cPanel Support: The Official Position

October 28th, 2013 by Michael

Update: cPanel now officially supports LiteSpeed Web Server!

We have a lot of users using cPanel, and sometimes cPanel support for LSWS users can be something of a thorny issue. Some users have gotten the impression that cPanel will not support them just because they use LiteSpeed. cPanel and LiteSpeed want to assure you that this is not the case. I spoke with Brian Oates, cPanel’s Technical Support Manager, recently about how a support ticket should go: Read the rest of this entry »

Learning How LiteSpeed Can Help You and Your Customers

October 16th, 2013 by Michael

Solutions Screen ShotAt the very end of last month, LiteSpeed released a new, improved site. One of our favorite features on the new site is the Solutions section. In this section, we tried to explain succinctly and simply  how LiteSpeed Web Server can help different people in different situations. Read the rest of this entry »

Wonderful Meeting You All — We’d Like More Feedback

October 9th, 2013 by Michael

Back from the cPanel Conference in New Orleans, where I had a wonderful time. Still getting used to cold shoulders after that Southern hospitality. The best part of the conferences, for me, is getting to meet all our customers — to hear your gripes and success stories and talk about the future together. I want to take this chance to extend the opportunity to give feedback beyond just the people that are able to make it to the conferences. If you have anything (LiteSpeed related) you want to talk to us about, please let us know. Email or call or make yourself known on the forums. We can’t do everything everybody wants, but getting an idea of what everybody wants will help guide where we go.

Thanks!

Cakewalk with Me in New Orleans?

September 27th, 2013 by Michael

Just a quick post to let everyone know I will be in New Orleans for the cPanel Conference. Looking forward to a roaring good time, lots of cPanel updates, and, hopefully, lots of LiteSpeed users. Contact me through the sales email if you’d like to meet up. (I’m always interested in feedback, questions, and feature requests.)

Cheers,

Michael

Easy Just Got Easier: Announcing the Release of the Plesk LSWS Extension

August 21st, 2013 by Michael

plesk_lsws_pluginOur new extension for Parallels’ Plesk panel makes it exceedingly easy for Plesk users to try LiteSpeed Web Server. Read the rest of this entry »

The lsup Command: Update Many Installations in One Stroke

August 8th, 2013 by Michael

We’re adding more command line functions to make it easier to automate multiple installations of LSWS. With that in mind, we introduce the lsup command: lsup allows you to upgrade (or downgrade) your version of LSWS from the command line. The executable is located at $SERVER_ROOT/admin/misc/lsup.sh. Running this basic command automatically upgrades your installation of LSWS to the autoupdate release. (This does not mean the latest release, but the latest release that has been deemed stable enough for autoupdate.) In a basic installation on CentOS, this command would thus be:

/usr/local/lsws/admin/misc/lsup.sh

The command can be further customized to upgrade to, downgrade to, or reinstall specific versions. These options are explained in the lsup wiki article.

This command was the result of requests from our users. If there are other functions you want to see, please let us know.

Lots of New Documentation (for Enterprise and OpenLiteSpeed)

July 18th, 2013 by Michael

Over the past few weeks we’ve been adding many new articles to OpenLiteSpeed’s documentation. Read the rest of this entry »

The OpenLiteSpeed Features Keep Coming: WebSocket Proxy + OCSP Stapling

July 3rd, 2013 by Michael

OpenLiteSpeed is giving us the chance to add and test a horde of new features. For 1.2 (which came out today!), we’ve added WebSocket proxies and OCSP stapling. Both of these are exciting features that should speed up the Internet (as soon as they’re widely integrated into the Internet). Read the rest of this entry »

Why Your HTTP Server Can’t Block SYN Floods (And What You Can Do)

July 1st, 2013 by Michael

SYN floods are back in vogue. As DDoS-ing becomes more and more of an industry and the resources necessary for an effective attack become more accessible, SYN flooding has become more popular. Unfortunately, LiteSpeed Web Server (or Apache or Nginx or Lighttpd or Cherokee or Jetty or Tomcat or …) can’t help you with SYN floods. Here’s why and what you can do (including signing up for our free anti-DDoS proxy service): (Check our wiki for simple steps to hardening your kernel against SYN floods. Both the wiki and this article are geared toward hardening a Linux kernel only.) Read the rest of this entry »

OpenLiteSpeed 1.1 (With SPDY!)

June 20th, 2013 by Michael

Last Friday, we released OpenLiteSpeed 1.1. OpenLiteSpeed 1.1 introduces a big advance : SPDY.  Read the rest of this entry »