Frequently Asked Halcyon Hosting Questions

What is LiteSpeed?

LiteSpeed Web Server is a drop-in Apache replacement and the leading high-performance, high-scalability server from LiteSpeed Technologies.

Is LiteSpeed Apache Compatible?

If your site runs on Apache, it runs on LiteSpeed. No need to change anything. LiteSpeed will read Apache configuration files directly.

Is LiteSpeed Secure?

LiteSpeed takes security seriously. The Web Server is mod_security compatible, and comes equipped with cutting-edge anti-DDoS features to stop attackers before they cause serious problems.

Does LiteSpeed support .htaccess rules?

Efficient .htaccess implementation with no performance degradation.

Does LiteSpeed support HTTP/2, QUIC, HTTP/3?

Yes, LiteSpeed supports all 3.

Is there anything I need to do differently over Apache?

Nothing needs to be done by you. Just sit back enjoy the additional speed and security.

What is cPanel?

cPanel is the industry leading control panel that helps you manage your web hosting infrastructure.

Does Halcyon Hosting offer SSL?

AutoSSL is included FREE with all accounts.  This generates a safe Domain Validated SSL certificate.  AutoSSL generated certificates automatically install and get renewed saving you time and money.

What is a 1-click installer?

A 1-click installer is a application that allows you to automate the installation process of web applications.  

What features are included with 1-click installation?

Install the latest version of WordPress at a single click.  Auto update with safe backups.  Clone a current site to a new domain in your account. Site restore with a single click.


What is LiteSpeed Cache (LSCWP) and how much does it cost?

A free and open source WordPress plugin. It communicates with your installation of LiteSpeed Web Server and LSWS’s built-in page cache to dramatically reduce page load times.

With advanced cache-management tools and optimization features, LSCWP is an all-in-one site acceleration solution.

With LiteSpeed, your site can employ the best practices that make for a high PageSpeed score, and – more importantly – an exceptional user experience.

What versions of PHP are available at Halcyon Hosting?

Only currently supported versions of PHP are included.  PHP versions are updated at regular intervals  when new versions come out or are patched.