Setting Up Multiple PHP Versions

April 19th, 2013 by Michael

Here at LiteSpeed, we are in the midst of a major overhaul of our documentation. It's a lot of hard work — like carving granite with tweezers — but we don't want to make you wait till it's finished to get some of the benefits. So, on the blog, we will be sharing tips about how you can make LSWS run better for you. Today's post is an overview of setting up multiple PHP versions when you use a control panel (though it will work if you don't use a control panel as well). Read the rest of this entry »

A Message from Our Friends at InterServer

April 10th, 2013 by Michael

InterServer recently posted a piece on their blog detailing our long history together. Read the rest of this entry »

Trouble Shooting: “PECL Install Doesn’t Work”

April 5th, 2013 by Michael

Some users prefer to mount their /tmp directory as noexec for security reasons, but we’ve seen that this can cause a problem for PECL installs. Pointing the PECL temp_dir to a new path gets around this problem. Read the rest of this entry »

So Many Licenses… Which One Is Right For Me?

March 29th, 2013 by Michael

We get a lot of questions about licenses, especially which license is best for a particular customer. I want to take a moment to answer some of the most frequent questions/misunderstandings about LiteSpeed licenses: Read the rest of this entry »

We Update Constantly (or Why Our Build Numbers Are Only Three Digits)

March 27th, 2013 by Michael

Often times, when you have a problem with LSWS, one of our staff will suggest that you update to the latest version of the web server. “But I am using the latest version,” you say. “No,” the staff member says, “we updated it yesterday.”

This is something we get asked about quite often: Why don't we add another digit to distinguish between builds whenever we update LSWS? The reason is that we update it so often — and for so many configuration-specific bugs — that for you, the user, to try to keep up with these updates is an exercise in futility. Read the rest of this entry »

Web Performance and the Bottom Line Pt. 2

March 22nd, 2013 by Michael

Yesterday, I linked to a Varnish blog post talking about the effect of page upload time on business. Today I came across a post on the Simple Helix blog I like even more. Read the rest of this entry »

"Web Performance and the Bottom Line" (An External Link)

March 21st, 2013 by Michael

Here's a post from the Varnish Software blog discussing how web site speed affects online businesses. One of the studies they use is four years old, but I think the numbers they show beautifully illustrate why speed matters: Read the rest of this entry »

PHP Selector (from CloudLinux)

March 19th, 2013 by Tony

Recently, CloudLinux has added support for LSWS to its PHP Selector. PHP Selector allows the end-user to select their PHP version and what PHP modules they want to run. Read the rest of this entry »

New Faces and a New Base

March 18th, 2013 by Michael

We're not sure if you've noticed, but LiteSpeed has been expanding. Read the rest of this entry »

Closing the Loopholes: Disable CGI Override

March 15th, 2013 by George

LiteSpeed Web Server features something that Apache does not — a way to disable CGI, permanently. Read the rest of this entry »