11-30-2008, 07:48 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
I've just practically meet LiteSpeed Web Server and i must confess that i'm very impressed. The installation and the cPanel integration were quite easy. I've been running the lsws since yesterday and the server load averages are 2-3 times lower. But of course i have a few questions before buying a license.
1-) I've tried many things to activate gzip compression for the dynamic content but it never worked. It's working for static content and the custom compressible types i specified. I test it with this tool http://whatsmyip.org/mod_gzip_test/ I have mod_deflate for my apache 2.2 and it's working great with the lines below added to the top of my httpd.conf:
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
What's are the equivalent settings for lsws? Please specify them one-by-one for the Tuning screen.
2-) I'm currently running lsws 2-cpu 15 day trial version. When i switch to Apache 2.2, the server load averages are about 8.00. They are between 3.00-3.80 for lsws. If i buy a 4-cpu license, can we think they will drop to 1.50-2.00? This is my web server (apache-PHP), nothing else is using the resources. Server hardware:
Dual Quad Core Cpu (E5335 @ 2.00GHz)
8 GB RAM, 10K RPM, 73GBx2 HDD, RAID1
I think 4-cpu license will work for me. I read some posts that i don't need to buy a license for each cpu core (8 cores total for me) but i want to test it first. The question is can you please provide me a test license for 4-cpu core? (at least for 3 days or less)
Check the server snapshots below:
3-)I've been running apache with the settings below (i don't want to switch to load balanced environment since i had bad experiences with it in the past, 1 dual quad core web server + lsws installed and 1 quad core db server will be enough for me i guess):
What are the optimized values for lsws?
4-) What are the optimized values for the security (ddos)? My site is a big one (most active section is the forum) with 200k+ daily unique hits. Google spider is crawling 250k-300k pages in a day. I don't want to block or limit it. So can you please show me some recommended values for these settings?
5-) I can easily see 404 file not found error messages in apache's error log at cpanel. I think lsws' logging system is a little more complicated. How can i only display 404 file not found messages and fix the broken images, links etc at lsws?
6-) Too many "The size of dynamic response body is over the limit, abort!" warnings, which option i should change?
That's all for now.
Last edited by LiteSpeeder; 11-30-2008 at 08:22 AM..