What Is the Function of a Computer Server?

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The function of a computer server is to store, retrieve and send computer files and data to other computers on a network. Many businesses use a local network to connect a number of computers. On a larger scale, the worldwide computer network known as the Internet depends on a large number of servers located around the world. The files, data and functionality of a given website is based on servers.