Chapter 2. Understanding Related Server Technologies
IN THIS CHAPTER
Exploring the basics of Internet Information Services
Investigating the nature of FTP and WebDAV sites
Working with FPSE-based Web sites
Introducing WSS and MOSS technologies
In the previous chapter, you learned some basic concepts about creating simple Web pages and Web sites by using SharePoint Designer. This chapter focuses on server-related technologies because they form the foundation and support for the Web content and Web sites that you design in SharePoint Designer. Understanding these technologies is important, and this information helps you decide how best to exploit the features of SharePoint Designer, including which features to use and which ones to avoid. It also helps you understand the internals of Web site administration and management from the perspective of a Web server and helps you build some concepts around Web server management so that you can troubleshoot issues and problems when working with these technologies by using SharePoint Designer.
Simply put, a Web server is a machine that hosts Web sites. When you use a Web browser to visit a Web site, you're actually requesting some Web content from a Web server that hosts the Web site. It's the job of a Web server to serve requests for Web pages and other Web-based content in a timely, scalable, and performance-optimized fashion. The Web server processes the code associated with the Web pages and delivers the resulting output to a Web browser ...
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