ols1clk: 1-Click Install OpenLiteSpeed With WordPress + MySQL!

May 4th, 2016 by Rob Holda

OpenLiteSpeedOneClickInstall

 
Just when you thought installing OpenLiteSpeed couldn’t get any easier, it does! With our new ols1clk installation script, you can install OLS (and optionally MySQL and WordPress) with literally one click!

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OpenLiteSpeed Does It Again:
1.4.17 Retakes the Lead In Serving Small Static Files With Its Default Configuration

May 3rd, 2016 by Rob Holda

OLS4Core

Last month, we reported that we improved OpenLiteSpeed’s performance by fixing a bug we discovered thanks to a benchmark posted by Jarrod from rootusers.com.

Since then, an Nginx developer suggested some configuration tuning to make the Nginx results better. We found that some of those configurations are not likely to be used in a production environment. Notably:

  • sendfile was turned off
  • etag header was turned off

Our internal evaluation confirmed that Nginx was indeed faster with its benchmark-tuned configuration. That said, should these kinds of configurations be used in a production server?

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LiteMage Configuration Tricks:
How To Keep Your Cache Warm Indefinitely

April 27th, 2016 by Rob Holda

Keep Your LiteSpeed Public Cache Warm

LiteMage has many settings which can be fine-tuned to increase store performance. Today, let’s discuss a trick that nearly all stores can benefit from: keeping your public cache warm.

What is a warm cache?

A warm cache already contains your data, in this case objects and pages. When these are freshly stored in your cache, they can be served by LiteSpeed Web Server directly. This prevents PHP from being invoked and hitting the Magento backend, meaning your users can access these objects and pages faster. Thus, it would be ideal to keep your cache warm as long as possible. LiteMage can keep your cache warm indefinitely.

But how?

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Imagine Conference: Magento@LiteSpeed!

April 26th, 2016 by Rob Holda

Magento Imagine 2016

Last month we posted about our experiences at WHD.Global. Two weeks and thousands of miles later, we attended the Magento Imagine conference in Las Vegas. We’d like to again share our thoughts.
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Announcing Our New LiteMage Package Pricing!

April 21st, 2016 by Rob Holda

x-litespeed-cache: hit,litemage

With the recent end of the LiteMage‘s promotional period, a new pricing plan was put in place. Today, I’m pleased to announce the new pricing scheme of our LiteMage Packages.

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LSCWP Hits 2,000 Downloads! Here’s What People Are Saying!

April 15th, 2016 by Rob Holda

LSCWPReviews

In early January, we blogged about the great feedback that our LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress (LSCWP) was receiving. Since it’s official release on January 20th, LSCWP has continued to receive very positive feedback. Three months and 2,000 downloads later, we thought we’d share some of this feedback and how it has shaped the development of our LSCWP plugin.

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LSMCD: A Persistent, Highly Scalable and Available Memcached Replacement

April 13th, 2016 by Rob Holda

LSMCD

Think database web applications have to be slow? Think again! With our completely free and open source LiteSpeed Memcached, you can accelerate your site by alleviating database load dynamically!

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LiteMage 2 for Magento 2 Released!
LiteMage Goes Open Source!

April 8th, 2016 by Rob Holda

litemage2

 
Magento 2 introduced many improvements over Magento 1.9. Magento’s built-in PageCache module is now included in both Magento 2 Community and Enterprise Editions, the checkout process has been streamlined, the code modernized, performance improved, and table locking reduced. These improvements make Magento 2 faster and more stable than it’s predecessor, but it can still be made better.

For example, you could implement a faster full page caching solution, such as Varnish. Unfortunately, this can over-complicate your stack, requiring extra components such as an NGINX reverse proxy and a Varnish Cache Instance.

Now, there’s an easier way.

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Join LiteSpeed At Magento Imagine In Las Vegas, April 11-13

April 5th, 2016 by Rob Holda

Las Vegas

LiteSpeed will be in Las Vegas for the Magento Imagine 2016 conference on April 11-13! Come visit us!

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Of Benchmarks and Bug Fixes: OpenLiteSpeed Gets Even Faster!

March 31st, 2016 by Rob Holda

OLS Stopwatch

 
A few weeks back, Jarrod from rootusers.com posted a benchmark that demonstrated that when handling small static files, Nginx outperformed our OpenLiteSpeed Web Server, particularly during the 1 and 2 CPU Core tests. We decided to dig deeper and investigate these results.

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