Posts Tagged ‘lsws’

LiteSpeed Web Server: The World’s First Web Server to Offer HTTP/2 Support

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015




For the past two years, we have been developing solutions to stay “ahead of the curve” in anticipation of HHTP/2’s impending release  and we are very happy to announce some exciting news! The wait is over and the latest RFC has made it official. HTTP/2 is finally here!

As we have been mentioning in our previous blogposts, HTTP/2 contains a number of advances that will allow the internet not only to be faster but also safer than ever by implementing:

* More efficient use of network resources
* SI reduced latency
* Faster page loads
* Longer connections

Google, SPDY and Browser Support

The most important aspect of the web’s new protocol was Google’s announcement to drop support for  SPDY in favor of HTTP/2. By adopting HTTP/2, Google has opened the door to an unquestionable deployment of standardized web browser support. As a result, Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera are already offering HTTP/2 support.

LiteSpeed Technologies and HTTP/2

Based on these events, we at LiteSpeed Technologies have been working hard to make sure that this new and exciting technology is available in our family of web server products. We have stayed abreast of the development process in order to be the FIRST web server developer with significant global market share to offer full HTTP/2 support. We are very proud to announce that both Open LiteSpeed and our flagship product, LiteSpeed Enterprise 5.0 fully support all of HTTP/2’s major implementations.

We’re also very happy to announce that LSWS 5.0 is now completely stable and ready for production use. By upgrading to this version, users will not only be able to experience full HTTP/2 support but they will also be able to try out our latest product – LiteMage Cache. For more information, please visit our  LiteMage Cache page.

Finally, by offering full HTTP/2 support, LiteSpeed Enterprise seeks to make sure that the end user’s overall experience is on par with Google by being part of the process that loads webpages faster and saves time for all users.

LiteSpeeders, make sure your server becomes a part of web history!  Deploy to HTTP/2 today!

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

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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. (more…)

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

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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. (more…)

Announcing the Release of Ultra VPS License

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Because Ultra Is Better


WordPress Plugin: Keep Your Cache Up-to-Date

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Here’s a plugin that will automatically repopulate your LiteSpeed Cache when an article gets updated on WordPress (more…)

Not Even Close: Ruby LSAPI 4.1 Bests Nginx + Passenger (Another Benchmark)

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Part 2 — Downloading


In the last post, we benchmarked the uploading speed of LSWS 4.2.2 (with Ruby LSAPI 4.1) against Nginx with Passenger for a Ruby Rails Rack application. But rewindableinput was not our only change in Ruby LSAPI 4.1. (more…)

Don’t Get Overrun When You Update

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

4.2.2 New Features: REFRESH Cache, Stale Cache Mechanism

1. How to REFRESH/PURGE cache manually

/usr/local/lsws/admin/misc>/usr/local/lsws/admin/fcgi-bin/admin_php purge_cache_byurl.php

Synopsis: php purge_cache_byurl.php -(r|p) domain url [server_ip] [port]-r: refresh cache (use stale cache while updating cache)
-p: purge cache (delete cache entry) (more…)

Not Even Close: Ruby LSAPI 4.1 Bests Nginx + Passenger (A Benchmark, Of Course)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Part 1 — Uploading


Now that we’ve finished tweaking the latest update of LiteSpeed’s SAPI for Ruby on Rails with Rack, we decided to celebrate with a little benchmarking. (more…)

Switching from Apache: Open_Basedir in the Shared Hosting Environment

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


Open_basedir, a PHP directive, is ignored by suPHP. LSWS, however, honors open_basdir settings. So, when you move from Apache to LSWS, you may encounter restrictions that, though they were there before, were never honored in your shared hosting environment. (more…)

Change php.ini under PHP suEXEC Daemon Mode? Not Possible!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

We’re happy to announce the release of LSWS 4.2.1, both to address an issue with php.ini location, but also to bump up PHP performance through streamlining PHP process launch. (more…)