DEV Community

Discussion on: Explain deploying a web application Like I'm Five

Collapse
jessachandler profile image
Jess Chandler Author

thanks. I'm really trying to understand why/how we choose to deploy the front and back end different places, but your analogy is helpful!

Collapse
jjjjcccjjf profile image
endan

Think of it like this. What if your API is getting consumed by 5 different applications? And those applications reside at the same server as your API? As my previous example, the load will x6 now, and your server might have difficulty handling such load. 😬 So it's a good idea to separate the API so it doesn't share resources with other applications. 😊