LiteSpeed Web Server Release Log (Older Versions)

This is archived release log for LiteSpeed Web Server. We actively maintain LiteSpeed Web Server and constantly update with new features and bug fixes. 

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VersionRelease DateType
LSWS 4.0.20 2-24-2011 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Added support for Cloud Linux SecureLVE.
  • Added a new response header "x-litespeed-cache-control" to allow program to control LiteSpeed page cache behavior.
    Common cache control values are supported like no-cache, no-store, public, private, max-ages.
  • Changed the status code of "Request Timeout" from 408 to 500; this is to avoid client retrying automatically.
  • Retrying requests are limited to 30 seconds to avoid being processed for too long.
  • Updated openssl to 0.9.8r.
  • Fixed missing download url of mail header, suhosin patch for latest php version in web admin console – phpbuild.
LSWS 4.0.19 1-20-2011 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved internal Cache feature:
    Last modified header will be checked and return 304 if it has not changed.
    Added response header “X-LiteSpeed-Cache hit” if content is served from cache.
    Added “CACHE_HIT=1” environment variable, this can be used in customized access log.
    Fixed encoding error related to gzip handling of cached copy.
  • Improved cPanel whm EasyApache Hooks handling.
  • Improved compatibility with ISPconfig.
  • Improved performance under LVE.
  • Upgraded openssl to 0.9.8q, php build to 5.2.17 and 5.3.5.
LSWS 4.0.18 12-8-2010 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved mod_security compatibility.
  • Add timeout option for graceful restart.
  • Added logic to take care of orphaned php processes.
  • Improved cache functionality.
  • Improved clean up logic for temporary files.
  • New features in cPanel WHM plug-in: Added EasyApache Integration: Build new php binary through EasyApache will automatically build matching php for LiteSpeed, and manual switch between Apache and LiteSpeed while building php is no longer needed. Fixed directory issues in building matching php add-on modules.
LSWS 4.0.17 10-5-2010 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Added Apache mod_actions support.
  • Added configurable option "Ignore Apache Modules" to bypass unwanted Apache modules.
  • Added configurable option for turning off ModSecurity directives in htaccess.
  • Improved Web Admin PHP build tool, which can build multiple opcode cache at same time, also added memcache build option.
  • Improved rewrite engine.
  • Improved lswsctrl script.
LSWS 4.0.16 7-30-2010 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Implemented a fix for cPanel signal 9 problem.
  • Improved mod_security support.
  • Implemented gzip cache daily cleanup feature.
  • Improved CloudLinux LVE support, compatible with future CloudLinux releases.
  • There are minor bug fixes and feature enhancements
LSWS 4.0.15 6-23-2010 Security update and minor bug fixes
  • Security fix for null-byte exploit from script.
  • Fixed a bug in SSI engine.
  • A bug in web admin has been fixed that when there is only one external app for status page.
LSWS 4.0.14 4-15-2010 Major feature enhancements
  • CloudLinux Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE) support has been added.
  • Support for Interworx hosting control panel has been added.
  • A bug in Server Side Include runtime has been fixed.
  • License management in cPanel WHM plugin has been improved
  • There are minor bug fixes and tuning.
LSWS 4.0.13 2-19-2010 Security enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Address CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery) attack that you are tricked to click on an untrusted link while you login to the Web Admin console.
  • Added Anti-DDoS blocked IP list in real-time status report page.
  • Fine tuned graceful restart and lswsctrl script.
LSWS 4.0.12 12-16-2009 Security enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Updated OpenSSL to 0.9.8l to address TLS man-in-the-middle renegotiation attack.
  • Fixed a bug in handling HEAD request.
  • Fixed a bug in SSL error handling.
  • Fixed a bug that prevents LSWS from reloading Apache httpd.conf when an include file was removed.
  • Minor improvements in Web Admin console.
  • Fixed a few minor Apache compatibility issues.
LSWS 4.0.11 10-13-2009 Security enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A Bug fixed in php-build script in the admin console, which failed to parse config options in certain cases.
  • Fixed a bug which causes random 500 error when running some CGI scripts.
  • Adding lsadm to the group that the web server running as. This gives the admin console access to most directories served by the web server.
  • Encrypt username/password for the admin console login, so there is no clear text transferred, sniffer proof.
  • Some Changes for version management in the admin console: only notify when there is new release available, do not automatically download the binary.
  • Some validation and security enhancements implemented.
LSWS 4.0.10 8-18-2009 Security enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed 503 errors and can tolerant PHP crash under certain situation.
  • Changed admin console to suEXEC mode, which is more secure and stricter on file permissions.
  • Improved PHP build script in admin console.
  • Fixed a bug that causes 403 access deny when access file containing symbolic link.
  • Fixed a few minor Apache compatibility issues.
LSWS 4.0.9 7-27-2009 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug which caused random 503 errors in 4.0.7 and 4.0.8.
LSWS 4.0.8 7-26-2009 Minor bug fixes
  • Addressed a few bug introduced in 4.0.7.
LSWS 4.0.7 7-22-2009 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Added support for compressed Wordpress super cache.
  • Fixed a bug in RewriteMap handling
  • Improved compatibility with Apache configuration directives, "AddHandler", "SetHandler".
LSWS 4.0.6 7-12-2009 Security Update
  • Fixed a buffer overflow bug, which was detected by the hacking shield introduced in 4.0.5.
