Jetty vs. lighttpd vs. Unicorn



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Description

What is Jetty?

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.

What is lighttpd?

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.

What is Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Jetty?
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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Why do developers choose Unicorn?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Jetty?
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What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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Companies

What companies use Jetty?
78 companies on StackShare use Jetty
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
What companies use Unicorn?
211 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

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What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd
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What are some alternatives to Jetty, lighttpd, and Unicorn?

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies

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