LiteSpeed Hosting Provides Faster Speed and More Benefits
Hosting is an ever-evolving industry and LiteSpeed hosting is one of the newest improvements. Providing better performance and more speeds, LiteSpeed comes with many advantages. Whether you’re running a website on a shared hosting package or you plan to use a dedicated server, you can use LiteSpeed to gain a competitive edge.
What is LiteSpeed Hosting?
LiteSpeed is a type of web server and provides speeds up to nine times faster than Apache. With more speed, these servers are capable of better performance.
LiteSpeed is interchangeable with Apache, which means it can be used on any server with Apache pre-installed. It comes in three different versions: Enterprise, Open Source and Standard. The standard and open source versions are free, while the enterprise version requires a licensing fee.
Webmaster Benefits from LiteSpeed
With LiteSpeed hosting, webmasters gain many benefits including:
- Increased Scalability
- Fully supports PHP4 and PHP5, side-by-side
- Use of 3rd Party Control Panels
- Smaller Memory Footprint
- Automatic PHP Setup
- Easy Installation
- Better PHP Performance
- Apache Interchangeable
- Up to Nine Times Faster than Apache!
The increased speed and performance provides any website on a web server using LiteSpeed more search engine optimization benefits. Part of the ranking algorithm used by Google, Yahoo, Bing and most other search engines is the load time of your website. If you have the exact same SEO score in all other categories, but your website loads faster, you will most likely outrank your competitor.
Can LiteSpeed be Used with ITX Design Servers?
The simple answer to this question is YES! You can use LiteSpeed with any of the ITX Design hosting packages from shared to dedicated.
If you want to use LiteSpeed hosting, but you don’t want any additional cost, you can choose from the standard or the open source version and download it free from their website. However, if you want all the features and benefits of the product, you will need to choose one of the licensing options. Full-featured LiteSpeed hosting ranges as follows:
- VPS Lease LSWS Enterprise – $14/month or $150/year (limited to 2G RAM and 500 concurrent connections)
- Ultra VPS Lease LSWS Enterprise – $20/month or $215/year (limited to 8GB RAM and 800 concurrent connections)
- 1-CPU Lease LSWS Enterprise – $32/month or $349/year
- 2-CPU Lease LSWS Enterprise – $46/month or $499/year
- 4-CPU Lease LSWS Enterprise – $65/month or $699/year
- 8-CPU Lease LSWS Enterprise – $92/month or $999/year
Simply choose the license that fits with your hosting package to use the full-featured enterprise version of LiteSpeed with your hosting.
What’s the Difference Between Open Source, Standard and Enterprise?
Each version of LiteSpeed is designed a little different to provide the right choice for each type of website. Whether you need a version for a large, high-traffic site or a small, low-traffic site, there’s an option for you.
The open source version is free and works for large, high-traffic sites. However, it doesn’t provide hosting control panel compatibility. It does come with:
- Unlimited worker processes
- Apache-compatible rewrite rules
- Access to many cutting edge features
- Third-Party API hooks (in development)
The open source version can be used free for both personal and commercial use.
The standard version is also free and works best for smaller, low-traffic websites. It provides:
- 1 Worker process
- 150 concurrent connection limit
- Hosting control panel compatible
- Apache compatible
- 5 Apache virtual hosts limit
The standard version can be used for personal or commercial use.
The full-featured version comes with a licensing fee, which ranges depending on the package you need. It works best for larger, high-traffic websites and comes with:
- Hosting control panel compatible
- Fully Apache compatible
- Highest stability level
- Perfect for shared hosting providers
- Multiple worker processes based on the license
- Page Caching
If you want the absolute best version of LiteSpeed, the enterprise license is the right choice.
Pairing LiteSpeed with Hosting
Your hosting package will determine whether the open source, standard or enterprise version is right for you. No matter what type of website you’re planning to start, pairing LiteSpeed with a hosting package from ITX Design will give you the best possible LiteSpeed hosting on the planet.
You can use LiteSpeed with shared, VPS or dedicated server hosting from ITX Design. Just choose the package that fits your specific needs and pair it with the right license from LiteSpeed for better performance and a competitive edge in your industry.