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difference between web and application servers

Posted by ganesank on June 14, 2001 at 6:22 AM

> > An application server is a generalized
> > server for running more than one applications
> > like EJB, RMI, IIOP, JSP, Servlets, etc.

> > An web server is for the purpose of processing the
> > requests over the Http proptocols.

> Can i run an application server without a webserver ...
> for example does WebLogic run with out a webserver ?

The webserver is mainly for catering to the http requests and the application server caters to the need of load balancing in case of heavily loaded web applications or where lots of transactions are involved. so the flow will be like the application server is used for load balancing which it does with the support of any webserver.some application servers are having their default webservers for eg. Bluestone has got IIS as its inbuilt webserver.


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