450k visits, OpenLiteSpeed or Nginx

Posted April 13, 2019 3.6k views

What would be your best option for busy a WooCommerce website with 450K visits monthly (just shy of a million page views), Nginx or OpenLiteSpeed?

I am used to working LiteSpeed but I am considering giving Nginx a try as I read that it performs better at scale.


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  • Nginx is the top choice of high traffic sites, check Alexa Top 1000. That is cuz more secure and clean configuration.

    Only Litespeed and Apache is for cPanel shared hosting. Nginx is for high traffic sites, even $5 server on DigitalOcean is enough to scale WooCommerce very well (enable FastCGI cache and Redis object cache and that is all you need… no cache plugin).

    Do not believe the “benchmarks” published by Litespeed cuz they disabled the FastCGI cache for making Nginx looking slower…

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Hi Ta.

We’re wondering if you can provide more details about nginx “performing better at scale.” Unless there has been a big nginx change of which we are not aware, performance on WordPress with WooCommerce is still around 2.5:1 between OpenLiteSpeed and nginx. We have some benchmarks on our site, including this one on our blog, if you’d like to see some comparisons.

Let us know if you have any more info or questions!

  • Hi lclarke, can you provide a transfer guide?


  • hi i been testing diferente setting with nginx or litespeed “speed” openlitelitespeed claim fasted but this not only thing, first you need look in this.Litespeed ADC as Kubernetes Ingress controller so Why it because they selling license, i prefer said nginx, varnish accelerator it good enough for litle 1 million visit , i made 200k a day with simple setting ,find good server , dedicate and raw setting with nginx