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As always in such cases YAGNI (You Ain't Gonna Need It) and KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) applies. In other words, keep your application as simple as possible, and only add features which are currently needed (don't add features which may be needed in the future). Simple systems are easier to develop, easier to maintain and are often easy to scale.


It is difficult to imagine a situation in which being scalable is not important enough to take into consideration when building a web application, however, I imagine it could happen. If you are making a web application in order to try out new technologies, it does not need to be "production ready." Likewise if you know that this is going to be a web ...


This is quite normal and in many environments just the easiest way to do this. I have various batch jobs running that often enough don't do more than calling a REST API controller with curl (on the same machine as my web server). For the protection part you have many options. Simple user authentication is easy enough and should be safe if coded properly ...

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