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LiteSpeed Web Server: The World’s First Web Server to Offer HTTP/2 Support

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015




For the past two years, we have been developing solutions to stay “ahead of the curve” in anticipation of HHTP/2’s impending release  and we are very happy to announce some exciting news! The wait is over and the latest RFC has made it official. HTTP/2 is finally here!

As we have been mentioning in our previous blogposts, HTTP/2 contains a number of advances that will allow the internet not only to be faster but also safer than ever by implementing:

* More efficient use of network resources
* SI reduced latency
* Faster page loads
* Longer connections

Google, SPDY and Browser Support

The most important aspect of the web’s new protocol was Google’s announcement to drop support for  SPDY in favor of HTTP/2. By adopting HTTP/2, Google has opened the door to an unquestionable deployment of standardized web browser support. As a result, Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera are already offering HTTP/2 support.

LiteSpeed Technologies and HTTP/2

Based on these events, we at LiteSpeed Technologies have been working hard to make sure that this new and exciting technology is available in our family of web server products. We have stayed abreast of the development process in order to be the FIRST web server developer with significant global market share to offer full HTTP/2 support. We are very proud to announce that both Open LiteSpeed and our flagship product, LiteSpeed Enterprise 5.0 fully support all of HTTP/2’s major implementations.

We’re also very happy to announce that LSWS 5.0 is now completely stable and ready for production use. By upgrading to this version, users will not only be able to experience full HTTP/2 support but they will also be able to try out our latest product – LiteMage Cache. For more information, please visit our  LiteMage Cache page.

Finally, by offering full HTTP/2 support, LiteSpeed Enterprise seeks to make sure that the end user’s overall experience is on par with Google by being part of the process that loads webpages faster and saves time for all users.

LiteSpeeders, make sure your server becomes a part of web history!  Deploy to HTTP/2 today!

OpenLiteSpeed Supports HTTP/2 Draft 16

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

We’re gearing up for the impending release of HTTP/2. To prepare, we’ve already got HTTP/2 draft 16 support in both OpenLiteSpeed 1.3.7 and 1.4.4. (more…)

Easily Install OpenLiteSpeed and PHP: Just 4 Lines

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

OpenLiteSpeed has made another step towards being the Web’s easiest HTTP server: 4 line install!


OpenLiteSpeed 1.4.2: WebAdmin GUI Reimagined and PageSpeed Support!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

OpenLiteSpeed 1.4.2 features a brand new GUI and a Chinese translation. (more…)

OpenLiteSpeed 1.4 Adds Lua, RCS, Plain Text Config, and Shared Memory Support!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

OpenLiteSpeed version 1.4 was released last Friday with a number of new features to improve stability, functionality, and performance: (more…)

OpenLiteSpeed 1.3 Adds API to Integrate Third Party Modules

Friday, March 28th, 2014


OpenLiteSpeed 1.3 introduces a major advance for LiteSpeed Web Server: an API to support third party modules. (more…)

OpenLiteSpeed 1st Web Server to Support SPDY/3.1!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

With the release of version 1.2.7, OpenLiteSpeed has become the first publicly-available web server to support SPDY/3.1. (more…)

LiteSpeed suEXEC 40x Faster than Apache suPHP! New PHP Benchmarks

Friday, November 15th, 2013

This benchmark shows just how much better LiteSpeed's PHP performance is than the competitorsLiteSpeed’s latest benchmarks show overwhelming superiority in PHP performance over Apache and nginx. (more…)

New Benchmarks! LiteSpeed vs. Apache vs. nginx for Static Content

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

LiteSpeed vs. Apache vs. nginx Benchmark

Our new static content benchmarks pit both versions of LiteSpeed Web Server against nginx and Apache, with LiteSpeed once again dusting the competition. (more…)

The OpenLiteSpeed Features Keep Coming: WebSocket Proxy + OCSP Stapling

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

OpenLiteSpeed is giving us the chance to add and test a horde of new features. For 1.2 (which came out today!), we’ve added WebSocket proxies and OCSP stapling. Both of these are exciting features that should speed up the Internet (as soon as they’re widely integrated into the Internet). (more…)