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How To Install Plesk on Linux System

Install Plesk on Linux System

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Plesk on a Linux system. For those of you who didn’t know, Plesk is one of the widely used web hosting control panels in the web hosting business. It offers simple server and website management solutions with single-click mechanisms. Plesk consists of a web server suite (LAMP), Mail server, FTP Server, Name Server applications, etc.

Plesk supports a wide range of Linux releases, including all of the commonly used distributions like CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, and Cloudlinux. Plesk is an enterprise hosting control panel and it requires a license to work effectively. They also offer a 15-day trial license which is intended for testing purposes.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Plesk web hosting control panels on a Linux system server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux distribution.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Plesk on Linux System

Step 1. Download the auto-installer from the official Plesk website:


Next, execute permissions to the auto-installer:

chmod +x plesk-installer

Then, launch the auto-installer:


Follow the script prompts and pick the options that best suit your use case.


Components and product check results:
Installation is finished
        The installation has been finished. Plesk is now running on your serve
        To complete the configuration process, browse either of URLs:
          * https://server-ip-address/login?secret=ZnE_85M0amariaxLYPfn1lOQGO-v6DkIXQbVC3qqkWuKGw
        Use the username 'admin' to log in. To log in as 'admin', use the 'ple login' command.
        You can also log in as 'root' using your 'root' password.
        Use the 'plesk' command to manage the server. Run 'plesk help' for morinfo.
        Use the following commands to start and stop the Plesk web interface:
        'service psa start' and 'service psa stop' respectively.
        If you would like to migrate your subscriptions from other hosting pan
        or older Plesk version to this server, please check out our assistance
The changes were applied successfully.

Step 2. Accessing Plesk Web interface.

Once this is complete, you’ll be able to access your Plesk server via the web management interface. To do this, open a browser and point it to https://your-server-ip-address:8443 and login to the control panel as the root user.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Plesk. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Plesk web hosting control panels on a Linux system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Plesk website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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