Automate WordPress Installation with Plesk

Automate Wordpress Installation With Plesk

This tutorial was originally designed for Plesk 12.5 but is fully compatible with Plesk Onyx!

Undoubtedly you know how to quickly install WordPress (or whatever application) with Plesk, and can educate your customer how to do so.

Let us count the mouse clicks it takes:

  1. Click “WordPress” in Featured applications menu.

Select WordPress to install









2. Click “Install”.

Install WordPress via Plesk


3. Hmm… This is actually it. It is fully working with only 2 clicks.


Wordpress via Plesk is installed





But what if you want to skip pressing any buttons and just give your customers what they want automated? Then we’ve got something for you:

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Introducing ‘plesk installer’ (Linux)

Have you ever felt that using Parallels Installer from command line is somewhat daunting? It has a lot of options and you usually need to get required “spell” from KB articles or official forums. For example, to manually install latest updates onto your system previously you would have to run (tediously typing each option!):

# /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/autoinstaller --select-product-id plesk --select-release-current \

No more! Introducing installer subcommand for plesk command-line hub.

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MariaDB installation guide

Plesk uses MySQL as both admin and client RDBMS. Plesk 11.5 for Linux and higher allows for MySQL alternatives (such as MariaDB or Percona Server) to be used as drop-in replacements for it. Upgrade from installations with drop-in replacements is also supported.

This guide will explain in great detail how you can replace MySQL server on a Plesk installation with MariaDB server. The guide is aimed at administrators with intermediate experience and understanding of package management for their OS. Also basic experience with services management and MySQL maintenance required.

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