V. Cardellini, M. Colajanni, P. S. Yu, ``High performance Web-server systems'', Proc. 13th Int'l Symp. On Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS'98), Ankara, Turkey, pp. 288-293, Oct. 1998.
Popular Web sites cannot rely on a single powerful server nor on independent mirrored-servers to support ever increasing request load. Scalability and availability can be provided by distributed Web-server architectures that distribute client requests among the multiple servers in a user-transparent way. In this paper we will review the state of the art in distributed Web-server systems. We will analyze the efficiency and limitations of the various approaches and their tradeoff.

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