Archive for the ‘Web Server’ Category

Why is Benchmarking WordPress so Hard?

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

As promised, we’re going to be giving the hosting industry a tool for doing a proper “benchmark” as a means of evaluating your own WordPress capabilities in a standardized way. I’m going to start this post with a few definitions, since there has been a lot of misuse of the words and language in best practices.

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Prepare For the Holidays With LiteMage’s Newest Feature: Site Visitor Acceleration!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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It’s no secret that the slower a page loads, the more likely a customer is to leave your site. With the newest enhancements to LiteSpeed Web Server and LiteMage Cache, you can rest easy knowing that all your visitors will experience the fastest load times ever!

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Democracy and the Benchmark

Monday, September 19th, 2016

It seems like we’re entering the YouTube era of benchmarking.

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You know how you can go on YouTube and find someone who knows almost nothing about the subject they are posting a video about? Well, benchmarking these days is kind of like that…

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Improving DigitalOcean WordPress Droplet Performance with just One Click (With OpenLiteSpeed)!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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LiteSpeed Technologies announces the release of a one-click script that quickly and easily supercharges your DigitalOcean Droplet’s WordPress setup. LiteSpeed’s cache performance delivers significant performance and scalability gains over the DigitalOcean default.

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The HTTPoxy Vulnerability has been taken care of by LiteSpeed, automatically!

Monday, July 18th, 2016

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Today, HTTPoxy was discovered in the wild. This vulnerability affects some server-side web applications that run in CGI or CGI-like environments, such as some FastCGI configurations. So far, the PHP, Python, and Go languages are known to be affected by this.

The vulnerability is caused by conflicting namespaces. A CGI or FastCGI-like interface sets environment variables based on HTTP request parameters. These can override internal variables that are used to configure the application. Further explanation of this bug can be found on the httpoxy web page.

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Imagine Conference: Magento@LiteSpeed!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

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Last month we posted about our experiences at WHD.Global. Two weeks and thousands of miles later, we attended the Magento Imagine conference in Las Vegas. We’d like to again share our thoughts.
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Announcing Our New LiteMage Package Pricing!

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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With the recent end of the LiteMage‘s promotional period, a new pricing plan was put in place. Today, I’m pleased to announce the new pricing scheme of our LiteMage Packages.

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LSMCD: A Persistent, Highly Scalable and Available Memcached Replacement

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Think database web applications have to be slow? Think again! With our completely free and open source LiteSpeed Memcached, you can accelerate your site by alleviating database load dynamically!

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Of Benchmarks and Bug Fixes: OpenLiteSpeed Gets Even Faster!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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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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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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