Plesk for Windows Advanced Administration Guide is a companion guide
for Plesk Administrator’s
Guide. It is
intended for server administrators whose responsibilities include
maintaining hosting servers and troubleshooting server software
The guide provides step-by-step instructions to perform server
management tasks that require use of Plesk functionality other than the
GUI and GUI-only tasks that administrators may need to perform only in
rare specific situations. Administrators can use several additional
tools that are supplied in the standard Plesk distribution package to
add customized automation tasks, back up and restore data, and repair
Plesk components and system settings. The tools include a number of
standalone Windows applications, command-line utilities, and the ability
to integrate custom scripting with Plesk.
This guide consists of the following chapters:
Introduction to Plesk. Describes the main components and services
operated by Plesk, licensing terms, and the ways to install and
update Plesk components.
System Maintenance. Describes how to change server host name, IP
addresses, and locations of directories for storing virtual host
files, backups, and mail content. This chapter also introduces
Plesk’s command-line tools, a mechanism for running scripts on Plesk
events, and service monitor that allows monitoring and restarting
services without logging in to Plesk.
Backing Up, Restoring, and Migrating Data. Describes how to back
up and restore Plesk data by means of the command-line utilities
pleskrestore, and introduces the tools for
migrating hosted data between servers.
Changing Security Settings for File System Objects and Accounts.
Describes the process of applying Plesk security rules to file system
objects and accounts. Presents examples of commonly used security
rules with explanations.
Customizing Plesk Appearance and GUI Elements. Introduces Plesk
themes that can be used to customize Plesk appearance and branding
and describes how to remove specific elements of Plesk GUI or change
Statistics and Logs. Describes how to run calculation of
statistics on disk space and traffic usage, and how to access web
server logs and configure logging.
Localization. Introduces the means to localize Plesk GUI into
languages for which Plesk does not provide localization.
Troubleshooting. Describes how to troubleshoot malfunction of
- Glossary. Explains terms used in this guide.