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Open LiteSpeed

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by euantor, May 12, 2013.

  1. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    Not sure if anybody's heard about this, but LiteSpeed have released a lightweight open source web server called Open LiteSpeed.

    Here are some of the listed features:

    I haven't yet found any proper benchmarks compared to nginx, but I might try it out over this week. I wondered if anybody else has had a try and can provide some thoughts?
     
  2. Liam D.

    Liam D. Active Member

    I just heard of this today from TAZ. This really sounds promising, and I might try it out within the week, although I wonder which features were removed.

    EDIT
     
  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Litespeed and Nginx have pretty much always been on par.
     
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  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If if they just included htaccess compatability, imho this would be THE web server of choosing for pretty much everybody.

    Having said that, if the issue is just adding the htaccess directives to the web-gui.... then... hmm definately onto a winner?
     
  5. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    That alone makes it a "Not only no, but HELL no!" for me.
     
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  6. Liam D.

    Liam D. Active Member

    It still supports Apache rewrites via the Admin page (that's what I've heard, not sure), just not through .htaccess. I do the same for rewrites with NginX (having to manually open up configs) so I guess there wouldn't be a difference between the ease of use between the two. As for performance, LiteSpeed and NginX were two web servers that exceeded expectations, only NginX being better at serving static content IMO.
     
  7. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well i've just fired up a server and am giving it a play now.
     
  8. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

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  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So intial setup was easy enough,having some issues with mysql though, for some reason it doesn't want to connect to it.
     
  10. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Dunno, but I can start this server.
    Code:
    [ERROR] Failed to start litespeed!
    Debian 7 fresh install VirtualBox.

    -edit-
    I got it. Installation required curl to download PHP 5.3.24 from us.php.net and I dont have any curl installed.

    So:
    Code:
    apt-get install curl
    will fix that.

    I guess they should tell us about this. :D
     
  11. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Okay, so I recommend to all who want to test it.

    Install PHP before install Open LiteSpeed.

    My bad. I mean:

    Install curl and beware about your PHP version.
     
  12. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Right yea, seconding this, you realy have to watch your dependencies with this.
     
  13. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  14. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    Looks pretty speedy to me. Hard to tell if that's the webserver or the hardware though. Will be adding a new droplet tomorrow to try it out a bit for my self.
     
  15. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Obviously it will be fast due to it being a new install, no data no load etc.

    However, in real time I spent maybe an hour from a barebones box, installing centos + deps and then getting it running.

    I've never realy used litespeed before, however, seems simple enough, so will have a better play tomorow.
     
  16. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    Seems default OpenLiteSpeed doesn't have MySQL support compiled into PHP http://vbtechsupport.com/2214/

    Nice using PHP 5.3.24 or 5.4.14 ?
     
  17. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    5.3, was having some issues with 5.4, but think I may have worked them out now, will try again tomrow, getting late now.
     
  18. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Id added it in myself, but had forgotten a dependency install, which was causing the issue.
     
  19. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    which dependency was missing for you ?
     
  20. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Erm, cant remember now, and have just re-wiped the vps to play from clean tomorow. It was one of the devel packages.
     

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