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Site infrastructure and software - Quiz

Each question is worth one point. Please select the correct answer for each of the following questions.

1. Your company has an existing database, which is not currently accessible via the Web. Which solution below can help you connect this legacy system to the Web?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Increase the number of Web servers in your system
  B. Apply Common Object Record Broker Architecture
  C. Incorporate a database application such as Oracle
  D. Increase the amount of RAM for your production server.

2. Your site is experiencing a great deal of traffic. You are using one Web server, which has been brought down several times due to the number of requests. The problem is due to inadequate I/O, as well as low memory and a weak CPU. Of the options given below, which is the best solution to solve this problem?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Create a new virtual server, bind an IP address to this new server, then direct half of the requests to it.
  B. Add an additional server, then begin load balancing, where a router divides requests between two servers.
  C. Use virtual directories to store pages on different areas of the hard drive.
  D. Create a multihomed system, then divide the load between the two network interfaces.

3. You have decided to use Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) as your scripting solution. Which of the following platforms is best suited for ASP?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Linux and Apache Server
  B. Solaris and Apache Server
  C. Windows NT 4.0 Server and IIS
  D. AIX and IIS

4. You are using a Sun Solaris system. Which of the following Web servers could you use?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Microsoft IIS
  B. Microsoft SQL Server
  C. Oracle 8i
  D. Apache Web Server

5. Which of the following is the most important hardware component, in terms of performance?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The CPU
  B. The NIC
  C. The I/O subsystem
  D. The hard drive

6. Which of the following could you use to hook up a Web site to a database?
Please select the best answer.
  A. A CGI script
  B. A virtual server
  C. A payment gateway
  D. A virtual directory

7. You have decided to allow users to buy and sell over the Web. To do this, which of the options given below is required?
Please select the best answer.
  A. An application server
  B. Two domain names
  C. SQL Server
  D. A payment gateway

8. You have created a full-blown e-commerce site, but now wish to put it through an extensive testing period. Which of the following can help you?
Please select the best answer.
  A. A Thin client
  B. A virtual server
  C. A default document
  D. A staging server

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