In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OpenLiteSpeed on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, OpenLiteSpeed is a free, open-source, and lightweight HTTP server developed by LiteSpeed Technologies. It provides a web-based user interface for managing the webserver from the browser. OpenLiteSpeed is used to easily create and manage websites. It is a powerful, modular HTTP server and can handle hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the OpenLiteSpeed web server on a Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install OpenLiteSpeed on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install ca-certificates
Step 2. Installing OpenLiteSpeed on Debian 10.
Now we enable the OpenLiteSpeed repository for Ubuntu, run the following command below:
wget -O - http://rpms.litespeedtech.com/debian/enable_lst_debian_repo.sh
Once is done, run OpenLiteSpeed Installer on your Debian system:
sudo apt install openlitespeed
Step 3. Installing PHP for OLSWS.
After installing the OpenLiteSpeed, we will install the latest PHP 7.4 for OpenLiteSpeed. The PHP packages for OpenLiteSpeed is called ‘LSPHP’ (LSAPI and PHP):
sudo apt-get install lsphp74 lsphp74-common lsphp74-mysql ln -sf /usr/local/lsws/lsphp74/bin/lsphp /usr/local/lsws/fcgi-bin/lsphp74
Let’s start OpenLiteSpeed Web Server:
Step 6. Accessing the OpenLiteSpeed on Debian.
Once complete installation, open your browser and open the URL
http://your-server-ip-address:7080 to access the OpenLiteSpeed admin panel. You should see the following page:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed OpenLiteSpeed. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the OpenLiteSpeed web server on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official OpenLiteSpeed website.