Friday, April 18, 2008

Difference between Application server and Web server

I have explained the difference between Application server and web server. I prepared this table after referring few sites. I hope that it will be very useful to you.

Application server

Web server

Developers can create, test, and execute application components.

It is designed to create and deploy Web site, serving up content more so than applications.

These are typically J2EE-based, running EJBs or other Java components.

It supports JSP,Servlets,ASP and server side Java Script.

It exposes business logic to client applications through various protocols.

It is designed to create and deploy Web site serving.It mainly deals with sending HTML for display in a web browser.

Application Server supports HTTP,TCP/IP and many more protocols.

A Web Server understands and supports only HTTP protocol.

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