LSWS 4.0.5 6-26-2009 Minor feature and security enhancements
  • Added support for mod_auth_passthrough to seamlessly integrate with cPanel FrontPage extension.
  • Implemented hacking shield to actively defend hacking attempts of buffer overflow.
  • Fixed a browser compatibility issue by turning off GZIP compression when there is a custom "Content-Encoding" response header added by CGI script.
  • Added license management in cPanel/WHM plug-in.
LSWS 4.0.4 6-8-2009 Minor bug fixes
  • Improved handling of external redirect by detecting potential loop condition.
  • Improved error page handling to avoid extra rewrite processing, which caused problem in authentication.
  • Improved compatibility of mod_security rules handling.
  • Fixed a bug in cPanel/WHM plug-in, which caused uninstallation not working properly.
LSWS 4.0.3 5-11-2009 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug in symbolic link checking.
  • Improved Auto Index script on handling special characters.
  • Improved compatibility of mod_security rules handling.
  • Improved graceful restart.
  • www.domain and domain are now treated as different domains.
  • Added a few xml related mime types to the default configuration.
LSWS 4.0.2 4-22-2009 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug in SSI implementation that may cause lshttpd crash.
  • Fixed a bug in constrained option for virtual host.
  • Improved Apache config file loading speed.
  • (For suEXEC only) Added support for PHPIniDir directive at virtual host level to allow customized php.ini.
  • (For suEXEC only) Added support for PHPRC environment variable to customize php.ini.
  • Added suEXEC configuration for server level external applications such as FastCGI, LSAPI.
LSWS 4.0.1 4-7-2009 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug in Process Manager that failed to stop unused processes
  • Fixed a bug that causes crash when accessing certain UserDir URL
  • Improved cPanel/WHM plug-in
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.
LSWS 4.0 3-17-2009 Major Feature enhancements
  • mod_cache support
  • Server Side Include support
  • mod_security 2.x rule support
  • Improved mod_security audit log, compatible with cPanel mod_security plug-in.
  • Large file support for 32bit Linux
  • reorganized real-time status page
  • Improved logging (stderr log control, piped logger, file lock for access logging)
  • Added Rails 2.3 support script using Rack framework.
  • Improved "Build matching PHP" feature in WHM LSWS plug-in.
  • Improved mod_rewrite compatibilities.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.
LSWS 3.3.24 1-11-2009 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed mailman problem with some cPanel releases.
  • Improved cPanel RubyOnRail support.
  • Improved mod_rewrite compatibilities.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.
LSWS 3.3.23 12-10-2008 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug that may cause lshttpd crash when access certain page via UserDir format URL.
  • Fixed a bug that cause fixed 256MB memory limit on non-suEXEC lsphp processes when used with cPanel
  • Fixed a bug in RailsRunner.rb that causes compatibility problem with Rails 2.2.1
  • Fixed a bug in virtual host template when referencing $VH_DOMAIN.
LSWS 3.3.22 10-31-2008 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 3.3.21 that may cause lshttpd crash during server shutdown.
LSWS 3.3.21 10-27-2008 Feature enhancements
  • Improved access logging, support for pipe logger setup in Plesk.
  • Improved memory usage when hosting massive amount of virtual hosts through Apache httpd.conf .
LSWS 3.3.20 10-14-2008 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug in VMware detection code that causes LSWS crash on mostly X86_64 servers.
LSWS 3.3.19 9-30-2008 Minor bug fixes
  • IP to geo location feature has been updated to match new changes in Apache mod_geoip.
  • Special care has been added to handle 1xx response from proxy back-end web servers.
  • Fixed a bug that cause LSWS not to reload license key after the key being updated.
  • Fixed a few bugs that may rarely cause LSWS to crash.
LSWS 3.3.18 9-8-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • New feature: support sub domain for cpanel.*, webmail.*, whm.* and webdisk.* newly added by cPanel
  • Improved script being used to override cPenal HTTP restart script.
  • Fixed a few minor bugs.
LSWS 3.3.17 8-25-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved Apache compatibilities for PHP environment variables, PHP_SELF, SCRIPT_NAME, etc.
  • Fixed a bug in the default XML configuration file.
LSWS 3.3.16 8-18-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • New feature: added FLV streaming support.
  • New feature: added support for "Header" directive.
  • New feature: added timestamp for std error log entries.
  • ignore signal SIGXFSZ to avoid core dump when log file reaches 2GB.
  • Update PHP to 4.4.9.
  • Improved AWStats log file handling.
  • Fixed a bug in handling IP configuration when server has over 100 IP addresses assigned.
LSWS 3.3.15 7-7-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • New feature: Add cPanel WHM LSWS plug-in for cPanel users.
  • Add a feature that allows disabling GZIP compression via URL rewrite.
  • Fixed a bug in request filter that may cause LSWS crash.
  • Improved sorting in version management of web console.
  • Improved compatibility with Apache configuration for vhost with dedicated IP.
LSWS 3.3.14 6-3-2008 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a problem introduced by 3.3.13 that causes LSWS being stopped by control panels
  • cPanel compatibilities has been improved, cPanel should not kill lshttpd during update or account administration.
LSWS 3.3.13 5-28-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug introduced by 3.3.12 that crash lshttpd during server shutdown or graceful restart.
  • cPanel compatibilities has been improved.
  • Improved graceful restart smoothness when server is under heavy load.
LSWS 3.3.12 5-19-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved UNICODE support for the web console.
