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Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Moscato, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Moscato

    Moscato Active Member

    I keep seeing thread after thread after thread using litespeed webserver for their Xenforo installations

    Is there a particular reason why?

    Mine is on an archlinux nginx mariadb php-fpm (zendopcache) stack and I'm perfectly happy with it technically. What advantages does litespeed have?
  2. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    LiteSpeed Cache. This is similar to Varnish.
  3. Moscato

    Moscato Active Member

    That's functionally identical to nginx proxy cache, or similar to nginx fastcgi cache

    Easier to setup or something?
  4. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Also Similar to fastcgi_cache of Nginx.
    I prefer Nginx much ;)
  5. Moscato

    Moscato Active Member

    I'm a huge fan of it myself

    Still trying to figure out how to setup fastCGI_cache while not breaking the forums though

    Do you use it?
  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  7. lsmichael

    lsmichael Member

    Howdy @Moscato,

    Not totally sure I'm qualified to answer this (since I work for LiteSpeed), but I didn't want your thread to go dead. The biggest reason people use LSWS is that it has performance at least as good as NGINX while also remaining Apache compatible (which makes it control panel compatible and easy to set up).

    As for the caching, I've never seen benchmarks comparing any of them. The functionality should be pretty similar, though I'm not that familiar with NGINX's caching. (I know more about Varnish and LSCache.)

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  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    It's also compatible and supported by cpanel, which is a big bonus for a lot of people.
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  9. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    And the staff at litespeed are helpful. Even with openlitespeed they've answered every question I've had.
  10. lsmichael

    lsmichael Member

    Thanks! We need to get faster at this, though — especially for OpenLiteSpeed.


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