Frequently Asked Questions

Is the LiteSpeed Cache plugin free?

Yes, this LSCache plugin will always be free and open source. That said, a LiteSpeed server is required, and there are fees associated with some LiteSpeed server editions.

What server software is required for this plugin?

A LiteSpeed server is required in order to use this plugin. You will need one of the following (any single server or cluster including one of these will work):

  • LiteSpeed Web Server Enterprise with LSCache Module (v5.0.10+)
  • LiteSpeed WebADC (v2.0+)

  • OpenLiteSpeed (v1.4.17+)

What is the difference between the LSCache Module for LiteSpeed Web Server (requires a license) and the LSCache plugin (free)?

The LSCache Module is built into your licensed copy of LiteSpeed Web Server. When it comes to caching dynamic content, the LSCache Module does all of the work.

The LSCache plugin is simply an interface. It allows the web app to instruct the server Module on what to cache, how long to cache it, and when to purge. And it allows the site owner to manage and configure the Module. Without the Module, the Plugin could not function.

A licensed LSCache Module is required in order to use the free LSCache plugin.

Does this plugin work in a clustered environment?

The cache entries are stored at the LiteSpeed server level. The simplest solution is to use LiteSpeed WebADC, as the cache entries will be stored at that level.

If using another load balancer, the cache entries will only be stored at the backend nodes, not at the load balancer.

The purges will also not be synchronized across the nodes, so this is not recommended.

If a customized solution is required, please contact LiteSpeed Technologies at info@litespeedtech.com

Note

The rewrite rules created by this plugin must be copied to the Load Balancer.

How can I install the LiteSpeed Cache Plugin?

The LiteSpeed Cache plugin works right out of the box with default settings that are appropriate for most sites. Please refer to the installation instructions to learn how to get started.


Last update: August 25, 2020