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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Exciting New Features Added In LiteSpeed Load Balancer 2.0RC1

October 29th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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LiteSpeed Load Balancer (LSLB) 2.0RC1 is the worlds first all-in-one load balancer. With built-in features like HTTP/2, High Availability, Page Caching, and a Mod_Security compatible Web Application Firewall, LSLB 2.0RC1 is sure to provide everything needed keep your sites running quickly, safely, and reliably. Let’s go over these new features in some more detail and cover why their inclusion in this release is such a big deal.
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PHP 7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 3: How fast can WordPress go?

September 4th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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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. In our recent Getting the Best WordPress Performance article, we saw just how much of a difference a page cache can make in regards to WordPress performance.

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Getting the Best WordPress Performance

August 31st, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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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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PHP 7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 2: WordPress

July 24th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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Based on the results of the Hello World Benchmark Test, we now know that LiteSpeed and OpenLiteSpeed have the smallest IPC overhead and provides the best performance for PHP 7 and HHVM of the web servers tested. We will be using OpenLiteSpeed to do the 2nd benchmark test where we will be targeting a sample WordPress site to see the performance difference. We know from our first test that PHP 7 is 140% faster than HHVM on hello world. How about when using WordPress?
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LSWS 5.0.3 Updated To Fix Forced SSL On Google Chrome Version 44.0.2403.89

July 24th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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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PHP7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 1: Hello World

July 16th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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What is the best platform for the fastest PHP engines?

The competition between PHP 7 and HHVM is starting to heat up. HHVM was previously the front runner, originally converting PHP code to C++ but eventually changing their strategy by instead converting to x86-64 machine code to dramatically increase a PHP site’s performance. PHP however is trying very hard to come out on top with the coming release of PHP 7. Who will win this competition, PHP 7 or HHVM?
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Pioneering HTTP/2

July 14th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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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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