  • Added PHP 5.2.6 option to the PHP build script.
  • SSLv2 has been disabled by default, improved Apache SSL configuration compatibilities.
LSWS 3.3.11 4-25-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved cPanel integration by adding a new option to override restart httpd script.
  • Fixed a bug introduced by 3.3.10 which affects .htaccess configuration handling.
  • Increased in memory buffer limit from 1MB to 10MB.
  • Fixed a bug in processing mod_security SecFilter directive.
LSWS 3.3.10 4-15-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a few bugs that may cause lshttpd process crash occasionally.
  • Fixed access log ownership problem.
  • AWStats Integration: Fixed a bug which always forwards to https connection.
  • Improved mod_expires support.
  • Improved connection timeout handling during SSL handshake.
LSWS 3.3.9 3-25-2008 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug in parsing custom access log format string.
  • Fixed a bug in generating mod_security compatible audit log.
  • Fixed a bug in handling SSLCertificateChainFile configuration.
  • Fixed a bug in web console when editing a text field containing some special characters.
  • Improved 30x custom error page handling.
LSWS 3.3.8 3-13-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Due to cPanel changes, an option to replace Apache at server wide with a wrapper script has been added. This solution should work with all control panels.
  • Fixed a problem with using a PHP script as custom error page for status code 30x.
  • Apache configuration compatibilities has been improved.
LSWS 3.3.7 3-3-2008 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug that causes failure in Apache directive "Include [dir]" has been fixed, it is introduced in 3.3.5 release.
LSWS 3.3.6 2-28-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A bug that cause inappropriate CPU resource limit applied to PHP/Ruby processes has been fixed.
  • Added a default MIME type for ".rar".
LSWS 3.3.5 2-26-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A dedicate security audit log compatible with csf has been added.
  • Add an option in web console to explicitly enabled frontpage extension.
  • Support for H-Sphere mod_psoft_traffic log file has been added.
  • Improved Apache compatibilities with 'Include' and 'DirectoryIndex' directives.
  • Apache custom access log format has fully supported.
  • A resource limit problem for PHP suEXEC has been fixed.
    ATTENTION: if you set Process soft/hard limit for lsphp external app less than 50, you should increase it.
  • Minor improvements in web GUI.
  • Improvements in reducing server load during server start-up.
LSWS 3.3.4 1-24-2008 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • PHP build script has been updated to include suhosin and email header patch, PHP 4.4.8 has been added.
  • "staging" has been added to the selectable rails environment.
  • Experimental support for H-Sphere mod_psoft_traffic log file has been added.
  • Broken bytes log for native configured virtual host has been fixed.
  • A bug in AJPv13 for processing large POST request has been fixed.
LSWS 3.3.3 12-17-2007 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug related "Content-Disposition" response header introduced in 3.3.2 has been fixed
  • A bug related to large message logging has been fixed.
  • A bug in authentication realm configuration file handling has been fixed.
LSWS 3.3.2 12-11-2007 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • The internal process manager has been improved, 503 errors has been addressed.
  • "Content-Disposition" response header pass-through has been added for internal redirect.
  • Improved control panel compatibilities, support for ISPConfig has been verified.
  • A link problem with the update agent in 32 bit Linux package has been fixed, you may have to update from 3.3.1 release manually.
  • Minor performance tuning for LSAPI/FastCGI applications.
  • A bug that uses wrong host name for reserve proxy has been fixed.
  • A problem with FrontPage support when Apache mod_frontpage was statically compiled in has been fixed.
LSWS 3.3.1 11-29-2007 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug in static file GZIP cache.
  • PHP build script has been improved.
  • Fine tuning of various parameters.
LSWS 3.3 11-21-2007 Major feature enhancements
  • SSL client authentication has been added.
  • GUI interface for building PHP has been added to web console.
  • The process manager for PHP suEXEC has been improved.
  • Compatibilities with control panels has been greatly improved, including cPanel, directAdmin and plesk.
  • Installer has been improved to include default configuration for using with hosting control panels.
  • Support for vmware/XEN/UserModeLinux VPS has been added for our VPS license.
  • Security of our directory autoindex has been enhanced.
  • There are many minor bug fixes and improvements.
LSWS 3.2.3 9-21-2007 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a few minor compatibility issues with cPanel 11.
  • Fixed connection limit problem in standard edition.
  • Fixed a sendfile() bug for Solaris.
  • Fixed a problem with Rails which returns 404 status code instead of 403 when a request was blocked by request filter.
LSWS 3.2.2 9-5-2007 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Default Rails vhost template has been updated with default rewrite rule configuration to support Rails page cache.
  • YUI has been replaced with light-weight library in web admin console.
  • A bug in handling CGI command line parameter has been fixed.
  • Performance of rewrite engine has been improved when executing complex rewrite rules.
  • User managed LiteSpeed Rails configuration has been improved to work properly with subdomain configuration.
  • Rewrite rule parser has been improved to ignore trialling comments.
  • Size limit of XML element in LSWS configuration file has been increased.
  • Graceful restart procedure has been improved.
LSWS 3.2.1 8-14-2007 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Compatibilities with Plesk control panel has been improved.
  • Gzip compression support has been improved to store compressed static file in its own cache directory, directory write permission is no longer required.
  • REDIRECT_URL and REDIRECT_QUERY_STRING environment variables has been added.
  • Directory redirect has been improved to give better support of RESTful route of Ruby On Rails.
