We had previously sent out a survey to weigh up the options of Bolt-Cache (our existing caching solution) vs Litespeed with LSCache.
Have you used our Bolt-Cache plugin?
Yes - 74.14% - No - 25.86%
How would you rate our Bolt-Cache or CloudNS solutions in the following areas? (1 = lowest, 5 = highest)
Majority Vote: Simplicity: 5, Ease of Use: 5, Usability / UI: 5, Performance Gain : 5, Commercial Benefit / Marketing: 5
Have you ever used, or had any experience with Litespeed Enterprise web servers / hosting?
Yes - 63.93% - No - 36.07%
How would you rate Litespeed as a user / reseller? (1 = low, 5 = high)
Majority Vote: Simplicity: 5, Ease of Use: 5, Usability / UI: 5, Performance Gain: 5, Commercial Benefit / Marketing: 5, LSCache Benefits: 5
Which of the following platforms would you prefer to see available on our servers (as the two solutions can't co-exist)?
Bolt-Cache with CloudNS - 56.00% - Litespeed with LSCache - 44.00%
Would you be willing to pay an additional amount if we introduced Litespeed with LSCache to our servers and reseller platforms?
No 62.50% - Yes 37.50%
How much extra would you be willing to spend to have the Litespeed and LSCache instead of Bolt-Cache?
Majority Vote: £0 - £5/m
The feedback received was incredible, and has helped us with the decision-making process internally as to the best step forward.
Based on the feedback taken from the survey, we found a number of pointers…
- Those of you who are using Bolt-Cache, have found its performance to be outstanding in comparison with other solutions tested on the market
- Those of you who haven't used Bolt-Cache, still found the hosting platform to be fast and reliable
- Its clear from our reports that clients are happy with our pricing, and wouldn't consider paying a significant amount more for the introduction of Litespeed
- Those who have used Litespeed, like its simplicity vs Bolt-Cache (which can seem more complex in the way it changes the backend infrastructure)
So What Did We Do…?
…We used both!
We decided that our customers deserve the best of both worlds, those who use our default service should be on the fastest speeds we can get them and those who opt to use Bolt-Cache should still see the benefits.