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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I see a failure message when I request a TRIAL license during installation?

We track all licenses by Server IP. If your server has been given a trial license before, it won't be able to request another automatically. We will, however, reset it by request for eligible servers. To request another trial, please contact us.

Will LiteSpeed automatically sync all of my current and new domains?

LiteSpeed is a full-service drop-in replacement for Apache on DirectAdmin servers. As a result, it will automatically pick up all of the domains hosted on your server. It will also work with any new domains without error.

Will LiteSpeed match all of my PHP installations?

LiteSpeed will install PHP according to the options selected during installation, or it will pick up options from the lsws.options file in the installation directory, if available.

How do I troubleshoot errors with LiteSpeed Web Server?

If you see an error on your websites while using LiteSpeed, Please refer to the LiteSpeed Wiki

How do I change my WebAdmin Port?

Some services like Bitninja also use TCP 7080, which is LiteSpeed WebAdmin Console's default port. Without it, LiteSpeed will not start. If 7080 is assigned to another service, you can change WebAdmin's port like so: Open /usr/local/lsws/admin/conf/admin_config.xml using your preferred editor. Change the value of Listener from 7080 to your desired available port.

How do I change the LiteSpeed WebAdmin Console Password?

You may change LiteSpeed's WebAdmin Console password, like so:

    cd /usr/local/lsws/admin/misc

How do I add the LSCache plugin to WordPress websites?

Log in to the WordPress Dashboard and install the plugin directly from the Wordpress Plugin Directory

How do I install LiteSpeed Cache extensions on other CMS's?

LiteSpeed Cache supports various other CMS's, like Joomla and Drupal. Please visit our website for more information on the CMS'es supported by LiteSpeed, and for instructions for downloading and installing each.

How do I utilize LiteSpeed Cache on CMS's where no plugin exists?

Please check out our no-plugin setup guidelines.

What happens if my LiteSpeed license Domain/RAM Limit is crossed? or if my license expires?

In a case where your LiteSpeed license is deemed invalid (due to exceeding limits or reaching the exiration date), your system will automatically switch to Apache. (This is true as of LSWS v5.3.5)

Which license should I choose?

Visit our website for a complete guide to choosing a license. Don't worry if you are not sure what level will be right for your needs. You can upgrade or downgrade your license at any time.

I want to use DirectAdmin with OpenLiteSpeed instead, How to do it?

DirectAdmin does support OpenLiteSpeed as well and can be installed using instructions here


Installation for LiteSpeed Web Server on DirectAdmin is done using DirectAdmin's CustomBuild Plugin. Please get in touch directly with DirectAdmin for any CustomBuild support-related queries. For any LiteSpeed-related queries, please get in touch with us at

Last update: February 9, 2024