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Is Tomcat a web server or application Server

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Is tomcat a webserver or application server. As far as my limited knowledge goes, I thought tomcat was a web server but recently i came accross a document which put Tomcat in the list of Application Server.

http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/TechnicalPapers/cr10_supported_platforms.pdf.asp

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Tomcat is a j2EE application server, it also does serve as a web server. But if you are going to do a lot of static htmls's ,lots of images or even cgi's , i would strongly suggest using a web server like apache for that part and  then handing off the web app stuff to tomcat. I have used tomcat for a number of years with a connector to apache. They work very well with each other and there is tons of support.
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