For those unaware, Litespeed Web Server is a type of software that can be installed on your cloud or dedicated server and replaces the more commonly used Apache software.
Whilst both products have been in existence for 15 years+, Apache is estimated to serve around 50% of all active websites compared LiteSpeed’s share of only 3%. We have however seen a rapid rise in it’s use over the last few years because of the enhanced performance LiteSpeed Web Server provides…
The Top Features of LiteSpeed Web Server…
The software works as a drop in replacement to existing framework
LiteSpeed can be activated within minutes and is officially supported by cPanel. A plugin is available which can be used for easier management of the LiteSpeed Web Server from a graphic interface directly in WHM.
It is 100% compatible with Apache – htaccess continues to work without modification, likewise httpd.conf. The transition is smooth and easy and is something that our tech team will put in place for you.
Your new LiteSpeed Web Server makes use of already familiar mod_security rules while also taking advantage of a host of built-in anti-DDoS features, such as bandwidth and connection throttling.
Improved Performance It is possible to double the maximum capacity of your current Apache server with LiteSpeed Web Server’s streamlined event-driven architecture, capable of handling thousands of concurrent clients with minimal memory consumption and CPU usage.
LiteSpeed can improve page load times and reduce Time to First Byte (TTFB) meaning visitors will browse your site quickly and easily without waiting on lengthy page load times.
The main difference between Apache is that Litespeed is event-driven rather than process driven. In short, Apache creates a new process or thread for every connection however, LiteSpeed Web Server, with its event-driven architecture, serves all connections on a few processes, saving resources. This efficient method of serving connections means you can serve many more connections, at a much higher rate, without upgrading your hardware.
LiteSpeed Web Server is available as as an add-on to your Cloud / Dedicated Server and priced from £30 per month. The software is also in use on our OptWeb platform – servers tailored for websites that may need a helping hand due to high load or are resource heavy.
If you would like to trial LiteSpeed without cost for a couple of weeks or have any questions about the product give us a call on 03300 885 250 or email email@example.com.