How to Enabled mod_rewrite Debug Log in cPanel

If you are using mod_rewrite & find out some problem, you may need to do some debugging with the log write somewhere. For CentOS system with cPanel together with Apache or LiteSpeed, you may enabled mod_rewrite Debug Log as below.

  • Edit Apache configuration located in “/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
  • Find the corresponding VirtualHost for your domain which you want to debug.
  • Add “RewriteLogLevel 9” underneath “UseCanonicalName” as below and save.
  UseCanonicalName Off
  RewriteLogLevel 9
  • Restart Apache or LiteSpeed
  • The Debug Log will be written in “/usr/local/apache/logs/error_log” file.

How to Change LiteSpeed Admin Password

There are 2 ways on how to change LiteSpeed Admin Password.

1. The first option is via LiteSpeed Admin GUI.

Logon to LiteSpeed Admin GUI & browse to

Web Console → General → Security → admin

2. The second option is via command line. Issue the following command after SSH to your box.

sh /usr/local/lsws/admin/misc/