<World-Wide Web> Processing or content generation that is done on the web server
or other server, as opposed to on the client
computer where the web browser
An example is server-side include
where one file is inserted in another before it is served, rather than, say, having the browser request the files separately and combine them using an iframe.
A very common kind of server-side processing is the inclusion of data from a database
in a web page.
There are many software environments and technologies designed for server-side processing, e.g. CGI
The greatest advantage of server-side processing is that it is independent of the many different client software environments that exist on the Internet
, chiefly different web browsers and operating systems.