LiteSpeed Web Server Apache Replacement 2019-03-07 20:31:33 LiteSpeed Web Server is an Apache alternative that conserves resources without sacrificing performance, security, or convenience. Double the capacity of your current Apache servers! Compatible with your favorite control panel.

LiteSpeed Web Server

Double your capacity and eliminate 3rd party caching layers with our Apache alternative.

Securely handle thousands of concurrent clients while consuming minimal memory and CPU.

Install LiteSpeed Web Server and replace Apache in 15 minutes with zero downtime!

Experience the LiteSpeed Difference

Can the software you run make that much of a difference? Yes, it can.

Our lightweight Apache alternative conserves resources without sacrificing performance, security, compatibility, or convenience.

Double the maximum capacity of your current Apache servers with LiteSpeed Web Server's streamlined event-driven architecture, capable of handling thousands of concurrent clients with minimal memory consumption and CPU usage.

Protect your servers with already familiar mod_security rules while also taking advantage of a host of built-in anti-DDoS features, such as bandwidth and connection throttling.

Conserve capital by reducing the number of servers needed to support your growing hosting business or online application.

Reduce complexity by eliminating the need for an HTTPS reverse proxy or additional 3rd party caching layers.

Main Features

LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is compatible with commonly used Apache features including mod_rewrite, .htaccess, and mod_security. As a drop-in Apache alternative, LSWS can load Apache configuration files directly and can fully integrate with popular control panels. Replacing Apache with LSWS takes less than 15 minutes with zero downtime. Unlike other solutions that act as frontend proxies, LSWS replaces all Apache functions, simplifying use and making the transition to a new server easy for your team. Move confidently forward with little-to-no retraining.

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Control Panel Plugins

LiteSpeed Web Server is compatible with all control panels written for Apache. For some of the most popular control panels, we have developed control panel plugins to allow you to handle common LiteSpeed Web Server processes from within the panel.

Our control panel plugins are currently available for cPanel, Plesk and Direct Admin.

  • Easy Installation

    Easy Installation

    Install and Uninstall LiteSpeed Web Server
  • Version Management

    Version Management

    Upgrade LSWS to latest version, switch between versions
  • Port Offset

    Port Offset

    Fully test web apps by running LSWS on a different port
  • One-Click Switch

    One-Click Switch

    Easily switch between Apache and LSWS with one click


    Build PHP with LSAPI to match your Apache PHP
  • Server Restart

    Server Restart

    Restart your LiteSpeed Web Server
  • License Management

    License Management

    Check license status, migrate licenses, and more
  • WebAdmin Portal

    WebAdmin Portal

    Easy access to LiteSpeed WebAdmin console

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LiteSpeed Web Server's revolutionary architecture delivers more performance from your existing infrastructure, typically cutting server load in half and improving TTFB by 3x.