How do I Enable, Disable, or Flag LiteSpeed Cache (LSCache) for WordPress?

All of HostXNow’s Shared, Reseller and Cloud hosting plans support the LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP) plugin at no additional cost. This plugin drastically improves the performance of WordPress installations in our environments.

In addition to our systems automatically attempting to optimize your sites with caching, you can also manually enable, disable, and flag (block) installations for LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress or disable or blocking LSCache is not recommended.

By disabling or blocking LSCache, the resource usage may be higher on your account, and that may mean you would need to upgrade your hosting plan. We do not want you to spend more than you need to unnecessarily because caching was not used. So it’s best to leave the LSCache plugin installed.

To enable the LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress:

  1. Login to cPanel for your account.
  2. Using the search form and look for the “LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager” interface and click the icon which shows up:

 

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3. From the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager interface select the “WordPress Cache” link under the “LiteSpeed Cache Management” menu:

 

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4. From the WordPress Cache page, select the “Scan” button to detect all your accounts current WordPress installations:

 

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5. Once the scan completes your WordPress installations will appear under the “Discovered WordPress Installations” menu. To the right of your installation(s) is an option to “Enable”, click that to enable/install LiteSpeed Cache on your WordPress installation:

 

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6. The Cache Status will be changed from “Disabled” to “Enabled”. Litespeed Cache is now in use on your site:

 

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To disable the LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress:

  1. Login to cPanel for your account.
  2. Using the search form and look for the “LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager” interface and click the icon which shows up:

 

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3. From the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager interface select the “WordPress Cache” link under the “LiteSpeed Cache Management” menu:

 

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4. Your existing WordPress installations with Enabled cache will be listed. To disable the cache, click the “Disable” link on the right side under the “Actions” menu for your installation:

 

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5. The Cache Status will be changed from “Enabled” to “Disabled”. Litespeed Cache is no longer in use on your site:

 

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To flag (block) LiteSpeed cache for WordPress:

  1. Login to cPanel for your account.
  2. Using the search form and look for the “LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager” interface and click the icon which shows up:

 

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3. From the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager interface select the “WordPress Cache” link under the “LiteSpeed Cache Management” menu:

 

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4. Make sure the Cache Status is disabled for the installation(s) you’re trying to flag (block)

5. To flag (block) LiteSpeed cache to prevent future installations, click the “Flag” link on the right side under the “Actions” menu for your installation:

 

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6. The Flag icon will appear under the menu. This installation will now be excluded from any future LiteSpeed Cache installation attempts until the Flag is removed:

 

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What is Litespeed Cache (aka LSCache) for WordPress, and why is it installed on my sites?

Litespeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP) is a free and open-source WordPress plugin that we use to improve the performance and responsiveness of your site while drastically reducing the CPU, disk IO, and PHP process requirements for handling high levels of traffic. You can find benchmarks for the plugin here: LSCWP Benchmarks.

With advanced cache-management tools and optimization features, LSCWP is an all-in-one site acceleration solution. It’s the only optimization plugin you need!

To improve site performance and customer experience, periodically, the webserver software that we use called LiteSpeed will automatically scan and install the LSCache WordPress plugin on the customer’s website who run the CMS WordPress. The LSCache plugin is fully supported with all configurations; therefore, it should not cause any interruption to service or conflict with existing plugins. Once LSCache is installed and enabled, you should see a significant improvement in the overall performance for your WordPress sites.

If you wish to manually install the plugin for new sites, or disable caching and prevent future automatic installations, please refer to this KB article: Enable, disable, or flag WordPress installations with LSCWP.

What is MailChannels outbound spam filtering?

HostXNow utilises MailChannels Outbound Filtering SMTP relay service to identify spammers within our network to improve our email reputation and ensure reliable email delivery for our users.

With MailChannels Outbound Filtering, we can eliminate email delivery problems caused by IP address blacklisting. We can also automatically shut down compromised end-user accounts and scripts to improve our security. Unlike conventional email delivery services, MailChannels Outbound Filtering is the only service that accepts 100% of our email, including spam.

Are you are an existing customer?

If you are and you are pointing your domains to our nameservers, then you will not need to change anything your end. However, if you are using 3rd party DNS like Cloudflare or only pointing your domain to our server via WWW A record, then you will need to add/update the SPF record manually as follows i.e:

Replace

“v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:xx.xx.xxx.xxx ~all”

with

“v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:xx.xx.xxx.xxx include:relay.mailchannels.net ~all”

You need to make sure the SPF record includes “include:relay.mailchannels.net”. And of course, replace xx.xx.xxx.xxx with the correct server IP.

If you need any help with this, please contact us.