LiteSpeed Technologies Inc.

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LiteSpeed Technologies Inc.
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Founded 📆2002
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Headquarters 🏙️New Jersey, USA
Area served 🗺️
Products 📟 Web servers
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🌐 Websitewww.litespeedtech.com
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📞 telephone

LiteSpeed Technologies Inc. is an information technology company based in New Jersey, USA that produces web server software designed specifically for high-traffic servers, such as those of Internet service providers and corporate data centers.

LiteSpeed Technologies Inc. was founded in 2002 by George Wang.[1]

Products[edit]

LiteSpeed Web Server[edit]

LiteSpeed Web Server is the company's core product, a lightweight proprietary web server that instantly accelerates internet shopping carts and other retail software. It is able to read Apache configurations directly. The software is commonly used together with web hosting control panels, where it replaces Apache as the web server.[1] It is available for Linux, OS X, Solaris, and FreeBSD. The last stable release was 5.1.17 which was released in June 2017.[2] The LiteSpeed Web Server supports both SPDY/3.1 and the new HTTP/2 network protocols.[3] On July 13, 2015, 96.5% of all HTTP/2 sites were running LiteSpeed.[4]

Usage statistics[edit]

  • May 2006: LiteSpeed powered over 254,000 domains and was the 6th most popular web server platform in the world according to a Netcraft web server survey.[5]
  • August 2007: Litespeed had fallen below 150,000 to 19th position.[6]
  • January 2008: It rebounded to the 11th position, with its customer base raising above 430,000.[7]
  • January 2009: It dropped to 26th, with a base below 90,000.[8]
  • May 2013: It is used by 2% of all websites according to W3Techs,[9] making it the 4th most popular web server. This was up from 1.5% in May 2012,[10] and 1.1% in April 2011.[11]
  • August 2017: It is now used by 2.9% of all websites according to W3Techs, maintaining its spot as the 4th most popular web server. Gaining .1% from the beginning of the year.[12]

OpenLiteSpeed[edit]

OpenLiteSpeed is an open source version of LiteSpeed Web Server. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3. OpenLiteSpeed versions 1.3.7 and 1.4.4 support HTTP/2 draft 16 (Nov. 2014 - June 2015).[13]

Other products[edit]

This company also produces a load balancing product called LiteSpeed LoadBalancer.

Supported Web Control Panels[edit]

Hosting Controller

See also[edit]

  • Comparison of web server software

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "LiteSpeed growing slowly but surely by speeding Web hosting performance". 451research.com.
  2. "LiteSpeed Web Server Release Log". Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  3. "LiteSpeed Web Server: The World's First Web Server to Offer HTTP/2 Support". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  4. "HTTP/2 adoption is still low at 0.4%, but growing fast thanks to LiteSpeed". Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. "May 2006 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
  6. "August 2007 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007.
  7. "January 2008 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 7 January 2008.
  8. "January 2009 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 21 January 2009.
  9. "Usage statistics and market share of LiteSpeed for websites". W3Techs. 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013.
  10. "Usage statistics and market share of LiteSpeed for websites". W3Techs. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013.
  11. "Usage statistics and market share of LiteSpeed for websites". W3Techs. 26 April 2011. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013.
  12. "Usage statistics and market share of LiteSpeed for websites". W3Techs. 30 August 2017.
  13. "OpenLiteSpeed 1.4.4 change log". Retrieved 26 January 2015.

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