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Web Server Comparison Apache vs. NGINX vs. Litespeed

Hello Guys, As we before talked about Web Server. Now today I will talk about Web Server comparison between NGINX, Apache, and Litespeed. So let’s start.

1. What is Apache HTTP Server?

Apache HTTP Server is generally known as the world’s most popular HTTP web server. It’s fast and secure and runs over half of all web servers around the world. Apache is also free software, distributed by the Apache Software Foundation that promotes many free and open source advanced web technologies. The Apache web server provides a full range of features, including CGI, SSL, and virtual domains, it also supports plug-in modules for extensibility. Apache was originally designed for Unix environments, almost  90% run on Linux. But it’s also available for other operating systems like Windows.

Apache Web Server is designed to create web servers that have the ability to host one or more HTTP-based websites. Main features include the ability to support multiple programming languages, server-side scripting, an authentication mechanism and database support. Apache Web Server can be enhanced by manipulating the code base or adding multiple extensions/add-ons.

It is also widely used by web hosting companies for the purpose of providing shared/virtual hosting, as by default, Apache Web Server supports and distinguishes between different hosts that reside on the same machine.

2. What is NGINX Web Server?

NGINX is open source software for web serving, reverse proxying, caching, load balancing, media streaming, and more. It started out as a web server designed for maximum performance and stability. In addition to its HTTP server capabilities, NGINX can also function as a proxy server for email (IMAP, POP3, and SMTP) and a reverse proxy and load balancer for HTTP, TCP, and UDP servers.

NGINX is alternative to Apache. it accelerates content and application delivery, improves security, facilitates availability and scalability for the busiest websites on the Internet. NGINX is an all-in-one web server that competes with Microsoft’s IIS server and Apache, and has between 20%[1] and 50% [2]of the market share, depending on what data you read. It runs on Linux OS, and it can be considered a standalone server in that context. It doesn’t need another server but its best deployed in instances of more than one and we recommend with a dedicated pair of Load balancers sitting in front of it.

NGINX is a very light and fast web server, which is highly optimized and can give some of its applications an edge versus just hosting with Apache. IIS is capable of hosting more complex sites such as those built in .net and SharePoint.

2. What is LiteSpeed Web Server?

LiteSpeed Web Server is the leading high-performance, high-scalability web server from Litespeed technologies. It can be used to replace an existing Apache server without changing any other programs or operating system details, and without breaking anything. As such, LiteSpeed Web Server can quickly replace a major bottleneck in your existing web hosting platform. With its comprehensive range of features and easy-to-use web administration console, LiteSpeed Web Server can help you conquer the challenges of deploying an effective web hosting infrastructure.

The features of LSWS

There are many features for the LiteSpeed Web Server. We are now going to see the principal features of LiteSpeed Web Server.

1) Apache compatibility.

2) Increase in performance and stability.

3) Increase in server security.

4) The LSWS reduces hardware and support costs.

Comparison between NGINX, Apache, and Litespeed.

So here is the Benchmarks Apache vs Nginx vs Litespeed. as per test, we can say the most powerful and traffic can handle LiteSpeed. after that NGINX. and then Apache but Apache give you many features like CGI, SSL, and virtual domains, it also supports plug-in modules for extensibility.

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