LiteSpeed Technologies Inc.

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LiteSpeed Technologies Inc.
Industry Technology
Founded 2002
Headquarters New Jersey, USA
Products Web servers

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]


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, OS X, Solaris, and FreeBSD. The last stable release was 5.0 which was released in April 2015.[3] The LiteSpeed Web Server supports both SPDY/3.1 and the new HTTP/2 network protocols.[4]

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.[5]

August 2007 : Litespeed had fallen below 150,000 to 19th position.[6]

January 2008 : It rebounded to the 11th position, with its customer base raising above 430,000.[7]

January 2009 : It dropped to 26th, with a base below 90,000.[8]

May 2013 : It is used by 2% of all websites according to W3Techs,[9] making it the 4th most popular web server. This was up from 1.5% in May 2012,[10] and 1.1% in April 2011.[11]


OpenLiteSpeed is an open source version of LiteSpeed Web Server. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3. OpenLiteSpeed versions 1.3.7 and 1.4.4 support HTTP/2 draft 16 (Nov. 2014 - June 2015).[12]

Other products[edit]

This company also produces a load balancing product called LiteSpeed LoadBalancer.

Supported Web Control Panels[edit]

Hosting Controller

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