What's better? LiteSpeed vs Nginx + Apache

Babene7

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Hello everyone,

I'm wondering what's your experience when it comes to the different web servers available for cPanel.

I've been using LiteSpeed (premium version) for a few years now, haven't tried Nginx + Apache in cPanel servers yet. I'm pretty happy with LS but I would like to know if the performance is better (or worse) with Nginx + Apache.

Thank you!
 

cPRex

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Hey there! I tend to avoid any discussions about what is "best" since those always seem to devolve into opinions rather than facts.

If you do a search for "litespeed vs nginx" you'll see many different reviews on different hosts and hardware. The "best" is ultimately what works well for you and your users.
 
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vacancy

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Benchmarks are there, litespeed is unbeatable.

Especially nginx proxy behind apache has no chance.

 
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Related case litespeed vs nginx:

Litespeed 5.4 is faster than Litespeed 5.3 and faster than their tested default distro installed Nginx 1.16 which runs default non-optimal configuration. But Nginx can be configured and tuned to match Litespeed for some usage scenarios if you know how to configure Nginx.