A server is a networked computer that is providing a specific service to other computers on the network

For example:

  • File server. Users store files on the network file server. Users can do all the usual file functions - copy, delete, change, duplicate by sending commands to the file server.
  • Print server - on larger networks there is often a computer whose sole task is to manage printing jobs sent to a networked printer. This machine is called the print server. Printing in this way frees up the user computer to do other things.

Other services may include handling video files or perhaps music files.

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