WordPress.org and .com should drop LiteSpeed, adopt Lighty or NGINX (6 posts)

  1. bolonki
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm very disappointed to learn that both WordPress.org and WordPress.com are using LiteSpeed, a COMMERCIAL alternative to Apache.

    Choosing to go with a very expensive commercial product (it costs $250 per CORE, so for instance a license for a dual Opteron 280 would run you $1,000) instead of supporting LightTPD ("Lighty") or NGINX means losing a golden opportunity to advance these excellent Apache alternatives.

    WordPress is a model project on the power of open source, and it has enough muscle to speed up the development of more efficient webserver alternatives such as those mentioned.

    I wonder if they are paying the very expensive LiteSpeed licenses for all the servers that run WordPress.org and WordPress.com, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the other way around, LiteSpeed paying them to promote their product mentioning WordPress. In either case, it's a wasted opportunity.

    And BTW, if anybody knows how to run WordPress with Lighty or NGINX, please post a tutorial somewhere, I failed miserably trying to set up WordPress with Lighty even though I read everything I could find.


  2. BlakkJakk
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The Standard additon of Litespeed is free.

  3. archondigital
    Posted 7 years ago #

    wordpress.com is now running on nginx

  4. bolonki
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Excellent, I have been advocating and breaking peoples' balls for this to occur for a while now.

    WAKE UP PEOPLE! and adopt NGINX, you'll save a BUNDLE in hosting fees, your load will come down to the point where you think there is something wrong.

    Now that WordPress.com runs on NGINX, would someone please post "official" NGINX configuration for WordPress?

  5. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know if "official" is the right word when discussing wordpress.org but there's a few threads over in wordpress.com blogs that may help:

  6. archondigital
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It would really help to have some sort of documentation on the codex. Took me a while to figure it out but my other sites now run faster as a result.

    I'd be transferring my own site to a new server running NGINX in a few days.

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