It refers to client-server model, where providers of a resource or service is called Server.

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Would it be unreasonable to try to program server software from scratch to avoid server licenses [on hold]

I've wanted to make an app that will use a dedicated server, and I recently learned that there are some expensive licenses required for the software. Do you know anything about the complexity of such ...
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How to create a Cloud Storage Server ( with PHP ) [closed]

How can i build my own "Cloud Storage Server" with PHP like Google Drive / SkyDrive / DropBox / Box / Filaty so users can upload their files into this website Thanks a lot.
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Best practice for projects architecture - server side [closed]

The usual way (that I'm familiar with) to divide the server side is the n-layer architecture : DAL - data access layer, usually has the Entities and the context (and maybe include also a repository) ...
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Is having coupled hosting in one platform better than having decoupled hosting?

Recently I have been thinking of converting some ideas into apps with couple of like minded friends. Our app will have an module, where users must include an instant messaging. The requirement for ...
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Mobile IOS Application to Server interaction design?

I've built a set of what will be server-side programs in python. Essentially they crawl the net and index news articles. The iOS mobile application will be what the user interacts with. So it needs ...
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Hosting across multiple servers [closed]

I've just been wondering how companies that need to manage big websites and big web applications go about hosting their services on multiple servers. Let us take the Gmail mail application from ...
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Web-app DAO and server architecture design for service outside LAN

i just need a suggestion what path should i take to educate myself further. Situation: We've got in our company internal (LAN only) application that, among other things, serves something like ...
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What could be used to get data from server to android as fast as it reaches server?

What is the best way to get data from server as fast as it gets to it? (Like instant message, or simple broadcast for example). I first thought about using miniature web server in android and get ...
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When is the private key given to the client? [closed]

http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/designing-a-secure-rest-api-without-oauth-authentication/ I've been reading the article and I haven't really grasped it yet. When is the private key given to the client? ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of PHP/Ruby [closed]

I've been a front-end developer for about two years now, and I'm attempting to break into the server side of things. Ideally I'd like to work for a startup social network on the back-end side so I ...
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Request size sweet spot?

In a client-server situation, a way to batch requests to the server, ideally to batch all requests for one page (on page load), to get the entire model view for the page and all resources in one HTTP ...
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Why should I use node.js as http server?

I know what node.js is & what it does. What I really want to know is how does it work as an http server? A server like apache gets a request, fork a process, allocate memory to process, handle ...
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How can resolve an URL on a specific DNS server

I'm currently facing a issue on a project. I'm resolving URL's on multiple DNS servers using a node.js server. Until here, everything is fine. But some ISP restrict the incoming requests from IPs ...
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Backend development philosophy

I feel kind of lost in this backend development process I am attempting right now. Most of the usual development practices I use while developing client-side applications don't apply here... Let me ...
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Should processing/filtering be performed client side or server side for catalog based apps

Device targeting for product XML catalog We currently have a webservice that outputs an XML of products based on get parameters in the request. The webservice is consumed from a windows mobile ...
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HA X11 server with Anycast and Remus, will 25ms Remus sync buffer create a problem for the typical X11 app? [closed]

I am thinking to try and configure VM infrastructure to achieve high availability for X11 server by utilizing Anycast router (e.g. utilizing Quagga) and Remus Xen server for master-slave HA. So far, I ...
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Make an app that communicates with an app on a server over wifi [closed]

This is a very broad question, and I'm just looking for a pointer in the right direction more than a specific answer, but it's something I've always wondered and never known. Lets say I have a ...
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How to refresh/keep up to date content in the browser without overloading the server

I am not very educated on this topic of programming so I am seeking any advice/knowledge. I am coding a web app in PHP, and this particular task requires updating the display after the server has new ...
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A Server sending data to be processed to clients [closed]

About a year ago I had an idea in mind which was using my friends computers to help me process my data, so I programmed a socket server application with boost::asio, and gave the client part of it to ...
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Server-Side Help? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone would be able to explain to me how to run a program from a server side web script, and how to run the program from a command line? This is my first time trying to do this, so ...
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Game server code design

I'm designing a multiplayer game server where the players are in rooms. Right now I have classes to take care of the client, networking, etc. I'm struggling however to find a design for this Room ...
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How to connect HTML mobile app with a server/cloud? [closed]

I'm creating a mobile app using HTML5, CSS3 and JS. The point is that I'm using those things for creating the UI, and making the app cross-platform. There won't be much functionality through JS. I ...
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I'm currently behind two NAT's with no public IP. Is there a way to self-host a client/server application? [closed]

I'm planning to write some small application for me & my friends. Specific functionality aside, it should allow me to "host" a session (using a dedicated server application) and my friends to join ...
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What Do I Need To Know About Servers In a Web Development Role? [closed]

I know that may sound a little vague, so I'll try and explain a little further... After being self employed developer for many years I'm now in search of a commercial web developer role. My only ...
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What to do when request is sent to server and while waiting for response internet connectivity lost?

