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OpenLiteSpeed Does It Again:
1.4.17 Retakes the Lead In Serving Small Static Files With Its Default Configuration

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

OLS4Core

Last month, we reported that we improved OpenLiteSpeed’s performance by fixing a bug we discovered thanks to a benchmark posted by Jarrod from rootusers.com.

Since then, an Nginx developer suggested some configuration tuning to make the Nginx results better. We found that some of those configurations are not likely to be used in a production environment. Notably:

  • sendfile was turned off
  • etag header was turned off

Our internal evaluation confirmed that Nginx was indeed faster with its benchmark-tuned configuration. That said, should these kinds of configurations be used in a production server?

We do not like the practice of tuning configuration solely for the sake of getting better benchmark results and we won’t do that. If we want to win a benchmark contest, we want to do it with exactly the same configuration used in production.

After spending some time in code optimization, we did again. The end result is that with our default production settings, OLS 1.4.17 now outperforms even their specialized settings.

Below are some results of our quick benchmark tests.

OLS2Core

OLS1Core

With OpenLiteSpeed, you will get exactly the same level of performance in production as the benchmark results show because the configurations are same as a production site might use.

We are looking forward to Jarrod’s update on his benchmark again to verify these new results.

Stay tuned.

LiteMage 2 for Magento 2 Released!
LiteMage Goes Open Source!

Friday, April 8th, 2016

litemage2

 
Magento 2 introduced many improvements over Magento 1.9. Magento’s built-in PageCache module is now included in both Magento 2 Community and Enterprise Editions, the checkout process has been streamlined, the code modernized, performance improved, and table locking reduced. These improvements make Magento 2 faster and more stable than it’s predecessor, but it can still be made better.

For example, you could implement a faster full page caching solution, such as Varnish. Unfortunately, this can over-complicate your stack, requiring extra components such as an NGINX reverse proxy and a Varnish Cache Instance.

Now, there’s an easier way.

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Join LiteSpeed At Magento Imagine In Las Vegas, April 11-13

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Las Vegas

LiteSpeed will be in Las Vegas for the Magento Imagine 2016 conference on April 11-13! Come visit us!

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Notes From WHD.Global

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Germany Plane March 2016

For LiteSpeed, WHD brought with it many things: new sights, new tastes, new faces, and new developments.

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Getting the Best WordPress Performance

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Wordpress Bechmark

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. But what about WordPress performance in a real world situation?

According to W3Techs’ usage report, WordPress is used by 24.3% of all the websites and holds 58.7% of the content management system market share. As the #1 content management system, we want to see how fast WordPress can be in a real world environment.
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