At Brixly, we are committed to providing the best performance and reliability for your web hosting needs. As part of this commitment, we have chosen to use LiteSpeed Enterprise as our web server solution. LiteSpeed is known for its high performance and scalability, which is why it's an integral part of our hosting environment.

One common question we receive from our clients is whether they can enable PHP-FPM on their accounts. The answer is no, and here's why:

LiteSpeed and mod_lsapi: A Superior Combination

Instead of PHP-FPM, our servers utilize the mod_lsapi PHP handler, which is part of the LiteSpeed Web Server environment. Mod_lsapi is renowned for its ability to serve PHP content quickly and efficiently. It is a more lightweight handler compared to PHP-FPM and has been benchmarked to outperform it in various scenarios.

Why Not PHP-FPM?

PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. However, it's not the only or necessarily the best option for every server environment. In the case of Brixly's hosting setup, LiteSpeed Enterprise with mod_lsapi offers several advantages:

  1. Performance: Mod_lsapi is specifically designed to work with LiteSpeed, meaning it can communicate more effectively with the web server, leading to faster response times and lower memory usage.

  2. Stability: With mod_lsapi, each user's PHP processes are managed individually, which provides better stability and security. This isolation ensures that a single user's resource consumption does not impact the overall server performance.

  3. Compatibility: Mod_lsapi is fully compatible with all the features of PHP, including opcode caching and accelerators like LiteSpeed Cache (LSCache). This ensures that your applications run smoothly without any compatibility issues.

  4. Efficiency: LiteSpeed's caching capabilities are far superior, allowing dynamic content to be served at speeds comparable to static content. This efficiency is not something that PHP-FPM can provide on its own.


While PHP-FPM is a popular PHP handler, it is not supported on Brixly's hosting environment due to the superior performance and efficiency of LiteSpeed Enterprise with mod_lsapi. Our focus is on providing a hosting solution that is not only fast but also stable and secure. By leveraging LiteSpeed's advanced features, we ensure that your websites perform at their best without the need for PHP-FPM.

For more information on how LiteSpeed and mod_lsapi enhance your hosting experience, or if you have any questions about optimizing your website, our support team is here to assist you. Please feel free to reach out to us through our support channels.