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What are some of the different kinds of servers?

1. Server Platform
A Server platform is the fundamental hardware or software for a system which acts as an engine that drives the server. It is often used synonymously with an operating system.

2. Application Server
Application Servers occupy a substantial amount of computing space between database servers and the end user and is commonly sometimes used to connect the two.

3. Audio/Video Server
It provides multimedia capabilities to websites by helping the user to broadcast streaming multimedia content.

4. Chat Server
It serves the users to exchange data in an environment similar to Internet newsgroup which provides real time discussion capabilities.

5. Fax Server
It is one of the best option for organizations seeking for minimum incoming and outgoing telephone resources, but require to fax actual documents.

6. FTP Server
It works on one of the oldest of the Internet services, the file transfer protocol. It provides a secure file transfer between computers while ensuring file security and transfer control.

7. Groupware Server
It is a software designed that enables the users to work together, irrespective of the location, through the Internet or a corporate intranet and to function together in a virtual atmosphere.

8. IRC Server
It is an ideal option for those looking for real-time discussion capabilities. Internet Relay Chat comprises different network servers that enable the users to connect to each other through an IRC network.

9. List Server
It provides a better way of managing mailing lists. The server can be either open interactive discussion for the people or a one-way list that provide announcements, newsletters or advertising.

10. Mail Server
It transfers and stores mails over corporate networks through LANs, WANs and across the Internet.

11. News Server
It serves as a distribution and delivery source for many public news groups, approachable over the USENET news network.

12. Proxy Server
It acts as a mediator between a client program and an external server to filter requests, improve performance and share connections.

13. Telnet Server
It enables the users to log on to a host computer and execute tasks as if they are working on a remote computer.

14 Web Server
It provides static content to a web browser by loading a file from a disk and transferring it across the network to the user's web browser. This exchange is intermediated by the browser and the server, communicating using HTTP.

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