Difference between file server and web server


#1

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between file server and web server listed in the Account Status box in my DH Control Panel?

  • marsbar

#2

A file server is nothing but disk drives. It only runs NFS, or some other protocol for mounting a disk drive. A web server runs on Linux and has Apache (web server), FTP, SSH, and some other relevant services. All of your data is stored on a file server, but is remote mounted on the web server.

-Scott


#3

Many thanks, Scott, for your helpful reply to my query!
Cheers,
marsbar