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Web client / server architectures

This solution provides the learner with an understanding of two and three tierd architectures and explains the role of each architecture. Futher this solution describes the main differences between a desktop PC and a computer suitable as a web server.

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There are several ways to design a two tier client server system with the most common consisting of three component of an application (presentation, processing, and data) divided among two software entities or tiers. In the two tier environment the presentation is handled by the client while processing takes place between the client and server. The database engine residing on the server is responsible for storage and maintaining the data while the client is able to manipulate the data found within the database.

The tree tier architecture attempts to overcome some of the limitations of the two-tier scheme by separating presentation, processing, and data into separate, distinct software entities (tiers). The same types of tools can be used for presentation as were used in ...

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This solution provides the learner with an understanding of two and three tierd architectures and explains the role of each architecture. Futher this solution describes the main differences between a desktop PC and a computer suitable as a web server. (500 words)

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