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Thread: LiteSpeed vs Apache

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    LiteSpeed vs Apache

    My host has replaced Apache with LiteSpeed.

    This is what their site says:

    LiteSpeed Web Server is the leading high-performance, high-scalability web server. 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.
    Is it true?
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    Yes, it's faster, yet you might experience some compatibility issues, I recommend that you test your scripts properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    Yes, it's faster, yet you might experience some compatibility issues, I recommend that you test your scripts properly.
    already am having some problems with vbulletin.
    note: when you replace this, dont use masked URL. thanks ~ admin

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    I Haven't tried LiteSpeed, but I have heard is faster but as shenron said you might experience some compatibility issues, remember apache gets the biggest piece of the share cake and most scripts are tested on apache servers, but you should give it a try or check this one: lighttpd fly light

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    I have used litespeed , the only problem i have faced is with Forums , as no of sql connection for forum are very high due to which once litespeed crashed and once it lead to crash of my DB .

    Worst par Being ,There was no answer from the host

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    Quote Originally Posted by weirdnessme View Post
    Worst par Being ,There was no answer from the host
    I am lucky there.....my host rarely disappoints me.

    My vb forum is normal again.

    the support took care of everything.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by sachin410 View Post
    already am having some problems with vbulletin.
    what version of vBulletin are you running and PHP version?

    I've ran litespeed and vBulletin together numerous times and it's never had a problem. Alternatively URLJet which specializes in vBulletin hosting also uses Lighttp
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    I run Apache on my server and haven't used Lightspeed but I read about it to keep up with things. It seems that even though Lightspeed is much faster it doesn't have as many modules and features as Apache, if I have my info correct. It's a trade-off.

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    Litespeed is not really that much faster, it's more of a tossup as to how you configure it. All in all, if you tweak Apache to the point where it does what you want, you will notice almost no difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastercraze View Post
    Litespeed is not really that much faster, it's more of a tossup as to how you configure it. All in all, if you tweak Apache to the point where it does what you want, you will notice almost no difference.
    That's what I did for my server. Apache is so highly configurable and has so many modules it's just a matter of taking the time to set it how you want it.

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