What is Litespeed

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LiteSpeed Web Server is the leading high-performance, high-scalability web server from Litespeed technologies. it can be used to replace an existing Apache server without changing any other programs or operating system details, and without breaking anything, so LiteSpeed Web Server can quickly replace a major bottleneck in your existing web hosting platform. With its comprehensive range of features and easy-to-use web administration console, LiteSpeed Web Server can help you conquer the challenges of deploying an effective web hosting infrastructure.

Litespeed Web Server Editions

Litespeed web server has 3 editions as below

OpenLiteSpeed Edition

This edition is generally used for Large , High - traffic websites however this edition is not compatible with any hosting control panel. Its an opensource edition and free for personal and commercial uses.

Standard Edition

This edition generally used for Small , Low - traffic websites and its also compatible with hosting control panels such as WHM / Cpanel & Direct Admin.This edition is a free edition and can be used for personal or commercial purpose.

Enterprise Edition

This edition is widely used for Large , High - traffic websites and its compatible with hosting control panels. The enterprise edition is widely used by Leading Web hosting organizations to provide excellent web hosting experience for their valuable clients. Enterprise edition is has got highest level of stability and its supported by cpanel as well as integrated in direct admin control panel.

Litespeed Web Server Features

Lite-Speed Web Server has superior performance in terms of both raw speed and scalability. Litespeed is faster than apache while serving PHP contents. its an ideal hosting platform for serving the WordPress , joomla , drupal based websites as it easily increases the PHP performance and security.

Apache Compatibility

Litespeed web server is compatible with commonly used Apache web server and its features such as mod_reswrite , .htaccess as well as mod_security. Litespeed web server can load the apache configuration files as it works as a replacement for apache and its also compatible with the leading hosting control panels such as Cpanel , Plesk and Direct Admin.

Performance & Scalability

Lite-speed web server increases the performance & scalability of web hosting platform by its unique event driven architecture. It has the capability of serving thousands of clients simultaneously with minimum usage of server resources like Memory and CPU. The uniquely developed & optimized code of Litespeed web server increases the PHP performance as well as serves the static websites faster than apache. It has the capability of handling sudden spikes in traffic as well as helps in managing the DDOS attack without any DDOS mitigation hardware.


Litspeed web server is compatible with apache's mod_security feature and has built in anti-DDoS capability. With the customization features like per-IP connection, request, and bandwidth throttling ,  IPs that make too many connections or requests or ask for too much bandwidth are blocked, stopping attackers before they overrun your server.

Cost Effective

Switching to lite speed from apache is an easy task and very cost effective in terms of support costs. Litespeed's licensing costs are quite low than any hardware upgrade required to optimize a server running apache. Litespeed helps in reducing the support costs with its unique features providing optimized , secured , stable hosting platform allowing the support technicians and Administrators peace of mind from an overloaded server.

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