question:*Is postgresql/postgis installed on a server in the same manner as on a pc? If not, please explain (in as much detail as possile) or point me in the right direction. Also, what configurations has to be done for client pc's to connect to postgresql/postgis on the server?
Thanks in advance.