What is LiteSpeed Webserver?

What is LiteSpeed Webserver?

August 17, 2011 By Kevin 0

MonsterMegs Web HWhat is LiteSpeed Webserver? 1osting is powered by LiteSpeed Webserver. Great – but what does that mean & why should you be interested?

Studies have shown that in today’s fast paced world, visitors make a decision about ‘liking’ a website in the first 5 seconds. LiteSpeed is fast and will deliver your content to your visitors faster than an Apache-Based webhost. Therefore, LightSpeed may increase your ad revenue because visitors are more likely to open additional pages. In addition, LightSpeed may increase the chances that the visitors will come back again.

LiteSpeed is a high-performance, secure, easy-to-use, and Apache interchangeable web server. It supports HTTP/1.1, SSL, CGI, FastCGI, LSAPI, PHP, JSP, Servlets, GZIP compression, chroot, IP level throttling, connection accounting, DoS attack prevention, and instant recovery mechanisms. In non geek speak, it’s a program that runs on the server and listens for requests from visitors. When it gets a request, it responds to it by sending the content the visitor requested. If you have a website, you’ve probably heard of Apache – it’s the most widely used web server in the world. I’d be willing to bet that your current web hosting company uses it to serve your content. So…what sets LiteSpeed apart?

Speed – LiteSpeed is 6 times faster when serving images, javascript, css, and other static content, and 50% faster when delivering PHP based content like WordPress.

Performance – Denial of Service [DoS] attacks are very common and can easily take an Apache hosted website offline. LiteSpeed offers protection from such attacks and is capable of shrugging off most of these attacks.

Interoperability – LiteSpeed is completely interchangeable with Apache. LightSpeed offers .htaccess support, as well as everything else needed by users.

From an administrator’s perspective, LiteSpeed is great. The RAM usage is exponentially better than Apache. LightSpeed has a cache module built in and administration is a snap.

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Posted by Kevin

Hi, I’m Kevin! As the founder of MonsterMegs I oversee all executive operations. Having held the position for just over 9 years, MonsterMegs has grown substantially in that time and forced me to adapt and relearn the industry many times over. I am responsible for all vendor partnerships, business forecasting and working directly with customers to learn what MonsterMegs does well and how we can improve.

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