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Application Server Vs WebServer

ssiva kumar

Joined: May 29, 2006
Posts: 9
Hi Buddy,

What is different between App. Server and Webserver.(i know little bit
Application server Handle the all protocols like ftp,http,... but webserver handle the http/https). any other differnce...
Vince HW Chan

Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 5
Just a brief.
Web Server allows web component to be deployed, such as JSP, HTML or static components etc, for those we called presentation components. These components aims to render the data which sent from the business tier.
It also take charge in handling the user session.

Application server provides scaling by facilitate connection among different tier system, such as Database or Messaging system etc. It provides managment control on transaction, resource managment (eg Datasource conneciton or mail). For EJB, you are required to deployed on Application Server.

You can still think application server as a web server which actually can run like one, but Application server can do more than that.
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