More PHP Customization in LiteSpeed Web Server 4.2.7

In addition to improved ModSecurity and SSI, LiteSpeed Web Server 4.2.7 features more customization options for PHP in different settings.

The most important addition to LSWS 4.2.7 is probably support of the PP_CUSTOM_PHP_INI environment variable. This environment variable allows for custom php.ini’s in Plesk with PHP-FPM. Before, Plesk users had to switch to LSAPI if they wanted custom php.ini files (though we still recommend LSAPI as faster than PHP-FPM).

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In addition, LSWS 4.2.7 enables use of the $VH_USER variable in environment variables. This variable refers to the virtual host’s user and can be used to create further per-user customizations.

These are just small steps compared to the big changes coming with LSWS 5.0. The first RC for 5.0 should be out in a matter of days, bringing SPDY/3.1 and WebSocket support to Enterprise. (They’re already supported by OpenLiteSpeed.)

We’re always looking to improve. Let us know if there are any features you want to see!

2 Responses to “More PHP Customization in LiteSpeed Web Server 4.2.7”

  1. aiso says:

    I would like to see in LiteSpeed have complete support for mod_pagespeed so we can enable and use all of the mod_pagespeed features.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Steven,

      Thanks for the feedback! mod_pagespeed support is definitely on our list and we hope to have it ready by summer. It should be one of the first modules we add once we’ve got our third-party API ready. The API is currently being tested with OpenLiteSpeed and should be available for OpenLiteSpeed in a month or so. After we have worked out many of the kinks, we will then move the API support to Enterprise.

      Thanks again for asking!

      Cheers,

      Michael