Edit / A computer that handles all operations between a company's back-end applications or databases and the users' computers' Web browsers.
The local or remote database manager to which the application process is connected.
A server in a client-server network, which runs one or more applications that can be shared by client stations and which also, shares the data processing burden with client stations. This shared application and shared data processing model contrasts with the model used for other servers, such as file servers, that simply send, receive, and store files, requiring client stations to run all applications and process all data. Either model can be most advantageous, depending on circumstances. In many circumstances the application server model allows for faster data processing, faster throughput to client stations, greater data reliability, and increased data security.
When using a distributed relational database, the system on which the remote data resides.
The server component of a three-tier system. In addition to application logic, it contains the services that access the resource manager, such as a database. The services are called by clients or other services, which may or may not reside on the same physical machine.
A software package that runs on a middle-tier server. Application servers typically reside between Web browser-based thin clients and back-end databases and business applications. Application servers handle application logic and connectivity and often are used to translate HTML form input into commands that the database application understands. These commands allow a customer to browse products available based on preferences they enter in an HTML form.
Hardware and software platforms dedicated to a specific type of application processing, groupware systems, custom business applications, or mail services.
Software that is made available over a network, usually on a Web Server.
A software server, normally using HTTP, which has the ability to execute dynamic web applications. Also known a middleware, this piece of software is normally installed on or near the web server where it can be called upon. See also " Web Application", " Web Server".
A special type of computer program that provides some basic functionality that can be called upon by customized applications. A good example of a secure e-commerce application that runs on the "Tomcat application server" would be Web Store(tm).
A host computer that provides access to application software.
A host computer where applications can be run.
a box that is exclusively used to host applications
a centralized computer system or network that runs one or more applications and allows subscribers to access the system either through the Internet or over a private network via high speed communication lines
a complex piece of software that runs on a variety of different computing systems, such as Windows
a computer program that resides on a server in a distributed network whose main function is to provide the business logic for an application program
a core technology that provides key infrastructure and services to applications hosted on a system
a dedicated PC used to host a particular application program
a grown up database-backed website
a host that provides one or more services over the network
a middle-tier software and hardware combination that lies between the Internet and a corporate backend server
a much bigger and broader solution than just serving a database
a multithreaded CICS process that provides a complete environment for running a CICS transaction
an application that runs on a cluster node and is a cluster resource that can be made highly available by the HACMP software
a network server that hosts and runs applications or components
an example of a managed environment, providing services to hosted applications like connection pools and transaction management
a piece of software into which applications can be deployed--and in turn, these applications can generate HTML dynamically, based on who the user is and what information was supplied in the request--i
a process that provides access to the data for the client and performs some of the query processing, thus removing some of the load from the database server
a program situated between a client and a resource, such as a database, that handles operations between the client and the server resource
a program that can provide a service that the database cannot (like talking to a foreign data source or computing a complex equation)
a program that's active all the time and that takes care for running servlets (and some other Java brews)
a rich, highly portable software program that runs on a middle tier server and handles all application operations between client applications running on pervasive devices and back-end databases and business applications
a server designed for the client/server environment (such as SQL Server) and not a file server that shares applications (such as Microsoft Office)
a server, logical or physical, that processes information and returns the result to the client UI
a server program in a computer in a distributed network that provides the business logic for an application program
a server program that manages, runs and serves business applications
a server that run applications using its own CPU
a software platform that delivers content to the Web
a software server product that supports thin clients with an integrated suite of distributed computing capabilities
a software server that lets thin clients use applications and databases that are managed by the server
a specialized web server
a special type of Web server
a technology that provides core infrastructure services to applications hosted on the server
server that handles the application logic layer of an application. See also: application logic layer.
An application server runs together with the Web server application to serve web pages to your visitors. When a visitor clicks a hyperlink or enters an URL, if the requested page is not an HTML page, the page request will be relayed to the appropriate application server. For example, web pages with the .cfm extension will be handed off to the ColdFusion application server. The application server processes the content, then passes it back to the web server in order to serve the page to the end user.
A Java virtual machine (JVM) started by WebSphere on a node, on which assembled applications run.
A computer in a Local Area Network (LAN) that hosts shared network applications. See Server.
A server that runs between clients and back-end business applications and databases. It handles application logic, determining how the business system should behave. Also called an appserver.
A powerful piece of server software that runs Java Enterprise Applications and provides database connections, transactional support, concurrent access from many users, web serving, and security.
