If you have subscribed a Linux operating system based dedicated server or virtual private server hosting with Plesk control panel, this is the guide for on-boarding with Plesk control panel system.
Getting started with Plesk
Create a step-by-step guide
Step 1: Logging In to Plesk for the First Time
You will receive a service welcome email that consist server login credential. Referring to the credential, you can log in to Plesk by visiting the following URL:
https://<Plesk server's address>:8443
Step 2: Create Your First Website
To set up a first website, you need to follow these steps:
- Register a domain name.
- Add a domain in Plesk.
- Deploy a website content with below 2 simple options.
Option A : Upload Content through FTP and File Manager.
Option B : Install an application through pre-build application installer.
Step 3: Create a Database
To create a database and a database user:
Go to Databases > Add Database.
Step 4: Create a Mail Account
To create a mail account, go to Mail > Create Email Address.
Step 5: Back Up Your Website
With this function, you can back up your website. The backup data will utilize server's disk space. It is recommend to subscribe our R1soft Off server backup for your VPS and Server.
To access the backup function, do the following:
- go to Backup Manager > Back Up.
Step 6: Pointing Your Domain to server
We provide FREE DNS zone that you can add domain name via Client Area Portal and manage domain DNS zone records ( For example, A, MX, CNAME and TXT record. ). Click this >>> link <<< to learn about the guide.
Step 7: Activating free SSL for your domain name
Securing your website with free basic SSL ( Let's Encrypt ) from function SSL/TLS Certificates. Do ensure your domain resolves or points to server IP as a pre-requisition before installing free SSL for your Domain Name.
Step 8: Change Your Password and Log Out
We recommend you to reset Plesk admin user login at the first login.
To change it, hover your mouse pointer over your user name located at the top of the page and click Edit Profile. Click Log out to log out from the administrative portal.
That's all for the basic on-boarding guide. We do have more attractive and advanced usage guide. Click this link to visit more of our guide to using Plesk control panel system.