Internet is growing and the servers hosting the sites are thickly packed. If you are not hosting your site on a dedicated server chances are there that it is loading very slow at times.
Almost 90% of servers are based in linux which is embracing opensource software Apache as its webserver. Over a decade we haven’t seen any marked improvement in its performance with the growing demand.
Litespeed comes to your rescue at this juncture, they provide both free and enterprise version. They have provided a comparison chart with other websevers
We also had implemented it on our server and the site sparksupport.com is using litespeed. We could see a drastic difference in the performance. Another catch is that if your server is using a control panel like cpanel or plesk, litespeed can still work as it is portable with the existing webservice.
There is a very good documentation provided by litespeed which is a major advantage over its rivals like ngine-X.
Give it a try and experience the difference.
Update: Wed Apr 15 12:26:17 IST 2009
We moved our servers to Nginx – Cpanel combination. Now all our our servers are running Nginx.