How can you Switch to Apache from Litespeed in WHM?

Posted on July 2nd, 2019

Apache and Litespeed are web servers. Both of them are good in their own ways and both of them does the same kind of work. A web server’s work is to handle the request, perform all the code execution tasks using different compilers, create a static HTML page that can be served on the browser and return the response accordingly.

Apache is more popular than Litespeed because it is one of the oldest and well-documented web servers available in the market right now. You can use any one of them in your cPanel account. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can switch from Litespeed web server to Apache web server.

You can switch web server from Litespeed in your WHM using the plugin “Switch to Apache”. It is a very simple procedure; you can do the switch with a single click in WHM.

To perform this task, please follow the steps given below.

1) Login to WHM.

2) Navigate to “Plugins”.

switch to apache


3) Click on “Litespeed Web Server” to access the control panel.

switch apache


4) To convert the Litespeed to Apache, you would only need a single click on the button ‘Switch to Apache’ under the section “Switch between Apache and LiteSpeed”.

switch to apache


5) It will redirect you to another screen, from there you would need to click on the ‘Switch to Apache’ button to convert the web server to Apache. This action will stop LiteSpeed and start Apache as the main web server. It may take a little while for LiteSpeed to stop completely.

switch to apache


6) Once it’s done, the web server will automatically switch to Apache. If you want to abort this request, you can simply cancel the request by clicking on the “Cancel” button given at the bottom of the page.

switch to apache


So, this is how you can switch from Litespeed web server to Apache web server directly from the cPanel. If you are facing any issue updating your web server, Please let us know in the comment section given below. We will respond with help as soon as possible.

Leave a Reply