What is the Back End?

In websites, mobile apps, and other internet products the "back end" refers to the servers, databases, and the like that run behind the scenes to serve you the content you interact with. Think of yourself, the user, at the start of a chain that leads through the front end (the interface you interact with on your screen or device) that then saves to, and pulls data from, the back end.

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