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Samanthi perera
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can anyone tell me specifically what are the differences between application server and web server ?
 
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If I understood your question....
Your answer is here - Java EE Containers
You can read intro of JEE tutorial....
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Samanthi perera
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I found these

1)A Web Server understands and supports only HTTP protocol
But Application Server supports HTTP,TCP/IP and many more protocols

2)Also more features such as Caches,Clusters,Load Balancing are there in Application Servers which are not available in Web Servers

what are the other differentces?
 
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1) Web container is responsable to generate dinamic pages and executing specification of all objects created for this purpose - servlet, filters, JSP, JSF etc...
2) Application Server or EJB Container is responsable to manage bussines layer and responsible for implementing the business layer of an enterprise application and specification of all the objects for this purpose - Stateless, Statefull, Message, Interceptors, Timer Services, Web Services etc...
Your confusion maybe cause the two can be running within the same product and host or separated into different product on many host... all depending on the application needs.
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