Difference between file server and web server

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

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

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