  • Directory autoindex script has been improved, direct access to this script is denied.
  • i-node value in ETag can be turned off to better support mirrored sites.
  • A bug in security engine that fail to check query string in special format has been fixed.
  • 408 request timeout page is customizable.
  • Restart of individual virtual host can be managed by user with a simple configuration file.
LSWS 3.2 7-16-2007 Major feature enhancements
  • Implemented Rails shared hosting configuration. Support Rails configuration file generated by cPanel 11 EDGE.
  • Improved URL rewrite compatibilities with Apache mod_rewrite on value of %{REQUEST_FILENAME} variable.
  • Fixed random 404 errors when rewrite is used in .htaccess.
  • Improved autoindex script with support for 'FancyIndex off'.
  • Improved compatibilities with cPanel 11.
  • Added VPS license support.
  • Improved license management which allow monthly subscription, license registration and migration.
LSWS 3.1.1 5-14-2007 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved Apache compatibility on redirect and .htaccess handling.
  • Fixed a bug in request parser which has problems with large amount of request headers.
  • Prebuilt PHP binary has been upgraded to 4.4.7 .
  • Improved userdir and .htaccess implementation.
  • Added support for using a string in 'ErrorDocument'.
  • A bug in autoindex script has been fixed.
LSWS 3.1 5-2-2007 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved request rate throttling algorithm.
  • Added automatic log file rotation for virtual hosts configured through Apache httpd.conf.
  • Fixed a bug in AJP Protocol that causes problem with Winstone Servlet Engine.
  • Fixed a bug in HTTP Proxy that causes problem when upstream web server does not set 'Content-Length' header.
  • Fixed a bug in request parsing which has problems special values in 'Connection' header.
LSWS 3.0.3 4-19-2007 Minor bug fixes
  • Improved Apache mod_rewrite compatibilities.
  • Updated YUI code to 2.2.1 in web administration console.
  • Fixed a bug that causes FreeBSD 64bit crash.
  • Fixed a bug that may cause response corruption when response header is large.
  • Made 'Force GID' effective for suEXEC PHP.
LSWS 3.0.2 4-16-2007 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Added Apache mod_userdir support
  • Fixed a few minor problems in web administration console.
  • Fixed a issue of .htaccess file not being processed properly
  • Fixed a few minor Apache interchangeability issues on access control, .
  • Compatibility has been improved for DirectAdmin and cPanel.
LSWS 3.0.1 3-27-2007 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed tooltips problem in web administration console when used with IE and Opera.
  • Fixed a issue with .htaccess file handling for a redirect context.
  • Fixed broken update agent and auto update script.
  • Added "best" event dispatcher as default to use the best available event dispatcher.
LSWS 3.0 3-15-2007 Major feature enhancements
  • Completely revamped web admin console: Streamlined layout, improved configuration parsing and processing to handle 1000+ virtual hosts.
  • Request Filtering (compatible with Apache mod_security).
  • Complete third party web hosting control panel support, include cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc..
  • Sendfile() support is enabled for standard edition.
  • Max 150 Concurrent Connections for standard edition.
  • Enterprise: IP to GeoLocation Database Support (compatible with Apache mod_geoip).
  • Enterprise: Customizable Access Log Format.
  • Enterprise: 64bit Optimized Binaries available.
  • Improved external application process manager: better handling of malfunctioning process and especially useful for FCGI application.
  • Improved Apache interchangeabilities.
  • Improved performance and scalability.
  • There are minor bug fixes.
LSWS 2.2.6 11-28-2006 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed: Problem loading Apache configuration file containing scriptaliasmatch directive.
  • Fixed: Bug where 302 status code is returned for DELETE request to a Rails application.
  • Fixed: Failure to detect .htaccess change if timestamp on new/updated .htaccess file is older than the one it replaces.
LSWS 2.2.5 11-9-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improved: Better Apache config compatibility with listener entries. LiteSpeed will now works cleanly with httpd.conf generated by cPanel.
  • Improved: Compressed log file archive will now be owned by the LiteSpeed user.
  • Fixed: Matching context problem with vhost level script handler configuration.
  • Fixed: Incorrect value/display of "request in processing" in real-time report due to changes in 2.2.3.
  • Fixed: Tomcat AJP protocol problem which can cause large POST requests to fail.
LSWS 2.2.4 10-24-2006 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed: Blocking problem introduced in 2.2.3 which may halt server processing.
LSWS 2.2.3 10-16-2006 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed: Authentication failure with .htaccess when a user name is required.
  • Fixed: SSL traffic throttling bug.
  • Updated: Access log will not log canceled requests which did not receive any response body.
LSWS 2.2.2 9-18-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed: Problem with killing external application processes started in suEXEC mode.
  • Fixed: Customized error document handler was not followed for HEAD request.
  • Updated: Added traffic log file rotation.
  • Updated: Upgraded OpenSSL package to 0.9.7k.
LSWS 2.2.1 9-11-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Updated: Real-time report updated to display status of Rails application.
  • Updated: RailsRunner.rb has been updated to deal with DB connection errors.
  • Updated: Support for RedirectMatch, and Redirect directives in .htaccess has been improved.
  • Updated: Admin interface will now allow access of configuration related files under /etc/.
  • Fixed: PHP SuEXEC problem for vhost configured through Apache httpd.conf when both PHP 4 and 5 are configured.
LSWS 2.2 8-24-2006 Major feature enhancements
  • New: Ruby on Rails integration introduces a simplified method of binding Rail applications.
