I don’t know if you guys use Reddit much but look at this recent discussion on Litespeed and they are allegedly creating anonymous-looking benchmarks that show Litespeed being faster than pretty much every single server stack and software in the world, in a rather dishonest fashion…
I thought the public might be interested to know that although they tried hard to make the domain look like a neutral third-party it is actually managed by an employee at Litespeed Technologies:
- Scam benchmark: http2benchmarkorg/results/benchmark-apache-caddy-h2o-litespeed-nginx-digitalocean.html
- List of contributors: githubcom/http2benchmark/http2benchmark/graphs/contributors
- The #1 top contributor work at: Litespeed Technologies
I’ve seen some websites on Litespeed that load fast, but it’s true that they are all shared servers so really no different from Apache2 or something where it might be fast sometimes and slow other times. It really depends on the way you have configured the server I think (and not overloading sites).
Anyway that being said, has anyone done a fair and reliable test that shows Litespeed “outperforms” a properly tuned Nginx + PHP-FPM stack with FastCGI Cache? I have never seen one and honestly I don’t think you can really compare these two stacks anyways… thoughts.