LSWS vs OLS. Which LiteSpeed web server version should you get?
- Ugh…stop asking me this question, people!
- If you’re broke…get OpenLiteSpeed because it’s FREE, FAST, compatible with LiteSpeed cache plugin and htaccess, and has crawler (pre-caching) capability.
- Otherwise…spend money and get LiteSpeed Enterprise. It has extra features like WP-admin brute force protection, ESI-caching functionality to cache logged-in users or dynamic pages.
- Note about .htaccess: although OLS is compatible with htaccess, you have to restart PHP on every change (not a big deal). But LS enterprise will read updates right away; no restart required.
Is there a difference in noticeable performance? If you don’t use all the extra features, then no. Regardless…I still prefer LiteSpeed Enterprise. But please, do what you want.
Other technical differences (beneath the hood):
- will list them soon…