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What Is LiteSpeed Web Server And Why You Need It?

High Performance And Low Memory Consumption PHP Web Server With Great Scalability


LiteSpeed Web Server is a great solution, through which you get high scalability and high performance. It can easily and quickly replace the bottleneck in your existing web server, because it's completely Apache interchangeable. This software is used by many administrators along with the control panels of the web server (such as cPanel). LiteSpeed is available for Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD and of course Linux. The software provider launches releases regularly, so your site will be using its full capacity every single moment. According to W3Techs (World Wide Web Technology Surveys), 2% of all web sites use LiteSpeed Web Server, ranking it on fourth place among the most popular web servers.

10 Times Faster Than Apache

LiteSpeed web servers are the only high-performance Apache alternative server, offering many benefits, including:

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Why LiteSpeed?

It has been proved that LiteSpeed Web Server has incredible performance in terms of both scalability and raw speed. The test showed that it is 10 times faster than Apache. LiteSpeed is more than 50% faster in PHP content delivery than Apache (even with with mod_php) when it comes to dynamic content.

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Crystal Webhosting strongly recommends LiteSpeed web server for high-volume, high-traffic web sites with a huge amount of visitors, as well as for those of you, who want to maximize their web server's efficiency and performance. LiteSpeed is more cost efficient solution than adding hardware when it comes to speeding up your web server.

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Why Do You Need Speed?

You don't have to be a SEO guru to understand why your web site speed is important for your ranking in search engines. The easier the search engines' bots craw your web site, the better rank you will get in search results. What's more, you will not annoy your visitors and they will stay on your web site.

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Enhanced Security

Its streamlined event-driven architecture, that can serve thousands of clients concurrently with minimal memory consumption and CPU usage. The optimized code serves static content faster, taking advantage of high-performance kernel syscalls to serve static content up to 67% faster than Nginx, and around 5x faster than Apache.

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Better Application Performance

LSCache is a feature designed to speed up dynamic websites. When you utilize it, all the pages built on Joomla, Magento, WordPress, Opencart, Prestashop, Drupal or any similar platform, will be optimized in loading times and performance. Our cloud hosting supports LSCache as an add-on to your configuration.

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More Efficient Serving

LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is also well-recognized solutions for lightweight, high-performance Apache alternative compatible with all major hosting control panels (cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and more). By using LSWS you will save money and improves your performance while lowering hardware usage.

Litespeed Web Server For High Speed and Performance

Wonderful opportunity to speed up your web applications

In terms of web hosting servers, LiteSpeed has confirmed itself as one of the leaders in the niche by powering 6.4% of the active websites. After going through the differences between LiteSpeed and Apache, we have decided to concentrate on the LSWS (LiteSpeed Web Servers) technology this time.

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More About LiteSpeed Web Server

LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is a drop-in replacement of Apache with high-performing results. As we have already mentioned, it's on fourth place among the most popular web servers on the Internet and at the same time it is number one commercial web server. By updating your recent web server to LSWS, you will achieve great performance and decrease the operational costs, and these are just some of the benefits.



Apache Compatible Solution

LiteSpeed Web Server is 100% compatible with the main Apache features like .htaccess, mod_rewrite, mod_security. If you want to replace the Apache configuration files directly, you will be happy to understand that it can be done through your hosting control panel within less than 15 minutes and no downtime at all. It is really unique and very different from most frontend proxy-based solutions. LiteSpeed Web Server works by replacing all the Apache functions - easy and with no trouble at all.

Double your capacity and eliminate 3rd party caching layers, such as CDNs, with this Apache alternative. Now you can securely handle a hude amount of traffic while consuming minimal memory and CPU. The revolutionary architecture of LiteSpeed Web Server can also delivers more performance from your existing infrastructure, dramatically optimizing server load in half and improving TTFB by up to 3 times.

Increasing Your Web Server Stability & Performance

Thanks to its well-structured and smart architecture, LSWS allows you to serve thousands of clients on your web server without overloading your CPU usage and memory consumption. LiteSpeed Web Server helps you optimize the code that serves your content (static or/and dynamic). You will also achieve greater performance for your PHP, users, traffic and DDoS protections. The best part is that you don't need to add additional software to your virtual machine. LiteSpeed will do it all for you.



Increasing Web Server Security

LiteSpeed Web Server helps you improve your web server security. It has anti-DDoS features (connection and bandwidth throttling) and it's mod_security compatible. LiteSpeed Technologies Inc. is strongly dedicated to bring nothing but the best features when it comes to security. Updates are being made regularly and usually released after new attacks are being detected and analyzed (SSL BEAST attacks for example). LiteSpeed Web Server can run on Atomic Secured Linux and Atomicorp's Realtime ModSecurity Rules.

LiteSpeed is also the first to provide a production-ready implementation of this new Internet protocol, previously known as HTTP-over-QUIC.