A dedicated server is designed specifically for use as a file server not for other database purposes.
File servers may also be categorized by the method of access: Internet file servers are frequently accessed by F ile T ransfer P rotocol ( FTP ) or by HTTP (but are different from web servers, that often provide dynamic web content in addition to static files).
File server is a computer attached to a network, that has the primary purpose to share contents (such as documents, sound files, photographs, movies, images, databases , etc.) that can be accessed by the other computers that are attached to the network.
A file server is not intended to perform computational tasks, and does not run programs on behalf of its clients.
A print server may be a networked computer with one or more shared printers. Alternatively a print server may be a dedicated device on the network, with connections to the LAN and one or more printers.
Print server functionality may be integrated with other devices such as a wireless router, a firewall, or both.
All printers with the right type of connector are compatible with all print servers; manufacturers of servers make available lists of compatible printers because a server may not implement all the communications functionality of a printer (low ink signal, etc.).
Often referred to as simply "mail server", an e-mail server is a computer within your network that works as your virtual post office.
A mail server usually consists of a storage area where e-mail is stored for local users, a set of user definable rules which determine how the mail server should react to the destination of a specific message.