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Apache vs. LiteSpeed?

Discussion in 'Apache' started by EGS, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. #1
    I know Apache is the most popular application to rewrite and redirect URLs because it's free, but I've also heard of a faster commercial application called LiteSpeed.

    How much faster is it than regular Apache? Is it worth the price?
    SEMrush
     
    EGS, Aug 14, 2007 IP
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  2. rootbinbash

    rootbinbash Peon

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    I used it 3 years ago.It's 3x faster than apache in some conditions.
     
    rootbinbash, Aug 16, 2007 IP
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    solar44 Well-Known Member

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    yes, it just released a new updated, and has support for most comon control panels. I'm considering it to use on my own servers, but it doesn't come cheap. Then again it would safe some $$$ in the long run.

    They now claim to have 50% faster for php pages and up to 9 times the speed of apache...
     
    solar44, Oct 8, 2007 IP
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    Ladadadada Peon

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    Another good one to look at is lighttpd (http://www.lighttpd.net/) (Pronounced Lighty).

    It's free and significantly quicker than Apache. It's also used by YouTube, wikipedia and meebo.

    Some benchmarking of PHP running on Apache and lighttpd: http://digitalbadger.net/archives/30-LigHTTPd-and-Apache-Symfony-benchmarks.html

    Sorry about the raw URLs. I'm still not allowed live links.
     
    Ladadadada, Oct 9, 2007 IP
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    I would highly recommend lightspeed! It has increased our network performance by 80%.... We where also down for 3 days due to bot net attacks and we decided to give litespeed a try. As soon as we started her up it was instant uptime. 0.14 server loads as compared to apaches constant 1.50% loads...... If someone is getting attacked it only affects that site not the whole network aswell like geo location:) It is definatly worth the money! My p4 runs like a quad.
     
    hostparlor, Nov 8, 2007 IP
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    InFloW Peon

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    litespeed has a restrictive EULA that people do not read it seems. Adult content is a no no right now and who's to say other content will not be added later as they deem unacceptable?
     
    InFloW, Nov 8, 2007 IP
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    Yes and at first i must have skipped that part but thats alright:) We can bend on that...tos changed. no porn on hostparlor servers.
     
    hostparlor, Nov 9, 2007 IP
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    InFloW Peon

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    But what happens when litespeed says say no democrat related web sites may be served be litespeed it's a republican only web server.

    Crazy example, but they've already shown they want to restrict content who's to say they won't keep pushing that?

    Considering no other major web server is restrictive on content I'd prefer to use them :)
     
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    You got me on that one.
     
    hostparlor, Nov 10, 2007 IP
  10. qualityhostings

    qualityhostings Well-Known Member

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    Well, I am looking into lighttpd. lighttpd.net But no idea how to configure it . Any one installed and working on it ?

    Any help is appreciated
    Thanks
     
    qualityhostings, Nov 17, 2007 IP
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    EGS Notable Member

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    Yes I'd love to use Lighttpd, but I wouldn't know how to do modrewrite and stuff with it. :confused:
     
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    #12
    In the shared hosting realm apache is really the only option. With most panels now supporting Apache 2 this should be less of an issue anyways. From what I've seen Apache 2 is a heck of a lot better than 1 when you have a multi cpu system.


    If you got your own sites from my experience the best setup is to use Apache 2.2.6 with FastCGI for PHP. For your file serving use lighthttpd. With this you can use rewrite rules still and do use lighthttpd for what its good at and that is file serving.
     
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    qualityhostings Well-Known Member

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    Well, Just today , I upgraded again to Apache 2.0.

    Before 20 days , I got httpd failure because of the Apache 2+ OpenSSL bug.

    But it seems that , the bug is fixed. The server is now running fine.
     
    qualityhostings, Nov 17, 2007 IP
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    This is a specious argument. Yes, the EULA restricts illegal activity and pornographic content, but LiteSpeed cannot unilaterally alter the contract to add additional content restrictions.

    If you don't like LiteSpeed and want to argue against it, that's fine, but please be accurate in your statements. You leave me with the impression of someone who just wants to rag on LiteSpeed.


     
    Gandalf90125, Nov 23, 2007 IP
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    Interesting first post here

    Well they can alter the contract as they please it clearly states it in the agreement.

     
    InFloW, Nov 23, 2007 IP
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    So, is anyone using LiteSpeed? What is the performance like?
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 25, 2007 IP
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    We're running it fine on Hostparlor's server's as you can see here.

    [root@monster ~]# /usr/local/lsws/fcgi-bin/lsphp -v
    PHP 5.2.4 (litespeed) (built: Nov 18 2007 15:41:54)
    Copyright (c) 1997-2004 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2007 Zend Technologies
    with the ionCube PHP Loader v3.1.32, Copyright (c) 2002-2007, by ionCube Ltd., and
    with Zend Extension Manager v1.2.0, Copyright (c) 2003-2007, by Zend Technologies
    with Suhosin v0.9.20, Copyright (c) 2002-2006, by Hardened-PHP Project
    with Zend Optimizer v3.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2007, by Zend Technologies

    I'm the server admin for them runs good, Eventually going to install it on my server(s).
     
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    Suhosin is causing error when clients use Google Adsense mobile edition.
    So I removed it. All others are fine, with eAccelerator
     
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    You're right. I was looking at the EULA for the Standard version, not the Enterprise version, which is the version from which you posted an excerpt.



     
    Gandalf90125, Dec 1, 2007 IP
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    happpy Well-Known Member

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    #20
    sorry to dig up this old topic

    but

    how crazy is that???

    they want to tell me what content i may serve with litespeed???


    it´s like chrysler sells me a car and tells me i am not allowed to drive to mexico with it.

    can it get any more stupid???
     
    happpy, Jun 21, 2008 IP