PHP Cloud Hosting with Automatic Scaling and High Availability

Highly-Loaded PHP Applications with LiteSpeed Web Server

The LiteSpeed Web Server is a highly scalable PHP web server with high performance and low memory consumption. It is built based on the best practices of the PHP hosting, utilizing the benefits of both Apache and NGINX implementations, and integrating its own optimizations.

The feature-rich structure of the LiteSpeed application server includes the following specifics:

  • an event-driven architecture (like NGINX) consumes fewer resources than Apache process-based model, ensuring better performance with minimum memory and CPU usage
  • full compatibility with commonly used Apache features including mod_rewrite, .htaccess, and mod_security
  • individual optimization for the most popular hosting platforms (e.g. WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
  • ESI cache, CSS and JavaScript optimization, image optimization, browser and object cache support, CDN support, built-in WAF, Geo-DNS, CAPTCHA, IP throttling, cutting-edge anti-DDoS features, etc.

BuyuCloud PaaS supports LiteSpeed solution out-of-box to provide a secure, efficient, and scalable server for the PHP hosting in the cloud. According to our benchmark tests, the LiteSpeed performance capacity varies from just a few times up to ten times higher than the main competitors such as Apache and NGINX web servers. Below you’ll see the results of testing, as well as how to install, configure and track performance of LiteSpeed WS within BuyuCloud PaaS.

One-click Installs

As well as providing a ready-to-go PHP environment customised with your selected version of Nginx or Apache and PHP, there are a selection of one-click environment installs available in our free marketplace. These include:

  • WordPress
  • Magento
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • PrestaShop
  • OpenCart
  • Moodle
  • DokuWiki
  • ownCloud
  • osTicket
  • qdPM
  • WebMail Lite
  • Maian Cart
  • MODX
  • LimeSurvey
  • Laravel

LiteSpeed Web Server Installation

1. Log into your BuyuCloud account and click New Environment at the top.

2. Within the opened topology wizard, switch to the PHP tab and select LiteSpeed Web Server as your application server. Set other configurations up to your needs (e.g. cloudlets limit, Public IPs, region, etc).

3. Once the environment is created, you can click on the Open in Browser button next to the application server.

4. Within the opened default page, you’ll see your server’s phpinfo data.

The environment is ready for your PHP application to be deployed.

LiteSpeed Web Server Administration

In contrast to Apache or NGNIX, the LiteSpeed Web Server is configurable via a WebAdmin console by default and can be reached using URL and credentials provided in the respective email after installation.

The WebAdmin Console is a very well documented application that has a user-friendly self-described interface with three main areas: General, Configuration, WebAdmin Console