aspose file tools*
The moose likes Websphere and the fly likes application server vs web server vs web container Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Products » Websphere
Bookmark "application server vs web server vs web container" Watch "application server vs web server vs web container" New topic
Author

application server vs web server vs web container

Maiyappan Manalan
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 26, 2012
Posts: 1

can you please differentiate the application server and webserver and web container detaily...

Thanks in advance
Meiyappan
Jeanne Boyarsky
internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30309
    
150

An application server is able to run EJBs. For example WebSphere or JBoss.

A web container is only able to run servlets (not EJBs). For example, Tomcat or the web container embedded in WebSphere.

A web server is only able to serve static content like images - no Java apps at all. Apache Http Server is an example


[Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Blogging on Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, OCAJP, OCPJP beta, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Ulf Dittmer
Marshal

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41525
    
  53
Start reading here: https://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/WebVsApplicationServer


Ping & DNS - my free Android networking tools app
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: application server vs web server vs web container