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difference between j2ee application server and web server

 
Deep Chand
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Hi
what's the difference between j2ee application server and web server? i know that application server also receives an http request and sends back an http response.
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Deep
 
Eelco den Heijer
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web server serves static content, and sometimes allows plugin to run scripts (typically cgi type scripts, perl, C modules etc.)
j2ee application server implements whole or part of the Sun J2EE specification; a full J2EE container has a servlet container, EJB container, and a lot of services (security, transactions, threading etc.)
often these two are used tohether: the web server servers the HTML, CSS, images etc. The J2EE server does all the dynamic content, and does the backend.
 
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