Jetty vs nginx: What are the differences?
Jetty: 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; nginx: A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet. nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
Jetty and nginx can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.
"Lightweight" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Jetty, while over 1437 developers mention "High-performance http server" as the leading cause for choosing nginx.
Jetty and nginx are both open source tools. nginx with 9K GitHub stars and 3.41K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Jetty with 2.54K GitHub stars and 1.39K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8631 company stacks & 2494 developers stacks; compared to Jetty, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.
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