A question that often gets asked by our customers is why the pricing of our webhosting plans listed at polur.net may seem a little more than the budget hosting providers. One feature that distinguishes our company from the competition is the software and resources that we provide consistently across all our plans, without artificial limitations or compromises. A key product that powers our hosting platform is the type of web server we use, called LiteSpeed Enterprise, which is a proprietary, commercial web server product that has been in operation since 2003.
LiteSpeed's distinguishing feature is that it is considered a drop-in replacement for Apache, which is the de-facto standard for web hosting due to its security, performance and reliability. However, as many polur.net customers have experienced over the past few decades, Apache has several limitations and issues, which are not only resolved, but significantly improved upon when using LiteSpeed. Nginx, the second most popular web server powering websites currently in the world, is distinct from Apache, but offers significant performance and efficient resource usage, but has many limitations that make Apache unique, such as mod_rewrite and mod_security.
Like nginx, LiteSpeed was built from the ground up to use an event-driven architecture, which is more efficient and better-performing than Apache's process-based model. But unlike nginx, LiteSpeed was designed to understand Apache's configuration files, mod_security rules, and mod_rewrite rules. And it supports .htaccess natively, in a much more efficient way. Because of this compatibility, LiteSpeed Web Server may be used with any control panel that was written for Apache, including cPanel, Plesk, and DirectAdmin.
Performance-wise, LiteSpeed is often regarded as the fastest web server available in the web hosting market, while still being secure and convenient for use. In other words, LiteSpeed Web Server conserves resources without sacrificing performance, security, compatibility, or convenience.
At polur.net we exclusively use LiteSpeed for all our SSD shared hosting and SSD multi-account (reseller) hosting plans, and our customers have never been happier with year-over-year of consistent performance, 0% downtime and secure access. While our plans may seem a little more than the competition at first, often this is untrue given our competitors' tactic of hidden contracts and disappearing discounts as we describe here.