Install and Configure OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04 – Easy Steps

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In this article, we intend to teach you How To Install and Configure OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04.

OpenLiteSpeed is a high-performance, lightweight, open-source HTTP server that helps your site load faster than ever. Because it’s developed and maintained by the same team responsible for LiteSpeed Web Server Enterprise, it contains all of the essential features of the enterprise version and the same high-quality coding standard.

Steps To Install and Configure OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04

To Install and Configure OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges and set up a basic firewall. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 22.04.

Download and Install OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04

First, you need to update your local package index with the command below:

sudo apt update -y

Then, use the following command to download the OpenLiteSpeed package:

sudo wget

To check the latest version, you can visit the OpenLiteSpeed Downloads page.

Next, extract your downloaded file with the following command:

sudo tar -zxvf openlitespeed-*.tgz

Switch to your OpenLiteSpeed directory:

cd openlitespeed

At this point, use the command below to install OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04:

sudo ./

When your installation is completed, you will get the following output:

-e Installation finished, Enjoy!

-e Your webAdmin password is MmUyYjg1, written to file /usr/local/lsws/adminpasswd.

Note: Note down your password somewhere, you will need it in the next steps.

Start your OpenLiteSpeed service by running the command below:

sudo /usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl start

Verify that your OpenLiteSpeed web server is active and running on Ubuntu 22.04 with the following command:

sudo /usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl status

In your output you will see:

litespeed is running with PID 2393.

Configure Firewall For OpenLiteSpeed

By default, the OpenLiteSpeed Web admin console listens on port 7080.

At this point, you need to open the OpenLiteSpeed port through the Ubuntu 22.04 firewall with the command below:

sudo ufw allow 7080

Reload the firewall to apply the new rules:

sudo ufw reload

Access OpenLiteSpeed Admin Console

At this point, you can access the OpenLiteSpeed admin console by typing your server’s IP address in your web browser followed by 7080:


You will see the OpenLiteSpeed login screen. Enter the Admin as the username and your password from the previous steps and click Login.

OpenLiteSpeed login screen - Install and Configure OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04

Now you will see your OpenLitespeed web admin console.

OpenLitespeed web admin console


At this point, you learn to Install and Configure OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 22.04 and access your OpenLiteSpeed Admin console. Hope you enjoy it.

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