  • New: Ruby on Rails vhost template available in /lswsinstall/conf/templates/rails.xml.
  • New: Global Force GID option for suEXEC CGI/FCGI/LSAPI.
  • New: PHP suEXEC options for vhosts configured via Apache configuration file.
  • New: SNMPD Bridge + Cacti Templates introduced in /lswsinstall/add-ons/snmp_monitoring/.
  • New: Updated bundled PHP binary to 4.4.4. Installer will not overwrite PHP binary of existing installation.
  • Fixed: AWStats permission problem in suEXEC mode.
  • Updated: Improved documentation.
LSWS 2.1.20 8-17-2006 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed: epoll bug introduced in 2.1.19.
  • Fixed: possible realm conflict when authentication is used within .htaccess configuration.
  • Updated: web admin interface will now allow "+" character in MIME type definition.
LSWS 2.1.19 8-11-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Updated: Custom error handler will now process POST requests. Custom error handler can be used to simplify Ruby Rails configuration.
  • Fixed: AJP v1.3 protocol compliance bug.
  • Updated: Performance improvements within LiteSpeed event processor.
LSWS 2.1.18 7-13-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Added ability to log "host" header within access log.
  • Added IP offset feature when using Apache configuration file.
  • Added ability to turn off access log when using Apache configuration.
  • Improved epoll reliability under Linux.
  • Fixed adherence of application level memory min/max limits.
LSWS 2.1.17 6-19-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Improvement: added header "X-Forwarded-Proto: https" header to SSL proxied connections.
  • Fixed file upload disconnects over a SSL connection.
  • Fixed rewrite engine problem when a non-existing HTTP header were referenced in rule.
LSWS 2.1.16 5-17-2006 Minor bug fixes
  • Improvement: format of bandwidth logging has been updated to match the latest cPanel format.
  • Fixed authentication realm so that when a non-existent file is requested, 403 is returned instead of 404.
  • Fixed bytes logging configuration which can cause LSWS to fail on start-up when access log has not been configured.
  • Fixed .htaccess support for a virtual host configured through Apache configuration file.
  • Fixed a bug in SSL implementation that can cause random connection problem.
  • Fixed a Solaris bug where sendfile() usage can cause blocking and high-load.
  • Fixed installer on-boot start-up script insertion for OS X platform.
LSWS 2.1.15 5-8-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • LSAPI 2.0 released for PHP and 1.1 for Ruby. Fixed a bug that can cause header corruption.
  • Fixed a bug in CGI parameter handling that can cause core dump.
  • Improvement: AWStats (add-on) scheduler will no longer update on every server restart.
  • New Feature: added option to start external applications at server start-up instead of on-demand (default).
  • New Feature: added option to log cPanel compatible bandwidth usage.
LSWS 2.1.14 4-3-2006 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug introduced in 2.1.13 that cause lshttpd crashes has been fixed.
  • A bug in Apache configuration file handling which causes missing vhost to listener mapping has been fixed.
  • GLOBAL::CORE::exit overriding has been added in LiteSpeed Perl daemon to make the Perl process persistent when a Perl CGI script calls "exit".
LSWS 2.1.13 3-28-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Ruby's native LSAPI module has been implemented.
  • Adding additional response header has been implemented.
  • There are minor update in PHP LSAPI module.
LSWS 2.1.12 2-28-2006 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug that causes "out of swapping space" has been fixed.
  • A bug in FCGI/LSAPI suEXEC that causes file descriptor leak has been fixed.
  • A bug in Apache configuration parser that causes missing listener to vhost mapping has been fixed.
LSWS 2.1.11 2-15-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Reliability of FreeBSD kqueue event dispatcher has been improved.
  • A bug in SSL that causes long delay when request being redirected to another URL has been fixed.
  • LiteSpeed PHP SAPI code has been updated.
  • There are minor bug fixes in Web administration console.
LSWS 2.1.10 2-6-2006 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A bug in SSL throttling that causes partial response body has been fixed.
  • Binary package for Intel MacOSX has been added.
  • PHP binary has been upgraded to 4.4.2 .
LSWS 2.1.9 12-29-2005 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug that causes random malfunction or other strange behaviors in .htaccess support has been fixed.
LSWS 2.1.8 12-20-2005 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug introduced in 2.1.7 that prevents AWStats from working properly has been fixed.
  • A bug introduced in 2.1.7 that prevents error log file from rotating during server start up has been fixed.
  • A bug that prevents matching proxy context from working properly has been fixed.
  • The incorrect sort order of context sequence in web admin console has been fixed.
  • A bug in access logging which always logs HTTP/1.0 requests as HTTP/1.1 has been fixed.
LSWS 2.1.7 12-8-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A bug in Fast CGI interface that causes compatibility problem with Python FCGI interface has been fixed.
  • A bug in rewrite internal functions has been fixed.
  • Authentication of web administration interface has been changed to cookie mode, password can be remembered by browser.
  • Error logging has been improved to log access denied hot-linking sites.
  • A bug that causes broken zipped dynamically generated pages in IE has been fixed.
LSWS 2.1.6 11-22-2005 Security update
  • The 'ConfMgr.php Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability' has been fixed, it should not cause any problem as administrators password is required to explore it.
  • Reverse proxy has been improved to handle DAV requests properly.
  • A bug that causes hanging LSAPI application not being properly stopped by LSWS has been fixed.
