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Webserver Vs Application Server

Ramkumar Subburaj
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I am developing an e-commerce website using servlets and jsp and tiles, .
i want to know whether there will be a performance difference when running the same application in a web server(tomcat) and application server(JBoss) 5.0

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Paul Sturrock

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Well, JBoss AS uses Tomcat as its servlet container so it should be much the same. But then, if you are only using servlet technologies why use JBoss?

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Ramkumar Subburaj
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Thanks for the reply. i just had a doubt
giuseppe morreale

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If you use only servlet/jsp I suggest tomcat because is more lightweight than an application server like jboss

Links about glassfish (application server) vs tomcat (web server)

Glassfish VS Tomcat

Article and example (english and italian) about
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I agree. Here's the link:
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