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

Most hosting control panels are not compatible out-of-the-box with nginx as a reverse proxy. Our control panel plugins, on the other hand, can get you running LiteSpeed in less than 15 minutes.

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.

LiteSpeed Web Server is a ready-to-use solution that can speed up both your static and dynamic content in under 15 minutes. Easy set up, instant configurations, and you keep the interfaces you know and love. LiteSpeed means faster, lighter web sites, right now.