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Deepa Raj

Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Posts: 1
Whether Tomcat is Web Server or Application Server?

What is the difference between Web Server and Application Server?
Vj Kamath

Joined: Nov 19, 2004
Posts: 15
There is no clear definition of what an application server is.
In general an application server can create dynamic pages (and hence run an application) for the browser.
Tomcat has a servlet engine and can jun servlets and JSP. Hence it is not a simple web server like apache. But it is usually configured along with Apache.
Jaikiran Pai

Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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Difference between Web Server and Application Server

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