Should we prefer to use one or the other?
as far as I understood stop will end the Application in a controlled way (like stoping the service using BOARD Server config) [i.e. the BOARD Engine can write all data from RAM to HDD], while Kill will end the process immadiatly (without possibity to write data from RAM to HDD). So normally you should use the Stop and only use kill if stop is not working.
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