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What is difference between web server and application server?

As I am new to this, not able to grasp the proper difference on these two servers.

Can any one explain me the basic difference in between the web server and application server

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The basic difference between a web server and an  application server is,

Web server can execute only web applications i,e servlets and JSPs and has only a single container known as Web
container which is used to interpret/execute web applications

Application server can execute Enterprise application, i,e (servlets, jsps, and EJBs) it is having two containers

1. Web Container(for interpreting/executing servlets and jsps)
2. EJB container(for executing EJBs). it can perform operations like load balancing , transaction demarcation etc etc

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