What is Server?

A server is a computer on a network that possesses the capability to respond to the client requests or programs. To put simply, server is a computer program that can be run on any computer to manage network resources. Broadly, servers are categorized into different types such as –

File servers that allow end-users (on the network) to store files on the server.
Print Servers manage multiple printers to accept end-user requests on the network.
Network Server is responsible for managing network traffic.
Database Server manages all the database related queries.

Broadly, a server functions in a client-server setup. At times, server also functions some tasks on behalf of clients, allowing them to share including hardware and software components.

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