cPanel Plugin - LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager

The LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager plugin for cPanel is a companion plugin to the LiteSpeed plugin for WHM. If a hosting provider is using both LiteSpeed Web Server and the LiteSpeed plugin for WHM, they are able to install this plugin for their cPanel end-users.

Main Page

This is the first page shown when visiting the plugin page. Here you will be presented with 3 sections and a link to the settings page.

  • Why Use LSCache? - Contains some information on LSCache and the various available LSCache plugins through the Available LSCache Plugins link.
  • Flush LSCache - This section contains a button for flushing the contents of your LSCache folder. This will clear the cache for all owned sites with LSCache enabled.
  • LiteSpeed Cache Management - This section contains a link to the LiteSpeed Cache Management page for owned WordPress sites where LSCWP can be selectively enabled and disabled on a per site basis.
  • Settings - This link will take you to the plugin settings page.

The LiteSpeed Cache Management and Settings pages will be covered in more detail below.

LiteSpeed Cache Management - WordPress Cache

The manage view is where most of the magic happens. Here you can manage LSCWP for your WordPress installations individually or in groups.

Starting from the actual table we have the following fields:

  • Discovered WordPress Installations: This field contains the path of each WordPress installation discovered during the last scan operation.
  • Cache Status: Displays the last known status of LSCWP for the listed WordPress installation.
  • Flag: This field can either be blank or display a flag icon. While an installation is flagged (in other words, displaying the flag icon), it will be excluded from all future Mass Enable/Disable LSCWP operations in the WHM plugin.
  • Actions: This field contains action buttons that perform a specific action only for the related WordPress installation. These actions include Enable/Disable LSCWP and Flag/Unflag this installation.

Looking at the top row of buttons, we have Scan/Re-scan, Refresh Status, and to the right, Flush All.

  • Scan/Re-scan: Discovers all WordPress installations under each cPanel user's known document root. These discovered installations will then be saved to a data file and displayed on the manager screen. If this data file is removed or corrupted, simply scan again to repopulate the list.
  • Refresh Status: Each listed WordPress installation will have an LSCWP Status reflecting the status of LSCWP for that installation. The Refresh Status button will update this value to the most current status for all listed WordPress installations.
  • Flush All: Like the button of the same name on the main page, this button will flush the contents of your LSCache folder. This will clear the cache for all owned sites with LSCache enabled.

Moving on we have the the bottom row of buttons which are used to perform group operations. These buttons work in tandem with the check-boxes found next to each discovered installation to allow you to perform some basic operations for only the selected group.

  • Enable Selected & Disable Selected: These buttons allow you to enable and disable LSCWP for the selected WordPress installations.
  • Flag Selected & Unflag Selected: These buttons allow you to set or unset the flag field for the selected WordPress Installations. Flagged installations will be excluded from Mass Enable/Disable LSCWP operations in the WHM plugin.

Settings

The Settings page allows you to control various plugin related settings (one at the moment).

  • Log File Level: This setting controls the highest level of log messages that will be written to the log file located at /home/$user/lscmData/ls_webcachemgr.log. The default value is INFO.

As of the cPanel user-end plugin v1.2.2, a lang/ directory has been added. This will allow custom translations for plugin text. The translation language used is based on the cPanel dashboard locale selected.

The lang/ directory will also contain any translations submitted to LiteSpeed for inclusion in the plugin package. Be aware that these translations will be bypassed if any custom translations for that locale exist in the lang/cust/ directory.

Instructions for translating the plugin are included in the plugin's lang/cust/ directory README file, included below:

Welcome to the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager user-end cPanel plugin's 'lang/cust'
directory. This directory will contain any custom translations you would like
to use with the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager user-end cPanel plugin.

This file will now explain how to provide your own custom translations for this
plugin based on the language selected in a user's cPanel dashboard.

1) Choose a cPanel locale to provide translations for. A full list of available
locales can be found through WHM under

Home >> Locales >> View Available Locales

2) Once a locale has been chosen, create a directory under this plugin's
'lang/cust' directory for that locale using the same name as the locale. Then
create an 'en_US' directory under that, and an 'LC_MESSAGES' directory under the
'en_US' directory.

Using French as an example (cPanel locale 'fr') our directory structure would look
like:

lang/
-cust/
--fr/
---en_US/
----LC_MESSAGES/

Note: The 'en_US' directory exists as a workaround for linux systems that may not
contain certain locales, as it is commonly installed on most systems. If you
are running into issues getting your translations to appear, please make sure
that the 'en_US.utf8' locale is installed on your system.

Note: As long as the 'lang/cust/fr' directory exists, this directory will always be
used when looking for translation files, regardless of wheather or not any
exist. If you would like to go back to checking the official translation
directory under 'lang', you must remove/rename the 'cust' locale directory.

3) Generate a 'messages.po' file for your desired language based on the
'messages.pot' file provided under the 'lang' directory, or copy the 'messages.po' file
for your locale if it has already been officially provided under the 'lang'
directory.

4) Update the generated 'messages.po' file with any new translations. You should
also update the 'messages.po' file header info if you have not already.

5) Generate a 'messages.mo' file based on your updated 'messages.po' file and place
both the 'messages.po' and 'messages.mo' files under the custom 'LC_MESSAGES'
directory created earlier.

6) Visit the LiteSpeed user-end cPanel plugin through a cPanel dashboard and
confirm that your translations are appearing.

CAUTION: Any custom translation files will be lost upon uninstalling the
LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager user-end cPanel plugin. Please keep a copy of any
custom translation files elsewhere to prevent loosing these files.

That should be all that is required to begin using custom translations with the
LiteSpeed user-end cPanel plugin.

If you would like to have your custom translations included as official
translations in future versions of the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager user-end
cPanel plugin, or have updates for exisitng official translations, please send
an email including the locale and both 'messages.po' and 'messages.mo' files to
info@litespeedtech.com.
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  • Last modified: 2019/06/25 20:34
  • by Lisa Clarke