Intro to Shell (CLI) for Plesk Linux

There’s a lot of Linux shell intro guides out there. There’s also a lot of intro to Plesk guides out there. But a reference guide to help you find the most common paths and command line utilities for managing your Linux VPS or dedicated server running Plesk is harder to come by. Before we get started, if…

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How to set up a neo4j graph database server on a VPS

This guide will show you how to set up a Neo4j graph database server on a VPS running CentOS 7. Start by logging in to your VPS via SSH as root, then run the commands in the Neo4j yum repo set-up guide documentation. Here’s the gist of that: Set up Repository rpm –import https://debian.neo4j.org/neotechnology.gpg.key cat…

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How to create branded (custom) name servers

Branded Name Servers (or custom name servers, as some prefer to call them) are your very own name server addresses to use for hosting your websites and your client’s websites. On all shared or reseller web hosting accounts, we’ve already got name servers (e.g.: ns23.websaversdns.com and ns24.websaversdns.com) that are pre-configured to match the server you’re hosted on.…

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How to install ioncube loaders for Plesk PHP 7

Plesk 12.5 added the ability to use versions of PHP that were not included by your operating system vendor, so you can install PHP 5.6 and the newest PHP 7, which provides some great performance enhancements over the usual PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 found in CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 respectively. The tricky part…

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Installing mongodb for PHP on Plesk servers

This guide will help you install MongoDB’s PHP Extension on a Plesk server. You require root access to the server, so this is not compatible with shared hosting environments. The last step should be run using your domain’s “System User” account. This guide uses the Plesk PHP 7.0 binary, but you can replace all instances…

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How to use Composer with Plesk PHP binaries

We now provide composer within our customized chroot environemnt so running simply composer should now work without having to complete the below steps. In Plesk 12, the Plesk developers added the ability to install a custom Plesk-built binary for different PHP versions. This way if you require PHP 5.3 or PHP 7 and your system…

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How to set up a git repository with Plesk

This guide describes how to create a git server on your account. This is an advanced guide that requires some familiarity with SSH and the Linux shell. Be sure you know what you’re doing before proceeding! Note that this is not the same as cloning a git repo that’s hosted elsewhere (such as on bitbucket or…

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