Installing LiteSpeed Enterprise is very easy.

If you are using a control panel such as cPanel, DirectAdmin or Plesk, the corresponding LiteSpeed AutoInstaller/plugin/extension for each of these control panels is highly recommended. Please check the installation instructions for cPanel, Plesk and DirectAdmin.

If you are using a different control panel other than those mentioned above, please follow this guild.

If you are not using a control panel but your website has already been setup with Apache, please follow this guild for installation/migration.

If you want to install LSWS on a Mac OS X, please follow this guild.

If you are planning on installing LiteSpeed in standalone mode, you can always use command line installation guild. Of course for CentOS system, you can also use RPM installation guild for faster installation.

This wiki refers to LiteSpeed's Enterprise version only. If you experience any problems when running the script on LiteSpeed's Standard Edition, please click here. To install openlitespeed, please check or compile from source code and install from RPMs.

Please note that this section only provides instructions to install LiteSpeed Web Server. You also need to install and configure PHP to make your application work, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento etc. LiteSpeed comes with a very small PHP binary - lsphp5 with minimum configuration for testing purpose. You would certainly, I believe, like to customize PHP by yourself to suit your needs. Please consult PHP wiki section for installation/configuration.

IntroductionWhat is LiteSpeed Web Server
Minimum system requirementsMinimum system requirements for LSWS
Installation/Uninstallation from command lineHow to install/uninstall LiteSpeed from command line
RPM InstallHow to install LSWS from our CentOS repositories

Installation for control panel users


cPanel Auto-InstallerUse our auto-installation script to easily install LSWS and plugin on cPanel setups
cPanel TroubleshootingTroubleshoot issues in LSWS/cPanel installations
cPanel Apache Migration FAQAnswers To cPanel Migration Questions


LSWS + DirectAdmin + Custom Build 2.0How to install LSWS using DirectAdmin's CustomBuild 2.0 (recommended)
LiteSpeed + DirectAdminHow to use LiteSpeed together with DirectAdmin (outdated/scheduled for edit)


LSWS + Plesk ExtensionHow to install LSWS with our Plesk Extension (recommended)
LSWS + Plesk Command LineHow to install LSWS with Plesk from the command line


LiteSpeed + Other Control PanelsHow to use LiteSpeed together with other control panels

Installation for other scenarios

Standalone Apache MigrationHow to convert your Apache installation without a control panel to LSWS
Mac OS X Install GuideHow to setup LiteSpeed and compile PHP on your Mac
Installation of Standard EditionHow to install LiteSpeed Standard Edition

Installation for CloudLinux

Installation guide for CloudLinux How to install LiteSpeed on CloudLinux


LiteSpeed AdministrationLiteSpeed web server can be controlled in three ways
WebAdmin Console - Service ManagerA control room for monitoring the server and controlling certain top-level functions.
The lsup CommandHow to update your LSWS version from the command line
Upgrade NotificationHow to fix wrong upgrade notification

Commands Reference

Command ReferenceQuick Reference for All Commands

Video Tutorials

cPanel SetupVideo tutorial of step-by-step replacement of Apache on WHM (by SolidShellSecurity)
Full cPanel SetupFull walkthrough of cPanel setup, including Apache and PHP setup, then switching to LSWS (by DFG Design)
litespeed_wiki/installation.txt · Last modified: 2015/06/29 16:28 by Jackson Zhang