Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

Why is Benchmarking WordPress so Hard?

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

As promised, we’re going to be giving the hosting industry a tool for doing a proper “benchmark” as a means of evaluating your own WordPress capabilities in a standardized way. I’m going to start this post with a few definitions, since there has been a lot of misuse of the words and language in best practices.

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Prepare For the Holidays With LiteMage’s Newest Feature: Site Visitor Acceleration!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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It’s no secret that the slower a page loads, the more likely a customer is to leave your site. With the newest enhancements to LiteSpeed Web Server and LiteMage Cache, you can rest easy knowing that all your visitors will experience the fastest load times ever!

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Democracy and the Benchmark

Monday, September 19th, 2016

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

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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…

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Improving DigitalOcean WordPress Droplet Performance with just One Click (With OpenLiteSpeed)!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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LiteSpeed Technologies announces the release of a one-click script that quickly and easily supercharges your DigitalOcean Droplet’s WordPress setup. LiteSpeed’s cache performance delivers significant performance and scalability gains over the DigitalOcean default.

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LiteSpeed Announces Load Balancer 2.0 (LiteSpeed ADC) with built-in LiteMage Cluster + PageSpeed Optimization

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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Introduction

It is a well-known fact that clustering Magento environments is technically complex. Adding Full Page Caching to a Magento cluster is even more difficult. Many people try to use PHP Full Page Caches with redis backends. This is not difficult, however the performance increase is not very good. Alternatively, introducing Varnish as the cache layer offers better performance. However, this creates a single point of failure, SSL termination issues, cache synchronization issues, and load balancing issues.

LiteSpeed Technologies proudly announces the industry’s first single layer, integrated, enterprise scale, application aware Application Delivery Controller (ADC).

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LiteMage Configuration Tricks:
How To Keep Your Cache Warm Indefinitely

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Keep Your LiteSpeed Public Cache Warm

LiteMage has many settings which can be fine-tuned to increase store performance. Today, let’s discuss a trick that nearly all stores can benefit from: keeping your public cache warm.

What is a warm cache?

A warm cache already contains your data, in this case objects and pages. When these are freshly stored in your cache, they can be served by LiteSpeed Web Server directly. This prevents PHP from being invoked and hitting the Magento backend, meaning your users can access these objects and pages faster. Thus, it would be ideal to keep your cache warm as long as possible. LiteMage can keep your cache warm indefinitely.

But how?

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LSCWP Hits 2,000 Downloads! Here’s What People Are Saying!

Friday, April 15th, 2016

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In early January, we blogged about the great feedback that our LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress (LSCWP) was receiving. Since it’s official release on January 20th, LSCWP has continued to receive very positive feedback. Three months and 2,000 downloads later, we thought we’d share some of this feedback and how it has shaped the development of our LSCWP plugin.

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LSMCD: A Persistent, Highly Scalable and Available Memcached Replacement

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Think database web applications have to be slow? Think again! With our completely free and open source LiteSpeed Memcached, you can accelerate your site by alleviating database load dynamically!

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Of Benchmarks and Bug Fixes: OpenLiteSpeed Gets Even Faster!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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A few weeks back, Jarrod from rootusers.com 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.

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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.

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