So, What is a Server?
A server is a computer that sends and receives data to and from other machines.
A server can send and receive a lot of different types of data. But in some cases the server only handles a certain type of data. Some examples:
- Web Server - Sends web pages
- Media Server - Sends images, videos and mpgs
- Print Server - Sends print jobs
- File Server - Sends any type of file
The most familiar server you will run into is a web server, you will need one of these to have a website. While it's the most familiar, I believe the most popular server is a file server.
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