LSWS 2.1.5 11-01-2005 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug in LSAPI response header handling has been fixed to remove invalid headers.
  • A bug in web administration interface that causes missing context data has been fixed.
  • Matching contexts defined prior to the first normal context will be given higher priority.
LSWS 2.1.4 10-20-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A feature has been added to adjust 'Process Limit' automatically for external applications when the limit is too low.
  • Minimum UID required for web server process has bee lowered from 50 to 10.
LSWS 2.1.3 10-17-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • External Application manager has been improved to adjust connection pool size and stop idle applications automatically.
  • Resource limit configuration has been added at individual external application level.
  • An option to turn off persistent FastCGI connections has been added to work around a bug in RubyOnRails FastCGI interface.
  • A new feature has been added to apply Apache configuration changes automatically.
  • A bug in MIME type definition has been fixed.
  • Broken FastCGI authorizer configuration has been fixed.
  • OpenSSL library has been upgraded to 0.9.7h.
  • LiteSpeed PHP library has been updated.
LSWS 2.1.2 10-03-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A couple of minor bugs in .htaccess support has been fixed.
  • A bug that caused leak in external application connection pool has been fixed.
  • LiteSpeed PHP library has been updated.
LSWS 2.1.1 9-26-2005 Minor bug fixes
  • Incorrect CGI environment variable HTTP_IF_NO_MATCH has been fixed.
  • A bug that caused GZIP compression not working in LiteSpeed PHP has been fixed.
  • LiteSpeed PHP library has been updated.
LSWS 2.1 9-21-2005 Major Feature enhancements
  • Apache configuration support has been added, LiteSpeed web server is able to run from Apache configuration file, Apache compatibilities has been improved.
  • LiteSpeed API, the fastest server API for LiteSpeed Web server, has been implemented.
  • PHP LiteSpeed SAPI has been implemented with enhanced PHP performance (30% over FastCGI PHP and 100% over Apache mod_php), as well as flexible PHP configuration overridden via .htaccess files.
  • A stateless external application load balancer has been implemented.
  • SSL CA Certificate configuration has been added.
  • Extra protection against 503 errors has been added.
  • Minor bug fixes
LSWS 2.1RC3 8-31-2005 Major feature enhancements
  • Apache configuration support has been added, LiteSpeed web server is able to run from Apache configuration file.
  • LSAPI protocol has been improved.
  • PHP LiteSpeed API has been improved.
  • SSL CA Certificate configuration has been added.
  • Minor bug fixes in rewrite engine.
LSWS 2.1RC2 7-25-2005 Major feature enhancements
  • Distributed configuration .htaccess support has been re-engineered in order to improve Apache inter-changeabilities.
  • directive support has been added.
  • CGI daemon socket has been made configurable.
  • Multiple IP address will be passed through X-Forwarded-For header.
  • There are bug fixes in epoll support.
  • PHP binary has been upgraded to 4.4.0
  • Zlib has been upgraded to 1.2.3
LSWS 2.0.7 6-15-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Configuration for static file cache has been added.
  • Bugs in Solaris /dev/poll and sendfile() support have been fixed.
  • a bug in FreeBSD kqueue support has been fixed.
  • More bug fixes on external application manager.
LSWS 2.0.6 5-24-2005 Minor bug fixes
  • Bug fixes on external application manager.
LSWS 2.0.5 5-23-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • TCP_NODELAY flag for a proxy connection has been added to fix a proxy slow down problem.
  • External application manager has been improved to handle hanging external applications.
LSWS 2.1RC1 5-16-2005 Major Feature enhancements
  • LiteSpeed SAPI, the fastest server API for LiteSpeed web server, has been implemented.
  • PHP LiteSpeed API has been implemented with enhanced PHP performance (30% over FastCGI PHP and 100% over Apache mod_php), as well as flexible PHP configuration overridden via .htaccess files.
  • A stateless external application load balancer has been implemented.
  • External application manager has been improved to deal with non-responding external applications.
LSWS 2.0.4 4-26-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Distributed configuration (.htaccess) cache has been improved to reduce memory usage.
  • An assertion failure has been fixed.
  • There are minor improvements in URL rewrite engine.
  • A bug in FastCGI Authorizer implementation has been fixed.
  • A problem in managing Fast CGI application with command line parameter has been fixed.
LSWS 2.0.3 4-18-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Inaccurate real time report result under heavy load has been fixed.
  • URL rewrite engine has been improved to be more compatible with Apache's.
  • A bug in listener management which failed to release a deleted listener has been fixed.
  • Bundled PHP binary has been upgraded to 4.3.11.
LSWS 2.0.2 3-31-2005 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug that cause server dump core when request contains no 'Host:' header has been fixed.
  • Broken Front Page Server Extension under chroot environment has been fixed.
  • A bug in MIME configuration has been fixed.
LSWS 2.0.1 3-29-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A couple minor bugs in Web Administration Interface has been fixed.
  • Support for Command line parameters of external application has been added.
  • Apache Configuration Import Tool has been improved.
  • Error Logging has been improved.
LSWS 2.0 3-10-2005 Major feature enhancements
  • Completely re-engineered web administration interface.
  • Automatic software Update.
  • Flexible directory index.
  • Fast CGI Authorizer.
  • Virtual host configuration template.
  • Apache configuration import tool.
  • Advanced access logging via external piped logger application.
  • IPv6 support.
  • SMP linear performance with Enterprise Edition.
