LiteSpeed Web Server
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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.

Some Features of LiteSpeed Web Server:HTTP/1.1
  • Backward compatible with HTTP/1.0
  • Chunked Transfer Encoding
  • Basic Authentication (htpasswd and LDAP backend)
  • Entity Tag
  • Range/Multi-range Request
  • Static and dynamic content compression(gzip)
IPv6 support
What's New
Version 4.2.5:
  • Added just in time Apache vhost configuration to improve server startup speed.
  • Major improvements and bug fixes and in mod_security engine: added more transform functions, better variable collection handling, added IP match operators, added MATCHED_VARS support.
  • Added new PHP suEXEC WorkerGroup mode to create per-account worker groups using the LiteSpeed-specific Apache-style directives "LSPHP_ProcessGroup" and "LSPHP_Workers". It is PHP selector-compatible and opcode caching friendly.
  • Improved CloundLinux compatibility — return 508 error page when resource limit has been reached.
  • Rack/Rails: added per-application environment configurations for Rack/Rails context to better support RVM gemset setup.
  • Bundled OpenSSL library has been upgraded to 1.0.1e with support for TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 ciphers.
  • Automatically detect and skip very large .htaccess file that can stall server processes.
  • Enabled skipping "File Not Found" logging in error log via rewrite environment variable "dontlog".
  • Added support for "Charset" in Content-Type header for autoindex pages.
  • Fixed bug in handling symbolic race condition when "Strict File Ownership" (equivalent to CloudLinux SecureLink) is enabled. (Special thanks to Rack911.)
  • Fixed bug allowing create/overwrite arbitrary file as root user via crafted symbolic link. (Special thanks to Rack911.)
  • Fixed bug in handling IPv6 address used in Apache httpd.conf.
  • Fixed bug in SSI engine causing LAST_MODIFIED variable to use wrong timestamp.
  • Fixed bug in rewrite engine with URL encoding.
Version 4.2.5:
  • Added just in time Apache vhost configuration to improve server startup speed.
  • Major improvements and bug fixes and in mod_security engine: added more transform functions, better variable collection handling, added IP match operators, added MATCHED_VARS support.
  • Added new PHP suEXEC WorkerGroup mode to create per-account worker groups using the more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4.7 or later



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NanoG6 commented on 19 Nov 2011
Is this really FREE, or is it a 15-day free trial?
[Version 4.1.8]

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Negritude replied on 20 Dec 2011
The standard edition is free, but the enterprise edition costs money. MacUpdate keeps linking to the wrong edition. Go to the developer's web site to get the correct one.
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WordWeaver commented on 09 Oct 2010
How does this compare to WebSTAR? WebSTAR is a combo http, ftp and mail server which has served me well over the years, but I'm beginning to think that the PHP implementation in WebSTAR is a bit flaky, so I've been considering switching to something else. But Litespeed is only a web server, and does not include a mail server or ftp server, correct? Thanks!
[Version 4.0.17]

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Cenocre replied on 10 Dec 2010
Yes, it is only a web server. Used WebSTAR for years on OS9 and still miss many aspects including the built in FTP and the very easy to use admin program. This and Abyss are the only servers that I have used that have decent administration interfaces relative to what WebSTAR had, but they still don't match the easy and convenience of WebSTAR Admin, which was written in Java.
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191919 commented on 10 Jun 2009
I can't find anything superior to the free web servers, such as Apache, nginx or lighttpd.
[Version 4.0.4]


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cenocre commented on 29 Feb 2008
I've done some testing of this and so far it looks good - much more logical than Apache. I still prefer Abyss web server at this point, but I strongly recommend that you check this out.

Apache really needs some strong competition as it can be a bloated pain in the butt. LiteSpeed and Abyss can do better than Apache for most needs.
[Version 3.3.6]


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MacFluent rated on 27 Mar 2014

[Version 4.2.5]


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License:Free
Date:01 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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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.

Some Features of LiteSpeed Web Server:HTTP/1.1
  • Backward compatible with HTTP/1.0
  • Chunked Transfer Encoding
  • Basic Authentication (htpasswd and LDAP backend)
  • Entity Tag
  • Range/Multi-range Request
  • Static and dynamic content compression(gzip)
IPv6 support

API Connectivity
  • CGI/1.1
  • FastCGI
  • LSAPI (LiteSpeed SAPI)
  • AJP 1.3
  • Transparent Reverse Proxy (interface to back-end Web server, application server)
Dynamic Language Support
  • PHP (CGI,FastCGI,LSAPI), compatible with 3rd party PHP Accelerators.
  • JSP/Servlet (AJP)
  • Perl (CGI, FastCGI)
  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails (CGI, FastCGI, LSAPI)
  • Python (CGI, FastCGI)
  • C/C++ (CGI, FastCGI, LSAPI)
URL Rewriting
  • URL Rewriting is fully compatible with Apache's rewrite configuration
Htaccess Support
  • Apache compatible distributed per-directory Access Control and Authentication configuration.
Request filtering
  • Perform deep inspection of request header and body, using Apache mod_security compatible configuration directives.
MS Frontpage server extension 2002
  • Supports content publishing with MS Frontpage client.
Virtual Hosting
  • Supports IP based and name based virtual hosting
Security

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]
Reliability
  • 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.


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