OpenLiteSpeed Web Server is a high-performance, secure, easy-to-use Web server, which maintains many Apache compatible features. It supports HTTP/1.1, SSL, CGI, FastCGI, LSAPI, PHP, JSP, Servlets, GZIP compression, chroot, IP level throttling, connection accounting, DoS attack prevention, and instant recovery mechanisms. With its Apache compatible rewrite engine, migration is quick and easy. A Web interface is included for administration and configuration. It can be used as a content accelerator, compression proxy, or a security guard running in front of any Web and application server.
|Tags||Internet Web HTTP Servers Proxy Servers|
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD FreeBSD Solaris Linux Unix Mac OS X|
|Implementation||C++ Python Perl Ruby PHP|
Release Notes: SSL client authentication has been added. A GUI interface for building PHP has been added to the Web console. The process manager for PHP suEXEC has been improved. Compatibility with control panels has been greatly improved. The installer has been improved to include default configuration for using with hosting control panels. Support for vmware/XEN/UserModeLinux VPS has been added for the VPS license. The security of the directory autoindex has been enhanced, and there are many minor bugfixes and improvements.
Release Notes: A security flaw that may have exposed PHP source code has been fixed.
Release Notes: The default Rails vhost template has been updated with Rails page cache support. User managed LiteSpeed Rails configuration has been improved to work properly with subdomain configuration. YUI has been replaced with a light-weight library in the Web admin console. A bug in handling CGI command line parameters has been fixed. The performance of the rewrite engine has been improved for complex rewrite rules. The rewrite rule parser has been improved to ignore trailing comments. The size limit of XML elements in the litespeed configuration file has been increased. The graceful restart procedure has been improved.
Release Notes: Compatibilities with the plesk control panel has been improved. Gzip compression support has been improved to store each compressed static file in its own cache directory. The REDIRECT_URL and REDIRECT_QUERY_STRING environment variables have been added. Directory redirection has been improved to give better support for the RESTful route of Ruby On Rails. Directory auto index has been improved. The i-node value in ETag can be turned off. A bug in the security engine has been fixed. Restarting of individual virtual hosts can be managed by the user with a simple configuration file.
Release Notes: The request rate throttling algorithm has been improved. Automatic log file rotation for virtual hosts configured through Apache httpd.conf has been added. A bug in the AJP Protocol that caused problems with the winstone servlet engine has been fixed. A bug in HTTP Proxy that caused a problem when the upstream Web server did not set the 'Content-Length' header has been fixed. A bug in request parsing that had problems with special values in the 'Connection' header has been fixed.