  • High performance event dispatchers: epoll, kqueue and /dev/poll.
  • And there are feature improvements in many areas, overall performance have been greatly improved for both Standard and Professional Edition.
LSWS 2.0RC7 2-04-2005 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • IPv6 support has been added.
  • Minor bug fixes in Administration Interface.
LSWS 2.0RC6 1-24-2005 Minor bug fixes
  • A couple minor bugs in Web Administration Interface has been fixed.
  • A bug that causes virtual hosts loading problem when there is no server level script handler defined has been fixed.
  • A bug that prevent CGI handler being used as a script handler has been fixed.
  • A bug in epoll event dispatcher has been fixed.
LSWS 2.0RC5 1-19-2005 Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Web Administration Interface has been completely re-engineered.
  • Virtual host template configuration has been implemented for mass hosting environment.
  • Advanced access logging via external piped logger application has been implemented.
  • An update agent has been implemented, upgrade/version management can be done via web interface.
  • A MAC OS X release has been added.
  • Apache configuration import tool has been improved.
  • Performance of Standard Edition has been greatly improved.
  • Minor bug fixes.
LSWS 2.0RC4 12-21-2004 Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Apache configuration migration tool is available.
  • Process manager for External Application has been improved.
  • Limitation of number of virtual hosts has been removed
  • High performance event dispatchers: epoll, kqueue and /dev/poll have been implemented.
  • DirectoryIndex directive support in .htaccess has been added.
  • Bundled PHP binary has been upgraded to 4.3.10.
  • Minor bug fixes.
LSWS 2.0RC3 11-02-2004 Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • FastCGI Authorizer support has been implemented.
  • Wildcard domain name is implemented in listener to virtual host mapping.
  • Regular expression can be used to specify allowed domains in hotlink protection.
  • Bug fixes in rewrite engine.
LSWS 1.5.11 10-28-2004 Minor bug fixes
  • OpenSSL library has been upgraded to 0.9.7e
  • SSL hardware accelerator not working on FreeBSD problem has been fixed.
LSWS 1.5.10 10-20-2004 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A bug in CGI daemon on Solaris that leaves zombie children processes has been fixed.
  • Request rate throttling can be turned off for trusted IPs.
  • The accuracy of idle connection count in real-time server status report has been improved.
  • Default configuration has been fine tuned.
LSWS 1.5.9 9-29-2004 Feature enhancements
  • Pre-built PHP binary has been upgraded to version 4.3.9 with GD and zlib extensions enabled.
  • A persistent Perl CGI daemon equivalent to Apache mod_perl's Apache::Registry has been added.
LSWS 2.0RC2 9-21-2004 Major feature enhancements
  • AWStats (log analyzer) has been integrated with LiteSpeed web admin interface, AWStats configuration and statistics updates has been automated.
  • Server watch dog has been completely re-engineered, which allows 100% up-time during server restarts and even server binary upgrades.
  • A bug in rewrite engine has been fixed.
  • Compatibility with Apache's mod_rewrite has been improved.
  • Rotated access log file can be stored in compressed format.
  • Reliability and security has been improved for CGI daemon.
LSWS 1.5.8 9-09-2004 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Anti-DoS algorithm has been improved.
  • A bug that may cause Solaris SPARC version crash has been fixed.
  • A bug that may cause corrupted reply on FreeBSD has been fixed
  • and other minor improvements.
2.0RC1 8-23-2004 Major feature enhancements
  • An Apache compatible rewrite engine has been implemented.
  • Support for Microsoft FrontPage Server Extension 2002 has been added.
  • Flexible directory auto indexing by using external script to generate index page has been implemented.
  • suExec for FastCGI application has been implemented.
  • Static file compression has been improved by using internal compression routine, suffix for compressed file has been changed from ".gz" to ".lsz".
LSWS 1.5.7 8-10-2004 Minor bug fixes
  • A bug that may cause internally redirected requests failure has been fixed.
  • A bug in SSL implementation that may cause a blank page displayed in user's web browser has been fixed.
  • FastCGI process manager has been improved to remove dead UNIX domain sockets automatically.
  • A bug in web admin interface has been fixed
LSWS 1.5.6 7-30-2004 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Support of "Satisfy" directive in .htacess has been added.
  • CGI header handling has been improved to allow empty header.
  • Session timeout control has been added in WebAdmin interface.
  • PHP binary has been upgraded to 4.3.8.
  • Installer has been improved to allow easy version switch.
  • A bug in deleting context with special characters has been fixed in WebAdmin interface.
  • A bug that causes listener's virtual host map inconsistent during virtual host name change has been fixed in WebAdmin interface.
  • A bug that causes reverse proxy stop working when response buffering is off has been fixed.
LSWS 1.5.5 7-12-2004 Major feature enhancements
  • IP level request rate throttling has been implemented.
  • Response buffering can be turned off for external applications (Fast CGI, CGI, proxy).
LSWS 1.5 6-22-2004 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Incorrect value of "AUTH_USER" environment variable for CGI, Fast CGI has been fixed.
  • A bug that causes LDAP connection error on low speed connection has been fixed.
  • A bug in Log ID generation code has been fixed.
  • Performance of serving static content has been improved slightly.
LSWS 1.5RC4 6-03-2004 Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Performance has been improved for non keep-alive connections.
  • Fast CGI priority is configurable now.
  • A bug in HTTP authentication with plain file back-end user DB has been fixed.
