Forum: Ruby on Rails Does anybody out there use Litespeed?

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on 2008-10-19 08:25
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I've heard good things about Litespeed but all the documentation I've
found doesn't reflect the new 3.3 version. The older 2 and 1 versions
are just so different. I've gone down the road with the old docs and
it's always a dead end.
I'd be happy to pay or trade code or some kind of programming favors
for some help in this area.
I've got some good projects under my belt.
Thank you,
Kathleen
Phillip K. (Guest)
on 2008-10-19 16:47
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
> I've heard good things about Litespeed but all the documentation I've
> found doesn't reflect the new 3.3 version. The older 2 and 1 versions
> are just so different. I've gone down the road with the old docs and
> it's always a dead end.
> I'd be happy to pay or trade code or some kind of programming favors
> for some help in this area.
> I've got some good projects under my belt.
> Thank you,
> Kathleen

I used LiteSpeed for a while. It is very easy to administer once you
wrap your head around how it's done. It's also reasonably fast. I turned
it off when I needed to have a WebDAV share running, which LiteSpeed
doesn't support. In order to do WebDAV, you have to run another web
server (Apache) and do some redirection. I figured if I had to run
Apache anyway, I'd use it to serve up my Rails apps as well. I had used
Mongrel in the past, but took the opportunity to give Passenger a try.
Overall, I'm happier now.

The big downside for LiteSpeed, in my opinion, is that the free version
is 32 bit and supports only one processor. I run a 64 bit slice on
SliceHost, so I had to have the 32 bit compatibility libraries installed
(which isn't too big of a deal) and it would use only one processor. I
don't remember the pricing structure, but the license I was considering
if I went "enterprise" was going to run about $700 per year. For a real
business making real money, that might not be so bad, but for a single
person running tight finances, it didn't make sense to license LiteSpeed
when I can run Apache (or Nginx, Lightttpd, etc) for free.

As usual, your mileage may vary.

Peace.
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