You can apply for a trial license here.


  • Only apply your key when you are ready to begin your trial. Each key is updated daily with a built-in expiration date, so if you applied for a key a week ago but only installed your trial today, you've already lost 7 days.
  • You can apply multiple trial keys by using the same email address since each key is tracked by your server's IP and not by your email address.
  • Please make sure is reachable from your server.
  1. Make sure you use a valid email address. A trial key will be sent to your email after you submit the online form.
  2. Once you receive an email from LiteSpeed, save the attached file “trial.key” to the expanded installation directory (where resides). If your email is on a windows server and you need to FTP the file to a unix server, make sure you select the “binary” transfer mode.
  3. Sometimes your mail server may reject this email as spam. If you have entered a valid email address but haven't received an email from us within 15 minutes after submitting your form, you can apply for another one using a different email address.
  4. Run in the expanded folder and follow all prompted instructions.

After your trial expires, the server will disable itself. You can verify this by checking the error.log in the LiteSpeed installed directory.

Our license server will track and allow usage via the trial key for a maximum of 30 days for each IP. If it is within 30 days of downloading your first trial license, you can simply download a second trial license to keep running the trial on your server. (Just switch out the trial.key file in your /usr/local/lsws/conf/ directory and restart.) You can check your remaining days by running “lshttpd -V”.

If you have a special situation and need an extended trial period, please contact our sales department.

You can create a listener for the IP that your main site associated with. Set “Binding” to one process only.

You can start with a trial license. Usually, a Web Host Professional license should be sufficient for a 4 or 8 core server. (Please refer to Choosing A License) If this does not meet your needs, you can order a monthly lease of a Web Host Enterprise or Web Host Elite license and try it out. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee if LiteSpeed does not meet your requirements.

No, you do not need to uninstall and reinstall the server after you purchase the Enterprise license. To make the switch to Enterprise, all you need to do is perform a normal upgrade. This will not change any configurations or data. Please refer to Activating A License.

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  • Last modified: 2018/10/17 21:06
  • by Kacey Schroeder