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A drop-in Apache replacement and the leading high-performance, high-scalability server
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What is LiteSpeed?

It is a drop-in Apache replacement and the leading high-performance, high-scalability server. You can replace your existing Apache server with it without changing your configuration or operating system details. As a drop-in replacement, it allows you to quickly eliminate Apache bottlenecks in 15 minutes with zero downtime.
LiteSpeed is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.

Who uses LiteSpeed?

1950 companies reportedly use LiteSpeed in their tech stacks, including,, and

260 developers on StackShare have stated that they use LiteSpeed.

LiteSpeed Integrations

Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, and Linux are some of the popular tools that integrate with LiteSpeed. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with LiteSpeed.

LiteSpeed's Features

  • Event Driven Architecture
  • Apache Drop-In Replacement
  • HTTP/2 & QUIC Support
  • Zero Downtime Maintenance
  • CloudLinux Integration
  • Fastest PHP Available
  • Use with cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, CyberPanel etc
  • Unlimited Concurrent Connections
  • Mod_Security Compatible

LiteSpeed Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to LiteSpeed?
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
Microsoft IIS
Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.
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LiteSpeed's Followers
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