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Difference between web server and App server

Rajendra Prakash
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Difference between web server and App server and is it possible to integrate both servers.
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That's a FAQ: WebVsApplicationServer
Paul Sturrock
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A web server handles HTTP requests for web content. An application server provides a suite of services defined by the JEE specification. Since application servers provide a Servlet container (that will include a web server) they come already integrated, but you can also integrate an external web server with an applciation server.


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