LiteSpeed Web Server is a high-performance, secure and easy-to-use Web server, which can handle thousands of concurrent connections with a small memory footprint. It is less vulnerable when facing various attacks.
LiteSpeed Web server is desgined to be a secure Web server. With chroot jail, IP level bandwidth throttling, connection accounting, strict HTTP request checking, and URL context filtering, DoS effects are minimized and the application backend is properly fenced away from the HTTP request layer reducing vulnerability.
- High performance Secure HTTP (HTTPS): supports SSLv2, SSLv3 and TLSv1
- Access Control at server, virtual host and directory (context) level
- File system protection
- HTTP Authentication
- IP level throttling (Bandwidth and Request Rate)
- Comprehensive IP level connection accounting
- Hotlink protection
- Strict HTTP request checking
- Comprehensive protection for static files
- External application firewall for dynamic content
- CGI resources consumption limit
- CGI suEXEC excution and chroot
- Chroot whole server process [Enterprise Edition only]
- Zero downtime maintanance (include reconfiguration, software upgrade)
- Watch dog and Instant recovery maximizes up-time
- Graceful shutdown, all requests in process will be completed.
- Runs completely in the user space, OS reliability is not affected
- CGI, Fast CGI and servlet engine run in standalone processes,the reliability of the Web server is not affected by third party software.
Note: Free tier has limitations. More info here.