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[VPS Addons] What is Litespeed Webserver?
Posted Monday January 15th 2018 / Category VPS

This article is part of a series covering licensed software that can or will be included on a Self Managed or Fully Managed VPS plan.

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What is Litespeed WebServer?

By default cPanel/WHM comes with Apache as its web server option, Litespeed is the step up from this providing a more robust back end which can take more requests and concurrent load with much less effort. It acts as a fully licensed drop in replacement and will seamlessly handle almost everything you would usually throw at an Apache server. Just more efficiently.


A Summary of the main features would include:

  • Double the maximum capacity of your current Apache servers with LiteSpeed Web Server’s streamlined event-driven architecture, capable of handling thousands of concurrent clients with minimal memory consumption and CPU usage.
  • Protect your servers with already familiar mod_security rules while also taking advantage of a host of built-in anti-DDoS features, such as bandwidth and connection throttling.
  • Conserve capital by reducing the number of servers needed to support your growing hosting business or online application.
  • Reduce complexity by eliminating the need for an HTTPS reverse proxy or additional 3rd party caching layers.

As users of this fantastic product ourselves on our own shared hosting servers, we can vouch for the performance and stability increase offered.


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