What is different between webserver and application server?

asked Sep 13, 2013 in Tomcate by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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The basic difference between a web server and an 
application server is Webserver can execute only web applications i,e servlets and JSPs and has only a single container known as Web container which is used to interpret/execute web 
Application server can execute Enterprise application, i,e (servlets, jsps, and EJBs) it is having two containers 
1. Web Container(for interpreting/executing servlets and jsps) 
2. EJB container(for executing EJBs). it can perform operations like load balancing , transaction demarcation etc.
answered Sep 13, 2013 by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013