LiteSpeed is one of the more recent additions to the world of web servers. It offers an impressive list of features and a user-friendly administration console that offers a fast and safe web hosting environment. However, the reason LiteSpeed hosting is so popular is that it is an easy replacement for Apache, the most commonly used web server software in the world.

Sure, many opine they can configure Apache using Varnish and Nginx for better caching and serving of static content. And in spite of all customizations and tinkering, the performance and productivity of Apache still can’t match that of LiteSpeed. But unlike Apache, LiteSpeed cannot be used for free. Here we look at five reasons why paying for LiteSpeed is worth your money.

Benefits of Switching to LiteSpeed

  1. An easy replacement for Apache

If you are using Apache for your servers and are looking to increase their speed significantly, moving to LiteSpeed web servers makes a lot of sense. LiteSpeed is a straight replacement for Apache and to the top, it is 100% compatible. So if a program worked with Apache, it will work just as seamlessly with LiteSpeed. The changeover is absolutely smooth and devoid of hurdles. For instance, the code in .htaccess works just as before, as does the httpd.conf file. In fact, switching to LiteSpeed from Apache is so easy that it needs just a few minutes and a further second or two to get your website running with your new LiteSpeed server. And if you are a WHM/cPanel user, you can administer LiteSpeed through a graphic interface with the help of a free plug-in.

  1. Offers increased security

The full compatibility of LiteSpeed with Apache bestows it with a number of advantages. Security is one such area as you can simply use Apache’s mod_security module to block any web attacks. And you don’t even need to modify the rules of Apache for it. There are also LiteSpeed’s inbuilt security features that prove quite handy in the face of a DDoS or DoS attack on your website. Both these attacks are fairly common nowadays and LiteSpeed can protect your website from a majority of them. It does this by using inbuilt anti-DDoS functions like connections and bandwidth throttling. Recent history has also been witness to LiteSpeed’s lightning quick response to DDoS attacks. Once they are alerted to an attack, the company tends to release a fix within two hours which is made accessible to all users.

  1. Boosts overall performance

One of the best things about LiteSpeed is how it handles large amounts of load. A busy website that hosts thousands of visitors every second stands to gain a great deal by moving to LiteSpeed hosting. Among different web servers, LiteSpeed is the fastest at serving static content. It further strengthens PHP performance thanks to its custom PHP LSAPI. This attribute of LiteSpeed helps save a lot of money by maintaining the speed of your website even under heavy visitor traffic and preventing downtimes. As a small aside, a quick-loading and always-up website also have a positive impact on its marketing efforts. Search engines like Google view a quick loading speed as a positive factor when ranking a website.

  1. Reduces costs related to hardware

As the load or visitor traffic to your website increases with time, your server is likely to max out its hardware resources. One way to go about solving this is by adding more resources. However, if you keep on adding more resources to your server, the overall costs are going to go up. Instead, installing LiteSpeed is a better and cheaper way of optimizing the load handling capability of your website. It keeps your server load to a minimum, which means you can work on your other projects instead of investigating the reasons for server overload and slowdown.

LiteSpeed hosting can also help reduce your systems administration costs as it offers 24×7 technical support. They are just a call away and since cPanel offers official support for LiteSpeed, you can get in touch with them too for any technical assistance.            

  1. Better results help increase your profits

When your website is down, you lose money. When you lose visitors, you again lose money. For example, if you own an e-commerce website, even a minute’s downtime is enough to turn away thousands of potential customers for good. With LiteSpeed, you can put away these problems as it reinforces your website with higher performance and productivity. This ensures your web server is never overloaded or slow while downtimes are kept to the bare minimum.

All these benefits are yours for the taking. As mentioned above, the cost of transitioning (both in terms of time and money) from Apache to LiteSpeed is quite minimal. So make the switch to LiteSpeed server software today and boost your website’s performance.

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LiteSpeed is one of the more recent additions to the world of web servers. It offers an impressive list of features and a user-friendly administration console that offers a fast and safe web hosting environment. However, the reason LiteSpeed hosting is so popular is that it is an easy...