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    Matt Guest

    Application vs. Web Servers


    What is the difference between an application and web server? I currently
    have a CGI web application on Windows NT that I manage through IIS. What
    are the steps involved in moving the application to a separate (application)
    server? The user would come in through the original NT Web Server, but the
    CGI application would run on a different application server. Are there tools/additional
    engines so that the Web server knows what application server to go to? Do
    I need to do anything different in the code of the CGI application?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Jcc Guest

    Re: Application vs. Web Servers


    You may check this page:
    http://www.techmetrix.com/lab/benchc...iperf2.5.shtml
    It gives a quick overview of Web Server and App Server works together. But
    to roughly simplify, an App Server can be seen as a big CGI, which manages
    a collection of smaller processes.

    Also take a look to the App Server Definition at:
    http://www.techmetrix.com/lab/benchc...ingmap-2.shtml

    I hope it helps.
    JC Cimetiere
    jcc@techmetrix.com

    "Matt" <mberran@masterypoint.com> wrote:
    >
    >What is the difference between an application and web server? I currently
    >have a CGI web application on Windows NT that I manage through IIS. What
    >are the steps involved in moving the application to a separate (application)
    >server? The user would come in through the original NT Web Server, but

    the
    >CGI application would run on a different application server. Are there

    tools/additional
    >engines so that the Web server knows what application server to go to?

    Do
    >I need to do anything different in the code of the CGI application?
    >
    >Thanks for your help in advance.



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