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layer0 06-29-2007 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SecureServerTech (Post 4580898)
It is supposed to. But I havent seen any third party tests.
http://www.litespeedtech.com/product...ver/benchmark/

Keep in mind those have not been updated yet for LiteSpeed 3.

tsj5j 06-29-2007 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by layer0 (Post 4581033)
Keep in mind those have not been updated yet for LiteSpeed 3.

Good they might be, but they are really expensive.
Sufficient to buy an entire server, even.

ffeingol 06-29-2007 12:14 PM

Yes, their list prices do seem a tad high. We've had some discussion with them and there are, of course, discounts given for volume etc.

tracphil 06-29-2007 12:32 PM

I have read that you could drop it into a cpanel server.

When I was thinking of using it for cpanelreseller.com, I thought I read about putting it into a cpanel server on their site, but I just glanced over their site and didn't see it anywhere.

Does anyone a have experiance with litespeed on a cpanel server?

mistwang 06-29-2007 12:51 PM

SecureServerTech,

Thank you for the nice review.
Have you played with LiteSpeed internal Anti-DDoS features? It should be able to reduce the damage of DDoS attack even better, even fend it off completely.

http://www.litespeedtech.com/library/howto/#qa_dos


Quote:

Originally Posted by The Prohacker (Post 4581025)
You know I've actually toyed with the idea of converting our WHT web cluster to LiteSpeed on a trial to see if some of our DDoS issues would decrease. Our mitigation system is catching the brunt of an attack but the rest that slips through really slows things down and still causes outages.

It should help with any sort of DDoS attacks at HTTP level. If need help with anything, please just let me know.


Thanks everyone who shared your experiences with LiteSpeed. :)

surfmanjoe 06-29-2007 12:51 PM

I am using free version on one server, I know litespeed does not support SSI that Apache obviously supports. however, you may relay the SSI to backend Apache at a different port.

jon-f 06-29-2007 12:54 PM

yeah i moved it onto one with over 500 accounts, besides server side includes and some mod rewrite rules dont work. I even think its the one that cpanel adds to htaccess that doesnt work either, but you can change them up and they work fine.
Redirectmatch 301 ^/forum http://site.com/smf
is the way I had to do them.

Now you can try it out without messing up anything, just read their wiki.

I seen someone said about the price, yea that is a lil high but it would average out to hardware upgrade. Meaning you can run a lot of busy sites on litespeed without upgrading processors and ram.

HD Fanatic 06-29-2007 02:12 PM

I already see some cracks for litespeed 3 :eek:

layer0 06-29-2007 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsj5j (Post 4581051)
Good they might be, but they are really expensive.
Sufficient to buy an entire server, even.

Honestly, I don't think you can accurately speak your opinion until you've tried it for yourself ;) It makes a world of difference.

tsj5j 06-29-2007 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by layer0 (Post 4581230)
Honestly, I don't think you can accurately speak your opinion until you've tried it for yourself ;) It makes a world of difference.

To be honest, I don't doubt the efficiency/ability of this web server.
However, the cost of the software is too expensive.

$799 for a dual core? You can buy another dual core machine with that.

HD Fanatic 06-29-2007 02:25 PM

I rather upgrade the memory at $25/month, it'll take me more than 32 months before I can start saving. And by that time, prices for servers would've gone down by a lot.

layer0 06-29-2007 02:35 PM

Take a look at competing web servers (and again these are not Apache compatible), i.e. www.zeus.com. You won't like their pricing :)

tsj5j 06-29-2007 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by layer0 (Post 4581260)
Take a look at competing web servers (and again these are not Apache compatible), i.e. www.zeus.com. You won't like their pricing :)

True, but then again Apache does great for reliablity and Lighttpd/Nginx does great for static serving.
Indeed they don't have the compatibility and ease of use (lighty/nginx) but with some tweaking and configurations they can work well enough.

Of course, I've never used LiteSpeed (installer failed to install PHP, gave up on trial).

cywkevin 06-29-2007 05:01 PM

I don't think it's expensive at all. An enterprise customer which is what they're targeting wouldn't sweat dropping a couple grand on it.

Orien 06-29-2007 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by cywkevin (Post 4581474)
I don't think it's expensive at all. An enterprise customer which is what they're targeting wouldn't sweat dropping a couple grand on it.

Exactly. In the end, it really depends on what you're trying to do.


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