This is a newbie use-case scenario but solves my problem. I had to have cPanel/WHM and didn't want Apache's slowness out of the box. I considered NGINX (for it's speed) and it's 3rd party cPanel plugins but it wasn't as seamless to set up and also still lacked easy htaccess support. Long story short, I went with LiteSpeed 7 years ago and couldn't have been any happier with my decision. My 4-core LiteSpeed web server takes 500k hits/month and barely uses even 25% of my server resources. The support has also been amazing. Thank you for a mature product!