LiteSpeed Web Server: The World’s First Web Server to Offer HTTP/2 Support

May 20th, 2015 by Serge Espitia

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For the past two years, we have been developing solutions to stay “ahead of the curve” in anticipation of HHTP/2’s impending release  and we are very happy to announce some exciting news! The wait is over and the latest RFC has made it official. HTTP/2 is finally here!

As we have been mentioning in our previous blogposts, HTTP/2 contains a number of advances that will allow the internet not only to be faster but also safer than ever by implementing:

* More efficient use of network resources
* SI reduced latency
* Faster page loads
* Longer connections

Google, SPDY and Browser Support

The most important aspect of the web’s new protocol was Google’s announcement to drop support for  SPDY in favor of HTTP/2. By adopting HTTP/2, Google has opened the door to an unquestionable deployment of standardized web browser support. As a result, Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera are already offering HTTP/2 support.

LiteSpeed Technologies and HTTP/2

Based on these events, we at LiteSpeed Technologies have been working hard to make sure that this new and exciting technology is available in our family of web server products. We have stayed abreast of the development process in order to be the FIRST web server developer with significant global market share to offer full HTTP/2 support. We are very proud to announce that both Open LiteSpeed and our flagship product, LiteSpeed Enterprise 5.0 fully support all of HTTP/2’s major implementations.

We’re also very happy to announce that LSWS 5.0 is now completely stable and ready for production use. By upgrading to this version, users will not only be able to experience full HTTP/2 support but they will also be able to try out our latest product – LiteMage Cache. For more information, please visit our  LiteMage Cache page.

Finally, by offering full HTTP/2 support, LiteSpeed Enterprise seeks to make sure that the end user’s overall experience is on par with Google by being part of the process that loads webpages faster and saves time for all users.

LiteSpeeders, make sure your server becomes a part of web history!  Deploy to HTTP/2 today!

LiteMage Cache: The World’s Most Powerful Magento Cache

April 17th, 2015 by Michael

LiteMage Benchmark ScreenshotWe are very proud to announce the release of LiteMage Cache. This new Magento extension easily integrates Magento stores with LiteSpeed Web Server’s superior ESI support — delivering the world’s most powerful Magento caching.  Read the rest of this entry »

LSWS 5.0 Is Out – Support for HTTP/2, ESI, LiteMage Cache

April 17th, 2015 by Michael

Welcome to the beginning of a new era in web server technology. LiteSpeed Web Server 5.0 introduces two important new features — HTTP/2 support and LiteMage Cache (Magento full page caching with ESI-powered hole punching) — as well as a host of smaller upgrades. Read the rest of this entry »

LSWS 5.0 RC3 Released: HTTP/2 Support and Improved ESI Caching

March 11th, 2015 by Michael

LiteSpeed has just released LiteSpeed Web Server 5.0 RC3. This latest iteration contains some exciting features, including HTTP/2 support and improved ESI support (for page caching with hole-punching). Most importantly, though, it is very stable. Anyone who’s interested in ESI, SPDY, HTTP/2, or WebSocket proxy support should try out RC3. Read the rest of this entry »

WHD.global Session: Learn How Hosts Use LiteSpeed Web Server

March 4th, 2015 by Michael

WHDglobal_728x90_ENAttend LiteSpeed’s speed.SESSION at WHD.global to learn how VPS providers are using LiteSpeed Web Server to offer better performance and save their customers money. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Tickets for WHD.global in Germany

February 18th, 2015 by Michael

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LiteSpeed is very proud to sponsor World Hosting Days March 24-26 in Rust, Germany — and share our code for free WHD.global admission. Read the rest of this entry »

OpenLiteSpeed Supports HTTP/2 Draft 16

February 12th, 2015 by Michael

We’re gearing up for the impending release of HTTP/2. To prepare, we’ve already got HTTP/2 draft 16 support in both OpenLiteSpeed 1.3.7 and 1.4.4. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn to Find Faster Drupal Hosting at DrupalCamp NJ

January 20th, 2015 by Michael

Neon-Sign-words-onlyIn 2015, we, the LiteSpeed Technologies team, will be attending and sponsoring a number of conferences. We’re kicking it off by speaking at DrupalCamp NJ in Princeton, NJ on January 31. Read the rest of this entry »

Disable LiteSpeed PHP Timeouts (for BackupBuddy, etc.)

December 9th, 2014 by Michael

Long-running PHP processes, as a result of a poorly written script or a DoS attack, can kill your server’s resources. This is why LiteSpeed Web Server has a number of features to automatically abort these processes.

Sometimes, though, users have a process they need to run for a long time. (BackupBuddy is a prime example of this.) For these users, we’ve recently revamped our guide to disabling PHP timeouts. This guide takes you through all the features that could cause a process to end before it’s finished, and how to tweak them. If you’re trying to configure LiteSpeed Web Server to work with BackupBuddy, ImportBuddy, or any other WordPress module that relies on a WP built-in cron job, this is just the guide for you.

We’re always adding more documentation. If you have an issue or feature that you’d like to see documented, let us know on our forum.

Easily Install OpenLiteSpeed and PHP: Just 4 Lines

November 25th, 2014 by Michael

OpenLiteSpeed has made another step towards being the Web’s easiest HTTP server: 4 line install!

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