How to Install Plesk on a Linux or Windows Server, or VPS

Plesk is an excellent web hosting control panel suite for Windows and Linux systems, featuring automated management of websites, domains, email accounts, databases, and more. 

To install Plesk on your Linux VPS, Windows VPS, or dedicated server, follow the steps below.

Download and Run the Plesk Installer

Choose the download link for your server’s operating system:

Run the installation package. It will start an automatic installation utility and you will be guided through the installation process. 

Log in to Plesk Panel

Once the installation has completed, you can access Plesk in any browser by navigating to the following address, where “” is replaced with your server’s IP address, or domain name (if configured).

Log in to Plesk with the credentials of the system admin user. The username is “root” on Linux systems, and “Administrator” on Windows systems, with the password you chose during installation. 

Plesk is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including:

  • CentOS 5 (x86 & x64)
  • CentOS 6 (x86 & x64)
  • CloudLinux 5 (x86 & x64)CloudLinux 6 (x86 & x64)
  • Debian GNU Linux 6 (x86 & x64)
  • Debian GNU Linux 7 (x86 & x64)
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 (x86 & x64)
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86 & x64)
  • openSUSE 12.2 (x86 & x64) (EOL: January 15, 2014)
  • openSUSE 12.3 (x86 & x64)
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (x86 & x64) (EOL: April 11, 2015)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (x86 & x64)Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter editions, and Windows Web Server) 
  • Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Foundation, Datacenter editions)

Get a Free Trial License

Want to try out Plesk before buying a license? To get a free 15-day trial license for Parallels Plesk Panel, just click here to request a license from Parallels.

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