Better than a Reverse Proxy
LiteSpeed Web Server has key features that take it above and beyond any reverse proxy:
LSWS is designed for control panel compatibility
LSWS is already configured for your web applications
LiteSpeed works off your current Apache configs, meaning instant compatibility with your WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, etc. installations when you switch. nginx as a reverse proxy requires extra configurations for each of your applications and sometimes multiple configurations for multiple instances of an application.
LSWS helps your dynamic content as well
Today's Internet is built on dynamic content. Even once nginx is set up as a reverse proxy, it only serves static content. LiteSpeed Web Server is the only event-driven web server ready to take over all of Apache's duties with just a few clicks, reducing the number of processes, cutting load and memory usage (as shown in our case studies).
LSWS does not introduce extra layers
While nginx as a reverse proxy adds layers, complicating compatibility and slowing down service if not configured correctly, LiteSpeed replaces Apache completely — no extra layers, just a smooth transition and blazing fast service.