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Day 1. Introducing ColdFusion > Understanding Clients and Servers

Understanding Clients and Servers

To really understand ColdFusion and how it serves up your pages, it's important to grasp the basic concepts behind Web service. Let's start with the server, which is any computer connected to the Internet. PC, Mac, Silicon Graphics—the make isn't important as long as it can connect to the Net and has software running that allows it to serve up Web pages.

The server is—in a perfect world—always on and connected, just waiting, hoping, pleading for a client machine to send it a request. The client is the user's computer, the home or office machine on which the user does his Web surfing. The client makes its requests in the form of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that specify which server they want to connect to, and what file they want to retrieve or execute. Without getting too technical on the theories of packets and TCP/IP networking, lets just say that once the client requests a URL, magic fairies carry it to the designated server. A list of what servers ColdFusion will run on is covered more in depth in Day 3.


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