OpenLiteSpeed WordPress vs regular WordPress one click, which one should I choose?

I can’t decide which one should I pick for a wordpress + woocommerce website. I saw it says the OpenLiteSpeed is 300+ times faster than the regular WordPress and I like that it comes with phpMyAdmin presinstalled but I heard the php 7.3 is full of bugs.

On the other hand the regular one click wordpress droplet has Apache, Fail2ban and Postfix.

Can you guys please help me out?

OpenLiteSpeed wordpress:

  • WordPress 5.2.3
  • OpenLiteSpeed 1.5.6
  • MariaDB 10.3
  • PHP 7.3
  • CertBot 0.31.0
  • phpMyAdmin 4.9.1
  • Memcached 1.5.6

Wordpress regular pack:

  • WordPress latest
  • Apache 2.4.29
  • MySQL server 5.7.23
  • PHP 7.2
  • Fail2ban 0.10.2
  • Postfix 3.3.0
  • Certbot 0.26.1
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Here’s a high-level opinion:

OpenLiteSpeed WordPress for:

  • If you are looking for page speed/high traffic solution
  • Page score can also be improved
  • Object Cache pre-config

Wordpress regular pack for:

  • Full .htaccess file support
  • Pre-config fail2ban service

Best, Eric

have i been dreaming ? … wordpress + woocommerce … i think i have seen woocommerce in droplet … either in Wordpress Litespeed or Python … but now i can not find it anymore (droplets deleted) … does anyone know if there is a droplet which has an install for woocommerce ?

Ok, I’ve found out now that OpenLiteSpeed’s great performance is based mainly on the built-in LiteSpeed Cache module. You can achieve similar results using Nginx + FastCGI caching. But OpenLitesSpeed has still an advantage over Nginx: there are no pre configured apps/setups for WordPress using Nginx and FastCGI. It seems to be a huge pain in the as* to achieve same results as using the DigitalOcean’s pre built Openlitespeed droplet. Also there are currently no plugins available to purge automatically the FastCGI cache, which can keep up with the functionality of the LiteSpeed Cache WordPress Plugin offers.