Archive for March, 2013

So Many Licenses… Which One Is Right For Me?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

We get a lot of questions about licenses, especially which license is best for a particular customer. I want to take a moment to answer some of the most frequent questions/misunderstandings about LiteSpeed licenses: (more…)

We Update Constantly (or Why Our Build Numbers Are Only Three Digits)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Often times, when you have a problem with LSWS, one of our staff will suggest that you update to the latest version of the web server. “But I am using the latest version,” you say. “No,” the staff member says, “we updated it yesterday.”

This is something we get asked about quite often: Why don’t we add another digit to distinguish between builds whenever we update LSWS? The reason is that we update it so often — and for so many configuration-specific bugs — that for you, the user, to try to keep up with these updates is an exercise in futility. (more…)

Web Performance and the Bottom Line Pt. 2

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Yesterday, I linked to a Varnish blog post talking about the effect of page upload time on business. Today I came across a post on the Simple Helix blog I like even more. (more…)

“Web Performance and the Bottom Line” (An External Link)

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Here’s a post from the Varnish Software blog discussing how web site speed affects online businesses. One of the studies they use is four years old, but I think the numbers they show beautifully illustrate why speed matters: (more…)

PHP Selector (from CloudLinux)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Recently, CloudLinux has added support for LSWS to its PHP Selector. PHP Selector allows the end-user to select their PHP version and what PHP modules they want to run. (more…)

New Faces and a New Base

Monday, March 18th, 2013

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but LiteSpeed has been expanding. (more…)

Closing the Loopholes: Disable CGI Override

Friday, March 15th, 2013

LiteSpeed Web Server features something that Apache does not — a way to disable CGI, permanently. (more…)

DDoS Update: GoDaddy EU Hit

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

More DDoS attacks in the news, and now hitting something closer to home for most of our users: GoDaddy EU announced that a DDoS attack on Monday caused problems in their system for over 24 hours. (more…)

PHP Troubleshooting: Too Many Sessions Causes Bottleneck

Monday, March 11th, 2013

A client came to us with server loads of 200-400 during peak times. (He has a 64 core 32 GB server and a 4-CPU LSWS license.) Detailed observation revealed that PHP processes were eating up his processing power. But why? What were they doing? Taking out the trash. (more…)

Announcing the Release of Ultra VPS License

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Because Ultra Is Better

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