Plesk Installation for Windows server Using Installer GUI

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Sep 26, 2019

    Plesk is a commercial web hosting platform with a control panel that 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.

    Plesk offers users the possibility to easily install web applications using the (APS) Application Packaging Standard. APS packages are updated by the packaging vendor when a security update is made available.

    For Plesk installation, you require a fresh Wind...

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    How to change the default location for temporary backup files on Linux?

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019

    Connect to the server via SSH.

    Create a backup of Plesk variables' configuration file:

    # cp -a /etc/psa/psa.conf{,.bkp}

    Modify DUMP_TMP_D variable value in /etc/psa/psa.conf, so it will point to desired path:

    # grep DUMP_TMP_D /etc/psa/psa.conf
    DUMP_TMP_D /mnt/backupdrive/tmp

    Set 1777/drwxrwxrwt permissions for the new directory:

    # chmod 1777 /mnt/backupdrive/tmp

    So that the result is as follows:

    # ls -ld /mnt/backupdrive/tmp
    drwxrwxrwt 53 root root 20480 Feb 8 21:39 /mnt/backupdrive/tmp
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    How to change virtual hosts locations in Plesk for Linux

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019

    In Plesk for Linux, transvhosts.pl utility can be used to change the location for all virtual hosts:

    # /usr/local/psa/bin/transvhosts.pl --help

    In the following example, the location is changed to /home directory:

    # /usr/local/psa/bin/transvhosts.pl --dest-dir /home --correct-scripts

    /home is the new location which you want to set. You can define the location as per your requirement.

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    How to change the location for Plesk backup files on a Linux server ?

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019

    By default, all backup data is stored in the directory /var/lib/psa/dumps.

    To change the default backup location, follow these steps:

    Connect to a Plesk server via SSH.

    Create a new directory for backups. In these example, we are using /plesk_backups:

    # mkdir /plesk_backups

    Set necessary ownership for the created directory:

    # chown psaadm:psaadm /plesk_backups

    Modify the backup location in the Plesk configuration file /etc/psa/psa.conf:

    Open the file /etc/psa/psa.conf in a text editor (for example, vi editor).

    Change the value of DUMP_D to the created directory from step 2

    # Backups directory
    ...
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    How to change the default location of mailboxes in Plesk for Linux?

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019

    By default, Plesk stores all mailboxes in the /var/qmail/mailnames/ directory. How to change this location?

    Connect to the server using SSH

    Find what SMTP and IMAP/POP3 servers are in use:

    # /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/mailmng --features | egrep 'SMTP_Server|IMAP_POP3_Server'
    $features['SMTP_Server'] = "Postfix";
    $features['IMAP_POP3_Server'] = "Dovecot";
    $features['SMTP_Server_package'] = "postfix";
    $features['IMAP_POP3_Server_package'] = "dovecot";

    Stop the SMTP service:

    # service postfix stop

    Open the file /etc/psa/psa.conf and change the PLESK_MAILNAMES_D variable: specify a new location for ...

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    How to remove emails from the queue in Plesk

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Dec 06, 2018

    There are two ways of doing this:

    1.Use Plesk interface: Tools & Settings > Mail Server Settings > Mail Queue > Clear 
    
    2. Connect to the server via SSH and use command-line utility:
    
    usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mailqueuemng --clean
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    How to change the location for virtual hosts in Plesk for Windows Server

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Aug 16, 2018

    Connect to a Plesk server via RDP.

    Launch Plesk Reconfigurator at Windows Start > All Programs > Plesk.

    In Plesk Reconfigurator, select Change Virtual Hosts location.

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    Specify the new location for virtual hosts and click Next. All existing virtual hosts data will be transferred to the new location as well.

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    How to change the mailaccount location in Plesk for Windows Server

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Aug 14, 2018

    Connect to a Plesk server via RDP.

    Launch Plesk Reconfigurator at Windows Start > All Programs > Plesk.

    In Plesk Reconfigurator, select Change Plesk Mail Data location.

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    Specify the new location for Plesk mail data and click Next. All existing mail data will be transferred to the new location as well.

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    How to change the location for backup files in Plesk for Windows Server

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Aug 08, 2018

    Connect to the Plesk server via RDP.

    Launch Plesk Reconfigurator at Windows Start > All Programs > Plesk.

    In Plesk Reconfigurator, select Change Plesk Backup Data location.

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    Specify the new location for backup files and click Next. All existing backup data will be transferred to the new location as well. During this operation Plesk will be stopped.

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