OpenLiteSpeed ClassicPress

OpenLiteSpeed and ClassicPress is the perfect combination if you’re looking for a full-featured content management system with enhanced performance and with all the classic features of the most widely used CMS on the internet.

The lightweight, performance-oriented build of ClassicPress nicely complements the accelerated hosting provided by OLS. Moreover, as it is a fork of WordPress 4.9.x, users will immediately be reassured by its familiar look and feel, especially as it retains the popular “classic” TinyMCE editor.

Software Included

Package Version License
OpenLiteSpeed 1.6.15 GPLv3
ClassicPress 1.2.0 GPLv2
MariaDB 10.4 GPL
PHP 7.4 proprietary
CertBot 0.40.0 Apache2
phpMyAdmin 5.0.2 GPLv2
Memcached 1.5.6 BSD

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the OpenLiteSpeed ClassicPress 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB OpenLiteSpeed ClassicPress Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "litespeedtechnol-openlitespeedcla-18-04"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying OpenLiteSpeed ClassicPress

From a terminal on your local computer, connect to the Droplet as root. Make sure to substitute the Droplet’s IP address.

ssh root@use_your_droplet_ip

An interactive script that runs will first prompt you for your domain or subdomain.

You can press CTRL+C and continue to SSH. The prompt will open again the next time you log in, and will continue to do so until you finish the whole setup.

Please input a valid domain:
Please verify it is correct. [y/N]

You can also automatically apply Let’s Encrypt SSL if your domain is pointed to this server already. Enter y and your email address to finish the process.

Do you wish to issue a Let's encrypt certificate for this domain? [y/N]
Please enter your E-mail:
Please verify it is correct: [y/N]

Once finished, you should see Certificate has been successfully installed…

Do you wish to force HTTPS rewrite rule for this domain? [y/N]

Enter y to force HTTPS rules to be applied

Do you wish to update the system which include the web server? [Y/n]

This script will automatically go away after your domain has been added.

For more support

Please visit our Quick Start page for details on how to access your ClassicPress One Click and complete your configuration.

LiteSpeed Community Support: null

Other Resource:

  1. ClassicPress Forum
  2. ClassicPress Community Support