By default, Plesk checks for updates once a day. If updates
are available, Plesk automatically downloads and installs them.
The following update options are enabled by default in
Tools & Settings > Update Settings (under “Plesk”):
- “Automatically install Plesk updates (Recommended)”.
This option uses Plesk Installer and allows automatic updating of Plesk and
its built-in services. In some cases, Plesk third-party components can be
updated at the same time with Plesk.
- (Plesk for Linux) “Automatically install updates for third-party components
shipped by Plesk”.
Third-party services can be updated simultaneously either
with Plesk components or with system components (if the System
Updates tool is turned on).
The “Automatically install system package updates” option is not enabled by default
and is available in Plesk for Linux only. This option uses the
System Updates tool and allows automatic updating of system packages
and Plesk third-party components.
You can see the status of updates and also install updates manually on the home page under “System Overview”.
Alternatively, go to Tools & Settings >
System Updates. For details, refer to System
Note: To prevent certain packages from being updated automatically, select them
in the list of packages (in All Packages) and lock them by
clicking Lock. Note that you can do this only if you use the
System Updates tool.
If you disable automatic Plesk updates, the home page will show you the
following message: “Automatic updates are off”, and prompt you to
allow automatic updates.