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Http Server , Web Server and application Server

 
AmitVijay AVKulkarni
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Dear all,

Can anybody tell me the difference between

(1) Http Server and Web Server?
(2) Web Server And Appplication Server?
(3) Http Server And Application Server?

regards,
Amit Kulkarni
 
Harish Yerneni
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I think HTTP Server and Web Server mean the same thing. Examples include apache, iplanet, IIS etc.

Application server has web server and a container (at a lower level). We need container for processing dynamic web content and WEB server for transferring the static pages.

I am also a beginner learning J2EE. Please let me know if my understanding is incorrect.
 
Amit Saini
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HttpServer = WebServer
THe sole job is request / response typically of HTML pages.
Example, Personal Web Server that comes inbuilt with Win 98 or IIS.
(But IIS can process ASP pages, so its an App Server too).

Nowdays J2EE AppServers come bindled with a WebServer. Examples of full blown J2EE app servers are Weblogic, Websphere, JBOSS etc.

Tomcat is a web-container only and NOT an enterprise bean container and hence cant be used for EJBs.

Hope that helps!
 
Abhishek Mahanty
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Hi,
I hope this helps:

Application Server vs Web Server


Abhi.
 
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