Archive for the ‘PHP’ 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?


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…)

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.


LSWS 5.0: LSCache’s ESI Support Will Speed Up Web Applications

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Starting in LiteSpeed Web Server 5.0, LiteSpeed is adding ESI support. Using ESI to increase cache usage allows you to supercharge web applications like Magento or WordPress. (more…)