Plesk Getting Started

First steps

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This is the Plesk Plesk Onyx Installation and Upgrade Guide. It includes instructions for installing and upgrading Plesk on one or more servers with examples of the different platforms that Plesk supports. This guide is designed to provide specific guidance to different types of users in Plesk based on their usual activities and needs. Most of the examples in this guide can be copied to the command line directly or with little customization. This is especially helpful for users who have little or no experience as system administrators.

This guide does not explain Plesk-related concepts or how to use Plesk. This information can be found in Plesk Administrator's Guide.

If you're having trouble with installing or upgrading Plesk, or have another issue with Plesk, here's more:

The following information will help you to find the instructions that are right for you and get started right away.

I just want to set up Plesk.

Here's how to set up Plesk's default configuration as fast as possible and with just one command:

Note: Plesk is Installed Without a Product License Key

You can buy a product license here: Packages and prices, Or you can use a trial license. This means that all functions are available for test purposes for 14 days. Here you will find the key for the trial license: Download the free trial of Plesk.

I would like to occasionally deploy virtual servers with Plesk.

In this case, cloning Plesk servers is usually the right solution. Please refer Deploy Plesk servers by cloning.

I want to deploy multiple Plesk servers at the same time.

The command-line tools in Plesk allow you to perform an automated installation (without user monitoring).

It is also helpful to set up a local mirror repository to optimize the download of packages. For more instructions, see Mirror Plesk servers for automatic installation.

I want to install Plesk in my work.

Plesk Installer works in interactive mode. You need to answer a series of questions to determine which components to install. You can start the installer in two ways: on the command line or in a browser.

If you do not have a server, you can buy a virtual server from a public cloud vendor (such as Amazon) and install Plesk there. For more information, see Install Plesk in Amazon Web Services.

Which license you need depends on the nature of your business. If you want to use Plesk to manage the web and mail servers of your company or your customers, you should opt for Web Admin decide. If you represent a web design agency that also hosts your clients' websites, you should Web Pro choose.

I want to upgrade Plesk.

The easiest way to upgrade to the latest version of Plesk is through the server configuration and administration tools available to the Plesk Administrator directly in the user interface. For more information, see Upgrade Plesk using the administrative interface.

Note: Through the Plesk interface, you can only upgrade to the following levels: Generally released version (recommended), Early adopter version and Late Adopter version.

If you need a more flexible selection of versions and version levels for the upgrade, use the interactive installer.

I want to upgrade several Plesk servers simultaneously.

Use the Plesk command line to automate the upgrade for multiple servers.

You have not found the information you are looking for?

Additional sources of information and contact information for support can be found at More information and help options.

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