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Web farm

Web farm
Web server environment using many servers each hosting the same website (or website application) so any one of the servers can respond to a http (web) request.

Web farms are used where either high resilience is required (so web requests can continue to be responded to even though one server has failed) or for hosting busy websites where a single server would not be able to cope with the load.

Also known as a server farm or server cluster.

cf web garden.

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