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!

Happy Holidays – LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (Beta) is Here!

December 24th, 2015 by Rob Holda

LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress

We are excited to announce the beta release of the much anticipated LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress, our holiday gift to you!

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.

Download LSCWP Plugin (Requires LSWS 5.0.10+)
LSCWP Installation Guide

As this is only a beta release, we are counting on the LiteSpeed community to help test the LSCWP plugin as we move closer to an official release. To provide us with any bug reports, feedback, or suggestions, email us at info@litespeedtech.com.

Happy Holidays from everyone at LiteSpeed!

LiteMage Showcase: No Room To Optimize? Try LiteMage

December 18th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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Welcome to the LiteMage Showcase! This is a series of blog posts where we take a look at Magento site owners using LiteSpeed Web Server + LiteMage Cache and highlight how LiteMage has uniquely benefited them. This week we are featuring Sustainable Furniture, a business based in Cornwall England specializing in ethically and sustainably sourced furniture and accessories.
 
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LiteMage – A Quick Look Forward

December 4th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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With many successful LiteMage deployments all yielding great results, many of our customers have been asking us: “What’s next?” This blog post will give you a quick look behind the curtain at some of our future plans for the world’s fastest full-page Magento cache.
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LiteMage Showcase: Caching Made To Order

November 27th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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Welcome to the LiteMage Showcase! This is a series of blog posts where we take a look at Magento site owners using LiteSpeed Web Server + LiteMage Cache and highlight how LiteMage has uniquely benefited them. This week we are featuring Rafasshop, a Spain-based business specializing in providing wholesalers with t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, and many other customize-able textile products.
 
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LiteMage Showcase: 93.5% Faster Shoes

November 18th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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Welcome to the LiteMage Showcase! This is a series of blog posts where we take a look at Magento site owners using LiteSpeed Web Server + LiteMage Cache and highlight how LiteMage has uniquely benefited them. This week we are featuring Izy Shoes, a Greece-based business specializing in women and children’s shoe sales!
 
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