  • Broken CGI daemon on SPARC Solaris has been fixed.
LSWS 1.5RC3 5-24-2004 Major feature enhancements
  • HTTP Authenticate with LDAP back-end support has been implemented.
  • SSL hardware acceleration device support has been implemented.
  • Smart Keep-alive algorithm which improves keep-alive efficiency on busy web site has been implemented.
  • Fast CGI process manager has been improved, all children processes started by web server will be stopped when web server exits.
LSWS 1.5RC2 4-28-2004 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • A real-time server usage report viewer has been implemented in web admin interface.
  • Various bugs introduced in 1.5RC1 have been fixed.
LSWS 1.5RC1 4-20-2004 Major feature enhancements
  • A lightweight high performance CGI daemon has been implemented, CGI performance has been improved greatly, CGI can be started in suExec and chroot mode.
  • Manipulation of User/Group file for authentication realm has been implemented in web admin interface.
  • I/O buffering policy has been changed to use in memory buffer when available
  • Logging performance has been improved
  • Default character set can be customized at context level or in a .htaccess file.
  • MIME Type can be customized at context level or in a .htaccess file.
  • ForceType and DefaultType can be set at context level or in a .htaccess file.
LSWS 1.3.3 3-24-2004 Feature enhancements
  • Throttling algorithm has been improved to address long page loading time issue when throttling is enabled.
LSWS 1.3.2 3-19-2004 Security update
  • OpenSSL has been upgrade to 0.9.7d to address security issues in 0.9.7c.
LSWS 1.3.1 2-26-2004 Minor bug fixes
  • ETag header has been added into 304 response to fully comply with HTTP specification.
LSWS 1.3 2-18-2004 Major feature enhancements
  • Installation of PHP accelerator MMCache and APC with pre-built binaries have been implemented.
LSWS 1.3RC3 2-10-2004 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Hotlink protection has been implemented.
  • Minor bug fixes.
LSWS 1.3RC2 2-02-2004 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Connection accounting/throttling algorithm has been improved.
  • Fast CGI process manager has been improved.
  • Default value for various timeout configurations have been adjusted.
LSWS 1.3RC1 1-23-2004 Major feature enhancements
  • Implemented reverse proxy feature, lsws can be used as a content accelerator, security gateway or compression proxy running in front of any web server and application server that supports HTTP protocol.
  • Implemented graceful shutdown, all requests in progress will be completed.
  • Improved installation script.
  • Added an option to hide server version string in response header.
  • Added an option to customize required and restricted permission mask for static files.
  • Improved process manager for Fast CGI applications.
  • Minor bug fixes in web admin interface.
LSWS 1.2.2 12-05-2003 Minor bug fixes
  • fixed minor bugs in SSL, Fast CGI interface implementation.
  • fixed a minor bug in Servlet AJP 1.3 interface implementation.
LSWS 1.2.1 12-04-2003 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • fixed minor bugs in SSL, Throttling and Fast CGI interface implementation.
  • Fixed a minor bug in admin interface.
  • improved Fast CGI performance.
LSWS 1.2 11-25-2003 Minor bug fixes
  • minor bug fixes related to SSL and GZIP compression.
LSWS 1.2RC2 11-21-2003 Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • added URL alias match support which is compatible with Apache's mod_alias,
  • added expires header support which is compatible with Apache's mod_expires,
  • added automatic creation and update of compressed static files to save network bandwidth,
  • enhanced URL redirect functions,
  • minor bug fixes,
  • updated documentation.
LSWS 1.2RC1 10-28-2003 Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • added chroot support with automatic chroot environment setup (Professional Edition Only),
  • added unix domain socket support which increases inter-process communication performance between web server and Fast CGI,
  • IP level connection accounting algorithm has been improved,
  • added CGI standard error output logging,
  • added CGI resource consumption limits,
  • minor bug fixes
  • updated documentation.
LSWS 1.1.1 10-15-2003 Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug that may cause range/multi-range requests fail. Updated documentation.
LSWS 1.1 10-07-2003 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • HTTP authentication has been re-engineered.
  • Added an authentication cache and permissions can now be granted based on user names or group names.
  • Added an Apache-like "required" directive.
  • Implemented context level access control.
  • Added .htaccess support and an .htaccess cache. Apache-like authentication, access control, and redirect directives are supported in .htaccess
  • SSL toolkit has been updated to OpenSSL 0.9.7c.
LSWS 1.0.3 8-15-2003 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug in pre-built PHP binary that produces warnings under Redhat 9.
  • Added a configurable entry for maximum concurrent CGI instances.
  • Improved security by checking accessibility for symbolic links.
  • Added a configurable entry for external application timeout.
  • Added an uninstall script and imporved installer script.
  • Updated documentation.
LSWS 1.0.2 7-23-2003 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • The installation script will now work properly with group names or directory names that contain spaces.
  • A configuration entry has been added to control core file creation when the server process is started by super user.
  • Automatic bug reporting has been improved.
  • Minor SSL improvements.
LSWS 1.0.1 7-8-2003 Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes
  • Fixed some bugs in the WebAdmin interface.
  • Fixed compatibility bugs for FreeBSD/Solaris.
  • Supported Solaris x86 platform.
  • Fixed a bug in FastCGI implementation.
  • Fixed a bug in basic authentication.
  • Other minor improvements.
LSWS 1.0 7-1-2003 Initial public release
  • LiteSpeed web server came to live as a full-featured web server.

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