Quick Install Your Webserver With OpenLiteSpeed

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Welcome Back! Today we will see how to configure your webserver with OpenLiteSpeed. Without putting any extra costs on hardware or infrastructure, OLS servers can perform in a real-time production environment. The server is 100% open-source and compatible with WordPress.

Both enterprise and community server editions of the webserver are developed by the same team and come with similar features. We can describe the server as a “Secure, Scalable, Optimized and reliable server with good speed”.

Why choose this webserver?

OpenLiteSpeed server is good for web hosting but why? let’s see a few key points.

Quick Installtion: With just a single click, the server can be installed along with Worpress, MariaDB database, and WordPress with any complicated steps or procedures.

Better performing WordPress: With LSCache WordPress perform remarkably better speed and response.

Page Speed Optimization: With the help of an inbuilt module (mod_pagespeed) for Google’s PageSpeed optimization system gets implemented automatically.

Easy for Apache Users: No need to learn things from scratch for Apache Users. No new syntax is required to learn. Keep running things with old modules of apache.

User-Friendly interface: Come with a Built-in web admin panel, which will seem familiar and easy to use.

Batter speed and Security: Bandwidth Throttling, Anti DDoS features keep performance safe and speedy for OpenLiteSpeed.

Installtion of Server

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Here in our example to set up OpenLiteSpeed we will be using Ubuntu 18.04. 4GB of RAM, 64-bit processor, and 160 GB SSD storage will be good to start with.

Check the IP address of the server first.

# ip addr | grep inet

Output

inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
    inet 192.168.43.53/24 brd 192.168.43.255 scope global dynamic noprefixroute enp0s3
    inet6 2401:4900:595b:3eff:c89d:5a01:2ade:fedc/64 scope global temporary dynamic
    inet6 2401:4900:595b:3eff:5714:dc63:d1cf:5c18/64 scope global dynamic mngtmpaddr noprefixroute
    inet6 fe80::471a:f639:bf2f:ef70/64 scope link noprefixroute

Add repo

# wget -O - http://rpms.litespeedtech.com/debian/enable_lst_debian_repo.sh | bash

Run the following command

# sudo apt-add-repository multiverse

Install package

# apt-get install openlitespeed

After package install run service.

# /usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl start

To stop service, you can use the flowing command.

# /usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl start

Define admin login password first.

# sudo /usr/local/lsws/admin/misc/admpass.sh

Brower https://<IP_Address:7080>

Have a look at the dashboard.

Congratulations, you have up and running OpenLiteSpeed web Serve as up and running. Stay tune till the next topic.

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