Advantages of Application Servers in Web and Software Development

An application server is a server that hosts an application program to provide business logic for third-party application program. An application server combining or working with a web server is called a web application server in many usages. A web application server can be a flexible web application development and deployment tool.

The application server is frequently observed as a part of a three tier application, which comprises of a GUI (graphical user interface) server, business logic or application server and a database server. In a more descriptive way it can be viewed as:

  • Front end or first tier (personal computer)
  • A middle tier (an intranet server or LAN)
  • Third tier or back-end (database server)

Advantages of Application Servers in the Web and Software Development Scenario

In the web & software development scenario, an application server offers various advantages including:

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