What is LiteSpeed Hosting?
LiteSpeed Hosting is the latest and greatest high speed performance kind of hosting that is hosted on a much faster web hosting server called LiteSpeed Web Server thus faster than Apache Web Server.
Why use LiteSpeed Web Server?
You should use LiteSpeed Web Server because it is the #1 commercial popular web server on the internet. The main reason for this is because it can handle concurrent connections, serve static content as well as dynamic content much more effectively thus improving overall page loads.
The reason LiteSpeed is faster
The reason hosting companies integrate LiteSpeed with their control panels is because it can perform specific functions in a much more efficient and quicker manner. LiteSpeed can load websites much faster compared to alternative web servers. Works very well with WordPress and Magento.
High Performance Web Server
Being a high-performance Apache drop-in replacement, compatible with commonly used Apache features, including mod_rewrite, .htaccess and mod_security support LSWS increases performance and stability like never before.
Will I need to make any changes to my website or code?
LiteSpeed Web Server is an Apache drop-in replacement thus it is compatible with commonly used Apache features. Therefore, you will not need to make any changes whatsoever.
Does HostXNow charge for LiteSpeed?
Is LiteSpeed also free with your WordPress and cPanel Hosting plans?
A lot of our competitors overcharge their customer’s for LiteSpeed Hosting, but not HostXNow! We kept the pricing for our plans the same after including LiteSpeed years ago.
Can I use LiteSpeed with my VPS, Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server?
Yes, for an additional cost. Fortunately, we provide the cheapest pricing for LiteSpeed licenses. Now you can use a 100% FREE version of LiteSpeed with any HostXNow UK VPS, Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server packages. You may contact us for more details about this.
You may compare LiteSpeed’s licensing options at https://www.hostxnow.com/clients/cart.php?gid=32
The reason why HostXNow’s LiteSpeed Hosting is faster!
Our LiteSpeed Hosting plans are highly-optimised, blazing fast and have a much higher amount of server resources thus your sites will load faster than ever before! Because of this, we GUARANTEE your website will load faster at HostXNow or your money back!
HostXNow’s LiteSpeed Hosting features up to 60X faster page loads compared to traditional hosting solutions. So when you want LiteSpeed Hosting, choose HostXNow!
The reason server resource limits are very important
A provider offering LiteSpeed alone is not enough. You have to compare resource limits too. We offer up to a massive 4 CPUs, 4 GB MEM and 60 MB/sec Disk IO on all our hosting plans, but some providers do not state such information which is misleading.
Our competitors mislead their customers because they want to charge them more. In reality, all the customer need is a more transparent web hosting provider.
By the way, we not only use SSD but we use NVMe which is even faster! Therefore, we suggest you compare the specs we offer to our competitors to see for yourself. We not only include LiteSpeed within the hosting plan at no extra cost but we include much more server resources. That is a big reason why HostXNow’s LiteSpeed-powered web server hosting plans are indeed the fastest and best value for money on the net.
Do not pay extra for Caching
A lot of providers charge their customers extra to use caching plugins like LSCache and LiteMage, but not HostXNow! This makes our hosting plans much better value for money.
Use cache plugins for faster application speed on LiteSpeed Web Server
Unlike other providers who charge extra for caching plugins, we do not charge extra. Therefore, you may use any of the following cache plugins for LiteSpeed Web Server for free:
- WordPress and Magento
Why page loading speed is so important!
A small 1-second page load can affect your bounce rate, SEO rankings and even your conversion rate in a negative way. You won’t have to fret regarding any of aforementioned once you pick any of HostXNow’s WordPress Hosting, SSD Hosting, cPanel Hosting or Reseller Hosting plans! Hosting on HostXNow’s LiteSpeed-powered servers with optimised speed in mind and with your choice of server location, free NVMe SSDs are all benefits of choosing HostXNow!
The most popular PHP caching plugin from LiteSpeed Technologies
The LSCache plugin for WordPress is the most popular plugin for LiteSpeed due to WordPress being the #1 most popular CMS & Blogging software on the planet.
LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress is an all-in-one site acceleration plugin. The plugin enables all websites powered by WordPress to load much faster.
LSCWP (short name for LiteSpeed Cache Web Server) supports WordPress Multisite and is compatible with most popular plugins, including WooCommerce, bbPress, and Yoast SEO.
If you would like to know more information about LSCache, please check https://wordpress.org/plugins/litespeed-cache/
If you are interested in other plugins developed by LiteSpeed, please check https://www.litespeedtech.com/products/cache-plugins
HostXNow’s LiteSpeed Web Server Licenses
On the 12th September, 2018 LiteSpeed technologies released LiteSpeed Web Server version 5.3 where there was an improvement to their license structure.
All licenses now have new names and clearer branding
LSCache is included by default in all licenses
They added a new FREE Starter license and new Site Owner licenses
LiteSpeed FREE Starter License
For those who have a small site and would like to use LiteSpeed for free, well now you can by using the new free LiteSpeed license called Free Starter. You may use the Free Starter license for 100% free! This is a single-domain, 2GB license with 1 worker, and LSCache included. It’s an excellent choice for site owners who have simple needs, or for those who would like to try LiteSpeed Web Server for a lengthened period on a single site before investing in a more robust Site Owner license.
Note: HostXNow offer the most competitive pricing as seen below*
|Free Starter||Site Owner||Site Owner Plus||Web Host Lite||Web Host Essential||Web Host Professional||Web Host Enterprise||Web Host Elite|
|Unlimited Domains||Unlimited Domains||Unlimited Domains||Unlimited Domains||Unlimited Domains|
|1 Worker Process||1 Worker Process||1 Worker Process||1 Worker Process||1 Worker Process||2 Worker Processes||4 Worker Processes||Configurable Worker Processes|
|2GB RAM Limit||8GB RAM Limit||Unlimited RAM||8GB RAM||Unlimited RAM||Unlimited RAM||Unlimited RAM||Unlimited RAM|
|LSCache Included||Caching Included*||Caching Included*||Caching Included*||Caching Included*||Caching Included*||Caching Included*||Caching Included*|
*Domain Limits apply to top-level domains only. There is no limit on subdomains.
Included With Every Plan
- Superior Server Stability
- Improves Performance and Stability
- Increases Server Security
- Less Hardware Required
- Replaces Apache
- Compatible with cPanel
- HTTP/2 Support
- QUIC Support
- Anti-DDoS Advances
- WebSocket proxying
- Runs on Linux
- Support for SPDY
- GZIP compression
- IPv4 and IPv6
- HTTP 1.0/1.1 compliant
- Plus much more!
Should I buy a license directly from LiteSpeed or HostXNow?
Depending on your comfort level, purchasing a license right from LiteSpeed might not be the appropriate choice for you. Once you have the license, you will require hosting. You must install, configure, and manage your server yourself, or hire staff to do it for you.
If you’re excited to become LiteSpeed-powered, but you don’t fancy handling all of the aspects yourself, you might favour HostXNow’s LiteSpeed hosting. Take a look at our LiteSpeed Hosting plans at the following URLs:
You can buy a hosting package that covers just the right number of hands-on server configuration for your requirements. In other words, you can have total control by purchasing your own LiteSpeed license and use it with your own VPS or Dedicated Server, or you can let us manage everything for you by using our one of the LiteSpeed Hosting plans mentioned above.
IMPORTANT: The software is included at no extra cost for all HostXNow’s WordPress, SSD, cPanel Shared/Reseller hosting services. The best-discounted pricing on this page is for existing customers who already have a VPS, Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server with HostXNow and would like to also use LiteSpeed on their own server hosted with HostXNow. If you do not have servers with us or we do not manage your servers via our cPanel Server Management or Outsourced Support services you will need to signup directly at the LiteSpeed technologies website at the non-discounted price.