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Kerrick Hahn
Kerrick Hahn
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What is the full architecture of a web application? I understand pieces of running web apps, but not full picture.

Can anyone offer a full diagram of running a web application as if I were building one with descriptions of the importance of each step. I understand bits and pieces of the puzzle (i.e. the client requests pages, which go through the DNS that point to a server, the server returns it.) But, where is the backend of the web app stored? What steps need to be taken to connect the domain and front end to the backend. For the life of me I can't find a simple diagram of the functionality of a typical web app. Say I have my backend stored on Heroku and some of my front end stored on Github. What is the entire flow of functionality? I hope the question I'm trying to ask makes sense. Anyone who can help - this would be much appreciated!!! Thank you in advance!!!