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Jetty vs Microsoft IIS: 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; Microsoft IIS: A web server for Microsoft Windows. Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

Jetty and Microsoft IIS can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

"Lightweight" is the primary reason why developers consider Jetty over the competitors, whereas "Great with .net" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft IIS.

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, Microsoft IIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1498 company stacks & 312 developers stacks; compared to Jetty, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

Advice on Jetty and Microsoft IIS

I am diving into web development, both front and back end. I feel comfortable with administration, scripting and moderate coding in bash, Python and C++, but I am also a Windows fan (i love inner conflict). What are the votes on web servers? IIS is expensive and restrictive (has Windows adoption of open source changed this?) Apache has the history but seems to be at the root of most of my Infosec issues, and I know nothing about nginx (is it too new to rely on?). And no, I don't know what I want to do on the web explicitly, but hosting and data storage (both cloud and tape) are possibilities. Ready, aim fire!

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Simon Aronsson
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I would pick nginx over both IIS and Apace HTTP Server any day. Combine it with docker, and as you grow maybe even traefik, and you'll have a really flexible solution for serving http content where you can take sites and projects up and down without effort, easily move it between systems and dont have to handle any dependencies on your actual local machine.

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Pros of Jetty
Pros of Microsoft IIS
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    Lightweight
  • 10
    Very fast
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    Embeddable
  • 5
    Scalable
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    Very thin
  • 83
    Great with .net
  • 54
    I'm forced to use iis
  • 27
    Use nginx
  • 18
    Azure integration
  • 15
    Best for ms technologyes ms bullshit
  • 10
    Fast
  • 6
    Performance
  • 6
    Reliable
  • 4
    Powerful
  • 3
    Webserver
  • 3
    Simple to configure
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Охуенный
  • 1
    Security
  • 1
    Shipped with Windows Server
  • 1
    Ssl integration

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    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 Microsoft IIS?

    Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

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    What are some alternatives to Jetty and Microsoft IIS?
    Apache Tomcat
    Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
    Netty
    Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.
    Wildfly
    It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development.
    JBoss
    An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity.
    GlassFish
    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.
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