What is the exact difference between web server and web container ?

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Can any one explain me what is the exact difference between web server and web container. How both will work together in web application?

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Ranjith mca  

  • Member Since Jan-2011 | Jan 31st, 2011


Web Server is an implementation of "http" protocol which handles http request and responds. It serves for client and load pages on browser's memory
some of the web servers are
1) Appache tomcat
2) Java web server
3) Jboss
4) Tomcat
In web server 1) 3) 4) only http protocols are implemented.

Web Container
There are two web container JSP and Servlet container, both are internet applications in server side, which comes in three tier architecture these are in second tier 1st and 3rd are client and database server.
JSP and Servlet container are application server
JSP runs on JSP container and servlet runs on servlet container

From this you can get how it what using as web application

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Ranjith mca

  • Jan 31st, 2011
 

Web Server is an implementation of "http" protocol which handles http request and
responds. It serves for client and load pages on browser's memory
some of the web servers are
1)
Appache tomcat
2) Java web server
3) Jboss
4) Tomcat
In web server 1) 3) 4) only http protocols
are implemented.

Web Container
There are two web container
JSP and Servlet container, both are internet applications in server side, which comes in three tier architecture these are in second tier 1st and 3rd are client and database server.
JSP and Servlet container are application server
JSP runs on JSP container and servlet runs on servlet container

From this you can get how it what using as web application


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