What is a Server? - Explained


1. What is a Server?

A Server is a type of a computer software which made to serve a set of functionalities or features to other software programs in a network. Servers are majorly used in a client server architecture models where the client applications or programs requests details from the server.

Server requires hardware to operate and to be a server. The hardware in a computer that needs to be turned into a server is depending on the amount of workload that the program needs to handle. If it's a heavy serving server, it requires more specifications and more power to it. There are multiple types of servers which does exists in current days and they are,
  • Database Servers
  • File Servers
  • Mail Servers
  • Print Servers
  • Web Servers
  • Game Servers
  • Application Servers
Depending on the requirement of a server, there are wide range of operating systems that can be used starting from paid server operating system to free and open source operating systems. In each and every product that we use daily is connected to a server in somewhere in the earth.