litespeed hosting

Enjoy building your website with LiteSpeed, the fastest web server technology available. Ideal for almost all content management systems, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magneto. Your LiteSpeed hosting package includes a free LSCache plugin , QUIC CDN, SSL, and a .co.za domain

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LiteSpeed performance

litespeed hosting plans

Built for speed and performance

LiteSpeed Starter

For One Website

R99

per month
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1 Free ".co.za" domain
20 GB SSD storage
Host 1 domain

Unlimited web traffic
25 email accounts
1 FTP account
100 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
5 MySQL databases
1 FTP account
100 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
5 MySQL databases

LiteSpeed Basic

For Small Businesses

R169

per month
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1 Free ".co.za" domain
40 GB SSD storage
Host 2 domains
(1 add-on domain)
Unlimited web traffic
25 email accounts
1 FTP account
100 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
50 MySQL databases
1 FTP account
100 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
50 MySQL databases

LiteSpeed Power

Power Package

R299

per month
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1 Free ".co.za" domain
100 GB SSD storage
Host 3 domains
(2 add-on domains)
Unlimited web traffic
Unlimited email accounts
5 FTP account
500 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
Unlimited MySQL databases
5 FTP account
500 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
Unlimited MySQL databases

LiteSpeed Shop

For Companies

R499

per month
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1 Free ".co.za" domain
200 GB SSD storage
Host 5 domains
(4 add-on domains)
Unlimited web traffic
Unlimited email accounts
10 FTP accounts
1000 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
Unlimited MySQL databases
10 FTP accounts
1000 subdomains
Daily incremental backups
PHP 4.4 5.1-5.6 7.0-7.4
cPanel control panel
Free set up
Unlimited MySQL databases

resource limits

Resource Limits Starter Basic Power Shop
Speed 200 300 400 600
PMEM 2048 3072 4096 6144
IO 128 MB/s 192 MB/s 256 MB/s 384 MB/s
IOPS 768 1024 2048 4096
EP 40 45 50 60
NPROC 200 250 300 400
LiteSpeed Hosting Plans: Monthly Contract, Monthly Billing, Cancel Anytime.
*co.za domain name is registered free when used as the primary domain for the hosting account. Renewed annually at the normal price.
*Unlimited Web Traffic (Bandwidth): HOSTAFRICA reserves the right to reduce the bandwidth in cases of extensive use. Contact us if you have any questions.

lscache plugin features and capabilities

  • Free QUIC.cloud CDN Cache
  • Object Cache (Memcached/LSMCD/Redis) Support
  • Image Optimization (Lossless/Lossy)
  • Minify CSS, JavaScript, and HTML
  • Minify inline & external CSS/JS
  • Combine CSS/JS
  • Automatically generate Critical CSS
  • Lazy-load images/iframes
  • Responsive Image Placeholders
  • Multiple CDN Support
  • Load CSS Asynchronously
  • Defer/delay JS loading
  • Browser Cache Support
  • Database Cleaner and Optimizer
  • PageSpeed score optimization
  • OPcode Cache Support
  • HTTP/2 Push for CSS/JS
  • DNS Prefetch
  • Cloudflare API
  • Single Site and Multisite (Network) support
  • Import/Export settings
  • Attractive, easy-to-understand interface
  • WebP image format support
  • Heartbeat control
  • Automatic page caching
  • Automatic cache purging
  • Private cache for logged-in users
  • Caching of WordPress REST API calls
  • Separate caching of desktop and mobile views
  • Ability to schedule purge for specified URLs
  • WooCommerce and bbPress support
  • WordPress CLI commands
  • API system for easy cache integration
  • Exclude from cache by URI, Cookie, User Agent
  • Smart preload crawler with support for sitemaps
  • Multiple crawlers for cache varies
  • HTTP/2/3 & QUIC support
  • ESI (Edge Side Includes) support
  • Widgets and Shortcodes as ESI blocks

includes outgoing mail spam filtering

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Improved Deliverability

Prevents your emails from landing in the spam box or not being delivered at all.

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Avoid Blacklisting

Outgoing spam filtering ensures the IP addresses remain clean in order to avoid blacklisting.

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Protect Recipients

Protect your recipients against unwittingly sending malware or spyware via email.

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Improved Reputation

Improves your IP reputation and also your website reputation, which helps with SEO.

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what makes litespeed so special?

Think of a server as a restaurant. You’ve got people coming in (traffic), ordering food (requesting web pages), and eating food (viewing those pages), then finally paying their bills, and leaving. In our analogy, the waiters are the processes that handle the various requests to the server.

Apache servers are processed-based web servers. Running with our analogy, this translates to one waiter per customer. So, the one waiter will take care of everything. From handling the order, to preparing the food, payment, etc. This means the more customers there are, the more waiters are needed to handle the load. If there’re more customers than waiters, a queue is formed, and you see where this is going.

LiteSpeed servers, however, are event-driven. One waiter will take multiple orders from different customers and delegate to other waiters as needed. This means people enter the restaurant, place their orders, and get served with minimal wait time. Queuing is processed faster, and the bottleneck becomes non-existent.

With event-driven servers, less hardware is needed to handle the same load as a process-based server. This means the CPU and RAM don’t need to be used as much, freeing them up to make your website faster.

real performance comparison

Still unsure how LiteSpeed compares? Check out the comparison between LiteSpeed and Apache below. We used the same site across both platforms, with and without caching enabled.

Apache with no optimizations

LiteSpeed with no optimizations

Apache with industry leading caching plugin

LiteSpeed with LSCache plugin

Hosting packages with additional resources will also see further improvements, and with the free LSCache plugin, you're able to optimize your website even more. With Google favoring First Contentful Paint and First Meaningful Paint as part of the Core Web Vital metrics, you can see how much of an improvement LSCache has on these metrics and page speed when properly configured.

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powerful hosting features

LiteSpeed hosting - high performance web hosting

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QUIC CDN

Built within the LSCache plugin and part of the LiteSpeed family, you’ll have access to the QUIC CDN that has global servers - free of charge.

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Cutting Edge Tech

LiteSpeed provides the fastest HTTPS and HTTP/2 performance, with HTTP2 server push support, Edge Side Includes (ESI) cache, and Brotli Compression.

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Advanced Caching

Enjoy the robust LSCache plugin that offers a multitude of options and allows for an intelligent and accurate server-level full-page caching system.

Incremental backups included

Incremental daily website backups

Automatic backups through Acronis ensures your data is recoverable from within your control panel. You can restore individual files, mailbox’s, databases, or the entire account.

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Full featured control panel

We use the industry-leading control panel: cPanel. It has tons of included features that make managing your website, emails, files, database, filters, and everything else a breeze.

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Automatic vulnerability patching

Imunify360 & ImunifyAV are able to patch vulnerabilities and malware safely and automatically. They’ll scan whenever a new file is uploaded.

litespeed hosting questions?

We have answers:

With a LiteSpeed web server, your site will be able to handle more traffic without sacrificing speed or requiring more resources.

Yes, with additional modsec rules, anti-ddos measures, the http/3 protocol (and some other cool features), LiteSpeed is a lot more secure than traditional hosting.

Yes, you have access to all the regular cPanel functionality as well as additional features like the LSCache plugin for all supported content management systems.