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A server is a computer equipped with specific programs and/or hardware that enables it to offer services to other computers (clients) on its network. There are different types and capabilities of servers. Think about transportation.

We can think of transportation as anything that can move something or someone from one location to the other. A bicycle can move one person, a car can move four people, a bus can move 50 people, and a plane can move 500 people. They are all modes of transport, but each has a different capacity. The same applies to servers.

A file server is a server that contains files that are made accessible to other clients on the network. A file server has the sole responsibility for storing and managing a set of files, which are made accessible to other computers. These files are shared among clients in the network by allowing access without having to physically transfer the accessed files to their local systems.

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