How to Install Plesk On Linux?

If you need enterprise-level web hosting control, then Plesk has to be near to the top of your list. It’s certainly near the top of everyone else’s, thanks to its straightforward tolls for managing websites and servers. It’s a versatile beast too, as it works on both Linux and Windows operating systems. You get a web server suite, mail server, ftp server, dns management tools and 100+ extensions that you can use in order to improve performance of your server. You’ll need to buy a license to get the most out of the platform, but Plesk offers a free trial license so you can take it for a test drive and see if it does everything that you hoped for.

To install Plesk you will need “clean” Linux server with an access to the Internet and compliant with Plesk requirements.  Just in case you have already used your Linux server for hosting purposes – please uninstall any existing instances of Apache, MySQL, Cyrus, SELinux and PHP. There are 5 different ways on how to install Plesk:

Install Plesk in One Click

In order to install Plesk Onyx with a basic list of components you need to run the following command:

# sh <(curl https://autoinstall.plesk.com/one-click-installer || wget -O - https://autoinstall.plesk.com/one-click-installer)

The installation will proceed in automatic way. The average time of the whole installation process will be between 30 minutes and 1 hour. The command will initiate the download of the latest stable Plesk release.

Install Plesk Using Browser

Just in case your host or IP address is resolvable and the port 8447 is open, you have an opportunity to launch Plesk Onyx installer via browser.

  • Download installer: wget https://autoinstall.plesk.com/plesk-installer
  • Add permissions for execution to downloaded Plesk installer: chmod +x plesk-installer
  • Initiate Plesk installer with the command below: ./plesk-installer --web-interface
  • Access Plesk installer via browser under port 8447 using IP address https://your-ip-address:8447 or host https://your-host-name:8447
  • Access the web interface, use “root” user and password
  • Select and click “Install or upgrade product”
  • Choose latest stable version of the product and press “Continue”
  • Select one of the installation types, which will identify the packages list. Or you may just enable “Preview components selection” and choose all the components you like. Click “Continue” to proceed with installation.
  • You will see the console output inside the web interface. Wait until installation process is over.

Installing Plesk via CLI

  • Download Plesk installer: wget https://autoinstall.plesk.com/plesk-installer
  • Add proper permissions to Plesk installer: chmod +x plesk-installer
  • Run Plesk installer via command line and follow instructions: ./plesk-installer or ./plesk-installer --all-versions
  • First you will need to confirm your decision by choosing “Go forward” and in case of –all-versions there will be option to choose the certain version of Plesk
  • Wait until installation process is done

Installing Plesk using ISO-images

There are special Plesk ISO-images for Ubuntu and CentOS Linux distros configured to install Plesk automatically.
Installation process is a matter of the following scope of steps:

  • Virtual server parameters are configured and installation from ISO-image is launched
  • Usual input is provided for OS installation
  • OS installed on the server and upon finalization of the process the server is rebooted
  • Plesk platform installation is performed as a background process

Install Plesk via Web Installer

  • To install Plesk using Web Installer please open your browser and go to the following URL: https://get.plesk.com/
  • Provide your server’s IP address or hostname, enter your root password or just add a private key.
  • Accept the terms of End-User License Agreement and click Install button
  • Relax and wait for some time to let the installation be finalized.
  • Click on the Login link. No worries about “secure connection warnings”, just make an exception.

Plesk Initial Configuration After Installation on Linux

As soon as Plesk installation is over, it is necessary to make tiny post-install configuration. You need to open in your browser the following url – https://your-host:8443 or https://your-ip:8443  Access system using “root” username and its password.

  • Enter contact information ( name and e-mail ) of the administrator
  • Change administrator’s account password. Next time you log into the system please use “admin” username and your new password
  • Select full trial or paid license. In case you’ve already purchased paid license – please paste an activation code. In opposite case you may still purchase it here or use temporary trial license
  • Accept end user agreement and enjoy the power of Plesk!

Three TED talks on Technology that will blow your mind

We’re living in an era that reveals new innovations on the daily. From automation to complex and brilliant security systems, the future of technology is being shaped by minds like these three whose ideas elevate our minds and spark our imagination.

Watch our top TED Talks on technology

These three speakers have tested the boundaries of how we can integrate the physical world and the digital one. Here are three must-watch TED talks on technology that have mesmerized us and left us wondering what the future holds.

Will automation take away all our jobs? | David Autor

As a company focusing heavily on automation and simplicity as a time-saving solution, we found David Autor’s paradox intriguing. He says that in the last century, despite having created machines that to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years.

So why hasn’t human work become redundant yet and how are our skills still not obsolete? In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising answer. Do you agree with his theory?

Hackers: the internet’s immune system | Keren Elazari

Keren Elazari is a cybersecurity expert who claims that we actually need hackers in today’s day and age. Her shocking exclamation comes from her belief that hackers force us to evolve and improve. “They just might be the immune system for the information age”, she says.

Some hackers are fighting corruption and defending our rights. They also expose the loop holes and vulnerabilities in our systems and make us fix them.

But not all hackers use their superpowers for good. Would you take any chances with security loopholes? Let us know what you think about this video and learn more about Plesk security here.

 

Are you safe? Take the Plesk Security Quiz.

The mind behind Linux | Linus Torvalds

This is the guy who has transformed technology, not once, but twice. Linus Torvalds first gave us Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and then Git, the source code management system that developers use all over the world. This is more than a talk, but an interview where Torvalds discusses his personality traits which shaped his work philosophy and engineering. Plus, some useful open source tips for the developers watching.

“I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer,” Torvalds says. “I’m perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds … but I’m looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that’s right in front of me before I fall in.” Are you like Linus and do you agree with his philosophies?

Empowering you with TED talks on technology

As we got a glimpse of what these three researchers presented on stage, the common theme in all of the talks was making a better digital world together. Technology can empower people by educating them and giving them a voice, future designs succeed in bridging the two worlds together. A concept we at Plesk are on definitely board with.