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Discussion on: Keep your front-end servers stateless to make them scalable

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Jan Hommes

Maybe I am old fashion. but aren't front-end server usually called web-server? Never heard the term frontend-server.

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Igor Irianto Author • Edited

Good question. In the beginning when my startup was small, I have one server, the "web-server". Later when my startup grew large, to make things scalable, I'd start implementing SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), thereby splitting my app into separate layers. Ideally, I'd have front-end layer, services layer, and storage layer.

The front-end layer consists of multiple front-end servers.

Disclaimer: I don't have a startup... yet.

Good question! :)