Install LiteSpeed Web Server on Centos

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LiteSpeed Web Server

LiteSpeed Web Server is the leading high-performance, high-scalability web server. It is completely Apache interchangeable so LiteSpeed Web Server can quickly replace a major bottleneck in your existing web delivery platform. With its comprehensive range of features and easy-to-use web administration console, LiteSpeed Web Server can help you conquer the challenges of deploying an effective web serving architecture.

LiteSpeed Web Server has superior performance in terms of both raw speed and scalability. Our benchmarks demonstrate that it is more than 6 times faster than Apache. When serving static content, LiteSpeed surpasses well-respected content accelerators including thttpd, boa and TUX. When it comes to dynamic content, LiteSpeed is more than 50% faster in PHP content delivery than Apache with mod_php. Don’t just take our word for it. Download the LiteSpeed free or trial version and experience it for yourself.

Install atomic repository, it will install latest package.
[# wget -q -O – | sh

yum –y install libxml2-devel openssl-devel bzip2-devel curl-devel db4-devel libjpeg-devel libpng-devel libXpm-devel freetype freetype-devel gmp-devel libc-client-devel openldap-devel libmcrypt-devel libmhash-devel freetds-devel libz-devel mysql-devel ncurses-devel pcre-devel unixODBC-devel postgresql-devel sqlite-devel aspell-devel readline-devel recode-devel net-snmp-devel libtidy-devel libxslt-devel t1lib-devel

yum -y remove httpd php mysql

Install the latest version modules using “yum” / otherwise you can install it from source.

cd /usr/src/
tar -zxvf gnupg-1.4.11.tar.gz
cd gnupg-1.4.11
make install

tar -zxvf libidn-1.9.tar.gz
cd libidn-1.9
make install
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libidn* /usr/lib

tar -zxvf curl-7.21.4.tar.gz
cd curl-7.21.4
[# ./configure –with-openssl –with-libidn –enable-ipv6
make install
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libcurl* /usr/lib

tar -zxvf libxml2-2.7.8.tar.gz
cd libxml2-2.7.8
make install
rm -rf /usr/lib/libxml2*
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libxml2* /usr/lib

tar -zxvf libxslt-1.1.26.tar.gz
cd libxslt-1.1.26
make install
rm -rf /usr/lib/libxslt* /usr/lib/libexslt*
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libxslt* /usr/lib
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libexslt* /usr/lib

Install MySQL

yum install mysql
yum install mysql-server
yum install mysql-client
yum install mysql-embedded
yum install mysql-shared
yum install mysql-libs

MySQL configuration

There are 5 default MySQL configuration:

choose one of those configurations depending on your needs, move to “/etc/” directory and rename it to “my.cnf”.

cp /usr/share/mysql/my-small.cnf /etc/my.cnf

vim /etc/my.cnf
add the following lines to “[mysqld]” section


Now start MySQL, create system tables.

/etc/init.d/mysqld start
/etc/init.d/mysqld stop
chkconfig –add mysqld
chkconfig mysqld on

Install LiteSpeed

tar -zxvf lsws-4.0.20-std-i386-linux.tar.gz
cd lsws-4.0.20
chmod +x

Do you agree with above license: Yes
Destination: /usr/local/lsws (my preferred LiteSpeed directory)
Username: your preferred username for administration panel
Password: your preferred password for administration panel
Email addresses: your email address
User: nobody
Group: nobody
HTTP port: 80
Admin HTTP port: choose any port above 2000
Setup PHP: Y
Suffix for PHP script: php
Install AWStats Add-on modul: N
LiteSpeed restart automatically when server restarts: Y
Would you like to start it now: Y

Compiling PHP 5.3.5 with required modules

Login to your LiteSpeed administration panel
– Open: http://yourip:youradminport
– Go to Action – Compile PHP, select PHP 5.3.5 and push next button
Extra PATH environment: Leave this empty
Install Path Prefix: /usr/local/lsws/lsphp5
Configure Parameters:

