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Litespeed vs. Apache for WordPress hosting?

Posted November 7, 2021 181 views
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Upwork recommended me to try DigitalOcean for my WordPress site for stable fast performance.

And only $5 with free software can be Apache or Nginx. I read that one-click option is using both Apache & Nginx but is there no option for Litespeed & Nginx? I know that Nginx is fastest cache (FastCGI cache) but I want to have free control panel like DirectAdmin or Cyberpanel and they are saying that Apache or Litespeed is easier settings for that.

If not possible, then I must choose Apache or Litespeed?

Litespeed company is saying that Apache is horrible performance and very dead software, no support for HTTP/3 speed.

Is that true? Apache was free, thus I don’t want to pay for Litespeed license or use their WP cache plugins unless Apache is dead....

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Just some information for you, this OpenLiteSpeed WordPress solution on the Marketplace, and CyberPanel, both have LSCache supported and are free to use by default.

Open source apps like Apache usually want to integrate with other open source apps like Nginx and WordPress. Most of the open source projects are not going to help promote a private for-profit service like Litespeed.

If you will use Nginx, why are you going to slow down your stack and increase security risks by installing a control panel? Just use Nginx with WordPress without a CP instead.

I don’t think DirectAdmin has a free version. CyberPanel does, and can use Nginx or OLS. But for the Nginx community there are others more focused on Nginx like ISPConfig, Hestia CP, Vesta CP. But most Nginx users will not use any CP because they are focused on being lightweight and secure for scaling.

Apache is not dead and still going very strong, read this:

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/litespeed-or-apache-for-wordpress/

HTTP/3 is still in its infancy days as far as technology standardization goes. Sure, development of the standard has been ongoing for years but it only became an Internet Draft on 19th July 2021… meaning the fundamental design of the technology is still evolving and is not even a ratified standard yet.

So, no, Apache is not dead.

But you can safely bet that Apache will eventually support HTTP/3, just as they did with HTTP/2.