LiteSpeed Web Server
LiteSpeed Web Server
Because Performance Matters!
- Highly Efficient
- Rock Solid Stability
- Enhanced Security
- Best In Industry Caching
- High Performance
- Very Lightweight
World Class Performance And Stability
Litespeed Web Server is a highly efficient and extremely stable alternative to Apache. Testing shows that Litespeed is up to
4506% faster than Apache, and 86% faster than Nginx.
To put it simply Litespeed can handle more visitors, with much greater speed, and use way less resources doing it.
* Based on benchmarks performed by LiteSpeed Technologies.
Enhanced Server Security
Litespeed works hand in hand with Mod Security, and here at Kickassd we maintain an awesome custom set of Mod Security rules
to silently mitigate thousands of attacks against your website/s. A ton of built in Ant-DDOS features help auto mitigate many
common DDOS attacks against websites. The Litespeed team prides itself on staying up to date on the Internets latest exploits and
security risks, and addressing those with lightning fast security updates.
It is little wonder why we have chosen to use the worlds Fastest Web Server on all of our SSD Web Hosting plans, and strongly encourage
its use on our Managed Cloud Servers!
Full HTTP/2 Support
LiteSpeed is the first web server to support the HTTP/2 standard. HTTP/2 is the Second Major Revision of the HTTP Network
Protocol created by The Working Group and based on Google’s SPDY network protocol, HTTP/2 is the first major improvement to
the HTTP standard in almost 20 years. As of May 2015, HTTP/2 has been published as RFC 7540.
One of the primary goals when creating HTTP/2 was to maintain high compatibility with HTTP/1.1. As such the HTTP semantics have
not been changed ensuring backwards-compatibility. Browsers will also automatically switch from HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/2 if both they
and the server support it. This switch is both instant and invisible to the user.
Best In Industry Caching
Litespeed has invested heavily in the development of caching technology, and the results are undeniable. From Wordpress caching, to
Magento, to Xenforo, to just about any type of site or forum you can shake a stick at. Litespeed offers caching that greatly surpasses
even Nginx, and Varnish in the ability to handle load, speed, and stability.
Litespeeds Caching is hands down the
technology on all of our servers.
In addition to LScache we also have Zend Opcode Cache available globally on all our servers. Litespeed developers have developed Litespeed
to work especially well with Zend Opcode Cache. This offers an average of
|Apache 1.3/2.0||LiteSpeed 2.1|
|Ruby on Rails Integration|
|Memory Footprint||Large (process/threads)||Small (event-driven)|
|Scalability||Poor (~1000 concurrent clients)||Excellent (20,000+ concurrent clients, SMP Linear)|
|Product Support||3rd Party||24/7 Support|
|High Performance Proxy||Add-on|
|Static Load Balancer||3rd Party|
|Connection Throttle||3rd Party|
|Bandwidth Throttle||3rd Party|