This article is relating to our shared hosting platform utilizing Litespeed web server. We no longer offer shared web hosting, but we do offer Litespeed hosting options with our cloud hosting and dedicated server services.
I had said last week that we would begin offering LiteSpeed based web servers, and we are now open for Beta testing. To be moved to our new web server just contact our support staff, email or ticket, and request that they move your account to the new LiteSpeed web server. Make sure to note the username and/or account ID on your account and there will be no downtime with the move, assuming you are using the Steadfast name servers. As the subject says, this is still a Beta product. We do not see reliability being an issue, but there are some features that are not fully functional at this time.
Some changes include no SSI, no mono (ASP.Net support), only support for access logs (no error or referrer logs, etc.), and the cgi-bin directory (and thus AWStats) does not work, though you can install CGIs outside of the cgi-bin directory. If everything works out as it should, the new web server should definitely be faster and more reliable than any web server you're on with us currently, but as it is still in beta there could also still be some unresolved issues.
Note: This has since been released to the public, you can order here: http://steadfast.net/services/shared.php