Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Closing the Loopholes: Disable CGI Override

Friday, March 15th, 2013

LiteSpeed Web Server features something that Apache does not — a way to disable CGI, permanently. (more…)

DDoS Update: GoDaddy EU Hit

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

More DDoS attacks in the news, and now hitting something closer to home for most of our users: GoDaddy EU announced that a DDoS attack on Monday caused problems in their system for over 24 hours. (more…)

Be Very Afraid: DDoS Attacks in the News

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Sorry for the sensationalistic headline. We don’t want you to overreact. Yes, the Internet is dangerous now, but it’s always been a dangerous place. Below you’re going to find a bunch of articles pointing out just how dangerous the Internet is (and especially focusing on DDoS attacks) (more…)

To the Rescue: LiteSpeed’s Free Anti-DDoS Service is Back!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

After taking a couple months to retool, we’re bringing back our ever-popular, FREE anti-DDoS proxy service. (more…)

Switching from Apache: Open_Basedir in the Shared Hosting Environment

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


Open_basedir, a PHP directive, is ignored by suPHP. LSWS, however, honors open_basdir settings. So, when you move from Apache to LSWS, you may encounter restrictions that, though they were there before, were never honored in your shared hosting environment. (more…)

Change php.ini under PHP suEXEC Daemon Mode? Not Possible!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

We’re happy to announce the release of LSWS 4.2.1, both to address an issue with php.ini location, but also to bump up PHP performance through streamlining PHP process launch. (more…)

LiteSpeed Against Thc-ssl-dos

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

thc-ssl-dos script was published two days ago, and it has been posted all-over the internet. You may wonder if LiteSpeed is vulnerable to this attack. The short answer is (more…)

LiteSpeed Out-Performs Nginx + Apache Against DDoS attack

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

While most people stay with their families and relax on Christmas Eve (well, the holiday season), cyber attackers often take advantage of this time to prove their existence. (more…)