- Apache Tomcat.
- Oracle WebLogic.
- IIS 7.5.
- LiteSpeed Web Server.
- vCenter Server.
- Apache Server.
- Phusion Passenger.
What is Application Server?
- A server specifically designed to run applications.
- Includes both hardware and software that provide an environment for programs to run.
What is Application Server examples?
There is a huge number of application servers that are used today. Some of the examples are given below:
- Apache Geronimo
- Oracle OC4J
- Sun GLassFish Enterprise Server
What is the purpose of application server?
An application server enables a server to generate a dynamic, customized response to a client request. An application server is a Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM) that runs user applications. The application server collaborates with the web server to return a dynamic, customized response to a client request.
How does application server work?
Application server usually work in concert with a web server. In fact, Today’s app server usually have web servers built in.
Here is how the process works:
- The user submits a request from a browser(e.g. Netscape, IE)
- The web server receives the request from the browser and recognizes it as a special request for a servlet.
• This is done by configuring the web server to recognize certain url’s as servlet requests.
- The web server passes the request to the application server.
- The application server processes the request and returns a response to the web server.
- The web server passes the response to the browser.