This wiki covers how to set up LSWS (either Enterprise or Standard editions) on a server that already has a working Apache installation but no control panel.
Download LSWS tarball from the LiteSpeed Technologies website.
Run the following commands from ssh as root
cd /root wget http://www.litespeedtech.com/packages/4.0/lsws-4.2.12-ent-x86_64-linux.tar.gz
Note: Replace the values in the URL to control for your OS and which version/edition of LSWS you wish to download:
lsws-4.2.12-ent-x86_64-linux = LSWS Enterprise 4.2.12 for 64bit Linux
lsws-4.2.10-std-i386-linux = LSWS Standard 4.2.10 for 32bit Linux
lsws-4.2.12-ent-x86_64-freebsd6 = LSWS Enterprise 4.2.12 for 64bit FreeBSD 6.x
tar zxfv lsws-4.2.12-ent-x86_64-linux.tar.gz
For Enterprise Edition, make sure to put the license file (trial.key or paid license serial.no file in the unpacked folder).
cd lsws-4.2.12 ./install.sh
The installer will ask you a number of questions (covered in detail here). When in doubt, choose the default for all questions:
Two options for setting up PHP for LiteSpeed:
Open LiteSpeed Web admin console, under “server”→“General” tab, change configurations in “Using Apache Configuration File” table.
Load Apache Configuration => Yes Auto Reload On Changes => Use Apache Binary Wrapper Apache Configuration File => /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf Apache Port Offset => 2000 (Try LiteSpeed on port 2080 and 2443 first, change to 0 later, do NOT use 8088 or 8008) Apache IP Offset => 0 PHP suEXEC => Yes (Run PHP in suEXEC mode) PHP suEXEC Max Conn => 5 (The maximum PHP processor each account can have)
Restart LSWS and try web sites hosted on port 2080 and secured sites on 2443. If all sites work properly, stop Apache, change “Apache Port Offset” to 0, restart LSWS, all hosted web sites are powered by LiteSpeed now.
Note: Remember to change rc script configuration to remove httpd from the services that get started automatically during a reboot. For example, On CentOS, try this from a root shell:
chkconfig httpd off
You may also want to add lsws to be started automatically during a reboot:
chkconfig lsws on
If you have a script that monitors for the web server process, remember to update it to reflect the location of LSWS.