Archive for the ‘Web Server’ Category

LSWS 5.0.3 Updated To Fix Forced SSL On Google Chrome Version 44.0.2403.89

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The latest Google Chrome version 44.0.2403.89 is currently redirecting all HTTP URLs to their HTTPS versions for certain web applications. This is caused by a bug in Chrome causing the “HTTPS: 1″ header to be sent by default on every request. This is mainly causing problems for WordPress sites with the WooCommerce plugin installed as well as sites without HTTPS support. Because of WordPress and WooCommerce’s popularity, this bug may be affecting a large number of people.
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Pioneering HTTP/2

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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At LiteSpeed Technologies we are always striving to incorporate the newest and best cutting-edge technologies into our family of web servers. This of course extends to the new HTTP/2 network protocol standard (published May 2015). We are proud to have been ahead of the curve in this by providing HTTP/2 support as early as January 23rd for OpenLiteSpeed and April 17th for our Enterprise edition. Apache does not yet have a production quality HTTP/2 module while NGINX’s HTTP/2 support will not be available in 2015.

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LiteSpeed Web Server: The World’s First Web Server to Offer HTTP/2 Support

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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For the past two years, we have been developing solutions to stay “ahead of the curve” in anticipation of HTTP/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!

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LSWS 5.0 Is Out – Support for HTTP/2, ESI, LiteMage Cache

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Welcome to the beginning of a new era in web server technology. LiteSpeed Web Server 5.0 introduces two important new features — HTTP/2 support and LiteMage Cache (Magento full page caching with ESI-powered hole punching) — as well as a host of smaller upgrades. (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.

Benchmarks: LiteSpeed vs. Apache with cPanel + WordPress

Friday, November 14th, 2014

cPBenchRAMThese benchmarks from cPanel Conference 2014 demonstrate RAM usage and server load differences for LiteSpeed Web Server vs. Apache. (more…)

LiteSpeed Web Server 5.0 Release Candidate 2: More Stable, Virtual Host-Level Bandwidth Throttling

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

We are very proud to announce the release of LSWS 5.0 RC2. RC2 fixes all known bugs with LSWS 5.0 RC1 and adds vhost-level bandwidth throttling (as well as other minor functionality). (more…)

LiteSpeed vs. Apache Presentation at cPanel Conference

Friday, September 19th, 2014

cPanel Conference 2014

LiteSpeed Technologies is very proud to sponsor cPanel Conference 2014. We’re also glad to announce that there will be a presentation comparing LSWS and Apache as well as a hands-on lab (with a drawing for a free license) the next day. (more…)

Unique LiteSpeed Features Fight Symbolic Link Hacking

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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LSWS boasts two unique features that block symlink hacks: a Follow Symbolic Link setting that cannot be overridden in .htaccess files and strict ownership checking. (more…)