The version of PHP offered on our server has a major impact to customers. While some customers like to test their scripts with newer version of PHP, others run some older scripts that are not compatible with the newer versions of PHP. For a long time there has been a battle for us on the best version to run. While we don’t want customers site to break by running newer version of PHP, we also don’t want to run an outdated version of PHP that is no longer being updated or supported. This is a battle that has not only effected us, but the hosting industry as a whole.… Read the rest
With changing times you can see similar changes in technology, all these changes are made to minimize our efforts. Some of the changes have revolutionized the way we are using technology and implementation of such technologies becomes important to accommodate the increased number of users. One such change, which we will experience in coming years, is introduction of LiteSpeed based servers. With introduction of recent version of LiteSpeed, which can be used for hosting personal or commercial website and has proven that is almost 6 times faster than the Apache Servers. If you use it effectively and make changes, accordingly you can get 9 times faster results for your web site speed no matter if you are using the shared web hosting platform also.… Read the rest
LiteSpeed web hosting is a technology that utilizes LiteSpeed web servers to host all customer websites. Living up to their name, standard LiteSpeed servers are known to be double the speed as Apache for non dynamic content. The enterprise version, the company claims, is 6x as fast. PHP code is about 1.5x faster than Apache’s mod_php. The primary logic for the high speed is a network architecture that is orderly and optimal. The architecture has been conceived with the dual goal of low latency and scalability in mind.
Litespeed is now being used for all MonsterMegs Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Semi-Dedicated services. After a week of thorough beta testing and internal testing, we are proud to announce that MonsterMegs has partnered with LiteSpeed Technologies to provide LiteSpeed based web hosting. LiteSpeed is web server software which offers greater speed, reliability, and security than Apache, the current web server software we were using.
LiteSpeed offers many advantages over Apache, and you can read all about them here: http://www.litespeedtech.com/litespeed-web-server-features.html. Some of the main features are listed below:
- Up to 9 times faster than Apache
- PHP performance increases 50%
- Best Ruby on Rail performance
- 3 times faster than Apache in SSL
- Efficient CGI daemon
- High performance Perl daemon
- SSL Hardware acceleration
- Strictest HTTP request validation
- Deny any buffer-overrun attempts
- Anti-DDoS: Throttling & Connection Accounting
- System overloading prevention
- Chroot web server process
- CGI/FCGI/LSAPI/PHP/RUBY suEXEC
- Virtual host chroot
If anyone notices any issues please let us know by submitting a ticket to our support department.… Read the rest
LiteSpeed web hosting is a technology that uses LiteSpeed web servers to host all client websites. Living up to their name, standard LiteSpeed servers are known to be twice as fast as Apache for static content. The enterprise version, the company claims, is six times as fast. PHP scripting is about 1.5 times faster than Apache’s mod_php. The main reason for the high speed is a network architecture that is clean and optimal. The architecture has been created with the dual objective of low latency and scalability in mind.