From a server administration point of view including setup, daily maintenance, and optimization. Without looking a one category or set of mods/plugins what is for common practice better to implement?
Would running a server mod take up more resources over a plugin?
Would with correct setup of permissions one be more secure over the other?
Does one API(I know forge is not an API) do certain task better or more effectively?
I did a search and found several posts with related info, but most were from 2017 or older. Looking at the latest Sponge API version and Forge.
Info for info.
Minecraft version 1.12.2 and 1.13 in theory.