In basic terms, you can think of server-side software as a computer program that runs on a web server. Server-side software is mainly used to turn dull, static websites into engaging, feature-rich and dynamic websites – websites that respond to user interaction!
Server-side software enables features like contact forms, user registration, shopping carts, dynamic content presentation – and any other functionality beyond what a static HTML page can achieve. If your website uses databases (such as MySQL), then it’s server-side software that controls the on-demand storage and retrieval of that data. And, as well as powering dynamic websites, server-side software also enables web apps to function.
How Should I Integrate Server-Side Software?
If you’re aiming to extend the functionality of your website, then server-side software can support you.
Most popular website builders and content management systems include extensions or plugins that use off-the-shelf server-side software to perform set tasks, but many businesses need a more bespoke solution – one that’s matched to their individual needs and the configuration of their website or server…
That’s where professional server-side software development comes in.