GlassFish vs lighttpd: What are the differences?
What is GlassFish? The Open Source Java EE Reference Implementation. An Application Server means, It can manage Java EE applications You should use GlassFish for Java EE enterprise applications. The need for a seperate Web server is mostly needed in a production environment.
What is lighttpd? 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.
GlassFish and lighttpd can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.
According to the StackShare community, lighttpd has a broader approval, being mentioned in 19 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to GlassFish, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.