Attention Plesk Users: PHP for LiteSpeed Now Available in Remi Repo
With the release of PHP 5.4.32 and 5.5.16, PHP with LiteSpeed SAPI is now available in Les RPM de Remi (aka Remi Repository).
Having PHP for LiteSpeed available in RPM form makes it faster and easier to get PHP with the options that you need. This is especially important for Plesk users, who are used to getting PHP from repositories and may not have all the dependencies necessary to build PHP in LSWS’s WebAdmin console. (cPanel and DirectAdmin both build PHP from source, so, while it may take a few minutes, LSWS has no problems creating a PHP build to match Apache’s PHP.) Remi Repo is one of the most popular repositories for Plesk users looking for custom PHP options.
This knowledgebase from Parallels covers installing and using Remi Repo with Plesk. We will be adding our own guide to installing PHP for LiteSpeed using Remi Repo soon. Update: We’ve added a wiki for installing PHP from the Remi Repo.
We’d also like to take this chance to send a big thank you to Remi for adding us into his repository so quickly. You’re a gem, Remi!
LiteSpeed PHP Repository Improvements Coming Soon
We are actually in the process of revamping our own PHP repository. We’re bringing it up to date and adding more options, including functionality that even Remi Repo doesn’t have. Most notably, our repository will use Software Collections to allow for multiple versions of PHP simultaneously.
LSWS + Plesk = Easier than Ever
Have you tried LiteSpeed Web Server on your Plesk installations? With our Plesk Extension and PHP now available for download from Remi Repo, switching a Plesk server to LSWS takes only a few minutes. Use our installation guide to test it now with a free trial license.