Most of users ask themselves – should I choose Apache server or maybe LiteSpeed server?
Today, I will try to help with answer to that question.
Now the most of site servers are based on Apache system , but servers based on LiteSpeed is gaining more and more popularity . Customers for whom the main measure of the site is performance should be interested in such a solution, because it can be much more efficient than the server based on Apache.
What should lead the client to choose a server based on Litespeed?
Users with very expanded websites based on the popular CMS WordPress, Joomla or Drupal use a lot of plugins and images to create them. All these “add-ons” mean that the site can be sluggish and resource-consuming.
For very expanded big websites a big problem with efficency should be a big .htaccess file which directly affects to efficency of site , because every time must be loaded and processed. On Litespeed server, loading .htaccess file is solved differently through using .htaccess caching , so .htaccess does not affect negatively to efficency of site.
Other thing that can affect efficiency of website is using SSL acceleration , which affects directly loading speed of https page, that will work three times faster than on Apache.
API of LiteSpeed server is loading dynamic content of web application definitely faster than other API which is the cause that PHP, Ruby, Python works to 50% faster than Apache.
LiteSpeed architecture also allows to handle static query much faster then Apache with high page load it can be even 10 times faster.
Certainly many users can ask about compatibility with the currently used Apache module, in this matter LiteSpeed is compatible with all basic modules like mod_rewrite, mod_security, mod_include or mod_cache.
In summary, wanting to choose server for big sites which has many visits, LiteSpeed will be definitely a better choice due to the processing efficency of the elements used on websites and compatibility with modules created for Apache.
If site is rarely visited and is a straight page it isn’t worth investing additional resources in hosting based on LiteSpeed , because webiste very often don’t take advantage of the possibilities offered by LiteSpeed.
Data about efficency are from oficial site www.litespeedtech.com