See how one customer's website instantly got 15x times faster after installing LiteMage Cache!
Despite Magento being the most popular e-commerce platform today, its modularized architecture and great customizability has the adverse effect of making it slower and more resource hungry than other web applications. This has been a common nuisance among store owners for years as the speed of a website directly influence customer satisfaction and search engine rankings.
LiteMage Cache is an innovative new server technology developed by LiteSpeed Technologies, that intelligently store Magento pages into a static cache for much faster retrieval. Caching has traditionally been a challenge for Magento since most pages contains dynamic blocks that changes between users, such as the shopping cart items, My Account area, wishlist, etc., preventing efficient use of a static page cache. LiteMage Cache uses Edge Side Includes (ESI) to punch holes in pages where information changes from visitor to visitor. The remaining content is saved to cache. When the next person visits the same page, the cached content is served quickly, with only the holes needing to be filled in with data for that visitor.
Reverse http proxy's like Varnish has long been the de-facto standard for speeding up high-traffic websites. However, Varnish requires complicated setup and introduces multiple issues for Magento stores such as lack of SSL support and no built-in hole punching for Magento. Additionally, dynamic blocks are requested individually through Ajax which adds overhead and lower overall server performance.
LiteMage's ESI implementation contains a number of advances that deliver greater performance than other Magento page cache solutions. Preliminary tests have shown LiteMage Cache 15-20x faster than competitors Varnish-based solutions.