How do I restart Plesk?

Restarting Plesk

Sometimes Plesk may encounter problems which can usually be fixed through a restart. If completed properly this should have a minimal impact on uptime and result in no data loss.

How do I?

You will need a basic knowledge of command line and using an SSH client. If this is something unfamiliar to you then please don’t hesitate to contact our support team who can walk you through installation and use of an SSH client (for the purposes of this guide we will be using PuTTY).

Restart Plesk using CLI.

  • Firstly, open the PuTTY application.
  • Now you have opened PuTTY, enter the hostname or IP address of your VPS.
  • Afterwards, click open. This will prompt you to enter you username and password.
  • If entered correctly you will see the following window.
PuTTY SSH CLI Logged in
Successfully logged in
  • Please enter a relevant command from below. The command you choose will be dependant on the issue you’re experiencing. If it is a login related issue, you might not need to restart the entire Plesk service.

Restart services

/etc/init.d/psa restart

Restart Plesk control panel

/etc/init.d/sw-cp-server restart