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app server vs web server

rakesh sugirtharaj
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Joined: Dec 16, 2007
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Hi all,

Whats the difference between a app server and a web server? Is apache a web server. I read a lot of docs on the net but still dont understand. Can anyone explain?

Thanks in advance


Cheers!
RSR
Ulf Dittmer
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See http://faq.javaranch.com/java/WebVsApplicationServer
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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