[# –prefix=/lsphp5 –with-litespeed –enable-cli –with-mcrypt –enable-mbstring –with-openssl –with-mysql=/usr/bin –with-mysqli –with-mysql-sock=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock –with-pdo-mysql –with-gd –with-zlib –with-sqlite –enable-pdo –with-libdir=lib –with-xpm-dir=/usr/lib –with-freetype-dir=/usr/include/freetype2 –with-ttf=/usr/include/freetype2 –libdir=/usr/lib –enable-gd-native-ttf –enable-fileinfo –with-bz2 –with-curl –with-curlwrappers –with-gettext –with-pcre-regex –with-imap –with-imap-ssl=/usr/lib –enable-exif –enable-ftp –enable-magic-quotes –enable-sockets –enable-ucd-snmp-hack –enable-memory-limit –enable-dbx –with-mime-magic –enable-soap –enable-zip –with-mhash –enable-mbregex

Add-on Modules: Check only XCache or eAccelerator for PHP Opcode Cacher module, we will install Suhosin extension later.
– Push build button and wait until configure process has finished or check the status until**PREPARE_DONE**
– After finished, click next button and run the following command from your ssh (root)

wait about 5 – 10 minutes until the process finished (it will shown **COMPLETE** status)
– Apply changes and Graceful restart

Check your PHP installation status
# /usr/local/lsws/fcgi-bin/lsphp5 -v
PHP 5.3.5 (litespeed) (built: Dec 8 2012 15:08:51)
Copyright (c) 1997-2004 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies

Install IonCube Loader
# wget
# tar -xvf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz
# mv ioncube/ /usr/lib/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/

Install Suhosin Extension

# wget
# tar -zxvf suhosin-
# cd suhosin-
[# /usr/local/lsws/lsphp5/bin/phpize
#./configure –enable-suhosin –with-php-config=/usr/local/lsws/lsphp5/bin/php-config
# make
# make install

Copy php.ini to lib directory
# cp /usr/local/lsws/php/php.ini /usr/lib
declare the installed extensions to php.ini (IonCube, eAccelerator, Suhosin)

vim /usr/lib/php.ini


Restart LiteSpeed
/usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl restart

check PHP 5.3.5 and other modules
# /usr/local/lsws/fcgi-bin/lsphp5 -v
PHP 5.3.5 (litespeed) (built: Dec 8 2012 15:08:51)
Copyright (c) 1997-2004 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
with the ionCube PHP Loader v4.2.2, Copyright (c) 2002-2012, by ionCube Ltd., and
with XCache v1.3.1, Copyright (c) 2005-2010, by mOo
with Suhosin v0.9.32.1, Copyright (c) 2007-2010, by SektionEins GmbH

Now let’s create and configure Virtual Host.

Install PureFTPD
# wget
# tar -xvf pure-ftpd-1.0.30.tar.gz
# cd pure-ftpd-1.0.30
# ./configure
# make install-strip
# echo “/usr/local/sbin/pure-ftpd &” >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local

start PureFTPD
/usr/local/sbin/pure-ftpd &

Create domain root directory
mkdir /home/ /home/ /home/
chown -R /home/

Configure domain virtual host

– Open: http://yourip:youradminport
– Go to Configuration – Virtual Host Templates, choose PHP_SuEXEC (i prefer phpsuexec)
– Go to General tab and edit Template Settings
Virtual Host Root: /home/$VH_NAME/
Config File: $SERVER_ROOT/conf/$VH_NAME.xml
Max Keep-Alive Requests: leave this empty
Smart Keep-Alive: Yes
Document Root: $VH_ROOT/public_html/
Enable GZIP Compression: Yes
Enable IP GeoLocation: Not Set
Administrator Email: your email
– Save and Graceful Restart
Add domain
– Go to Configuration – Virtual Host Templates, choose PHP_SuEXEC
– Go to Template tab and add Member Virtual Hosts
Virtual Host Name:
Virtual Host Root: /home/
– Save and Graceful Restart

*you might get the following error:
Input error detected. Please resolve the error(s).
*path /home/ is not readable

chmod 755 -R /home/

Now create phpinfo.php
Vim /home/domain/public_html/phpinfo.php

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  5. Poorya says:

    It was very useful article.
    But I’m getting an error during the installation of suhosin. after I enter ./configure command. I’m getting the bellow error :

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    • Admin says:

      Hi Poorya,

      Could you please use ./configure –enable-suhosin –with-php-config=/usr/local/lsws/lsphp5/bin/php-config ( please note use double minus for –enable –with )

      Also check the file /usr/local/lsws/lsphp5/bin/php-config config. Please let me know the issue still persist.

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