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Hrishikesh Ghatnekar
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Hi ,

Can you please tell me point me / tell me when and why do we need appserver?

What is the exact functionality of it?

If I am using jsp + servlet then do I need it?

If the concept of appserver is specific to java platform ?

What are the current leading appervers etc etc?


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Arul Prasad
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hi

App server which is used to deploy the components(EJB) and also web componenets(JSP,SERVLTES)

Web server which is used to deploy only the JSP and Servlets
 
John Mallavalli
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Hi Hrishitesh,

You can refer this thread for more information.

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Ulas Ergin
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maybe you should investigate web pages of major app servers like websphere or weblogic.
They may detailed info for their features but mainly

they provide a container for your apps to live in.In the case of EJBs, they handle the life cycle management, threading,pooling,session mngmt..any many more.

In your case(JSP+Servet) a web server with a servlet engine plugin works.
Since you don't need the EJB container,you need the servlet engine.
Apache Tomcat is a free servlet engine and very stable.You can use it on production environment.
[ February 09, 2005: Message edited by: Ulas Ergin ]
 
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