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ifference between Appserver and Webserver

Kumar Anand

Joined: May 30, 2006
Posts: 8
what the difference between an Appserver and Webserver??do appserver inherently include webserver support ???

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Imran Vohra
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Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posts: 77

AppServer contains both web container and EJB container, while WebServer contains web container only.
So AppServer has support for JSP/Servlet as well as for EJB. On the other hand, webserver has support for JSP/Servlet only.


Kumar Anand

Joined: May 30, 2006
Posts: 8
Hi Imran..
what about Transaction Management and security ..are they same across Webserevr and Appserver??? it the case that if we don'nt use EJB we need not use Appserver ???
cheenu Dev
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Joined: Nov 13, 2005
Posts: 276
transaction management and security are mostly taken care of by the EJB container.
if you dont need EJB you can use Webserver itself.
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