Plesk Panel

Plesk is a commercial server control panel. It allows you to build and manage multiple sites from a single dashboard. You can also run updates, monitor performance, and onboard new prospects all from the same place. It makes it easy for you to integrate tools like DigiCert SSL, CloudLinux, Cloudflare, Atomicorp, NodeJs, PHP, NGINX, Let’s Encrypt, Git, ImunifyAV, Backup to Cloud Pro and more.

The control panel is available for automatic installation on Scaleway Dedibox dedicated servers from the management console. Several licenses are available to find a solution fitting your requirements. Learn more about Plesk licensing.

For additional information regarding the configuration and administration of Plesk refer to official documentation.

Plesk Obsidian

The latest release of the Plesk panel is called Plesk Obsidian 18.

Installing Plesk on a Dedibox

Plesk Obsidian is available for automatic installation on Scaleway Dedibox servers from the Dedibox console.

1. Go to the server list in your console and click on the dedicated server you want to install.
2. Click on the Install button on the servers overview page.
3. Click Panel Distributions to see a list of all available distributions providing a control panel:

4. Choose Plesk Obsidian from the list of available operating systems and click Install Plesk:

5. Choose the partition layout of the disk. If no special layout is required, you can go with the default values. Click Validate to continue.
6. Set the hostname of the machine as well as the login credentials:

  • Hostname: an identifier to recognize the machine, for example: My-Plesk-1
  • Admin password: A password to authenticate as root user when using su.
  • User login: An identifier for a regular user that is able to connect to the machine using SSH.
  • User password: A password to authenticate the user.
  • Panel password: A password to authenticate as admin user on the Plesk panel.

Tick the boxes to get notified about maintenance works on your machine and click on Next step to proceed with the installation of your Dedibox.

Make sure to choose strong passwords for security reasons. You can use a password generator to generate strong random passwords.

7. A summary of your configuration displays. Verify all information and click Delete all my disks and install the system! to launch the installation of your server.

Once you have confirmed to launch the installation of your server, all disks are being wiped and your data will be deleted. Make sure to backup your data before reinstalling your server.

8. Once the installation has completed, you will be able to access the Plesk panel at https://sd-1234.dedibox.fr:8443 (replace sd-1234 with the identifier of your Dedibox).

Connecting to the Plesk Panel

Once you have installed the Plesk panel on your Dedibox, you can connect to it by pointing your web browser to https://sd-1234.dedibox.fr:8443 (replace sd-1234 with the identifier of your dedicated server). You can find the link to your Plesk panel on the status page of your Dedibox server:

1. Go to the Plesk panel, the login screen displays:

Enter the user name admin and the panel password set during the installation and click on Log in.

2. If you connect for the first time, the panel asks you to set a new password for the admin user and provides the option to either upload your license key or to try a free version of Plesk for two months.

3. The Plesk dashboard displays. You can start to create users and websites from the panel.

Refer to the Plesk Getting Started guide for information on how to create and manage your websites.

Troubleshooting

How can I reset the password of the admin user account?
In case you have trouble logging into your server using the admin user, you can reset it from the console.
1. Connect yourself to your server using SSH (Secure Shell).
2. Enter into the root account using the su command.
3. Reset the password by running the following command:

plesk bin admin --set-admin-password -passwd "MySecurePassword"
Use numbers, upper and lower-case characters, and special characters like !,@,#,$,%,^,&,*,?,_,~ to define a strong and secure password.

My Plesk license can not be validated. What can I do?

To ensure your Plesk license can be validated, make sure that your server can resolve the hostname ka.plesk.com and the following IP's and ports are reachable and not blocked in your firewall configuration:

  • 195.214.233.80:522
  • 195.214.233.80:443
  • 195.214.233.81:5224
  • 195.214.233.81:443
  • 195.214.233.82:5224
  • 195.214.233.82:443

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