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 »

LiteSpeed Web Server as Reverse Proxy Template

June 7th, 2013 by Michael

We’re rolling out a whole new line of virtual hosts for different set ups and functions. Two days ago we announced the release of a template for setting up Enterprise or OpenLiteSpeed with WP Super Cache. Today we have a template for setting up LiteSpeed Web Server as a reverse proxy to a backend server. My first time using the template (I don’t create the templates, I do the documentation), I set it up in a grand total of 6:37.8. That’s what I call quick and easy. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing Custom Templates: WP Super Cache

June 5th, 2013 by Michael

LiteSpeed Web Server has a lot of settings. It’s true. We know. These settings are helpful to tweak and fine tune your server. But sometimes, when you’re just getting started with a new environment, feature, or application, all those settings can be overwhelming. That is why we are introducing custom virtual host templates. These templates give you virtual hosts ready to perform different functions or use with different applications. You can still customize and tune different parts of the setup if you want, but these templates will give you a workable LSWS for your particular function in just a few quick and easy steps. Read the rest of this entry »

We’d Like to Meet You in Austin

June 3rd, 2013 by Michael

HostingCon is coming (June 17-19). We’ll be there and we’d love to meet you. Read the rest of this entry »

4.2.3 Is Now Stable, But You Can Still Download Old Versions If You Really Want

May 31st, 2013 by Michael

Thank you to the advance guard who tried out 4.2.3 in the first week. We are now happy to announce that 4.2.3 is stable and we are adding it to our AutoUpdater. You should have gotten an email asking you to update. Read the rest of this entry »