Benchmark Comparisons for LiteSpeed Web Server and Cache Solutions https://www.litespeedtech.com/images/logos/litespeed/litespeed-logo.png 2021-04-07 18:40:11 Superior Performance. Measurable Benefits. With industry standard evaluations, we deliver exceptional results. See The Proof.
  • Benchmark

    • WordPress

      Application Tested:
      • WordPress
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LSCache for WordPress
      • nginx with FastCGI Cache
      • Apache with W3 Total Cache

      Result: LiteSpeed 12X Faster than nginx with HTTP/2!

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    • Magento

      Application Tested:
      • Magento 2
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LiteMage
      • nginx with Varnish
      • Apache with Varnish

      Result: Magento 2 via HTTP/2 is 3X faster with LiteMage!

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    • CS.Cart

      Application Tested:
      • CS.Cart
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LiteMage
      • nginx with Varnish
      • Apache with Varnish

      Result: Magento 2 via HTTP/2 is 3X faster with LiteMage!

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    • ModSecurity

      Application Tested:
      • ModSecurity
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Enterprise v5.4.2, internal ModSecurity engine
      • OpenLiteSpeed v1.6.4, ModSecurity engine v3.0.4
      • nginx v1.17.6, nginx ModSecurity connector v1.0.1, ModSecurity engine v3.0.3
      • Apache v2.4.41, ModSecurity engine v2.9.2

      Result: LiteSpeed's ModSecurity Implementation is 4X to 220X faster!

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    • Joomla

      Application Tested:
      • Joomla
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LSCache for Joomla
      • nginx with System Page Cache
      • Apache with System Page Cache

      Result: LiteSpeed outperforms nginx by 426X with HTTP/2!

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    • PrestaShop

      Application Tested:
      • PrestaShop
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LSCache for PrestaShop
      • nginx with Smarty System Cache
      • Apache with Smarty System Cache

      Result: PrestaShop runs over 1000X faster with LiteSpeed!

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    • OpenCart

      Application Tested:
      • OpenCart
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LSCache for OpenCart
      • nginx
      • Apache

      Result: LiteSpeed Cache Makes OpenCart 2002X Faster!

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    • Drupal 9

      Application Tested:
      • Drupal 9
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LSCache for Drupal
      • OpenLiteSpeed with LSCache for Drupal
      • nginx with FastCGI

      Result: Drupal 9 8X Faster With LiteSpeed Cache!

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    • Drupal 8

      Application Tested:
      • Drupal 8
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LSCache for Drupal
      • nginx with Varnish
      • Apache with Varnish

      Result: Drupal 8 7X Faster With LiteSpeed Cache!

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    • Varnish

      Application Tested:
      • Magento 2
      • Drupal
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server with LSCache
      • nginx with Varnish
      • Apache with Varnish

      Result: LiteSpeed Cache outperforms Varnish by 3X or more!

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    • PHP

      Application Tested:
      • N/A
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server
      • nginx
      • Apache

      Result: LiteSpeed responds 1.3X faster than nginx!

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    • Small Static File

      Application Tested:
      • N/A
      Servers Tested:
      • LiteSpeed Web Server
      • nginx
      • Apache

      Result: LiteSpeed HTTP/2 loads small static files 6X faster than nginx!

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  • Third Party Benchmark

    • CloudLinux & DiaWay Research

      CPU Performance In Shared Hosting Environment

      Analysis of AMD EPYC™ AND 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors-based servers.


    • Hostinger Review

      Improving Website Performance with LiteSpeed

      At the beginning of 2019, Hostinger decided to try LiteSpeed Web Servers (LSWS) as the main web server instead of Apache. LiteSpeed is a drop-in replacement for Apache with .htaccess file support.


    • VentraIP Review

      LiteSpeed Cache For WordPress

      LiteSpeed Cache has fantastic plug-and-play functionality when paired with WordPress so once the plugin is successfully installed, you’ll be good to go!