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High-Performance Web Serving with LiteSpeed Server


Configuring LiteSpeed Server on ServerStadium’s infrastructure (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) provides a significant performance boost for web applications, especially those with high traffic volumes or resource-intensive operations.


  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers).
  • Basic knowledge of web server administration.
  • A valid LiteSpeed license (if opting for the Enterprise version) or using OpenLiteSpeed, the open-source version.

Step 1: Set Up Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Select a Server: Choose a ServerStadium server that matches your website’s performance and traffic requirements.
  2. Server Preparation:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install LiteSpeed Web Server

  1. Choose LiteSpeed Version:

    Decide between LiteSpeed Enterprise and OpenLiteSpeed based on your needs and budget.

  2. Install LiteSpeed Web Server:
    • For LiteSpeed Enterprise:

      Follow the official LiteSpeed installation guide for the Enterprise version.

    • For OpenLiteSpeed:

      Install OpenLiteSpeed from the repository:

      sudo wget sudo bash sudo apt-get install openlitespeed

Step 3: Configure LiteSpeed Server

  1. Basic Configuration:

    Configure LiteSpeed for your web applications. For OpenLiteSpeed, this can be done via the web admin console (default on port 7080).

  2. Set Up Virtual Hosts and Listeners:

    Define virtual hosts and listeners for your domains.

Step 4: Optimize LiteSpeed for Performance

  1. Enable Caching:

    Configure LiteSpeed’s caching features for dynamic content to enhance performance.

  2. Tune Server Parameters:

    Adjust server-level settings like connection and request limits to optimize resource usage.

Step 5: Secure Your LiteSpeed Server

  1. Implement SSL/TLS:

    Secure your website with SSL/TLS certificates. LiteSpeed supports Let’s Encrypt for free certificates.

  2. Configure Security Features:

    Utilize built-in security features such as anti-DDoS settings and IP-based access control.

Step 6: Test and Deploy Your Web Applications

  1. Deploy and Test Websites:

    Host your web applications on LiteSpeed and perform thorough testing to ensure optimal performance and functionality.


Your LiteSpeed server on ServerStadium is now ready to deliver high-performance web serving, providing a robust platform for hosting even the most demanding web applications. For further customization or support, visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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