The server is the computer program that serves the request of the other computers in a network. The entire server programs run on the node, that computer is called server. It could be a shared or dedicated server. There are many types of dedicated server that serve their intended purpose.
What is dedicated servers and Types of Dedicated Servers?
Types of dedicated servers are as follows:
Simple basic dedicated server: As the name suggests it is a basic dedicated server generally used for the website hosting that has higher traffic than what a shared server can handle. It has a more dedicated resource so it can respond to the request from the client.
Bandwidth dedicated server: In this type of dedicated server the allowed bandwidth is higher than the basic dedicated server; it is commonly used when one want to host audio or video files on the server. As it takes lots of bandwidth to respond to the request for the audio and video files, bandwidth and transfer limit to this class of server is high.
Database dedicated server: It is a dedicated server used to store the database and later from that database SQL queries are responded to. Whenever there is huge SQL database, a dedicated server is used for hosting it and quickly responding to the SQL queries from the clients.
Application dedicated server: As the name suggests it is a dedicated server which is used to store the services of the application, for any mobile application to run on the smartphone it has to send and receive data from the services. Generally, the format is in the JSON or XML.
Server mirroring dedicated server: In this type of dedicated server, it actually creates a real-time duplicate copy of the server from which data is to be backed up. It is used for the prevention of any kind of crash due to various reasons like hardware failure or any malicious attack on the server.
Email dedicated server: This type of server acts as the base for forwarding and receiving the email from the sending party and the receiving party. It sends mail to other mail server and receives mail from other mail server and delivers to the respective clients.
High-end dedicated server: The high-end servers are used either for the above-mentioned purposes, but the resources available with the server is way higher. The configuration is heavy duty. It is used when there is going to be an enormous amount of use of the data that is hosted on the server. For the maximum traffic and request handling, this type of the server is used.
As per the requirements server can be configured for any uses, but moreover, the main type of the dedicated servers are covered in the above list.
Siddharth Solanki - a Young Entrepreneur, SEO Executive, Security Researcher, Blogger, Web Designer and Web Developer. Awarded and Acknowledged by Google, PayPal, Apple for reporting multiple vulnerabilities into their web application.