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What is a Server?

A server is a computer or system that is dedicated to managing and facilitating network resources and services. It provides functionality or services to other computers, known as clients, within the same network. Servers can host applications, manage files, handle network requests, or perform other specialised tasks, serving as a central hub for communication and data exchange in a networked environment. They come in various types, such as web servers, file servers, database servers, and more, each serving specific purposes based on the needs of the network.

What are the different types of servers?

There are several types of servers, each designed to fulfil specific roles and functions within a computer network. Here are some common types of servers.

  • Web Servers
  • File Servers
  • Database Servers
  • Application Servers
  • Mail Servers
  • DNS Servers
  • FTP Servers
  • Proxy Servers
  • Print Servers
  • Game Servers
  • Virtual Servers

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