This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum.
We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes JSP and the fly likes What is the Need? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » JSP
Bookmark "What is the Need?" Watch "What is the Need?" New topic

What is the Need?

Anu satya
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 146
I know that it is not a related forum to ask this question, but still this the forum where i trust the response. This is a question asked in a technical test.


Thanks for your reply and time


With Regards,
Satish Chilukuri
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 23, 2005
Posts: 266
Web servers serve static content - static HTML pages and images. Application servers on the other hand, can server dynamic content depending on the request. They can interact with databases and have business logic.

If you have only static pages to serve, there is no need for an app server. But if you need an application which performs some operations based on user request you need an app server.

This is an oft asked question. You can search this or the servlet forum or Google for a better answer.
[ March 03, 2006: Message edited by: Satish Chilukuri ]
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
subject: What is the Need?
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition