How do I install Plesk on my VPS

To install Plesk on a VPS you will need a basic understanding of CLI or the command line interface, this allows you to run commands directly on the server. As a VPS owner this will be at the root level, so we advised caution when running some commands as they could damage any existing data.

Plesk is a good alternative to cPanel/WHM, with a similar feature set and easy to use interface. The Plesk licence is also a cheaper option compared to its more popular equivalent. Plesk might be a good option if you’re a reseller who is trying to cut down the cost of your operation.

Install Plesk with PuTTY

  • Open PuTTY and enter the IP or Domain address, selecting SSH as connection type.
  • Enter your VPS username, When prompted either copy & paste or type the password for your VPS.
  • Head over to the official Plesk installation guide. [Select Manual]
  • Enter the command from the Plesk installation guide into PuTTY it will look similar to the command below:

sh <(curl || wget -O –

  • Allow some time for the Plesk installer to run. [Message will appear in PuTTY upon completion]
  • Enter your VPS’ IP/Domain information into your browsers address bar, with either :8443 at the end. [See example below]