Speeding up websites with minimal spend and knowledge.
The year was 2017 and the internet was booming, as usual, billions of sites with trillions of pages visited every day. I had a tech blog, But I wanted to make it better, So I started to look at hosting companies and whether I use NGINX, Apache, or LiteSpeed.
Checking the major providers I realized that LiteSpeed makes the most sense so that’s how I started. I migrated my blog to a hosting company using LiteSpeed but they were not using the latest version and they were limiting my resources and the support was not best either.
During that process, realized that there is an open-source version of LiteSpeed called OpenLiteSpeed, but there was no UI for it, no hosting company was providing hosting with OpenLiteSpeed. I was ok at first because it was just a single blog. I span up a virtual machine with OpenLiteSpeed, installed WordPress migrated my content, and that’s when I realized that LiteSpeed is providing a cache plugin and that’s a game-changer. It uses server-level cache and now I can have millions of visitors on my $10 VPS.
But setting up OpenLiteSpeed stack was painful as no control panel supported OpenLiteSpeed back in 2017 so I had to do it myself. It was just a web server and database I called it CyberPanel (a name suggested by my friend) and shared it on LowEndTalk. So many people on LowEntTalk have shown interest as it became the easiest way to deploy a super-fast WordPress site.
Later on, we keep adding more features such as Email, DNS, and FTP support and here we are today with a small team trying to make a difference.
Small team trying to make a difference.