How To Install Litespeed Web Server On Cpanel


Are you looking for a reliable and efficient web server for your Cpanel? Look no further! In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of installing Litespeed Web Server on Cpanel. Litespeed is a high-performance web server that can greatly improve the speed and efficiency of your website. So, let’s get started!


Before we begin, there are a few prerequisites that you need to take care of:

1. Access to Cpanel

You should have access to your Cpanel account with administrative privileges. If you don’t have one, you can contact your hosting provider to grant you the necessary access.

2. Root Access

You will also need root access to your server. This will enable you to make system-level changes and install additional software.

3. Supported Operating System

Make sure that your server is running a supported operating system. Litespeed Web Server is compatible with a wide range of Linux distributions, including CentOS, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Step 1: Downloading Litespeed

The first step is to download the Litespeed Web Server package. You can do this by visiting the official Litespeed website and navigating to the download section. Choose the appropriate version of Litespeed for your operating system and click on the download link.

Once the download is complete, you will have a compressed file with the extension .tar.gz. Use the following command to extract the contents of the file:

tar -zxvf lsws-x.x.x-xxx.tar.gz

Replace “x.x.x-xxx” with the actual version number of the Litespeed package.

Step 2: Installing Litespeed

After extracting the contents of the package, navigate to the extracted directory using the following command:

cd lsws-x.x.x

Again, replace “x.x.x” with the version number of the Litespeed package.

Next, run the installation script by executing the following command:


This will start the installation process and guide you through a series of prompts. Follow the on-screen instructions and provide the necessary information when prompted.

During the installation, you will be asked to specify the installation type. Choose the “Trial” option if you want to evaluate Litespeed before purchasing a license. If you already have a license, select the “Serial Number” option and enter your license details.

Once the installation is complete, you will see a message indicating the successful installation of Litespeed Web Server.

Step 3: Configuring Litespeed

Now that Litespeed is installed, it’s time to configure it to work with your Cpanel. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Access Litespeed WebAdmin

To access the Litespeed WebAdmin interface, open your web browser and enter the following URL:


Replace “your-server-ip” with the actual IP address of your server.

You will be prompted to enter your username and password. Use the same credentials that you use to log in to your Cpanel account.

2. Configure Litespeed with Cpanel

Once you are logged in to the Litespeed WebAdmin interface, navigate to the “Server Configuration” section and click on “External App” in the left-hand menu.

Click on the “Add” button to create a new external application. Fill in the required details, such as the name of the application, the application type (PHP, Python, etc.), and the path to the application. Make sure to choose the appropriate application type based on your requirements.

After adding the external application, navigate to the “Listeners” section in the left-hand menu and click on “Add” to create a new listener. Select the appropriate IP address, port, and protocol for your website.

Finally, navigate to the “Virtual Hosts” section and click on “Add” to create a new virtual host. Enter the necessary details, such as the domain name, document root, and listener. Make sure to select the previously created listener for your virtual host.

Once you have completed these steps, click on the “Graceful Restart” button to apply the changes. Litespeed is now configured to work with your Cpanel.

Step 4: Verifying the Installation

After configuring Litespeed, it’s important to verify whether the installation was successful. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Test the Web Server

To test the Litespeed Web Server, open your web browser and enter the URL of your website. If everything is configured correctly, you should see your website loading without any issues.

2. Check the Litespeed Logs

You can also check the Litespeed logs to ensure that there are no errors or issues. The logs are located in the following directory:


You can use tools like “tail” or “less” to view the contents of the logs. Look for any error messages or warnings that may indicate a problem with the server.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured Litespeed Web Server on Cpanel. With Litespeed, you can enjoy improved website performance and efficiency. If you encounter any issues during the installation or configuration process, don’t hesitate to seek assistance from your hosting provider or the Litespeed support team. Happy hosting!