Auto-Installer: Automate LiteSpeed Installation for cPanel/WHM

November 5th, 2013 by Michael

Our new auto-installer allows you to install LiteSpeed Web Server and our cPanel/WHM plugin with one script from the command line. This should make it much easier and convenient for hosts to deploy new LSWS/cPanel installations. Read the rest of this entry »

4.2.5 Features Part 2: Use Spare RAM for Opcode Caching withPHP suEXEC ProcessGroup!

October 31st, 2013 by Michael

The new PHP suEXEC ProcessGroup mode allows shared hosting providers with extra memory to get better PHP performance through per-user opcode caching, plus allow custom php.ini’s and CloudLinux’s PHP Selector, too. Read the rest of this entry »

4.2.5 Features Part 1: Just in Time Configuration for Mass Hosting

October 31st, 2013 by Michael

Just in time configuration cuts memory usage and speeds up restart time by cutting down on the number of Apache vhosts LSWS has configure at server startup. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »