We're Getting Amazing Results Running 60 Seconds On Litespeed!
Given the recent experience of the failure of Business Catalyst servers at the Sydney data center, planning hosting infrastructure is something that needs a lot attention and planning
Being a Php application on Linux allows us a lot more flexibility than the Windows environment and of course lower overheads, but we still felt the need to ensure we were on the best platform, something that can easily scale up to meet demand.
We compared different Linux versions and came up with some unexpected results, then looked at web servers. Now, I have always been a big Apache fan - with the flexibility the .htaccess files alow and mod_rewrite and mod_security modules, it has always been a great solution.
However, with speed and performance, Litespeed just blows it away. Pages on the 60 second system loaded four times as fast on an identical Apache server in our tests. Security is better and we still have the same flexibility with .htaccess and mod_rewrite
So, we will be migrating all sites to our Litespeed servers in the US and Australia over the next month. There will be no downtime and no changes are needed to be made by partners or clients, DNS stays the same, you will just notice a lift in performance!