Guides - Deploying LiteSpeed cPanel through the Linode Marketplace

Quickly deploy a Compute Instance with many various software applications pre-installed and ready to use.

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The LiteSpeed cPanel App automatically installs WHM/cPanel, performance LiteSpeed Web Server, and WHM LiteSpeed Plugin.

  • LiteSpeed Web Server Features: HTTP/2, QUIC, HTTP/3, event driven architecture, Apache drop-in replacement, LSCache Engine with ESI, server-level reCAPTCHA, one-click cache acceleration

  • WHM LiteSpeed Plugin Features: Version management, one-click switch between Apache and LiteSpeed Web Server, build PHP with LSAPI, quick PHP suExec and LiteSpeed cache setups, license management

  • Auto configuration: Enable PHP_SUEXEC, enable EasyApache integration, switch to LiteSpeed Web Server, cache root setup, disable Apache mod_ruid2, Apache port offset 0

Deploying a Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.

  3. Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.

  4. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.

To verify that the app has been fully installed, see the Verify Installation section below. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.

Note
Estimated deployment time: LiteSpeed cPanel should be fully installed within 10-20 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: CentOS 7, CentOS 8, AlmaLinux 8
  • Recommended plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

Verify Installation

To determine if the installation has completed sucessfully, log in to your instance through SSH or Lish and run:

tail -3 /var/log/stackscript.log

This output should be similar to the following. While this does provide instructions to access the LiteSpeed WebAdmin panel, you must reset the password before accessing it. See Accessing the LiteSpeed WebAdmin Interface .

**LITESPEED AUTOINSTALLER COMPLETE**
Install finished! Your randomly generated admin password for the LiteSpeed WebAdmin interface on port 7080 is [password]
Please make sure to save this password.

Getting Started after Deployment

Accessing WHM/cPanel

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://[ip-address]:2087, replacing [ip-address] with your Compute Instance’s IPv4 address. See the Managing IP Addresses guide for information on viewing your IP address.

  2. The WHM login page appears. Enter root as the username and the root password you created when deploying your instance. Click the Log In button to continue.

  3. You are presented with cPanel and WHM’s terms. Read through the terms and click on Agree to All if you agree and would like to continue.

  4. You are then prompted to log in to cPanel’s website and obtain a license or activate a free 15-day trial license.

    Note
    Your instance is eligible for free 15-day trial licenses of both WHM/cPanel and the LiteSpeed plugin . If you wish to continue using these applications beyond this period, you must purchase licenses before the end of this trial.
  5. In the next screen, enter in an email address to receive status and error notifications.

    You are also prompted to provide nameserver’s for your cPanel instance. By default, cPanel will fill in the values for you. Update the values with the nameservers you would like to use. If you are managing your own nameservers, enter them into the form or, if you will be using Linode’s DNS manager , enter in Linode’s nameservers into the form. Click Finish to complete the initial login process.

    Note

    Linode’s nameservers are the following:

    ns1.linode.com.
    ns2.linode.com.
    ns3.linode.com.
    ns4.linode.com.
    ns5.linode.com.
    

    See our How do I set up DNS on cPanel? community question and answer for details related to cPanel and Linode nameservers.

  6. You are then brought to your WHM’s home page where you can continue to configure your cPanel instance.

Now that you’ve accessed your LiteSpeed instance, check out the official LiteSpeed documentation to learn how to further utilize your LiteSpeed instance.

Accessing the LiteSpeed WebAdmin Interface

  1. Log in to your instance through SSH or Lish .

  2. Run the following script to reset the password:

    /usr/local/lsws/admin/misc/admpass.sh
    
  3. When requested, enter admin as the username and then enter your desired password.

  4. Once finished, open your web browser and navigate to http://[ip-address]:7080, replacing [ip-address] with your Compute Instance’s IPv4 address. See the Managing IP Addresses guide for information on viewing your IP address.

  5. The LiteSpeed WebAdmin Console login prompt appears. Enter admin as the username and use the password you just set in the previous steps.

  6. After logging in, the LiteSpeed WebAdmin Console appears.

Note
Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

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