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How To Install Plex Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

Install Plex Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Plex Media Server on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Plex Media Server has gained immense popularity as a versatile platform for organizing and streaming your media collection. If you are running AlmaLinux 9 on your server, you can harness the power of Plex to manage and enjoy your movies, music, photos, and more.

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 Plex Media Server on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Plex.
  • 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 Plex Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. Before diving into the installation process, ensure your AlmaLinux 9 system is up-to-date. Run the following commands in your terminal:

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Plex Media Server on AlmaLinux 9.

To install Plex Media Server, we need to add the Plex repository to the system. Execute the following command:


Save and exit the file by pressing Ctrl+X, then Y, and finally Enter.

With the repository and signing key in place, it’s time to install Plex Media Server. Run the following command:

sudo dnf install plexmediaserver

Plex Media Server is installed but not running by default. To start the Plex service and ensure it starts automatically at boot, execute the following commands:

sudo systemctl enable plexmediaserver
sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver

Step 3. Access Plex Web Interface.

To configure and manage Plex, you need to access its web interface. Open a web browser on the machine where Plex is installed and navigate to:


You will see the Plex account sign-in. You will need to sign up with a valid e-mail address to use the service.

Install Plex Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

Step 4. Troubleshooting.

Here are some common issues and their solutions:

  • Unable to Access Plex Web Interface: Ensure the Plex service is running, and the firewall allows access to port 32400.

  • Library Not Updating: Check your library settings and make sure your media files are organized correctly.

  • Remote Access Issues: Double-check your router’s port forwarding settings and Plex remote access configuration.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Plex. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Plex Media Server on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Plex 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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