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Is Tomcat a Web Server?

Tony suankularb

Joined: Aug 10, 2009
Posts: 19
I'm confused between Web Servers and Web Containers. I understand what a Web Container does.

But, I don't know what else a Web Sever does, aside from getting requests/returning response from/to clients.

And, is Tomcat just a Web Container or also a Web server?
Chinmaya Chowdary
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Joined: Apr 21, 2008
Posts: 432
Hi, Tony.

See this article.
Tony suankularb

Joined: Aug 10, 2009
Posts: 19
Thanks Chinmaya
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Is Tomcat a Web Server?
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