LiteSpeed Web Server is the leading high-performance, high-scalability web server. It is completely Apache interchangeable so LiteSpeed Web Server can quickly replace a major bottleneck in your existing web delivery 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 serving architecture.
LiteSpeed Web Server has superior performance in terms of both raw speed and scalability. Our benchmarks demonstrate that it is more than 6 times faster than Apache. When serving static content, LiteSpeed surpasses well-respected content accelerators including thttpd, boa and TUX. When it comes to dynamic content, LiteSpeed is more than 50% faster in PHP content delivery than Apache with mod_php. Don’t just take our word for it. Download the LiteSpeed free or trial version and experience it for yourself.
Since its 3.0 release, LiteSpeed Web Server works flawlessly alongside web hosting control panels including cPanel, DirectAdmin, etc. as a drop-in Apache replacement. Easily increase PHP performance and security while doubling server capacity. LiteSpeed is the best choice for shared hosting service providers.
Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Igor Sysoev started development of Nginx in 2002, with the first public release in 2004. Nginx now hosts nearly 11.28% (43M) of all domains worldwide. Netcraft predicts that current trends will soon have Nginx surpassing Microsoft IIS as the second most popular web server.
Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.
Nginx is one of a handful of servers written to address the C10K problem. Unlike traditional servers, Nginx doesn’t rely on threads to handle requests. Instead it uses a much more scalable event-driven (asynchronous) architecture. This architecture uses small, but more importantly, predictable amounts of memory under load.
Even if you don’t expect to handle thousands of simultaneous requests, you can still benefit from Nginx’s high-performance and small memory footprint. Nginx scales in all directions: from the smallest VPS all the way up to clusters of servers.
Both [Apache and Nginx] are capable of serving a huge number of requests per second, but Apache’s performance start decreasing as you add more concurrent connections whereas Nginx’s performance almost doesn’t drop!
But here comes the best bit: because Nginx is event-based it doesn’t need to spawn new processes or threads for each request, so its memory usage is very low. Throughout my benchmark it just sat at 2.5MB of memory while Apache was using a lot more.
We still offer and support Apache of course but see so many speed improvements with Litespeed and Nginx over Apache especially with busy e commerce sites