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Definition of web-based application

Software that uses HTTP as its primary communications protocol, and delivers web based information in HTML. Also called web application.

An example of web-based application


Function of the application

To get an information at your fingertips and internet banking is a one-stop platform that provides information, tools and tips to help customers with our banking needs.

An example of a programming language used to develop web-based application.

  • Hypertext Preprocessor = PHP
  • Common Gateway Interface = CGI
  • Java Server Pages = JSP(Java)
  • Active Server Page = ASP.Net(C#).

An example of a DBMS used in the web-based application.

  • Oracle
  • Ms Access

An advantage of web-based application (compared to non web-based application)

Advantages of Web Applications
  • No special configuration or changes are need on users PCs.
  • Lower costs.
  • Centralised data is secure and easy to backup.
  • Updates can be made quickly and easily.
  • Online training can be completed at user's own time and pace.
  • Always up-to-date.

Disadvantages of Non Web Applications
  • Need a special configuration or authoring on users PCs.
  • High costs.
  • Dificult to backup.
  • Updates can be made in log time and troublesome.
  • User just only can read the webpages, no intraction with  user.
  • Always not up-to-date.

A vulnerability of web-based application

  • Hackers
  • unresponsible people
  • Virus
  • Nature treat

Source of Reference

  • https://www.getafreelancer.com
  • http://www.pssuk.com
  • en.wikipedia.org
  • www.attitude.net.nz

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