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DO server have CPU speed, RAM, and hard disk capacities.
As used to thought that server only have huge storage capacity. Can u more explain about server what kind of ( like databse, file etc) (pc/mac)

How email server works is it in same server where file serer runs

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All a server is, really, is a glorified PC.  It typically has a larger/faster/multiple processor(s) and more RAM installed.
Good servers are set up with redundant disks (RAID) to limit hard disk failures from crashing the server (one drive dies - you simply replace it).  They may also be designed to devote their resources to network throughput rather than local processes...
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For a 'textbook' definition:
>>Server - A computer on a network that is dedicated to a particular purpose and which stores all information and performs the critical functions for that purpose. For example, a Web server would store all files related to a Web site and perform all work necessary for hosting the Web site. Most congressional offices have at least one server that is dedicated as both a network server and a file server. This means that, in its network server role, the computer is responsible for holding the files and managing the processes that enable everyone in the office to access and use the network. In its file server role, it holds the central computer files and the CMS database.<<ref: http://www.congressonlineproject.org/glossary.html#S 
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Typically, specific servers run better with different hardware configurations.
A database server would benefit from faster processors and disks than a standard file and print server...

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Acatually i am not asking what is SERVER, i like to know bout thier feature as i hv asked on top, like how much they have thier CPU speed, RAM, what kind of server available like PC/MAC, thier capacity etc .
Taking server example will be appriciate.
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jay4,
Guess I'm still lost here then.
You can ask what a server has for CPU, RAM, Disks, etc - and get 50,000 different combinations.
What do you need here?
Servers also come in many varieties as far as OS/NOS (Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac, Novell Netware, etc, etc, etc....)
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Please tell me this isn't a 'homework' question...???

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no its not.......

u can talk about anyserver..............i am just curios to know like pc have processor for example 800mhz , RAM as 256 MB, 30gb hardisk
Same as pc i would like to know does this server has?
I know server is also computer
anyway this is not homework question dude. Why i can;t learn bout server here.
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may be your server is for personal use, if i am going launch server for any organization what kind of server will be suitable and minimum capacity.
for example in hotel.
I really interested buying server for my own use how difficult it is to configure, and how much does it cost if i want to have my own server. for file, web etc.
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That i was the answer i was looking for ghost thanx to both u guys!
Anyway i am closing this question here, about personal server question i hv asked in new question please check it!

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_20927118.html


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