Jetty vs nginx vs Apache Tomcat


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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 nginx?

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.

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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        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.
        It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development.
        An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity.
        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.
        Apache HTTP Server
        The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
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        MaxCDN uses nginxnginx

        The original API performed a synchronous Nginx reload after provisioning a zone, which often took up to 30 seconds or longer. While important, this step shouldn’t block the response to the user (or API) that a new zone has been created, or block subsequent requests to adjust the zone. With the new API, an independent worker reloads Nginx configurations based on zone modifications.It’s like ordering a product online: don’t pause the purchase process until the product’s been shipped. Say the order has been created, and you can still cancel or modify shipping information. Meanwhile, the remaining steps are being handled behind the scenes. In our case, the zone provision happens instantly, and you can see the result in your control panel or API. Behind the scenes, the zone will be serving traffic within a minute.

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        Cloudcraft uses nginxnginx

        Nginx serves as the loadbalancer, router and SSL terminator of As one of our app server nodes is spun up, an Ansible orchestration script adds the new node dynamically to the nginx loadbalancer config which is then reloaded for a zero downtime seamless rolling deployment. By putting nginx in front or whatever web and API servers you might have, you gain a ton of flexibility. While previously I've cobbled together HAProxy and Stun as a poor man's loadbalancer, nginx just does a much better job and is far simpler in the long run.

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        datapile uses nginxnginx

        Used nginx as exactly what it is great for: serving static content in a cache-friendly, load balanced manner.

        It is exclusively for production web page hosting, we don't use nginx internally, only on the public-facing versions of static sites / Angular & Backbone/Marionette applications.

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        Pēteris Caune uses nginxnginx

        We use NGINX both as reverse HTTP proxy and also as a SMTP proxy, to handle incoming email.

        We previously handled incoming email with Mandrill, and then later with AWS SES. Handling incoming email yourself is not that much more difficult and saves quite a bit on operational costs.

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        Wirkn Inc. uses nginxnginx

        NGINX sits in front of all of our web servers. It is fantastic at load balancing traffic as well as serving as a cache at times when under massive load. It's a robust tool that we're happy to have at the front lines of all Wirkn web apps.

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        Promethean TV uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Apache Tomcat is part of the open source Ant Media Server platform that currently provides both LIVE and VOD video trans-coding and delivery features for the Promethean Platform.

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        Kingsley Victor uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        I use Tomcat to run Java enterprise web apps. Used to test enterprise applications mostly written using the Spring framework

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        Cian Ó Cuinneagáin uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Use this as the application server running on our production and development environment. Hosted on AWS.

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        The Independent uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Tomcat provides a fantastic application container that runs the majority of services of the site.

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        simpleshow GmbH uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Apache Tomcat is being used as our application server for spring-based backend applications.

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