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Free hosting panels that work with OpenLiteSpeed?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by tyteen4a03, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Are there any free hosting panels that work with OpenLiteSpeed?
  2. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    I did not find anything when I used OLS. Do you need OLS? I used it two years ago and got massive problems. I would take a look into nginx. It is very advanced plus you get the cache for free.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
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  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The question should be, do you need a panel.

    OLS works very well, use it on several sites with no issues.
  4. Tower

    Tower Active Member

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  5. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    For the dumber users, unfortunately it will be a yes.

    Right now I settled with Ajenti and configure OLS separately, I was just wondering if there are better-integrated solutions that I missed.

    I am well aware of nginx, but the lack of easy URL rewriting is unacceptable in my use case.
  6. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Webmin plays nicely with both openLS and enterprise.
  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's fairly stable (I'm still having some issues on one site with Debian - my other site I had to go back to nginx for stability).
    One thing I didn't like was that the DDOS protection (limitation of number of connections from 1 IP) didn't work in it. It's not that big of a deal since I do that via iptables, but it is an issue.
  8. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Soon :p
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    yeah, yeah.. I keep hearing that or "it's under consideration"... :ROFLMAO:
    Would make it nicer, since I hate setting up a base nginx on Debian since you have to pretty much customize it all yourself. I've got a template I use now though, so it's not so bad.
  12. Moscato

    Moscato Active Member

    Uhh... what do you mean lack of easy url rewriting?

    I rewrite URLs in nginx all the time...
  13. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    There's no way to rewrite URLs on a directory level.
  14. Moscato

    Moscato Active Member

    Uhh... put a rewrite in a location block

    Nearly anything you can do in a .htaccess file at directory level you can instead do in location blocks at directory level
  15. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Are you saying you can have nginx config files per directory?
  16. Moscato

    Moscato Active Member

    Not precisely.

    Nginx only uses one configuration file.

    It's separated into sub categories

    You have:
    location can be inside of another location

    location can apply to a specific directory

    For example, if I have example.com/cats, and I need to rewrite it to example.com/dogs/stuff

    inside http
    inside server

    location /cats {
    rewrite code goes here

    If you want
    location / {
    stuff goes here
    } to apply all of it's rules down to /cats, you would do

    location / {
    stuff goes here
    location /cats {
    directory level stuff here

    No problem
    Only one file needed

    If you DO want to separate files, you can use includes
    include features/php-basic.conf;
    You can create an include for a specific location block if you'd like.
  17. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    I mean that users cannot place their own configuration files inside their own folders wherever or whenever they want, something .htaccess is designed for (I think?).
  18. Moscato

    Moscato Active Member

    Nginx abandoned that because it's wildly inefficient with resources.

    If you have htaccess on, you need to parse the current directory, plus all directories above it searching for .htaccess files for every single request, which becomes a HUGE amount of workload, which is one of the reasons apache is slow. This is apache loading the config files over, and over, and over again, which requires text parsing each time.

    Nginx takes the configuration in it's config files, and loads them at startup, in an essentially compiled form.

    Apache 2.4 actually defaults to htaccess being disabled, just like nginx.

    It actually is possible to make nginx do what you want it's more complicated to setup.

    I actually did a software engineering school project on that topic.

    Setup a main nginx process on port 80

    Setup additional nginx processes in systemd containers.

    Let the user enter the domain name they want to use via web interface

    Proxy the domain to the correct backend nginx process.

    Give them control of their individual nginx process

    htaccess is just a bad design

    If you have multiple IP addresses, you also could just run one nginx process per IP address, and just give each person their own IP
  19. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    It seems like I have been misinformed; LiteSpeed doesn't support .htaccess natively, but at least they have a web panel where users can enter their own rewrite rules.
  20. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    No, I think LiteSpeed does support .htaccess. It's OpenLiteSpeed that doesn't support .htaccess.

    From their website giving a description of LiteSpeed.

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