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.