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.
We are pleased to announce that with the official release of LiteMage 2, LiteMage is now Magento 2 compatible! LiteMage 2 simplifies your stack (requiring only the LiteMage Extension and LiteSpeed Web Server) while providing greater performance gains than either Magento’s built-in PageCache or Varnish. In the majority of cases LiteMage Cache can improve your stores’ performance out-of-box, with no extra configuration necessary. This is possible as LiteMage is built directly into LiteSpeed Web Server, allowing HTTPS, HTTP/2, and cached pages to all be handled in a single application.
LiteMage takes Magento 2’s improved performance and turbo-charges it, bringing the speed, scalability, and ease-of-use you’ve come to expect from LiteSpeed to Magento’s newest platform. It doesn’t stop there either as we plan to add many more improvements and features in the near future.
We are also happy to take this opportunity to announce that both our LiteMage and LiteMage 2 extensions are now open source under the GPLv3 license! Stop by booth 402 at Magento Imagine in Las Vegas next week or contact sales to discuss pricing.