file server



  • noun a computer connected to a network, running a network operating system software to manage accounts, files, etc.



  • In a communications network, a server which manages files and serves as a remote storage location for a workstation. For example, a file server helps insure that multiple requests for files are handled in an orderly manner.

Information & Library Science

  • noun software used to manage and store users’ files in a network
  • noun the number of independent systems sharing a resource or providing a particular service within a network