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In contrast to the front end, the back end is the part of a client- server architecture or a computer system that is remote from the user. From a viewpoint, it is closer to the system, whereas the front end is closer to the user.

In a client-server architecture, the back-end forms the server that serves the clients. Back-ends can be mainframes or workstations to which the peripherals are connected. A back-end network connects the computers to each other. It typically requires a high bandwidth and is usually implemented using optical transmission media.

In the case of websites, the back end is the administrative area where the user interface is edited, the content is set and the website is managed.

Englisch: backend
Updated at: 28.02.2015
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Links: indium (In), contrast, front end, client, server
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