install Plesk Control Panel on Linux server, plesk panel
plesk panel, Step 1
First login to your Linux machine with root access and update all packages by applying the following command. Note that package update process may take longer depending on the selected OS build and installed packages.
Now, if you have not installed any text editor yet, then install your choice of text editor by the yum utility as follows. We have installed the nano text editor in the following example.
yum -y update
yum install nano
Once all packages are updated, install wget utility by issuing the following command. Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the web.
yum install wget
The next step is to disable SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux), as it may cause the conflicts with Plesk installation. Disable the SELinux by applying the following command.
On the next step, we’ll make a directory named Plesk and navigate to that directory.
Install screen utility so we can run the Plesk installation in the background, even after disconnecting the SSH connection.
yum install screen
Once screen utility is installed in your machine, apply the screen command to open a new screen.
Go to Plesk panel installer download page. If you want to try Plesk panel before buying the license , then you can get a FREE 14 days trial license by filling up the form shown below. On below page, you will also find the commands to download and execute the Linux Plesk installer. You can simply copy one of the commands and apply in your Linux VPS where you want to install the Plesk Panel.
As you can see, there are 2 options for Plesk installer ONE-CLICK INSTALLATION & CUSTOM INSTALLATION. If you want to have an interactive Plesk setup with the ability of choosing the components, go with CUSTOM SELECTION. Note that, Plesk installation steps mentioned in this tutorial is for the CUSTOM INSTALLATION.
Copy the command shown under CUSTOM INSTALLATION and apply to your VPS.
sh <(curl http://autoinstall.plesk.com/plesk-installer || wget -O – http://autoinstall.plesk.com/plesk-installer)
This command will download the Plesk installer and lead you to an interactive installation process. Soon after the applying the above command, you will see the following screen. Type N and hit enter to proceed to next page.
On the next screen, the setup will ask you to select the installer media. We will keep this option default as Install products from official Plesk server. just type N and hit enter to proceed to next page.
On the next screen, you can configure the proxy settings according to your setup. Here, we will keep the default option of Do not use proxy. Just type N and hit enter to proceed to next page.
Select the Plesk version on the next screen. Here press 1 to expand the selection.
To install the selected Plesk version, hit enter key.
On the next screen, the setup will ask type of installation you want to proceed with. Here, we will choose the Custom installation type. To select the Custom installation, press 4 and then hit enter.
In the following screen, you can see that Custom installation is selected. To proceed with custom installation, press N and then hit enter.
Now, little tricky part comes. On the following screen, we’ll have to select the components to be installed. Following is the screen with the default components selected. We will select components Server Health Monitor, Web Presence Builder and Plesk Migrator.
To select the components, you just have to type the respective component number and press enter. As you make the component selection, asterisk sign (*) will appear in square bracket of the respective component.
Note that components from 11 to 14 contain several sub-components and to expand these sub-components, you’ll have to type the component number and hit enter. In our setup, we will proceed with default components for Webmail services, Mail Hosting and Plesk extensions categories.
We will add some sub-components in Web Hosting (13) category. So, just type 13 and hit enter to select the Web Hosting sub-components.
On the next screen, select ModSecurity (5) component. Type 7 and then enter to select the Apache sub-components.
On the Apache components page, select mod_perl, mod_bw and mod_python sub-components. Once components are selected, press L and then enter to go back to primary components list.
At the Web Hosting Primary Components list, type 8 and then hit enter to select the PHP interpreter versions. On the next screen, select PHP versions you want to install on the server. For this example, we’ve chosen PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4. Once PHP versions are selected, type L then hit enter to go back to the primary components list.
Once again, you are reached to Web Hosting Primary Components list. Here press 9 and then hit enter to select the Nginx web server and reverse proxy server component.
For this example, we have chosen an Nginx web server not to be installed and hence we have deselected it, but you can select the components according to your requirements. Once your component selection is made, type L and then hit enter to go back to the primary components list.
Once the component selection is made, your Main Components list of Plesk (after selection) should look like as follows. Type N and then hit enter to proceed with the selected component installation.
On the next screen, setup will calculate the total required disk space and available disk space. Simply type N and then hit enter to proceed.
Setup will discover the missing packages required for the Plesk to function properly, and ask your consent to install them. Type N and then hit enter to proceed.
The setup will also install all the selected components and required packages. Note that Plesk installation may take 30 to 45 minutes depending on the connectivity of your VPS. Once Plesk is installed, browse the Plesk URL (https://your-IP-address:8443) to login.
Once you are logged into Plesk admin panel, you would need to accept the terms of license agreement.
On the next screen, select your choice of Plesk Use and View according to how you would like to use it.
Specify full hostname and select the default IP address for your VPS. On this stage, you can also add more IP addresses and reset the root password of your VPS. Once you are done with the changes, click OK button to proceed.
On the next screen, specify your company details and click OK button to proceed.
We believe you’ve already obtained the Plesk license key in Step #6. Click on Install Key link.
Specify the activation key and click on OK button to proceed.
On the next screen, specify the domain name of your first webspace, system user account username and password. Once you are done with the changes, click OK to proceed.
Once you finish the setup, you would see the following welcome screen. Simply click on OK, back to Plesk button to skip it, and navigate to Plesk dashboard.
From the Dashboard below, you can manage your websites, domains, email accounts, databases, etc. Congratulations !!! You have successfully installed the Plesk panel in Linux machine.