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The new software stack for SolusVM is compatible with v1.x and will allow you to use a maintained NGINX version instead of the standard lighttpd version shipped with v1.x

This documentation is for Master (UI) servers and Slave servers

The following port changes have been made to UI (master) servers:

  • Port 5353 has been disabled
  • Port 443 is now standard and active
  • Port 5656 is still active and must remain active
  • Port 80 has been disabled and is only used for certificate validation

Installing the Repositories

If /etc/yum.repos.d/solusvm.repo already exists it means it's already installed and you can skip this step

yum install solusvm-release

Installing the NGINX Stack

You will need to shutdown the current lighttpd service:

service lighttpd stop
chkconfig lighttpd off

Next install NGINX and the legacy configs:

Master (UI) Server

yum install svmstack-nginx svmstack-nginx-legacy-master-config

Slave Server

yum install svmstack-nginx svmstack-nginx-legacy-slave-config

Start the new service:

service svmstack-nginx restart
service svmstack-fpm restart

SSL Certificate


Let's Encrypt

You can use the excellent script as detailed here

Manual Setup

In most cases you will already have a valid certificate for your master which lighttpd would have been using. You can use this certificate with the new stack by copying the existing certificate to the following locations:


/usr/local/svmstack/nginx/ssl/ssl.crt should contain the certificate.

/usr/local/svmstack/nginx/ssl/ssl.key should contain the private key.

It is advised you use the default locations specified above when copying the certificates. This is an experimental feature so the configuration files may change on updates. Keeping the default locations will ensure the service continues to run and extra modules can automatically use the certificates without further intervention.

Now restart the service:

service svmstack-nginx restart


A slave can usually function on a self-signed certificate. If you require a valid certificate you can use the same process as the master certificate setup.

Configuring Additional Ports

There is no longer a need to add additional ports. Port 443 is now standard in the new stack and the non SSL ports have been disabled, however port 5656 is still required.
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