What is a Server? (R&R Episode 31)

It’s easy to picture a computer in your mind, but what is a server? In this episode of R&R, we discuss what a server is. We also look at what they can do. And we talk about the different types of servers that are out there serving all the things!

What is a Server?

A server is actually a program that is meant to do a specific task. The hardware that is built to help run that program may have more computing power. Or perhaps it has more file storage, or some other important specification. But that whole bundle: the program and the hardware, are together, considered “A Server.”

Types of Servers

There are a lot of different types of servers out there, but some common types are:

  • File Server
  • Application Server
  • Database Server
  • Communication Server
  • Domain Server

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