Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide

Types of J2EE Containers

J2EE containers provide runtime support for J2EE application components. J2EE application components use the protocols and methods of the container to access other application components and services provided by the server. The Application Server provides an application client container, an applet container, a Web container, and an EJB container. For a diagram that shows the containers, see the section Application Server Architecture.