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 Windows Server machine with access to the Internet. Before the installation, make sure that the server meets Plesk Software Requirements.
HOW TO INSTALL PLESK CONTROL PANEL ON WINDOWS SERVER: -
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Once the installer file is downloaded, run the setup file to initiate the setup process. A browser window will open the authorization form where administrator's credentials should be entered. Ports 8443 and 8447 should be opened to run the installer.
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This will launch the Plesk installation web interface in default browser of your system as shown in following screen.
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On the next screen, you will see Plesk login screen appearing on URL https://win1.india.cloudinhost.com:8447 or https://win1.india.cloudinhost.com:8443/ . Specify your Administrator credentials and click on Log in button.
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On the next screen, click on Install or Upgrade Product link.
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Check the checkbox Plesk and select the latest Plesk version from the drop-down menu. Click on Continue button.
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On the next screen, select the Installation Type as Custom and click on Continue button. The installation type determines which Plesk components and features will be installed.
The following installation types are available:
The Recommended installation type includes all components necessary for web hosting (including the web server, a mail server, a database server, and so on), plus the most popular and widely used features. If you are unsure what installation type to choose, going with Recommended is a safe bet.
The Full installation type includes all Plesk components and features. Note that choosing this installation type will require the most disk space.
The Custom installation type allows you to pick and choose the items to install from the list of all available components and features. This installation type is recommended for experienced Plesk administrators.
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Select the components you wish to install in your server and click on the Continue button. In the default VPS configuration, we install components selected in the following screens. If you wish, you can select/deselect the components according to your requirements.
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Keep the paths of installation directory, user data and website content as they are. Specify the Plesk Administrator password and click on Continue button. This will launch the component installation process.
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You can see the Plesk installation progress as shown in following screen. Note that Plesk installation may take approximate 1 to 2 hours based on your Internet connection.
When Plesk is installed, you will see the following successful completion screen.
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On the next screen, accept the terms of the license agreement. Check the checkbox Do not show it again if you don't want this screen to appear again while login to Plesk.
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Specify the hostname of the server and change the default administrator password. Click on OK button to proceed.
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Specify the details of Plesk Administrator and click OK button to proceed.
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On the next screen, click on Install Key to activate the Plesk license key.
On the next screen, choose your choice of license activation method. Either specify the activation code you received in registered email account, OR you can upload the XML file of the license key.
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Specify the domain name of your first webspace, shared IP address, system user account username, password and click on OK button to proceed.
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On the next screen, you will see Plesk Welcome screen as follows. You can simply skip it by clicking on button OK, back to Plesk.
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Browse the Plesk panel admin URL and you will see the Plesk dashboard screen as follows.
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