Front-end vs. Back-end development

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What is the difference between front-end and back-end development? I am referring to the development of a consumer-facing website. Some of the main technologies used are Java and PHP. I'm not that technical so I am looking for an answer that's easy to understand. Thanks!!

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Java, Linux, PHP
ASKED: June 24, 2010  2:09 PM
UPDATED: April 17, 2013  7:27 PM

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front-end development creates the visual presentation to the end user. For web development this includes the HTML and javascript that creates what the user sees and what can run in the users web browser. All of the front end presentation is generated by the middle-tier and back-end components.

back-end development includes all of the processing required to create the front-end for the user. For web development this includes the middle tier development (perhaps using php or java) on the web or application server, and back-end components such as the database and search engine. Back-end development handles security through user authentication – login, and authorization – customizations based upon what a user is authorized to see. Any action requested by a user goes through a security check, and information is typically looked up in the database, and then a web page is generated and sent to the user using a web server.

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    How do I setup the back end for PHP and mySQL?
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    which back end suitable for php   Just about any backend you want to use is suitable for PHP.   how to setup the back end for php and my sql   For PHP, download PHP, install and configure according to the instructions from the download site. For MySQL, download MySQL, install and configure according to instructions from the download site.   In both cases, the setup and access to the backend will depend on what you choose to use for your backend. We have no way to know what that will be. It's up to you according to your requirements.   Tom
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