Application Server

Application Server

Small and medium sized companies typically use an application server to provide a type of environment that can run applications no matter what type they are or how they function. In computer technology, it could be a portion of a server that has implementation capabilities or a software framework that is capable of providing a more generalized approach to the creation of application/server implementations. In either case, the function of the server is dedicated to executing programs, routines, and/or scripts that support certain applied applications.

Application Server vs. Web Server

The terminologies “application server” and “web server” are oftentimes used interchangeably. However, there are a number of factors that differentiate one from the other. You’ll need to be the best judge. For instance:

  • General differencesapplication servers are capable of executing programs, routines, and/or scripts that support the construction of an application while web servers are limited to handling only HTTP requests.
  • Content application servers provide access to server applications and server-side logic while web servers are limited primarily to sending static HTML content that is displayed in web browsers.
  • Limitationsapplication servers support dynamic content, modern user interfaces, and web applications whereas with web servers, creating content is lackluster and time-consuming for server-side applications.
  • Scopeapplication servers can be utilized for remote displays when a server app creates user interfaces in different browsers while web servers can be used by themselves with limitations or as one of an application server’s components.
  • Visual displays – technically speaking, application servers include web servers that are completely integrated within their framework. On the other hand, web servers can add extensions to content, but maintenance and use are difficult while at the same time extremely time consuming.

Advantages for Your Business

We offer a plethora of IT solutions and you have certain advantages with an application server provided by Cloud1 networks, including the following:

  • Centralized configurations
  • Code and data integrity
  • Improved performance
  • Increased security
  • Transaction support

However, the biggest advantage and primary benefit of an application server that we provide is decreased TCO or Total Cost of Ownership. When all of the above advantages are combined, it can result in significant cost savings for your small or medium sized company. If you need to use your application server for transaction-based applications that are more complex, we can provide one that is capable of handling these functions. Remember, if you need your application serve to handle a wide range of complex tasks, it must have a high amount of RAM, excellent processing power, and built-in redundancy to handle these demands. If you need more information about IT systems and networking, call us.

Cloud1 networks will be happy to answer all of your questions and assist you with the proper application server for your company’s specific needs. For more information, contact us today or request a call back. One of our courteous, knowledgeable specialists will be happy to assist you, answer your queries and schedule an appointment for you.

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