LiteSpeed Technologies Inc.

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LiteSpeed Technologies Inc.
Type Private
Industry Technology
Founded 2002
Headquarters New Jersey, USA
Products Web servers
Website www.litespeedtech.com

LiteSpeed Technologies Inc. is an information technology company based in New Jersey, USA that produces web server software designed specifically for high-traffic servers, such as those of Internet service providers and corporate data centers.

LiteSpeed Technologies Inc. was founded in 2002 by George Wang.[1]

Products[edit]

LiteSpeed Web Server[edit]

LiteSpeed Web Server is the company's core product, a lightweight proprietary web server, which is able to read Apache configurations directly. The software is commonly used together with web hosting control panels, where it replaces Apache as the web server.[2] It is available for Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and FreeBSD. The last stable release was 4.2.11 which was released in May 2014.[3]

Usage statistics[edit]

May 2006 : LiteSpeed powered over 254,000 domains and was the 6th most popular web server platform in the world according to a Netcraft web server survey,[4]

August 2007 : Litespeed had fallen below 150,000 to 19th position [5]

January 2008 : It rebounded to the 11th position, with its customer base raising above 430,000,[6]

January 2009 : It dropped to 26th, with a base below 90,000.[7]

May 2013 : It is used by 2% of all websites according to W3Techs,[8] making it the 4th most popular web server. This was up from 1.5% in May 2012,[9] and 1.1% in April 2011.[10]

Other products[edit]

This company also produces OpenLiteSpeed, an open source version of LiteSpeed Web Server, and a load balancing product called LiteSpeed LoadBalancer.

OpenLiteSpeed is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LiteSpeed growing slowly but surely by speeding Web hosting performance
  2. ^ LiteSpeed growing slowly but surely by speeding Web hosting performance
  3. ^ "LiteSpeed Web Server Release Log". Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  4. ^ "May 2006 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "August 2007 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "January 2008 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 7 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "January 2009 - Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Archived from the original on 21 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Usage statistics and market share of LiteSpeed for websites". W3Techs. 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 29 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Usage statistics and market share of LiteSpeed for websites". W3Techs. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Usage statistics and market share of LiteSpeed for websites". W3Techs. 26 April 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. 

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