When would you need multiple servers to host one web application? - Application Servers

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  1. When would you need multiple servers to host one web application?

    Is that called "clustering" of servers? When a web request is sent, does it go through the main server, and if the main server can't handle the extra load, then it forwards it to the secondary servers that can handle the load? Also, is one "server" that's up and running the application called an "instance"?

  2. Re: When would you need multiple servers to host one web application?

    Yes, combination of two or more servers is known as "clustering" of servers. They are increasing as there are lot of traffic websites and distributed computing projects.

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    Is that called "clustering" of servers? When a web request is sent, does it go through the main server, and if the main server can't handle the extra load, then it forwards it to the secondary servers that can handle the load? Also, is one "server" that's up and running the application called an "instance"?

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