How to install Lighttpd in Kloxo (LXadmin)

Kloxo (Lxadmin) is one of the free control panel which I love to use on low end boxes. But it use good amount of ram, however kloxo’s support claims that kloxo use only 33MB of ram, but for me it is alway 240MB+ even in idle state. Therefore it is best practice to get rid of Apache and use lighttp.

Kloxo comes with light http installed by default and if you have apache installed then it is really easy to convert from apache to lighttpd.

  1. Login as ‘admin’
  2. Click on the ‘server’
  3. Click on server in which you want to convert apache to lighttpd, for my example it is “local host”
  4. Click on “switch program”
  5. Select “lighttp” from drop down box under “web” category
  6. Click on update.
  7. Kloxo (Lxadmin) will take few min to install light http and stop apache and to update configuration files.
  8. It will automatically convert settings of all your domains to lighttpd, and you will not have to create domains again.

And you are done 🙂

Must read: How to secure ssh in kloxo

Here are screen shots:

admin panel of kloxo LXadmin

Server settings kloxo lxadmin

switch program in kloxo lxadmin

installing light httpd kloxo lxadmin

happy hosting with kloxo/lxadmin 🙂

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shk is a DevOps engineer with more than 12 years of experience in different organizations. He enthusiastic about learning new technologies and shares his knowledge through his blogs.


  1. Hello,

    when i start lighttpd on vps i got this error.
    Let me know how to resolve this.

    [root@vps ~]# /etc/init.d/lighttpd start
    Starting lighttpd: 2010-12-27 14:07:55: (configfile.c.958) opening configfile /etc/lighttpd/conf/kloxo/webmail.conf failed: No such file or directory
    2010-12-27 14:07:55: (configfile.c.912) source: /etc/lighttpd/conf/kloxo/kloxo.conf line: 3 pos: 8 parser failed somehow near here: (EOL)
    2010-12-27 14:07:55: (configfile.c.912) source: /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf line: 337 pos: 1 parser failed somehow near here: (EOL)

  2. Hi, when I try to switch program to lighttp it displays 500 – Internal Server Error?

    • Seems like lighttpd installation was not completed properly. try to switch to apache..then switch to lighttp again.

  3. No matter what you do. Lighttpd doesn’t work with Kloxo. Even lighttpd setup is perfect, you will get blanks creen for your websites. Suphp and lighttpd will give you 500 server error. mod_php and lighttpd will work with no errors but blank screen.
    I would love to have lighttpd working.

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