Web server and Application server

Web Server

  • A server which accepts request from client and send the response to that client over HTTP protocol is known is Web Server.
  • Serves pages for viewing in a web browser.
  • Handles only http request.
  • Does not provide any functionality beyond simply providing an environment in which the server side program can execute and pass back the generated responses.

Application Server

  • Apps server provides methods that client application can call.
  • Can handle http,ftp,tcp/ip and other protocols too.
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