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    Question How are server roles used in a web application?


    If I have an application in a computer server that we would like to use. I want to know how to apply the server roles to my application in the server.
    Here are some of my questions below:

    1. How many server roles needed for an application? and what are those server roles?

    2.In one computer server, does it means it can only contain one server role or it may contain several different server roles?

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    for any help..Greatly appreciated.
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    I'm not sure you know what you're talking about. What kinds of "server roles" are you thinking of?
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    Originally Posted by requinix
    I'm not sure you know what you're talking about. What kinds of "server roles" are you thinking of?
    A few common server roles are listed below:
    o Domain controller
    o Database server
    o Backup server
    o File server
    o Print server
    o Infrastructure server
    o Web server

    So, from which of the list I should use for a web application in my server?
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    Well, the "Web server" role looks relevant. Do you know what the other roles are for?
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    Originally Posted by requinix
    Well, the "Web server" role looks relevant. Do you know what the other roles are for?
    So only the web server I need to use?. No need for the Domain Controller or Database server role that may support for the web application?
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    Do you need a domain controller? Do you need a database, at least on that particular machine?
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    I don't know that's why I'm asking.
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    Then probably not. Domain controllers are for LANs and a database is for... well, a database.
    - A backup server might be nice but if it's on the same machine then there's not much gained
    - A file server is mostly LAN and maybe FTP, neither of which you seem to need
    - Print server, no
    - "Infrastructure" is too general a term to know what it actually means
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    this looks like a homework-style question to me.
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    Originally Posted by DonR
    this looks like a homework-style question to me.
    Or a take home exam was what I was thinking.

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    Originally Posted by mitkram
    I don't know that's why I'm asking.
    Then you need to examine what you are trying to accomplish. Each role does a specific function. You need to choose each role accordingly otherwise it would be like trying to pound in a nail with a screwdriver. I'm also assuming you are talking about Windows Server roles.
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    Originally Posted by cody_e
    trying to pound in a nail with a screwdriver
    Sometimes this is effective. Especially for a small nail and a substantial screwdriver. Pro-tip: use the handle.

    Done it dozens of times if not hundreds ...
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    Originally Posted by medialint
    Sometimes this is effective. Especially for a small nail and a substantial screwdriver. Pro-tip: use the handle.

    Done it dozens of times if not hundreds ...
    I was more getting at best practices
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    Originally Posted by medialint
    Sometimes this is effective. Especially for a small nail and a substantial screwdriver. Pro-tip: use the handle.

    Done it dozens of times if not hundreds ...
    Haha. I was thinking the same thing when I read that! lol
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