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Posted by bhuju on August 23, 2001 at 10:53 AM

> Hi All,

> Application Server is responsible for handling the Business logic
> of the system while Web server is responsible to cater to the HTTP requests.
> In three tier Architecture
> the flow is as follows

> [Browser(Client)]---> [Web server(http requests)+ application server(Business logic)]--->database server

> Now if there are heavy transactions on the system then the second Tier is bifurcated which results in the 4 Tier Architecture.
> The flow is as follows
> [Browser(Client)]---> [Web server]--->[application server(Business logic)]--->database server

> regards
> Krishan


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