Your website must load fast and look clean.
If you run a small brick-and-mortar business, make it easy to find the location's address, hours of operation, and phone number.
Start small, grow fast, scale with traction. Premature optimization kills web start-ups.
Start with a single server to keep costs low. It will contain the database (ex. MySQL), web server (ex. Nginx), and application code managed with version control (ex. Git).
Application Server Farm/Standbys
Application Load Balancer
Database Load Balancer
System Status Monitor
See examples below:
API Type: SOAP vs JSON