OpenLiteSpeed Slower Than Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04

Machine: Ubuntu 18.04, 4GB RAM

I compared with Nginx but seems something wrong with OpenLiteSpeed because it supposed to be 3~4 times faster than Nginx. (OpenLiteSpeed is out of the box, only changing port).

Below the the benchmark:

nginx/1.14.0 (Ubuntu x8664 18.04) PHP7.4 info.php

ab -n 1000 -c 1 http://local.dev/info.php
Requests per second:    10775.86 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    11282.99 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    10285.00 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://local.dev/info.php
Requests per second:    23613.87 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    23837.90 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    23097.89 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 100 http://local.dev/info.php
Requests per second:    23944.07 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    23462.61 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    23750.71 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 250 http://local.dev/info.php
Requests per second:    20116.68 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    20975.35 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    20779.22 [#/sec] (mean)

OLS (Ubuntu x8664 18.04) PHP7.4 info.php

ab -n 1000 -c 1 http://0.0.0.0/phpinfo.php
Requests per second:    569.16 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    580.37 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    575.09 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://0.0.0.0/phpinfo.php
Requests per second:    1356.46 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    1665.23 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    1543.01 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 100 http://0.0.0.0/phpinfo.php
Requests per second:    1786.71 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    1832.72 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    1731.29 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 250 http://0.0.0.0/phpinfo.php
Requests per second:    1728.48 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    1571.86 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    1714.47 [#/sec] (mean)

nginx/1.14.0 (Ubuntu x8664 18.04) html.html "Hello world!"

ab -n 1000 -c 1 http://local.dev/html.html
Requests per second:    11272.81 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    10940.92 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    11689.48 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://local.dev/html.html
Requests per second:    24925.22 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    24187.89 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    24729.83 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 100 http://local.dev/html.html
Requests per second:    23896.58 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    21445.42 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    23656.88 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 250 http://local.dev/html.html
Requests per second:    22694.26 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    21577.30 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    22050.23 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 500 http://local.dev/html.html
Requests per second:    19182.44 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    20935.39 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    18971.73 [#/sec] (mean)

OLS (Ubuntu x8664 18.04) html.html "Hello world!"

ab -n 1000 -c 1 http://0.0.0.0/html.html
Requests per second:    12582.10 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    12775.96 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    12595.89 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://0.0.0.0/html.html
Requests per second:    24442.71 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    24710.27 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    24424.20 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 100 http://0.0.0.0/html.html
Requests per second:    25598.36 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    24235.96 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    25628.54 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 250 http://0.0.0.0/html.html
Requests per second:    21003.99 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    21409.61 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    21606.21 [#/sec] (mean)

ab -n 1000 -c 500 http://0.0.0.0/html.html
Requests per second:    17194.83 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    17413.72 [#/sec] (mean)
Requests per second:    17246.14 [#/sec] (mean)

Am I missed something?

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Where would you read that? I dont think there’s anything better than nginx for serving static html.

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Damn such a big difference for static files didn’t think it was so big.
Anyway litespeed is intressting mainly if you are using it with LSCache for exemple or such uses. Other than that Apache2 and Nginx (mainly Nginx) are way better on some points.
What’s intressting with Litespeed is maybe there php support and web interface.