Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

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.


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?

LSAPI 6.8 officially released to support PHP 7

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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PHP 7 Alpha 1 was released yesterday, marking the beginning of the PHP 7 major series, though the GA version is scheduled to be released by the end of 2015.  PHP 7 has improved performance, up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6, and consistent 64-bit support. “2015 is shaping up to be an amazing year for PHP. You’ll not only benefit from a whole slew of new features but also from performance going through the roof!” promises the PHP team. Quite exciting, isn’t it?


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 HTTP/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!


LiteMage Cache: The World’s Most Powerful Magento Cache

Friday, April 17th, 2015

LiteMage Benchmark ScreenshotWe are very proud to announce the release of LiteMage Cache. This new Magento extension easily integrates Magento stores with LiteSpeed Web Server’s superior ESI support — delivering the world’s most powerful Magento caching.  (more…)

LSWS 5.0 RC3 Released: HTTP/2 Support and Improved ESI Caching

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

LiteSpeed has just released LiteSpeed Web Server 5.0 RC3. This latest iteration contains some exciting features, including HTTP/2 support and improved ESI support (for page caching with hole-punching). Most importantly, though, it is very stable. Anyone who’s interested in ESI, SPDY, HTTP/2, or WebSocket proxy support should try out RC3. (more…)

Disable LiteSpeed PHP Timeouts (for BackupBuddy, etc.)

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Long-running PHP processes, as a result of a poorly written script or a DoS attack, can kill your server’s resources. This is why LiteSpeed Web Server has a number of features to automatically abort these processes.

Sometimes, though, users have a process they need to run for a long time. (BackupBuddy is a prime example of this.) For these users, we’ve recently revamped our guide to disabling PHP timeouts. This guide takes you through all the features that could cause a process to end before it’s finished, and how to tweak them. If you’re trying to configure LiteSpeed Web Server to work with BackupBuddy, ImportBuddy, or any other WordPress module that relies on a WP built-in cron job, this is just the guide for you.

We’re always adding more documentation. If you have an issue or feature that you’d like to see documented, let us know on our forum.

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!


Fast Installs of Multiple Versions of LSPHP: LiteSpeed PHP Repository Updated!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

We are proud to announce the release of a completely updated LiteSpeed PHP Repository. (more…)