Monday, July 28, 2008

Types of servers - Networking

Types of Servers - Networking

1. File Server
Servers that provide users to stores, retrieve, edit or even delete documents and other files. Data can be easily backed up and protected from a file server.

2. Print Server
Print server is a server with the ability to share the printer connected to it by all network users. Print server provide a central point of controlling printing jobs. It have print queues and are said to spool each individual print job to an actual printer for printing.

3. Communication/ Mail servers
Server which providing email services, messaging, or groupware functions. An example of a communication/ mail servers that run on windows is Microsoft Exchange Server or Lotus Notes.

4. Application Servers
This is a term generically applied to servers that provide access for users to applications. It can be a server which running database server or email program. In some contexts, it might also can be refer to a file server which stores network versions of applications such as Microsoft Office. Everyone on the same network can access and use application that installed in application servers without installing it to their own computer.