Introducing OpenLiteSpeed Server in xCloud: A Big Step Forward for Next-Gen Hosting


Just about a couple of months ago, we released xCloud with the aim of revolutionizing your server and website management experience like never before. Since then, we have been constantly developing xCloud to make it better with additional features and enhancements that you, our valued users, have been asking for. 

Today, we have a big announcement about a much-awaited feature – from now on, you can install the OpenLiteSpeed server in xCloud, marking a significant milestone for us. 

OpenLiteSpeed Server in xCloud

🎉 Introducing OpenLiteSpeed in xCloud Hosting

At xCloud, you – our valued users – are always in our hearts. We listen attentively to your requests and strive to deliver what you need as quickly as possible. Our recent developments are a testament to this commitment. And this time, we delivered OpenLiteSpeed (OLS) web servers, meeting requests even faster than anticipated!

When we first launched xCloud, a significant number of users expressed interest in having OpenLiteSpeed included in our roadmap. 

Responding to the community’s requests, we added OLS to our roadmap for quarter 4, aiming to bring this much-demanded feature before the end of the year. However, OLS quickly became the most requested feature for xCloud, with users inquiring about it almost every day. So, we decided to prioritize the development of OpenLiteSpeed servers – to ensure you get the best possible experience.

Working tirelessly, our team brought OpenLiteSpeed servers for you, as you asked. We extend our heartfelt thanks for your continued trust and support in xCloud Hosting. 

📖 Understanding OpenLiteSpeed 

Not familiar with the OpenLiteSpeed server? In this section, we are going to give you a brief idea about this outstanding web server. 

OpenLiteSpeed (OLS) is the open-source edition of LiteSpeed Web Server Enterprise. It is a high-performance web server software designed to deliver exceptional speed, reliability, and scalability for web applications and websites. 

You will get an optimized server performance with enhanced overall user experience thanks to its efficient HTTP request handling and delivering content with minimal latency. It supports a powerful cache engine that will optimize your website performance by a huge margin.  

💡 Top Advantages of OpenLiteSpeed

OpenLiteSpeed servers are highly rated for their performance and speed. Since releasing the open source version OLS servers have been widely used by webmasters. Let’s have a quick look at why they prefer OpenLiteSpeed. 

Enhanced Website Performance & Speed Optimization

Out of all the benefits it has to offer, OpenLiteSpeed is believed to be the most reliable when it comes to website performance and speed. If you want to build a heavy-duty website, you can trust OpenLiteSpeed for it. They provide the LiteSpeed Cache plugin which has over 5 million active installations and allows users to make your website faster. 

Scalability & Flexibility for Diverse Hosting Needs

OpenLiteSpeed (OLS) supports .htaccess files allowing for directory-specific configurations. Thus, it offers both scalability and flexibility. You can scale resources dynamically to accommodate your incoming traffic with ease. Besides, it supports a wide range of Apache functionalities, making it an acceptable replacement for Apache servers in many situations.

An Overview: OpenLiteSpeed Server in xCloud  

Now that you have a basic understanding of OpenLiteSpeed servers let’s have a sneak peek at the OpenLiteSpeed functionalities in xCloud. 

Available While Deploying Your Server  

xCloud has direct integration with some providers, but you can bring any other provider as well to host your site. From now on, you will be able to deploy the OpenLiteSpeed server just like NGINX from our intuitive user interface. With just a single click, you will be able to choose and deploy the OLS server using xCloud without any hassle. 

OpenLiteSpeed Server in xCloud

Once your server is ready will find it under the ‘All Servers’ tab and manage the server from there. 

OpenLiteSpeed Server in xCloud

Access OpenLiteSpeed Server Access & Error Log 

With xCloud, you will have the capability to track your server’s complete error log. You can review the failed requests and monitor your access log. Besides, you can clear this logo and refresh it if needed.

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Enable LiteSpeed Cache (LSCache)

Once you have created a website under your OLS server, now you can enable the LiteSpeed Cache plugin as well. The LightSpeed Cache module in OpenLiteSpeed is automatically configured in xCloud. 

And it works seamlessly with the LiteSpeed Cache plugin to enhance your website performance. This integration ensures an extremely efficient caching solution, optimizing web content delivery and reducing server load for improved user experience.

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Avail 8G Firewall with OLS

With OpenLiteSpeed, we brought the 8G firewall to protect your website from cyber attacks. Your website will be protected from malicious requests, bad bots, automated attacks, spam, and other cyberattacks. You can simply enable 8G Firewall from the settings of your site in xCloud without any hassle.  

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Guide: How to Migrate to OpenLiteSpeed in xCloud

So, excited about OpenLiteSpeed on xCloud and migrating your servers to OLS servers? Let’s look at the quick tutorials below to migrate to OpenLiteSpeed servers on xCloud. 

How to Clone Your Site to xCloud OLS Servers

If you want to migrate your website from the existing NGINX server to the OLS servers, go to the specific site first. Afterward, from the ‘Site Overview’ tab, click on the ‘Actions’ and hit the ‘Clone Site’ button. Now, choose the OLS server that you want to use and follow the instructions from this doc

OpenLiteSpeed Server in xCloud

How to Migrate Perform Full Server to xCloud OLS Servers

If you want to perform a full server migration, go to ‘All Sites’ now hit the ‘Add New Site’ button. Afterward, hit the ‘Full Server Migration’ option. Now, follow this documentation and complete the full migration process. 

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Experience Enhanced Website Performance with OpenLiteSpeed Servers

We have brought OpenLiteSpeed Server in xCloud to ensure better performance for your website. This feature was much requested, and we put our best efforts into bringing this feature on xCloud as early as possible. So, deploy OLS servers and enhance your website and server management experience.

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