Jetty vs lighttpd: What are the differences?
Developers describe Jetty as "An open-source project providing an HTTP server, HTTP client, and javax.servlet container". Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters. See the Jetty Powered page for more uses of Jetty. On the other hand, lighttpd is detailed as "A secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible web-server that has been optimized for high-performance environments". lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.
Jetty and lighttpd belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.
"Lightweight" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Jetty, while over 6 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing lighttpd.
Jetty is an open source tool with 2.55K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jetty's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Jetty has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to lighttpd, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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