Developing Web Programming Solutions
Web programming solutions are typically composed of an Apache or IIS HTTPD server, a server-side include (CGI or Apache module), and a database. The selection of the products is often hotly contested in many IT shops. For the moment, it is assumed that you have chosen Apache 2.0.55, PHP 5.1.4, and the Oracle Database 10g Release 2.
What Goes Where and Why?
There are many ways to deploy these architectural components, and the choice often depends on a number of factors. These factors can include the number or frequency of web hits, the volume of data in the database, and the acceptable response time window.
In the simplest architecture, you place the Apache server, PHP engine, and Oracle database on a single ...