I am sending a huge amount of data to server. Now while I have sent the data and waiting for server response, suddenly my android device gets internet connection lost. So what I used to do is, showing ...
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Web App vs. Desktop App Regarding Deployment

I'm taking on an opportunity for a local business to develop a small, simple timesheet manager (they still record time by hand) and am currently in the planning phases. It will include basic ...
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Front end written in languages used for back end! [closed]

From my experice in web development, I know that languages like PHP,Java,Python..etc is used for backend development stuff (software that running on server), and for front end stuff languages like ...
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Sleeping Web Server?

Are there any languages or even servers that instead of running a script on page load, (Apache/PHP, Ruby on Rails, ...) actually keep the code loaded and running forever, and when it receives a ...
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The right place to embed a parser : Server or the Client?

I'm writing a database management software. It has a client-server architecture where the server has the piece of code to store and retrieve. The client has to get the input from the user, connects to ...
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Building a strong robust client-server system

I need some help with regards to implement a pre-designed system that has 4 components and several constraints. I've spent approximately 50 hours trying to determine the best way to build this system; ...
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Seeking xinetd alternative for forking concurrent servers in Linux

I recently posted here asking about the drawbacks of having a server process bind to a dynamically assigned port. That approach came about because xinetd, which launched the server process, allocates ...
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Preventing password hashing algorithm from overloading CPU

These days password hashing algorithms are designed to be slow. While it prevents black hats from guessing the password (at least partially), it also gives additional work for the server. I can ...
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Host an MVC 3 with Razor syntax app on old server

I just started a new job, I have to create a web app for them and host it on their intranet on an Windows 2003 R2 server with SQL server 2008. As said in the question, I'll work on a MCV3 with Razor ...
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which is better of these two architectures and why

PhpServer will handle gSoap requests and http requests from clients. PushServer will push notifications to clients and act a file server. There are many server machines. Every PhpServer will ...
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C++ Web Development: Wanting a minimalist start [closed]

I'm currently working on a Computer Science degree, and I want to build my own Web Server library. The problem? Every search I've done on interacting with web sites points to "Use this library that ...
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Python/Database Website development [closed]

I want to create my own website that would allow me to acess a database in the server and do inserts and lookups in a user friendly way. I am a seasoned user of linux and C/C++, and also have ...
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Is it a right thing to do, to use Node.JS as a TCP Server? [closed]

Part I - The Story: I have crafted a high performance TCP server in C# (based on SocketAsyncEventArgs) which works brilliantly (for my cause). I have more than 7000 clients, sending me a message ...
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How can an developer working alone respond to a spike in server demands?

Imagine this scenario: You've created a multiplayer game app for a mobile platform such as Android. You successfully set it up with one server, you figured out how to do that. It works quite well. ...
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How to reconstruct this application using design pattern

I am engaging in redesigning a linux c++ server application. The application acts as file relayer in the form of receiving file packets (incuding control packets and data packets) from client A, ...
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High-Load Java Server for Multiplayer

I am making a multiplayer game. Now I am trying to choose the technology to connect the android devices to the server. The clients run on Android, and the game is MMORPG. I would like to write the ...
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How to write a HTTP server?

As the title says, I would like to write a HTTP server. My question is this, how do I do this? I know this sounds VERY general and too "high level", but there is a method to my madness. An answer to ...
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What is the best/most standard way to measure server load?

I'm a bit green to web applications although I am in the final phases of developing one for a client. I'm using Django with Gunicorn/Nginx on an AWS m1.medium. The database (MongoDB) is on a separate ...
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What does “deploy to a physical machine” mean

I was asked whether I've ever "deployed to a physical machine" and I'm seeing this terminology when googling, but not getting a definition. What does it mean? What other way could someone deploy an ...
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Why not use a RTOS with microkernel architecture for highly concurrent web servers?

Why not use a RTOS with microkernel architecture for web servers? The scheduler is deterministic and all requests will be handled quickly leading to faster response time? It's easy to extend an OS ...
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Should I re-download my server data after each change?

I have a simple DB editor that sits on the client. When I make changes via the editor, should I re-get all my data, as some of it is changed, or can I just do a check to make sure the procedure ran ...
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Which .NET technology would work as an improvement for this client/server application?

I am helping a friend with his rewrite of his .NET application, currently using WinForms + sockets, which is a client/server program that currently has on average ~120 concurrent users (sending ...
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What is the difference, between a server and a mainframe? [closed]

To me, it seems as though "mainframe" is a somewhat dated term; is it simply an older synonym of "server," or does it server a purpose more similar to a cluster/supercomputer?
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Why can't the PHP engine handle HTTP communication?

The PHP engine interprets the PHP code and is perfectly capable of working with sockets, forming HTTP packets, etc. Why then do we need a separate Apache server, when the http serving duties could be ...
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Is a predefined key enough security when performing HTTP requests between two secure servers?

I have an AdWords script that regularly transfers sensitive data to my server using a POST HTTP request. For security I have a predefined 32 character randomized string that is verified by my server ...
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JavaEE server experience matters for a developer?

Lately I am seeing quite a few application development job ads asking for experience with this or that Java EE server. I can understand this if it is for a server administrator, however I find it ...