Web server and application server instances

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2624372%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EWeb%20server%20and%20application%20server%20instances%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2624372%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EGood%20morning%2C%20I%20weren't%20sure%20where%20the%20right%20place%20was%20for%20this%20question%2C%20hopefully%20this%20is%20appropriate.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20have%20been%20trying%20to%20ascertain%20the%20difference%20between%20when%20a%20web%20project%20would%20involve%20an%20application%20server%20instead%20of%20a%20web%20server.%26nbsp%3B%20At%20first%20it%20seems%20straight%20forward%2C%20a%20web%20server%20deals%20with%20static%20content%2C%20anything%20dynamic%20would%20require%20an%20application%20server.%26nbsp%3B%20However%2C%20a%20web%20server%20can%20communicate%20with%20a%20database%20therefore%20rendering%20it%20capable%20of%20producing%20dynamic%20content%20surely%3F!%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIf%20this%20is%20the%20case%2C%20what%20would%20be%20an%20instance%20where%20someone%20would%20%22cross%20over%20the%20line%22%20from%20just%20requiring%20a%20web%20server%20to%20needing%20an%20application%20server%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20am%20having%20to%20explain%20this%20to%20apprentices%20tomorrow%20and%20therefore%20I%20would%20greatly%20appreciate%20a%20really%20basic%20explanation%20which%20would%20help%20me%20enable%20them%20to%20understand%2C%20they%20are%20digital%20marketing%20apprentices%20so%20not%20overly%20technical%20in%20background.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20am%20really%20keen%20to%20state%20real%20life%20website%20examples%20where%20an%20application%20server%20would%20now%20be%20required%20instead%20of%20a%20web%20server%20querying%20and%20showing%20results%20from%20a%20database.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EMany%20thanks%20in%20advance%20for%20any%20help%20you%20can%20provide%20me%20with%20here.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EChris%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-2624372%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EServer%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E
Occasional Contributor

Good morning, I weren't sure where the right place was for this question, hopefully this is appropriate.

 

I have been trying to ascertain the difference between when a web project would involve an application server instead of a web server.  At first it seems straight forward, a web server deals with static content, anything dynamic would require an application server.  However, a web server can communicate with a database therefore rendering it capable of producing dynamic content surely?!

 

If this is the case, what would be an instance where someone would "cross over the line" from just requiring a web server to needing an application server?

 

I am having to explain this to apprentices tomorrow and therefore I would greatly appreciate a really basic explanation which would help me enable them to understand, they are digital marketing apprentices so not overly technical in background.  I am really keen to state real life website examples where an application server would now be required instead of a web server querying and showing results from a database.

 

Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide me with here.

 

Chris

0 Replies
www.000webhost.com