How to enable QUIC through Apache configuration with cPanel

To enable QUIC, there is no configuration change in LSWS. For control panel, QUIC is turned on by default for Apache HTTPS vhosts.

All user need to do is open UDP port 443.

HTTPS with trusted cert, UDP port 443 open at the firewall.

The followings explan the directives could be possibly used but may not necessary at initial stage.

Directive examples

  • Must have QUIC enabled in GUI/conf
  • Must use either Chrome or Opera with QUIC enabled
  • Must not use self-signed certificates only trusted certificates will work
  • Must have UDP Port 443 open
  • QUIC will not work with a proxy front end like CloudFlare
  • QUIC will only apply to https, not http
  • QUIC can be enabled at the server level, listener level or virtual host level

If LSWS is reading your Apache configuration through cPanel you can use the a directive in that file to turn QUIC on or off at the server or vhost level. Add the following directive to the Apache configuration file.

<IfModule LiteSpeed>
  QuicEnable on|off

When you set QuicEnable at the Apache server level, all vhosts will use that setting as their default. Vhosts level can not rewrite server level.
Please bear in mind that QUIC can only be used for HTTPS vhosts.

Enabling QUIC at the Server Level

For EA4: Add following lines to /etc/apache2/conf.d/includes/pre_main_global.conf

<IfModule LiteSpeed>
  QuicEnable on

Enabling QUIC at the Virtual Host level

For EA4: Create a quic_vhosts.conf file in the/etc/apache2/conf.d/userdata/ then add following lines.

<IfModule LiteSpeed>
  QuicEnable on

Disabling QUIC at the Virtual Host level

For EA4: Create a quic_vhosts.conf file in the /etc/apache2/conf.d/userdata/str/2_4/user/domain/ then add following lines.

<IfModule LiteSpeed>
  QuicEnable off

For SSL website create quic_vhosts.conf in /etc/apache2/conf.d/userdata/ssl/2_4/<user>/<domain>.

If you want to disable QUIC for account you can create quic_vhosts.conf in /etc/apache2/conf.d/userdata/ssl/2_4/<user>.

After that you need to rebuild apache conf with:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf and restart Litespeed WebServer after that.

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  • Last modified: 2019/03/28 20:47
  • by Lisa Clarke