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hi

where can i find a good techincal document on the webserver / appserver diffences and the list of services they provide.

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check out:
http://serverwatch.internet.com

specifically:
http://serverwatch.internet.com/appservers.html
http://serverwatch.internet.com/webservers.html

the differences are between webservers and appservers in general.  WebServers are used to present html to clients.. thats it.  For scripting you need to add external modules/plugins etc.  Application Servers facilitate providing dynamic content and handle transactions for you among other things.  For a Web Application you will need a webserver to deliver the content to the browser and the webserver will communicate with the application server to get the dynamic content.

HTH,
CJ
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Hi cheeky
do develop an application using servlets and jsp, i can just make use of webserver that supports servlet and jsp engine. i also bascially wanted to know how do decide whether an appserver is really required for an application.
also...kind of some guidlines on when to use appserver.

best regards
anand
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by:anandky
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Hi cheeky
do develop an application using servlets and jsp, i can just make use of webserver that supports servlet and jsp engine. i also bascially wanted to know how do decide whether an appserver is really required for an application.
also...kind of some guidlines on when to use appserver.

best regards
anand
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There are NO webservers that support JSP and Servlets, you have to get a webserver separate like Apache/IIS/Sambar etc. and send all jsp/servlet requests to a servlet engine like Tomcat/Resin/Orion/JRUN etc.  Now alot of servlet engine companies know that their engine cannot run without a webserver so they bundle it with its own webserver like JRUN comes with a webserver (but you still have a WEBSERVER and APPSERVER), Websphere also comes with own modified version of apache web server.

But most App servers are configured to run with a webserver.  You can configure Resin/Orion/Tomcat etc to run with IIS or Apache or most web servers.

HTH,
CJ
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IMHO, the pts should be awarded to me.

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It is time to clean this abandoned question up.  

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Thank you.

CJ
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