3.1 - Types of Server

The General Reference
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Servers are powerful computers designed to assist processes within a network. There are many different types of server, each with a different purpose.

  • File Server: Hosts files on a central hub which can be connected to other computers
    • Backups can be done more easily as all files are stored on one machine
    • If the file server goes down, no computers will be able to access files 
  • Printer Server: Manages and controls connected printers in a network 
    • If one printer goes wrong, jobs can be automatically assigned to another printer
    • If the printer server goes down, tasks will not be able to be assigned to devices
  • Applications Server: Stores and provides shared applications to users
    • Updated are easily done as only the server's applications need to be updated, not each individual machine
    • If the server goes down, no connected computers will have access to applications
  • Web server: Handles and processes web page requests and displays them on a browser
  • Mail server: Sends and receives email within a network and manages delivery and anti-spam systems
  • Hypervisor: Allows operation of virtual machines from host computers

See 3.2 - Virtualization for more on this

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