This guide includes 9 tips to show you how to take just about any WordPress site to a maximum 1-2 seconds load time. It receives regular updates and was extended in the first quarter of 2020 to include a couple extra bonus tips. If you’ve selected a hosting partner and resources (theme, plugins, etc) that…

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Plesk 12.5 and newer come with some extremely powerful reseller account controls. Unlike cPanel (and WHM), it’s not necessary to learn how to use two completely different panels, Plesk integrates everything beautifully into one easy to manage panel. That said there are a few things to know about the feature set and best practices for…

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Solution #1: inotify vs gamin If you don’t have it installed already, get python-inotify installed. Fail2ban should then automatically start using that library rather than gamin for log file updates. This is very helpful when it comes to servers with *many* log files. Details on how this is done here. If that doesn’t cut it,…

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Already manage all your DNS records through your registrar? Perhaps you subscribe to a DNS service that uses multiple-location and/or anycast redundant DNS servers; understandable that you’d want to continue using this service! However it does make configuration of things like mail services and new subdomains a bit trickier. Mail Records When using your Plesk…

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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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Please note that in order to complete these steps you must have admin access to Plesk. While you would think that enabling “Custom Error Docs” under hosting settings in Plesk, then editing the appropriate document under the /error_docs/ folder in your vhost root would do the trick, unfortunately that’s not the case. Those error documents…

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This guide will show you how to create a development environment and how to then make your development site live again. It applies to our specialized software configuration which makes use of Plesk control panel and Installatron (1-click web apps) for easy web application management. If you are not hosted with us, but your web host…

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Creating FTP Users in Plesk 10 / 11+ With Plesk 10+ you can create additional FTP accounts with access to the directory of your choice. If you would like the user to not have access to any of your web files, then you can configure their home directory to be a folder within a custom…

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Good news! Plesk makes it very straightforward to complete the actual change or rename of your domain name. In some cases we’ve had to change domain names because there was simply a typo in the originally created account, in others it’s because the www. was included during creation when it shouldn’t have been, and finally…

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