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    Lightspeed or nginx

    What is better i currently have lightspeed webserver

    Nginx or lightspeed

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    Better in what way?
    I like both, both work well. But I use each for specific types of sites/servers.
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    We use Litespeed with much success.
    We are very satisfied with it.
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    nginx trumps litespeed anyday when setup right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyMike View Post
    nginx trumps litespeed anyday when setup right.
    Do you have any tests to back this up?

    Anyway, LiteSpeed is the only option if you need something compatible with a common control panel like DirectAdmin or cPanel. It's also compatible with Apache-style configuration (.htaccess and httpd.conf). But if you don't have these requirements, nginx is definitely worth looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by layer0 View Post
    Do you have any tests to back this up?

    Anyway, LiteSpeed is the only option if you need something compatible with a common control panel like DirectAdmin or cPanel. It's also compatible with Apache-style configuration (.htaccess and httpd.conf). But if you don't have these requirements, nginx is definitely worth looking at.
    I don't have them on me but I remember seeing tests on the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by layer0 View Post
    But if you don't have these requirements, nginx is definitely worth looking at.
    This. Otherwise, LiteSpeed gets my vote.
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    nginx definitely has positive points with the speed and efficiency that it is able to deliver content. If you really want to try and figure out which one is better for you, try the standard free version of lightspeed or the 15 day free trial and come to your own conclusion.

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    If you don't need to Apache compatibility, go with nginx. LiteSpeed is much faster than Apache, but nginx is light years faster than LiteSpeed.


    This is the only benchmark I could find:
    http://turnkeye.com/blog/nginx-vs-li...-test-magento/
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    Quote Originally Posted by flam316 View Post
    If you don't need to Apache compatibility, go with nginx. LiteSpeed is much faster than Apache, but nginx is light years faster than LiteSpeed.


    This is the only benchmark I could find:
    http://turnkeye.com/blog/nginx-vs-li...-test-magento/
    Seems like a pretty old test. We've done some testing internally and that's nowhere near accurate.

    To say nginx is "light years" faster based on just one old test doesn't sound very conclusive to me.

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    It's said nginx is much great for a single website on server, on the other hand, litespeed is better for multiple sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by layer0 View Post
    Seems like a pretty old test. We've done some testing internally and that's nowhere near accurate.

    To say nginx is "light years" faster based on just one old test doesn't sound very conclusive to me.
    It's from a little over a year ago. It's not that old and it seems that not much has changed in the way of performance for both web servers since the time of the test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lincxu View Post
    It's said nginx is much great for a single website on server, on the other hand, litespeed is better for multiple sites.
    Who says nginx is not great for multiple sites? Virtual hosts work perfectly in nginx.
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    Please, please... Not *another* pissing contest. There are *PLENTY* of "Is LiteSpeed/Nginx/Apache better" threads if you run a search where lots of people have performed direct comparisons and benchmarks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Please, please... Not *another* pissing contest. There are *PLENTY* of "Is LiteSpeed/Nginx/Apache better" threads if you run a search where lots of people have performed direct comparisons and benchmarks.
    Hence here's one I prepared earlier lol

    Quick a history of Webhostingtalk.com discussion threads on Apache vs Litespeed, Apache + Varnish Cache vs Litespeed, Apache, Nginx and Litespeed etc



    To sum it up

    1. You need to reach certain level of high concurrency traffic to see the real benefits of Litespeed web server compared Apache standalone web server. If you're forums or site are a new startup with very little in the way of concurrent visitor traffic, then Apache standalone server (if tuned optimally) should suffice . Tacking on Varnish with Apache will make things even more snappier and most cost effective boost a step up from Apache standalone.
    2. My first choice for very high concurrent traffic sites and best performance = litespeed web server or litespeed web server + litespeed cache or litespeed web server + varnish cache. I'm talking concurrency levels in the 1,000-10,000+ range. If you don't mind spending hours, days and weeks at a time managing/configuring and learning about nginx and nginx's alternative rewrite syntax for Apache htaccess/mod_rewrite equivalents, then nginx is also a good to Apache standalone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Please, please... Not *another* pissing contest. There are *PLENTY* of "Is LiteSpeed/Nginx/Apache better" threads if you run a search where lots of people have performed direct comparisons and benchmarks.
    Agreed. Neither is "better" than the other in the general sense. They all work just fine when properly configured.

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