hosted by liquidweb


Go Back   Web Hosting Talk : Web Hosting Main Forums : Web Hosting : Lightspeed or nginx
Reply

Forum Jump

Lightspeed or nginx

Reply Post New Thread In Web Hosting Subscription
 
Send news tip View All Posts Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-12-2012, 03:42 PM
atomiclayer atomiclayer is offline
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 139

Lightspeed or nginx


What is better i currently have lightspeed webserver

Nginx or lightspeed



Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-12-2012, 03:51 PM
kpmedia kpmedia is offline
Web Host Reviewer
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kepler 62F
Posts: 12,048
Better in what way?
I like both, both work well. But I use each for specific types of sites/servers.

__________________
|| Need a good host?
|| See my Suggested Hosts List || New Editorial: HostGator Alternatives & Who is EIG?
||

  #3  
Old 02-12-2012, 03:55 PM
ubservers ubservers is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,762
We use Litespeed with much success.
We are very satisfied with it.

__________________
Maxence H. - UBservers.com
Specialists in high-performance hosting since 2008!
Outstanding 24x7 support - Canada, USA, France

SSD VPS Dedicated Servers SSD Web Hosting

Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old 02-12-2012, 04:39 PM
BiggyMike BiggyMike is offline
Aspiring Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 356
nginx trumps litespeed anyday when setup right.

  #5  
Old 02-12-2012, 05:02 PM
layer0 layer0 is offline
Performance Specialist
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 10,502
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.

__________________
MediaLayer, LLC - www.medialayer.com Lightning fast web hosting since 2005.
The pioneers of optimized web hosting, featuring LiteSpeed Web Server & SSD Storage
Learn how we can make your website load faster, translating to better conversion rates for your business!

  #6  
Old 02-12-2012, 06:21 PM
BiggyMike BiggyMike is offline
Aspiring Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 356
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.

  #7  
Old 02-12-2012, 06:44 PM
HostXNow_Chris HostXNow_Chris is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 8,964
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.

__________________
HostXNow - http://www.hostxnow.com | Since 2009
Fast, Secure and Reliable [UK/USA] Web Hosting - Reseller Hosting - VPS Hosting
cPanel/WHM CloudLinux (Multi PHP) Offsite Backups LiteSpeed Website Builders Softaculous Domains SSL

  #8  
Old 02-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Kalami Kalami is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
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.

  #9  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:05 PM
flam316 flam316 is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 788
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/

__________________
My personal blog -- rubiverse.net

  #10  
Old 02-13-2012, 02:40 AM
layer0 layer0 is offline
Performance Specialist
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 10,502
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.

  #11  
Old 02-13-2012, 05:30 AM
Lincxu Lincxu is offline
Disabled
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,568
It's said nginx is much great for a single website on server, on the other hand, litespeed is better for multiple sites.

  #12  
Old 02-13-2012, 06:03 PM
flam316 flam316 is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 788
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.

__________________
My personal blog -- rubiverse.net

  #13  
Old 02-13-2012, 06:04 PM
MikeDVB MikeDVB is offline
Web Host Extraordinaire!!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Posts: 15,032
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.

__________________
Michael Denney - MDDHosting, LLC - Professional Hosting Solutions
LiteSpeed Powered - Shared, Reseller, Semi-Dedicated, and VPS
For high-end shared accounts ideal for business, check out our Semi-Dedicated offerings!
http://www.mddhosting.com/ - Providing Quality Services since 2007

  #14  
Old 02-13-2012, 06:12 PM
eva2000 eva2000 is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,222
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.

__________________
: CentminMod.com Nginx Menu Installer (Nginx 1.5, PHP-FPM, MariaDB 5.5/10) for CentOS
: Centmin Mod Community Forums


  #15  
Old 02-13-2012, 06:15 PM
VectorVPS VectorVPS is offline
(formerly WhichGunDotCom)
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Woodbridge, NJ
Posts: 807
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.

Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apache, NGinx, Lightspeed or Lighttpd? RandomLittleHost Hosting Software and Control Panels 27 07-19-2011 10:25 PM
Magento Nginx vs Litespeed: Nginx 3x faster? vitalis Web Hosting 16 06-19-2011 03:15 PM
Nginx Ready VPS - Preconfigured LNAMP (Linux/Nginx/Apache/MySQL/PHP with ftp support) JohnCS VPS Hosting Offers 0 06-03-2011 04:57 AM
Nginx Admin: The Free cPanel Nginx automated installer Plugin JohnCS Software & Scripts Offers 13 05-21-2011 11:45 AM

Related posts from TheWhir.com
Title Type Date Posted
Nginx to be Included in Upcoming Ubuntu Release Web Hosting News 2014-01-08 15:17:12
Nginx Raises $10M to Extend Commercial Support Web Hosting News 2013-10-15 11:20:26
Apache Market Share Dips Slightly in June Netcraft Web Server Survey Web Hosting News 2013-06-06 13:40:21
nginx Version 1.4.0 Supports SPDY Protocol Web Hosting News 2013-04-29 15:08:14
Nginx Aims to Grow Market Share Under New CEO Gus Robertson Web Hosting News 2013-04-08 14:28:48


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Login:
Log in with your username and password
Username:
Password:



Forgot Password?
Advertisement:
Web Hosting News:



 

X

Welcome to WebHostingTalk.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

WebHostingTalk.com is the largest, most influentual web hosting community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.


(4 digit year)

Already a member?