LiteSpeed Web Server as a Proxy

The purpose of a Proxy is to expand on functionality and add an extra layer of security.

This wiki explains how to set up LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) as a Proxy. This makes it possible to transform a URL that is usually just an IP and Port into a Fully Qualified Domain Name.

In a control panel environment, such as cPanel, you may have used Apache mod_proxy directives. LiteSpeed can read these directives as well, though an external app must be manually added for full functionality.

How Does LSWS Act as a Proxy and Handle Client Requests Meant for a Backend Server?

  1. The client sends a request to LiteSpeed Web Server.
  2. LSWS forwards that request to the backend server.
  3. The backend server sends a response back to LSWS.
  4. LSWS responds back to the Client acting as if there was no backend server.

Control Panel Environment

Using Mod_Proxy Directives with LSWSConfiguring LSWS + Apache Mod_Proxy in a Control Panel Environment

LSWS Native Configuration

Web Proxy as a ContextConfiguring LiteSpeed Web Server as a Proxy via Contexts
Web Proxy as a RewriteRule in Native LSWSConfiguring a native LiteSpeed Web Server installation as a Proxy via Rewrite Rules
How to Set up LSWS as a Load BalancerUsing a series of servers for load balancing
WebSocket ProxyConfiguring LiteSpeed Web Server as a WebSocket Proxy
Reverse ProxyConfiguring LSWS as Reverse Proxy
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  • Last modified: 2018/05/31 18:52
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