|Minecraft Versions: 1.10.2, 1.11.2, 1.12.2|
Sponge is a Minecraft server tool that allows you to run Sponge plugins on your Minecraft server. It is built to be an alternative to popular Spigot and Bukkit. Sponge also has a version built for modded servers, see Sponge Forge for more info.
Sponge Vs Bukkit
Sponge has a good offering of plugins, but nowhere near the count of Bukkit/Spigot, so using Sponge on a normal is not recommended. Sponge Forge is where the platform really shines, as it works with modded servers out of the box unlike Bukkit and Spigot