Plesk is a popular web hosting control panel that simplifies server and website management tasks. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing Plesk on an Ubuntu 22.04 server. Plesk offers a user-friendly interface for managing websites, domains, databases, and more.
- An Ubuntu 22.04 server with root or sudo access.
- A valid Plesk license key.
Step 1: Update the Server
Ensure your server is up to date by running the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Download the Plesk Installer
Plesk provides a simple script for installing the control panel. Download it using
curl -o plesk-installer https://autoinstall.plesk.com/plesk-installer
Step 3: Make the Script Executable
Make the script executable with the following command:
chmod +x plesk-installer
Step 4: Run the Plesk Installer
Execute the Plesk installer script:
The installer will provide a series of prompts. Here are some key steps during the installation:
- Choose an Installation Option: You can select from various installation options depending on your requirements. For a typical installation, choose the recommended option.
- Enter Your Plesk License Key: You will be prompted to enter your Plesk license key. Ensure it is valid.
- Select Additional Components: You can choose to install additional components such as databases, web servers, and mail servers during this step.
- Set the Administrator Password: Create an administrator password for accessing the Plesk control panel.
- Configure Email Settings: Follow the prompts to configure email settings for your server.
- Set Up a Domain Name: Specify a domain name or use a temporary domain provided by Plesk.
- Complete the Installation: The installer will complete the installation process, which may take some time.
Step 5: Access the Plesk Control Panel
Once the installation is complete, you can access the Plesk control panel by opening a web browser and entering your server’s IP address or domain name followed by
Step 6: Log In to Plesk
Log in to Plesk using the administrator credentials you created during the installation.
Step 7: Start Managing Your Server
You can now start managing your server, hosting websites, and configuring services through the Plesk control panel. Plesk offers a user-friendly interface for tasks like creating websites, setting up email accounts, and managing databases.
Installing Plesk on your Ubuntu 22.04 server streamlines the process of managing websites and server resources. With its intuitive interface and comprehensive features, Plesk makes server administration more accessible for both beginners and experienced users.