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[Plesk] Getting started with Plesk

GiedriusGiedrius Moderator
edited November 2019 in Web hosting control panels


Introduction

Plesk is a commercial web hosting data center automation software developed for commercial hosting service providers. Plesk was designed to be compatible with Linux and Windows hosting services, to install and manage web hosting systems and applications on a single server. The control panel is designed to simplify the management and administration of the websites by automating various tasks on a single server.
 
Plesk's control panel allows a server administrator to set up new websites, reseller accounts, e-mail accounts, and DNS entries through a web-based interface. The administrator can create client and site templates, which predetermine resource-allocation parameters for the domains and/or clients.
 
More information can be found on the official web page:

https://www.plesk.com/

Plesk template

In Time4VPS you are able to install Plesk template for Linux and Windows hosting KVM VPS really easy and fast, only with few mouse clicks:

1. Login to the Client Area;
2. Select at the top of the menu the "Services" > "VPS" tab;
3. Press the "Manage" button at the service table;
4. Press the "Install OS" button;
5. Choose an operating system, agree with warning and press "Continue";
6. Wait for 5-10 minutes and refresh the VPS management page.

1. Plesk initial set up

Plesk uses 8443 port, so to connect to control panel for the first time on your internet browser enter:

http://ip_of_your_server:8443


For the first log-in use your "root" credentials, that are provided in your service management page "Login Details" tab.

Note. You can also use the username "Administrator" for Windows with a password provided in the Clients Area site.

After log-in, you will be displayed with some fields to enter the contact email address, password and license key:



After the initial setup is complete, on your first login, you will be present with a window to add your first and main domain in order to unlock the full functionality of panel:



2. Adding the new user account to Plesk

On the left menu choose "Users" and then press the button "Create User Account". Fill the form and create your new user:



3. Adding Email Account

On the left side menu, choose "Mail" and then press "Create Email Address" button on the top.



4. Adding New FTP User

On the left side menu, choose "Websites & Domains", then choose "FTP Access" and then "Add an FTP account" button on the top.



5. Adding Database

On the left side menu, choose "Databases", then "Add Database" button on the top.



6. Adding Additional Domain

On the left side menu, choose "Website & Domains", then "Add Domain" button on the top.



7. Password reset

Plesk UI: On the left choose "My Profile" and fill "Password", "Confirm password" filed and save.
 

 
Note. "*****" should be replaced with your actual new password.
 
For more information about Plesk for you Linux or Windows hosting, contact our 24/7 customer support or check the documentation:
 
https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/onyx/



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