Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

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!

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…)

Attention Plesk Users: PHP for LiteSpeed Now Available in Remi Repo

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Remi Repository banner With the release of PHP 5.4.32 and 5.5.16, PHP with LiteSpeed SAPI is now available in Les RPM de Remi (aka Remi Repository). (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…)

LiteSpeed Web Server Troubleshooting: 503 Errors and PHP

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

That won't work!

We recently added a wiki to guide users through troubleshooting 503 errors.


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…)