Archive for the ‘Benchmarks’ Category

Democracy and the Benchmark

Monday, September 19th, 2016

It seems like we’re entering the YouTube era of benchmarking.


You know how you can go on YouTube and find someone who knows almost nothing about the subject they are posting a video about? Well, benchmarking these days is kind of like that…


Of Benchmarks and Bug Fixes: OpenLiteSpeed Gets Even Faster!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

OLS Stopwatch

A few weeks back, Jarrod from 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.


How We Benchmark at LiteSpeed Technologies

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Permit me to introduce myself.

My name is Steven Antonucci, and I am the head of Business Development for LiteSpeed Technologies. In essence, I own sales and marketing for LiteSpeed, but I have a very technical background. I’ve been around the industry for 28 years, holding a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. For the past 17 years, I have worked for Mercury Interactive/HP Software directly in various sales and marketing and TECHNICAL roles…including the NYC lead performance architect for LoadRunner.


LiteSpeed vs Apache vs Nginx, Who Does Magento Hosting Better?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

LiteMage March 2016 Benchmark Banner

Before last years Magento Imagine conference, we announced a benchmark where we stated that LiteMage performed ~17-40x better than Turpentine + Varnish. This led to several people questioning the validity of our benchmark because LiteMage seemed too good to be true. A year later, we decided to revisit this benchmark with the latest version of each software to see where we stand.


LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (Beta) Receives Great Early Feedback!
Outperforming ZenCache While Still In Beta!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

We are still collecting feedback on LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (Beta), however we are very pleased to announce that initial results have been very positive, showing a large decrease in load times over other currently available caching software.

PHP 7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 3: How fast can WordPress go?

Friday, September 4th, 2015


In our previous PHP 7 vs HHVM benchmark, Benchmark Series 2: WordPress, we saw HHVM outperform PHP 7 by 7% on WordPress. That test was performed without any cache involvement to test pure HHVM and PHP 7 performance. In our recent Getting the Best WordPress Performance article, we saw just how much of a difference a page cache can make in regards to WordPress performance.


Getting the Best WordPress Performance

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Wordpress Bechmark

In our previous PHP 7 vs HHVM benchmark, Benchmark Series 2: WordPress, we saw HHVM outperform PHP 7 by 7% on WordPress. That test was performed without any cache involvement to test pure HHVM and PHP 7 performance. But what about WordPress performance in a real world situation?

According to W3Techs’ usage report, WordPress is used by 24.3% of all the websites and holds 58.7% of the content management system market share. As the #1 content management system, we want to see how fast WordPress can be in a real world environment.

PHP 7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 2: WordPress

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Based on the results of the Hello World Benchmark Test, we now know that LiteSpeed and OpenLiteSpeed have the smallest IPC overhead and provides the best performance for PHP 7 and HHVM of the web servers tested. We will be using OpenLiteSpeed to do the 2nd benchmark test where we will be targeting a sample WordPress site to see the performance difference. We know from our first test that PHP 7 is 140% faster than HHVM on hello world. How about when using WordPress?

PHP7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 1: Hello World

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

What is the best platform for the fastest PHP engines?

The competition between PHP 7 and HHVM is starting to heat up. HHVM was previously the front runner, originally converting PHP code to C++ but eventually changing their strategy by instead converting to x86-64 machine code to dramatically increase a PHP site’s performance. PHP however is trying very hard to come out on top with the coming release of PHP 7. Who will win this competition, PHP 7 or HHVM?

Benchmarks: LiteSpeed vs. Apache with cPanel + WordPress

Friday, November 14th, 2014

cPBenchRAMThese benchmarks from cPanel Conference 2014 demonstrate RAM usage and server load differences for LiteSpeed Web Server vs. Apache. (more…)