What are servers?
A server is a computer designed to process requests and deliver data to another computer over the internet or a local network. Simply put, a server is a computer (or a computer program) that is the main component of a network. It manages access to the resources, files, programs and services used by all the other computers or devices on that network.
What is the function of a computer server?
The function of a computer server is to store, retrieve and send files and data to other computers on a network. On a larger scale, the worldwide computer network known as the Internet depends on many servers located around the world.
There are basic types of servers and more complicated servers:
Web servers allow access to websites on the internet.
Mail servers allow you to send and receive emails.
File servers control access to files that are stored separately on a multi-user system.
Dedicated servers refer to web hosting and the process that allows you to make a website accessible on the internet. It is a single computer in a network that is used for a single exclusive purpose.
A virtual private server is not a physical computer, a VPS is installed on a single server computer that services multiple customers.
A cloud server is a server that is created, hosted and delivered through a cloud platform (a platform made up of remote servers that are hosted entirely online).
Servers are software, which means that people can run servers at home, with them being accessible only to devices attached to their home network. Any virtual or cloud servers are the best options for a reduced carbon impact.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a server. It is important to evaluate the importance of certain features based on their uses. Security abilities are also important and there will probably be several protection, detection and recovery features to consider.
Many organisations are shrinking the number of physical servers in their data centres, as virtualizations allow fewer servers to host more workloads. Cloud computing means that organisations need fewer servers on their premises.
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