LiteSpeed Web Server
Release Log

LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is constantly updated with new features and bug fixes.

  • LSWS 5.3(8-15-2018)Major Feature Enhancements & Bug Fixes

    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Keep PHP workers running through server restarts with PHP detached mode.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Support for CloudLinux NodeJS selector.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Added BROTLI compression for dynamic responses.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE PHP handler auto configuration.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager cPanel plugin v1.0.0.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Automatic GZIP and BROTLI conversion for cached pages.
    • MAJOR IMPROVEMENT Added support for TLSv1.3.
    • MAJOR IMPROVEMENT Added support for PHP CRIU in CloudLinux environments.
    • MAJOR IMPROVEMENT Added support for maxmind database GeoIP2 lookup.
    • MAJOR IMPROVEMENT Updated QUIC engine to support GoogleQUIC v43.
    • IMPROVEMENT Improved cache engine to fix bad cache storage directory and file permissions.
    • UPDATE WHM plugin v3.1.0.
    • BUGFIX All bug fixes in 5.2.x releases.

    LSWS 5.3RC2(7-19-2018)Major Feature Enhancements & Improvements

    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Added BROTLI compression for dynamic responses.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager cPanel plugin.
    • NEW FEATURE Automatically convert between GZIP and BROTLI for cached pages.
    • UPDATE Updated boringSSL to support TLSv1.3 draft 28.
    • UPDATE Updated QUIC engine to support Google QUIC v43.
    • UPDATE WHM plugin v3.1.0
    • IMPROVEMENT Improved HTTP/2 performance.

    LSWS 5.3RC1(5-25-2018)Major Feature Enhancements & Improvements

    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Keep PHP workers running through server restarts with PHP detached mode.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE NodeJS selector support.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE PHP CRIU support in CloudLinux environments.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE PHP handler auto configuration.
    • MAJOR IMPROVEMENT QUIC engine improved.
    • MAJOR IMPROVEMENT Updated WHM Plugin to v3.0.0.
    • MAJOR IMPROVEMENT WHM Plugin cache management feature improved.
  • LSWS 5.2.8(6-6-2018)Improvements & Bug Fixes

    • IMPROVEMENT Improved mod_security engine to avoid blocking server event looping.
    • UPDATE Updated boringSSL to support TLSv1.3 -23, enable early data processing.
    • UPDATE Updated WHM Plugin/Web Cache Manager to v3.0.1
    • BUGFIX Fixed a mod_security crash in transform function.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a mod_security audit_log false positive triggered by WHM server status requests.

    LSWS 5.2.7(4-23-2018)Feature Enhancements & Bug Fixes

    • NEW FEATURE Restart application server managed by CloudLinux python/ruby selector.
    • BUGFIX Adjusted default CloudLinux LVE setting to avoid 503 errors.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug causing random crashes.

    LSWS 5.2.6(3-28-2018)Improvements & Bug Fixes

    • IMPROVEMENT Improved compatibility with systemd.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug introduced in 5.2.5 that triggered an OCSP response error in Mozilla Firefox.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug introduced in 5.2.5 that caused random cPanel webmail login failures.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug in mod_pagespeed logging.

    LSWS 5.2.5(2-28-2018)Feature Enhancements

    • NEW FEATURE Added preliminary "RequestHeader" support through Apache config.
    • NEW FEATURE Added support for SSL client verification configuration through Apache config.
    • IMPROVEMENT Improved QUIC engine performance and download speeds.
    • IMPROVEMENT mod_security engine logging now supports %{PERF_COMBINED} as well as improved meta data logging.

    LSWS 5.2.4(1-29-2018)Bug Fixes

    • IMPROVEMENT Improved compatibility with CloudLinux Ruby and Python selectors.
    • IMPROVEMENT Improved SSL OCSP stapling.
    • BUGFIX Fixed QUIC engine bugs that affected QUIC connection stability.
    • BUGFIX Fixed asynchronous DNS lookup causing random crashes.
    • BUGFIX Trusted IP are no longer denied access when detected by server security features.

    LSWS 5.2.3(12-11-2017)Feature Enhancements & Bug Fixes

    • NEW FEATURE Built-in WordPress brute force protection.
    • NEW FEATURE Improved cache engine with capability to selectively drop certain query string value pairs.
    • IMPROVEMENT Updated cPanel and Plesk integration with support for PHP 7.2.
    • IMPROVEMENT Updated WHM Plugin to v2.2.4.2.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug in mod_security engine related to RBL lookup.
    • BUGFIX Enabled SSL session ticket support for Apache vhost by default.

    LSWS 5.2.2(10-17-2017)Improvements & Bug Fixes

    • INTEGRATION Improved Compatibility with cPanel v68.
    • BUGFIX Fixed bugs in QUIC engine.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug where a compressed response body could cause cache corruption.

    LSWS 5.2.1(9-1-2017)Improvements & Bug Fixes

    • IMPROVEMENT Improved QUIC stability and performance.
    • IMPROVEMENT Added support for QUIC versions Q039 and Q040.
    • IMPROVEMENT Improved Cache engine with new cache-control directive and ESI URL fixup.
    • IMPROVEMENT Improved ETag header to comply with RFC 7232.
    • IMPROVEMENT Improved overall speed of WebCache Manager.
    • IMPROVEMENT WebAdmin is now forced HTTPS.
    • IMPROVEMENT Updated access log format %H flag to log transport protocol - HTTP/SPDY/HTTP2/QUIC.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug that prevented mod_pagespeed from being enabled through .htaccess.
    • BUGFIX Fixed Ruby/Python selector setup script to install more required modules.
    • BUGFIX Fixed DirectAdmin shared virtual host suEXEC problem.

    LSWS 5.2(7-11-2017)Major Feature Enhancements & Bug Fixes

    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Added QUIC (Quic UDP Internet Connections) support.
    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Added mod_pagespeed support for 64-bit Linux installs.
    • NEW FEATURE Switched from OpenSSL to BoringSSL with TLSv13 support.
    • NEW FEATURE Added support for HTTP/2 Server Push.
    • NEW FEATURE Added support for CloudLinux ruby/python selector.
    • NEW FEATURE Added support for IP2Location to convert IP to geographic location.
    • NEW FEATURE Added support for brotli compression for static files.
    • NEW FEATURE Added support for SecRemoteRules and improved performance of mod_security engine.
    • IMPROVEMENT LiteSpeed Web Cache manager has been vastly improved with the addition of a command line tool (lscmctl).
    • IMPROVEMENT The LiteSpeed cPanel/WHM plugin has been improved and prepped for the upcoming cPanel 66 release.
    • BUGFIX Included all bugfixes in the 5.1 branch.

    LSWS 5.2RC3(6-12-2017)Major Feature Enhancements & Bug Fixes

    • MAJOR NEW FEATURE Added mod_pagespeed support for 64-bit Linux installs.
    • NEW FEATURE Switched from OpenSSL to BoringSSL with TLSv13 support.
    • BUGFIX Fixed a bug in LSCache that caused cached objects to expire too soon.
    • BUGFIX All bug fixes from 5.1.x releases are included.

    LSWS 5.2RC2(2-13-2017)Feature Enhancements

    • NEW FEATURE Added support for HTTP/2 Server Push.

    LSWS 5.2RC1(1-9-2017)Feature Enhancements

    • NEW FEATURE Added support for CloudLinux ruby/python selector.