Tips and Tricks for Newbies

Started by Slip, Jul 15, 2022, 12:48 AM

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I am new to hosting and have a lot of questions. I began by asking myself about automation, but despite reading extensively, I couldn't find any information on the topic. To explore this further, I downloaded and installed a trial version of Plesk.

Although it was easy to navigate, I was unsure whether it was possible to create accounts automatically, for example, for email. I understand that currently, it can only be done manually through the panel, but I am hoping to find a solution for automating the process. Can you point me in the right direction to achieve this? Thank you.


Technical support is helpful when dealing with questions related to "what and how". However, if something is broken, it's important to escalate the issue to ensure it receives attention.

Although catching and fixing bugs at the cost of users is common practice, it becomes particularly perverse when it comes to parallelism. It's possible to adjust to the role of a permanent beta tester, but this can be unpleasant when servers are being used in production and unexpected issues arise after an update. Paying $100 or more for support, only to have developers fix problems caused by their own code, is unacceptable.


As a web server administrator logging in to Plesk for the first time, you will be prompted to fill out various forms to personalize your information and initially configure Plesk. Here are the steps to follow:

- Accept the Plesk License Agreement.
- Complete the initial setup by entering the full name of the web server host, selecting the default IP address, dividing IP addresses into shared and dedicated, and creating a new password for the Plesk administrator.
- Fill out a form with your personal information.

- Choose between two modes of the Plesk interface: Power User mode, for working as a web administrator managing clients' sites, or Service Provider mode, for working as a virtual web hosting provider selling hosting to clients who manage their own sites.
- Install the Plesk license key, which can be downloaded as a .ZIP archive, .XML file, or activated with a code.
- If you have chosen Power User mode, set up your first subscription by specifying the domain name, IP address, and system user name and password.


Tell me please, and if you have downloaded the license key in the wrong format. Is it possible to fix this to continue? Go back to the beginning and download again?