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What are the differences between static and dynamic Web pages?
A dynamic Web page’s contents are created on demand, and a static page’s contents are always the same.
What is the most popular Web server software and how much does it cost?
Apache is free.
What is the purpose of benchmarking in the evaluation of Web server software?
Performance for the end customer is dependent upon many factors. If one factor becomes uncontrolled overall performance suffers. Benchmarking provides a means to prevent performance failures as well as identifying opportunities for improvement.
What are the differences between static and dynamic web pages?
Static Web pages are web pages which always have the same content. Dynamic pages are tailored to the customer or the request.
What are three components of a search engine?
Spider/crawler/blot to search the Internet; an index to catalog the results; a search engine to process queries.
How is a Web server like a factory?
In a factory a unique customer order is produced drawing on outside suppliers and inventory available in stock. In a Web server the customer request is produced by drawing on backend corporate systems, CGI programs, and static pages stored on the server.
Describe how push systems work as opposed to pull exhibited by the users.
This term comes from marketing, demand push vs. demand pull. Pull is when the customer initiates a transaction. Push is when the seller does.
A few years ago, push technology was very popular, but that is dramatically died down. Why do you think push technology did not catch on?
Call it the annoyance factor for intrusion factor. It's one thing to receive ads in the Sunday paper quite another to be bombarded with e-mails daily.
Apache is the most widely used Web server, and it is free. What are the pros and cons of using free software like Apache?
The level of support after product installation is quite low. This means your organization has to have on tap – talent that is comfortable with the user community wrapped around Apache.
What are the pros and cons of using proprietary software such as Microsoft's Internet information server?
A high level of service and support after installation. An unnecessarily high level of complexity which drives you to use Microsoft talent. The base product never has enough features to get the job done -- the adder strategy. No one has ever gotten fired for buying Microsoft, but they will.
Why are scalability and bandwidth important to the company planning to introduce their URL and a new year's eve's football game?
The worst thing that could happen would be success that you're not ready for. Your server farm and connection bandwidth might prove inadequate very quickly if you have a good ad. The question is: How fast can you increase capacity and what cost?