Not Seeing any Speed Improvement
I recently installed LiteSpeed on my server and everything seems to be working okay. However, I compared the page load times of one of my sites both before and after installing LiteSpeed and I see no difference at all. I used the YSlow Firefox plugin to quantify page load times.
Prior to installing LiteSpeed I was running PHP 5.3.6 with suPHP. I used the LiteSpeed WHM plugin to "Build Matching PHP Binary". Also, during the LiteSpeed installation I made sure to indicate that PHP suEXEC is set to YES.
Also, PHP suEXEC Max Conn is set to 10 and Priority is set to -19.
Either something isn't configured correctly, or my expectations of what the performance improvements would be were not based on reality.
The website I'm testing is a Wordpress website with no caching at all. I intentionally haven't cached anything yet because I wanted to see how much improvement was gained without caching before going any further.
Both before and after, the YSlow plugin is showing an initial server response time of 300 to 350ms. And then it takes a few hundred more milliseconds to finish loading all the rest of the stuff on the page (e.g. style sheets, images, etc.). I was expecting something more along the lines of 50ms.
Any ideas on why I might not be seeing the improvement I thought I'd see? Considering I was previously using Apache with suPHP I was expecting a drastic and noticeable improvement, but so far that hasn't been my experience.