Servers became the most common thing in the early 1990s. There are a huge number of server types. A server for a home considered as Home Server. The mail server handles the transport of and access to emails. A mobile server defines as Server on the Go is an Intel Xeon processor-based server-class laptop form factor computer. The name server is also a server type and it also called DNS. Thus Print server provides printer services. The proxy server is another important server type. That behaves as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. The sound server provides multimedia broadcasting, streaming. A server on a Windows network that neither belongs to nor conducts a Windows domain. Furthermore, a web server is a server that HTTP clients connect to send commands and receive responses along with data contents.
What is a server?
A server is a collection of computer programs or a machine. That take and process requests generated by another program or a machine (e.g. client) and also respond to them. It conducts some computational functions instead of clients. The term server uses quite broadly in information technology. Despite the many serve-branded products available in theory any computerized process.
Primary functions of the server
It manages network resources. As well as provides shared services to connected clients. On the other hand share data or hardware and software resources among other workstations.
Special server types
This is using for web sites hosting. Moreover, it responds to web browser requests by producing static web pages. Security, Application construction, site management, dynamic contents are some special functions of this. Importantly it provides searching capabilities that allow users to search sites. Especially allows us to search for large sites. Also provides data analysis capabilities that allow site designers and administrators to track how the site is being used. Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Microsoft IIS which is part of Microsoft Windows can introduce as examples.
Also, define as Middleware. That handles and manages all application operations between users and a database.
It provides database services. Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database, and MYSQL considered examples.
This provides file services, storing shared files, and manage a group’s application. Pull a large amount of data off the storage subsystem and pass the data over the network. In order to that requires many slots for network connections and large capacity as well as a fast hard disk subsystem. This is very I/O oriented. Microsoft Windows Storage Server is considered as an example and which built on the Microsoft Windows Server.
A proxy behaves as an intermediary agent between its client and the server. Actually, this is a computer that provides computer network services to allow clients to make indirect connections to other network services.
It enables websites to broadcast streaming and multimedia content.
That enables a large number of users to exchange information in an environment similar to Internet newsgroups that provides real-time discussion.
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