First of all, I am giving the need for website in my earlier post. Further, I am also mentioning the types of websites depending on purpose in great detail .
what is a server ?
A server is a computer program providing services to computer program and users either in the same computer or other computer.
How does server differ from desktop?
First of all, a desktop computer and a server differs in a variety of features and hardware.
Further more, a desktop computer system runs a user friendly operating system and desktop application to facilitate desktop oriented tasks. However,a Server manages all network resources. Also servers are dedicated to particular task. So,they are engineered in such a way that it manages, stores, sends ,processes voluminous data 24 hours a day. Thus, a server is more reliable.
What are the two types of server
Thus the two types of server are web server and application server
what is a web server ? what is a application server ?
Firstly, the website is stored in a server. Now, web server provides static content in response to HTTP requests. Also, application server provides dynamic content which is included in the website.
Are webserver and application server different?
Though, webserver and application server are different in their working but they both are essential for website to function effectively.
How webserver and application server works
How does web server work?
Firstly, a webserver responds to HTTP request from the user and sends back static HTML page, video files, image files or other type of files included in the website.
further if the webserver does not find the requested web page the web server will send the HTTP response Error404 not found.
It may also redirect or delegate the dynamic response generation to some other programs such as CGI Scripts, JSP( Java Server Page) Servelets, ASP(Active Server Page)Server Side Java Scripts or some other server side technology.
The webserver only provides an environment in which server side program can execute and pass back the generated responses.
It also employs various methods such as load balancing, caching and clustering for fault tolerance and scalability erroneously assigned as application server features.
For eg. ad server used specifically for publishing advertisements.
How does application server work?
An application server serves business logic to application programs through number of protocols.
Application server power the interactive parts of a website and those parts appearing differently depending on the context of the request.
Application server fulfils its basic role of hosting applications. It helps web developers build new application.
Developers use application server environment to develop new application. .
Some application server provide security of web applications. It also provides diagnostic capabilities to identify and troubleshoot problems..
The application server retrieves information from database. So correctly organised, categorized, tagged,and updated database helps application server draw information from proper location.
It is necessary to update security of application server to protect from security flaws. This is mainly responsible for cyber security breaches.
Example of application server are real time availability and pricing information in a store.
How application server and web server work shows that they work together. They are not each other’s substitute . They give users good browsing experience.
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