Welcome to Plesk – The basics

Login to the Plesk control panel :
➡ http(s)://IP : port 8442 or 8443

Create domain from
➡ hosting services>>customers>>add new customers

Login to end user side of plesk
➡ hosting services>>domains>>click open in control panel

To create mail accounts
➡ mail>>create email address

To create ftp accounts
➡ websites and domains>>ftp access>>create additional ftp account

To upload file
➡ websites and domains>>file manager

To check the dns records
➡ websites and domains>>dns settings

To add subdomain, add-on-domain and parked domains
➡ websites & domains –> bottom you have options for adding new domain (you need to be reseller)
➡ add a new subdomain
➡ add a new domain alias which is same as parked domain
➡ In order to give addon domain give as new domain alias and create a vhost entry for it

To create mysql user and other database related stuffs
➡ websites & domain>>databases>>add new database
➡ once the db has been created the user can be created
➡ click on the db>>add new database user
➡ db can be managed by the web interface “webadmin” from tools which is similar to phpmyadmin in cpanel
to grant all privilages, select the user and set it default for the db

To add spf
➡ website & domain>>dns settings>>add record>> and record type as txt
now add txt record and update the setting

To set cronjob
➡ websites & domains>>show advanced operations>>scheduled tasks

Forwarding and spam filter
➡ mail>>either create or modify new email address
in that u see two tabs as “forwarding” and “spam filter”

To change the password
➡ users>>click on the users and change settings

To take backup
➡ websites & domains>>backup manager

Backend files

➡ Plesk root directory : /usr/local/psa
➡ Version : /usr/local/psa/version
➡ Admin password is stored : /etc/psa/.psa.shadow
➡ Plesk configuration file : /etc/psa/psa.conf
➡ Restart Plesk : /etc/rc.d/init.d/plesk restart
➡ Main httpd configuration file : /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
➡ Plesk httpd : /etc/httpd/conf.d/zz010_psa_httpd.conf
➡ Include conf files are under : /etc/httpd/conf.d
➡ Startup script for plesk apache : /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/httpsdctl start
➡ Apache main log files under : /var/log/httpd
➡ Php configuration file : /etc/php.ini
➡ Php extension modules are taken from : /etc/php.d
➡ Named Conf file located : /var/named/run-root/etc/named.conf
➡ DB record : /var/named/run-root/var/domain.com
➡ Log file : /var/log/messages
➡ Service to restart : /etc/init.d/named restart
➡ FTP Conf file : /etc/proftpd.conf
➡ Databases are located at : /var/lib/mysql
➡ Configuration file : /etc/my.cnf
➡ Mysql log : /var/log/mysqld.log
➡ Location of qmail directory : /var/qmail
➡ Mail directory of a domain : /var/qmail/mailnames/domain.com
➡ Mail log : /var/log/maillog or /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
➡ Home directory : /var/www/vhosts/domain.com
➡ Document root directory of a domain : /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs
➡ Document root directory of secure website : /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdsdocs
➡ Subdomains are created under : /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/subdomains
➡ Domain specific logs are under : /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/statistics/logs