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Litespeed Web Server - 9x Faster than Apache

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LiteSpeed is an enterprise grade web server. Zipa Hosting provides LiteSpeed for free with all shared and reseller hosting services. Apache is the default web server of Linux which is free. LiteSpeed is paid software, blazing fast and more stable. It is 9 times faster than Apache, PHP processing is 50% faster and can serve static content up to 5 times faster, dynamic content up to 40 times faster and SSL (HTTPS) up to 3 times faster than Apache. We have LiteSpeed Web Server installed on all our shared and reseller hosting servers.

CageFS Virtualized File System
Native Application Optimization

LiteSpeed allows seamless integration for popular platforms such as WordPress and Magento to provide in-server caching, reducing the TTFB/TTLB into milliseconds. It also allows native GZIP compression and Smart Keep Alive.

KernelCare Rebootless Security Update
More Profit & Customer Satisfaction

LiteSpeed Web Server increases server efficiency and performance, lowering hosting and support costs in the process. As a result, your customers benefit from faster page load times and you will gain more profit from increased sales.

Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE)
Increased Server Security

LiteSpeed Web Server is mod_security compatible and has native protection for a variety of threats including DDoS and SSL Renegotiation attacks. It can prevent forkbombs attacks and deny buffer overrun attempts.


LiteSpeed Web Server is a feature packed web server software which is a drop-in replacement to Apache. It is natively supported by cPanel.
These are the key features of the web server software:

  • HTTP/2 Support
  • HTTP 1.0/1.1 compliant
  • PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python, Java
  • LSAPI, CGI, FCGI, AJPv13, Proxy
  • HTTPS, SNI and OCSP stapling
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • IP and name-based virtual hosting
  • Unlimited concurrent connections
  • GZIP compression
  • SPDY/2, 3, and 3.1 support
  • WebSocket proxying
  • Apache compatible
  • Drop-in Apache replacement
  • Full .htaccess support
  • Apache core modules compatible
  • Event-driven architecture
  • Tiny memory footprint
  • 50x faster dynamic content
  • 40x better performance with LSAPI
  • 5x faster static content
  • 3x faster HTTPS
  • Sendfile() & Asynchronous I/O
  • Built-in page caching (LSCache)
  • Edge Side Includes (ESI)
  • Advanced .htaccess caching
  • CloudLinux LVE compatibility
  • Increased application scalability
  • Web application buffering
  • CPU affinity & Graceful Restart
  • Instant recovery from service failure
  • Anti-DDoS per-IP throttling
  • System overload prevention
  • ModSecurity compatibility
  • ModSecurity request filtering
  • External App. Resource Control
  • SSL renegotiation protection
  • Strict HTTP request validation
  • Deny buffer overrun attempts
  • CloudLinux CageFS compatibility
  • Chroot server, virtual host or apps
  • Restrain virtual hosts
  • Symbolic link settings
  • Strict ownership checking
  • Restricted permission masks

Frequently Asked Questions

LiteSpeed is a web server that is known for providing excellent performance and higher scalability.

LiteSpeed has the capacity to solve any major bottleneck in your existing web hosting solution. LiteSpeed comprises of impressive features and user-friendly web administration console that ensures a safe and fast web hosting environment.

You don't have to be a SEO guru to understand why your web site speed is important for your ranking in search engines. The easier the search engines' bots craw your web site, the better rank you will get in search results. What's more, you will not annoy your visitors and they will stay on your web site.

Yes, LiteSpeed supports .htaccess with Apache compatibility.

Yes, LiteSpeed supports URL rewrite through the .htaccess file.

No, LiteSpeed was built from the ground up as a standalone product.

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