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

April 8th, 2016 by Rob Holda

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

April 5th, 2016 by Rob Holda

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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Of Benchmarks and Bug Fixes: OpenLiteSpeed Gets Even Faster!

March 31st, 2016 by Rob Holda

OLS Stopwatch

 
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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Notes From WHD.Global

March 30th, 2016 by Rob Holda

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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How We Benchmark at LiteSpeed Technologies

March 23rd, 2016 by Rob Holda

Permit me to introduce myself.

My name is Steven Antonucci, and I am the head of Business Development for LiteSpeed Technologies. In essence, I own sales and marketing for LiteSpeed, but I have a very technical background. I’ve been around the industry for 28 years, holding a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. For the past 17 years, I have worked for Mercury Interactive/HP Software directly in various sales and marketing and TECHNICAL roles…including the NYC lead performance architect for LoadRunner.

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LiteSpeed vs Apache vs Nginx, Who Does Magento Hosting Better?

March 21st, 2016 by Rob Holda

LiteMage March 2016 Benchmark Banner

Before last years Magento Imagine conference, we announced a benchmark where we stated that LiteMage performed ~17-40x better than Turpentine + Varnish. This led to several people questioning the validity of our benchmark because LiteMage seemed too good to be true. A year later, we decided to revisit this benchmark with the latest version of each software to see where we stand.

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XenForo Joins The List Of LiteSpeed Web Cache Accelerated Applications

February 4th, 2016 by Michael Alegre

LiteSpeed Web Cache
 

In the past, our team brought blazing fast speed to Magento through its LiteMage Cache extension and more recently to WordPress through its LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress (LSCWP). Now it’s time for XenForo to join the list of applications accelerated by LiteSpeed Web Cache with the release of the new LiteSpeed Cache Add-on for XenForo (LSCXF).

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LiteSpeed Cache For WordPress 1.0.0 Is Now Available In WordPress’s Plugin Directory!

February 1st, 2016 by Rob Holda

LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress

We are very excited to announce that our first official release of the LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress has arrived on WordPress’s own plugin directory!

Released last week, LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP) uses the LSCache plugin for WordPress to communicate with LiteSpeed Web Server and LSCache to statically cache your dynamic WordPress pages, greatly reducing page load time and server load. As development continues, we will be adding many more features – such as ESI support similar to what can be seen in LiteMage Cache for Magento.

LSCWP Installation Guide

Supercharge your WordPress with LSCWP today!

LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (Beta) Receives Great Early Feedback!
Outperforming ZenCache While Still In Beta!

January 6th, 2016 by Rob Holda

We are still collecting feedback on LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (Beta), however we are very pleased to announce that initial results have been very positive, showing a large decrease in load times over other currently available caching software.
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Real Problem, Real Solution, Really Fast
From feature request to solution delivery in less than an hour

December 28th, 2015 by Rob Holda

LiteSpeed Fast

Recently, there have been a number of large-scale brute-force attacks on WordPress sites. These attacks try to bypass WordPress security by attempting to log in with every possible combination of username and password, sometimes sending thousands of requests per second.

Since these attacks began, one of our clients had all 50 of his hosted WordPress sites simultaneously attacked. He was able to mitigate these attacks using LiteSpeed’s mod_security rules, but wanted a way to easily and automatically block these IPs at the server level.

We responded within an hour – modifying our code and publishing a new build that allowed the client to add offending IP addresses to the blocked IP list using mod_security rules. These IPs can then be easily grabbed from the blocked IP list and added to the server level firewall using a script – stopping the connection at the network level before it ever reaches LiteSpeed Web Server.

That’s the kind of speed you can expect from LiteSpeed!