Server Software which makes available other pieces of software over a network. The Server software controls the access of resources like memory and database's for the Software it manages.
Software in an intranet/Internet environment that hosts a variety of language systems used to program database queries and/or general business processing.
A common type of Internet server that stores PC office applications, databases, or other applications and makes them available to client programs that request them.
A computer that runs programs that other people access and use.
A program or group of programs that collectively integrate into a Web server's environment and interact with the API (Application Programming Interface). By being connected to an API, more flexibility and high-level tasks can be performed remotely or over the Internet. This allows a user at a Web page to perform more sophisticated server interactions such as querying a database or running other programs loaded on that server's computer.
A server designed to host applications and their environments, permitting server applications to run. A typical example is OAS, which is able to host Java, C, C++, and PL/SQL applications in cases where a remote client controls the interface. See also Oracle Application Server.
Originally a term used to describe a server hosting Java beans, it is now a general term for a category of servers that host objects and processing supporting one or more models such as Enterprise Java Beans, COM, etc.
An application server is a server-side program in a distributed network that is dedicated to hosting the enterprise application's business logic. It provides the middleware infrastructure as part of a multitier application, consisting of a user interface server, a business logic server, and a database or transaction server.
The application server is used to run the business application programs in the R/3 client/server concept. The application modules are loaded from the data base server to the application server as required. Thus the application server requires only storage capacity to accommodate UNIX, Swapping and the SAP runtime environment.
System software that provides a middleware interface between an operating system and the application programs of users.
A program that runs an application in a client/server environment, executing the logic that makes up the application and acting as middleware between a web browser and a datasource.
Many application servers include a JSP container. Provides the JRE for the application. (rephrase?) Usually used to convert JSP source files into a compiled servlet. Sometimes used with a web server Examples are Apache's Tomcat (free, open source), Netscape Application Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, Sun's Java System Application Server. See also Serverside matrix Tomcat can be used to process JSP either with or without a web server
Production programs run on a mid-sized computer that handle all application operations between browser-based computers and an organisation's back-end business applications or databases. The application server works as a translator, allowing, for example, a customer with a browser to search an online retailer's database for pricing information. Source: Dictionary.com
Also called an appserver. A program that handles all application operations between users and an organization's backend business applications or databases. Application servers are typically used for complex transaction-based applications. To support high-end needs, an application server has to have built-in redundancy, monitors for high-availability, high-performance distributed application services and support for complex database access.
A host computer that provides access to a software application.
As opposed to a Web Server. Provides special applications to server a special interest or purpose.
Software running on a server whose purpose is to make available other software applications across a network. The result is more efficient use of RAM and CPU resources, with program access monitored and maintained by the Network Administrator.
A computer on which the main business logic or application is processed. Components reside on the application server, are called from the user workstation, and called the Data Access Modules (DAMs) to retrieve information from the database.
See network application server.
A network server in which a group of programs are collectively integrated into a Web server's environment. Instead of having individually installed programs, network users have access to the server program. These applications are connected to an Application Program Interface (API) which allows higher-level tasks to be performed remotely. Another advantage of these applications is that licensing requirements can be more easily met, as the users do not usually have their own hard drive, which prevents the installation of so-called pirate copies. It is also possible to install the latest software available on all computers in the network with a single update on the server. This kind of server enables a user to perform sophisticated interactions over the internet, such as querying a database or running other programs loaded on the server.
A backend server that runs applications based on HTTP requests from a web server. The Web and Application server often reside in the same physical box.
Server software that manages one or more other pieces of software in a way that makes the managed software available over a network, usually to a Web server. By having a piece of software manage other software packages it is possible to use resources like memory and database access more efficiently than if each of the managed packages responded directly to requests.
A computer in a client/server environment that performs the data processing. In a two-tier client/server environment, the user's machine performs the data processing, which connects to the database server (DBMS). The bulk of client/server architecture is two-tier. In a three-tier client/server environment, an independent application server performs the data processing.
A software package that runs on a middle-tier server, between web browser-based thin clients and back-end databases and business applications. Application servers handle application logic and connectivity. The application server is often used to translate HTML form input into commands that the database application understands. For example, an application server could allow a customer to browse products based on preferences they enter in an HTML form.
A special type of file server optimized for a specific task, such as communications or a database application, that uses higher-end hardware than a typical file server.
Servers running applications and thereby handling all the domain specific business logic. Application server typically process client requests as received by the web server and persist data in a database.
An application server is a server computer on a computer network dedicated to running certain software applications (as opposed to e.g. a file server or print server).