Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

Of Benchmarks and Bug Fixes: OpenLiteSpeed Gets Even Faster!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

OLS Stopwatch

 
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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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.

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XenForo Joins The List Of LiteSpeed Web Cache Accelerated Applications

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

LiteSpeed Web Cache
 

In the past, our team brought blazing fast speed to Magento through its LiteMage Cache extension and more recently to WordPress through its LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress (LSCWP). Now it’s time for XenForo to join the list of applications accelerated by LiteSpeed Web Cache with the release of the new LiteSpeed Cache Add-on for XenForo (LSCXF).

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LiteSpeed Cache For WordPress 1.0.0 Is Now Available In WordPress’s Plugin Directory!

Monday, February 1st, 2016

LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress

We are very excited to announce that our first official release of the LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress has arrived on WordPress’s own plugin directory!

Released last week, LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP) uses the LSCache plugin for WordPress to communicate with LiteSpeed Web Server and LSCache to statically cache your dynamic WordPress pages, greatly reducing page load time and server load. As development continues, we will be adding many more features – such as ESI support similar to what can be seen in LiteMage Cache for Magento.

LSCWP Installation Guide

Supercharge your WordPress with LSCWP today!

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.
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Happy Holidays – LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (Beta) is Here!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress

We are excited to announce the beta release of the much anticipated LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress, our holiday gift to you!

LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP) uses the LSCache plugin for WordPress to communicate with LiteSpeed Web Server and LSCache to statically cache your dynamic WordPress pages, greatly reducing page load time and server load. As development continues, we will be adding many more features – such as ESI support similar to what can be seen in LiteMage Cache for Magento.

Download LSCWP Plugin (Requires LSWS 5.0.10+)
LSCWP Installation Guide

As this is only a beta release, we are counting on the LiteSpeed community to help test the LSCWP plugin as we move closer to an official release. To provide us with any bug reports, feedback, or suggestions, email us at info@litespeedtech.com.

Happy Holidays from everyone at LiteSpeed!

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

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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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.

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PHP 7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 2: WordPress

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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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?
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PHP7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 1: Hello World

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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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?
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