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Nginx vs Litespeed for WordPress performance
I have noticed across US and Europe WordPress communities there are some rumors getting popular recently, ex. Litespeed is “faster” than Nginx and that .htaccess is “required” for WordPress functions.
Well I am using Nginx around 7 years already and NEVER saw any problem without .htaccess files. Actually, I find it nicer because my WordPress plugins cannot secretly change my config settings.
And for Nginx we can simply enable FastCGI cache without installing additional software package, and no Wordpress cache plugin is required, another nice thing for me so that my customers are not messing with the caching settings all the time.
Here is what I do not understand… if OpenLitespeed has LS Cache then WHY do they force WordPress sites to install a cache plugin? And if they want to compare with Nginx than WHY do they include .htaccess files which are very insecure and can be hacked by WordPress plugins.
And why do every Litespeed hosting company use cPanel? If they want to be lightweight and secure like Nginx than why is no web host using OpenLitespeed + (no WP cache plugin) + (no .htaccess files)… isn’t that really the better comparison with Nginx?
Not 2005 anymore. Why the bloated WP cache plugins are still so common?
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