What would be the best way to implement this site? Would there be any advantages / drawbacks compared to building a site using a server side language like ASP.NET or PHP?
Let's say I'm going to build an environment that has a database server, a web services server, and a web server. My web services server has all the methods I need to interact with the database (authentication, CRUD operations, reporting, etc). The web server does not support any server side languages (like PHP or ASP.NET).
My questions are:
- What would be the advantages / drawbacks of such an approach?
- What challenges would be faced with authentication and security?
- Would this solve any of the problems typically faced when building a website?
- If your boss was asking you to use this environment, would you argue against it? Why or why not?