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21. Getting Started with Dynamic Web Sites > 21.2. Pieces of the Puzzle

Pieces of the Puzzle

You may be thinking, “Yeah, that sounds fantastic, but so did that time-share in the Bahamas. What’s the catch?”

The catch is that dynamic Web sites are more complex and require more technologies to get off the ground. Simple static Web sites only require the computer you use to build them and a Web server to dish them out. In fact, as you can see by previewing your site in a Web browser, you don’t even need a Web server to effectively view a static Web site.

Dynamic Web pages, by contrast, require more (see Figure 21-2). Not only is there a Web server that handles requests for Web pages, there are also two other types of servers: an application server and a database server. And dynamic pages contain more than HTML; they also contain some form of programming code. An application server processes this code and sends a complete HTML page to the Web server, which, in turn, sends that on to the visitor. In many cases, the programming code requires the application server to retrieve information from a database and then merge it with the HTML of a page.


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