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jakarta tomcat 3.2.2

Posted by Patricia on January 10, 2002 at 7:05 AM

>If Apache is a web app server how does jakarta tomcat work with it. Why is it needed? I know that jakarta tomcat is a servlet container but why is this important to Apache.
Thanks Patricia.

> 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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