Sunday, 28 March 2021

Types of Servers

What are the Types of Servers?

  • Application Servers
  • Web Servers
  • Cloud Servers
  • Proxy Servers
  • Blade Servers
  • Fax Servers
  • Database Servers
  • Mail Servers
  • Media Servers
  • Print Servers
  • Dedicated Servers
  • Policy Servers

Application Servers

Application servers is a type of server designed to host applications for end-users and it is also called app servers. It is a program that handles all application operations. It provides both facilities to create web applications and a server environment to run them.

Web Servers

Web servers is server software that runs websites. It can satisfy client requests on the World Wide Web by delivering web pages to the browser. Therefore the general purpose of web servers is to store, process, and deliver web pages to users.

Cloud Servers

A cloud server is a virtual server or a logical server, services are made available to customers on-demand via the internet, rather than being provided by a single server or physical server. It is also known as virtual servers.

Proxy Servers

Proxy servers is a server application. It acts as an intermediate between an endpoint device, acts as a gateway between you and the internet. Such as computer and another server from which a user or client is requesting a service. The main purpose of a proxy server is to improve performance and to filter requests.

Blade Servers

Blade servers are compact, high density, or self contain server that chassis housing multiple thin, modular electronic circuit boards. It is known as server blades. It uses in the data centers to save space, minimize power consumption, reduce cooling expenses, redundancy, reduce cabling, increase storage capacity, and reduce energy cost. Therefore each blade is a server in its own right, often dedicated to a single application.

Fax Servers

Fax servers is a system it allows clients to send and receive fax via a local area network (LAN). A fax server that shares one or more fax machines via a network, thus eliminating the hassle of physical access. Fax messages can be store as spreadsheets, graphics, printable words, and database files. Therefore the term “fax server” is sometimes uses to describe a program that enables a computer to send and receive fax messages. However, the fax servers consist of four components such as fax application, fax service manager, network connection, and fax modem.

Database Servers

Database servers is a server that maintains and shares any form of the database over the network. It is responsible for hosting one or more databases. The client applications perform database queries that retrieve data from or write data to the database that is hosts on the server. The client applications are like spreadsheets, accounting software, asset management software, or virtually any computer program that consumes well-organized data.

Mail Servers

Mail servers is a server that receives incoming emails from local users and forwards outgoing emails for delivery from remote senders. It is also known as Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) or Mail Transport Agent. In order to function as mail servers, it must include mail servers application, this application allows the system administrator to create and manage email accounts within the hosted domain on the servers. The standard email protocols are SMTP, IMAP, and POP3. The most popular mail servers platforms for windows are Microsoft Exchange Server.   

Media Servers

Media Servers is a computer appliance or application software that stores digital media and makes it available over the internet. It also shares digital media (videos, audios, and images) over a network through media streaming.

Print Servers

Print servers or pinter Servers is a type of server or network device that connects printers to a user computer via a network. It provides users with access to one or more network-attached printers. Some printers have prioritized the jobs locally in the print queue to accommodate the fact that work may arrive more quickly than the printer can actually handle. Printer servers are uses in both large enterprises and small or home offices.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers are a single computer in a network reserve for serving the needs of the network. In a web hosting business, dedicated servers refers to rental and exclusive service, (i.e) a user's rent the server from the web host that includes web servers, software, and connections to the internet. It managed by hosting, managed service providers, or cloud.

Policy Servers

Policy servers are security components of a policy-based network that provides authorization services and facilitates tracking and control of files for modern applications. It supports the necessary patterns to achieve the separation of authentication and authorization including management applications and runtime engine that deals with advance scenarios around policy hierarchy, policy design, and integration with identity.


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