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Difference between web server and web application

Rahul Chandran
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Hi,
Can Someone Tell me what is the difference between Web Server and a Web Application.?


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Well, a server is a server, and an application is an application. Can you explain what you asking a bit more clearly?
Rahul Chandran
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Like what is the major difference between a web server and a web application..?
or
difference in uses of web server and a web application..?
it is a bit confusing..the two words seems similar in regard with servlets.
please help


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Trivikram Kamat
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Rahul Chandran wrote:
Can Someone Tell me what is the difference between Web Server and a Web Application.?


Web Server is a computer program that delivers (serves) content, such as web pages, using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), over the World Wide Web.
Web Application is an application that is accessed over a network such as the Internet or an intranet


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Chetan Natu
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To put it even more simply,

A Web-Server (By definition) acts as a traffic director between a client (user) and the application (webapplication)
A Web-Server (Colloquially, also confused with web container) is the repository program which helps the application(web application) to execute

A Web Application is the program which the client (user) wants to access over the net.

Hope that helps.


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