Posts Tagged ‘plesk’

How to speed up WordPress


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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Getting started with a Plesk reseller account


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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How to improve Fail2ban IO Performance

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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How to use external DNS with Plesk

Already manage all your DNS records through your domain registrar? Perhaps you subscribe to a DNS service that uses multiple-location and/or anycast redundant DNS servers. You can indeed continue using your existing DNS service, however this makes configuration of things like mail services and new subdomains a bit trickier. When using a Plesk server for…

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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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Enabling custom 403 error docs with nginx in Plesk

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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How to create a WordPress staging environment


This guide will show you how to create a staging or development environment best used for testing, troubleshooting, and light development. These steps are specific to WordPress, however much of the same process can be followed for other web apps as well. We’ll refer to it as a staging site in this article, however you…

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How do I add an FTP account in Plesk?

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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How do I change my domain name in Plesk?

This question is asked frequently! Sometimes it’s simply because there’s an error when the account was created and other times it’s because the company’s brand name has changed. Regardless of the specific reason for the change, this guide will show you how to change your domain name if you’re hosted with us or otherwise using…

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How to create a new email account with Plesk


The following guide will show you how to create an email account, email address, add a mail address within your Plesk hosting environment. Tip: if you’re looking to forward this account to another address, see our guide to creating email aliases and forwards here. Tip: It is strongly recommended to enable Spamassassin SPAM scanning. Click here…

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How to setup a domain forward or 301 redirect in Plesk


There are a variety of ways of redirecting visitors from one domain or page to another with 301 redirects being the style of HTTP redirect that is both user and search engine friendly. 301 redirects are a signal to search engines that a particular website or page has moved permanently to another URL. For example,…

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