Servers are computers designed to process and deliver data to other workstations over a network. There are several different types of servers available.
Any computer can technically function as a server if it is running the proper software, but what typically separates a workstation from a server is the processing power that makes servers powerful data processing machines.
Some servers are designed to focus on one function, while others are designed to handle multiple functions at once. There are some specialized servers and can be used at home or in corporate settings.
Because servers are designed to process information as requested, they run 24/7 instead of being shut down like normal workstations.