litespeed and nginx

Discussion in 'General' started by anewday, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. anewday

    anewday Moderator

    Read this from another forum.

    Does litespeed operate in the same manner?
  2. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    Yes, Litespeed is even better as nginx does not support keepalive with the backend server, at least their document saying so, while Litespeed always use keepalive with backend servers.
  3. anewday

    anewday Moderator

    LS should add several worker processes too. And that 10K connections is pretty amazing. I hope litespeed will improve to be much better than nginx.
  4. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    nginx is pretty good web server, but we do think litespeed is a much better product already. :) If not, we would be out of business long time ago.

    Our N-CPU license works pretty much like that. the claim of 10K connections using 2.5M memory is a false advertisement, in a real world load, I doubt it can stand up to the claim and it is not difficult to prove it.
  5. anewday

    anewday Moderator

    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  6. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    Based on our informal test a while ago, nginx is not as fast as LSWS when serving static content, but it is faster than lighttpd. We will publish some benchmark when 4.0 release is final.

    But, a few percentage difference in pure static performance does not matter in real world usage. User should look beyond that.

    nginx proxy to apache is not a good solution.
  7. miracle

    miracle Member

    How is nginx dynamic performance compared with litespeed´╝č
  8. anewday

    anewday Moderator

  9. d3vnul

    d3vnul Member

    Tested litespeed so far, i may give nginx a try also ( hopefully it works as everyone say , then i'll sure switch to it "much cheaper" )
  10. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    If you are looking for a server for serving media file, it should work fine. When come to working with hosting control panel and Apache interchangeability, LiteSpeed is the only choice.

    Due to our highly optimized LSAPI protocol, suEXEC, persistent connection to external application, no other servers can match the performance, security and flexibility for serving dynamic content.
  11. anewday

    anewday Moderator

    nginx is starting to mirror many features of litespeed. Litespeed should also add a burst value too to the connection/request throttling.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  12. anewday

    anewday Moderator

    How about a benchmark against the Sun Web Server?

    Reduces security risk and costs
    By delivering very secure code, isolating the Web server from the operating system, and adding features such as header cloaking and reverse-proxy functionality, Web Server reduces both the risk of Web server security incidents and the cost of operations.

    Maximizes uptime with minimal administration
    Multiprocess mode and automatic failover ensure that requests to the server are handled even when a process goes down, and that the failed process is restarted automatically - without need for administrator intervention.

    Delivers 8x better performance than Apache 2.0 with Tomcat for superior application response time. :eek:

    Also provides protection from distributed attacks by providing request mapping for both URIs and IP

    It seems to have many nice features, hope LS will pick them up at some point. ;)
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  13. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    Thanks for the recommendation.
    I think LSWS has most of those features already, and we will consistently improve our product upon that.
  14. anewday

    anewday Moderator

    That's nice to hear, the anti-dos features have a lot of room for improvement. ;)
  15. ghprod

    ghprod Member

    this is really interesting thread...

    how about now ? nginx vs ls?


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