This is the first in a series of guest blogs around the 2019 Web Pros Summit. Please welcome Kacey Schroeder from LiteSpeed Technologies.

LiteSpeed Technologies is honored to be a sponsor of WebPros Summit 2019 and long-term partners with cPanel. 

We first began collaborating with cPanel with the release of our original WHM plugin in 2013. cPanel introduced official support for LiteSpeed Web Server in 2014, as the only official third-party supported web server. This year cPanel, began to offer LiteSpeed Web Server as an addon on their website as well as within WHM.

For LiteSpeed Technologies, attending the conference every year allows us to spend time with people in the industry and talk with existing and new customers as well as fellow partners. We want to move the web toward a safer and faster environment with our LiteSpeed Web Server. With the recent release of LiteSpeed Web Server 5.4, we are pushing the boundaries of HTTP/2 and HTTPS performance. LiteSpeed is committed to supporting cPanel users with superior performance and seamless integration.

LiteSpeed at WebPros Summit

This year we are hosting a training session on Monday, September 23rd, at 1:30 pm. This training session provides all attendees with the opportunity to learn more about how easy it is to use LiteSpeed with cPanel, as well as providing an opportunity to learn more about cPanel users and the challenges faced. The session will discuss installing and configuring LSWS in a cPanel environment, the various features that LiteSpeed offers that make it unique, what to look out for when installing and using LiteSpeed, and possible issues that may arise when switching from Apache (or NGINX) to LSWS.

LiteSpeed President George Wang will also be delivering a talk on Tuesday, September 24th at the WebPros Summit. This talk will cover standard benchmarking tools (i.e., ApacheBench, siege, wrk, etc.), their usage, and the pros and cons of the various tools as well as discussing some online distributed load testing services. Attendees will learn how to set up a test environment with the right tool to get correct results, as well as common mistakes and how to avoid them. The main focus of this discussion will be on the evaluation of HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 performance.

We appreciate the opportunity to sponsor WebPros Summit 2019 and are excited to attend this year, as we have for the six previous cPanel conferences. Our relationship with cPanel has been extraordinary for us, and we are committed to making it unique for cPanel users as well. Please stop by the LiteSpeed booth for a chat with the LiteSpeed team! We would love to meet you!

About LiteSpeed Technologies

LiteSpeed Technologies was founded in 2002 to create revolutionary web acceleration platforms. LiteSpeed’s core development team specializes in server software design and has many years of experience in mission-critical software development. They have developed two high-performance web servers, an ADC, and multiple cache plugins. Now, they also add CDN provider to their long list of ongoing accomplishments.