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How to install Plesk Control Panel in Windows Server?

Plesk is a graphical user interface control panel specially designed for the shared environments for Linux as well as Windows operating systems. Generally, Plesk is being used by the majority of Windows users due to its simplicity and ready-to-deploy features. Also, Plesk is a fully commercial control panel; you need to purchase a license.

In this article, you will learn about: How to install Plesk Control Panel on Windows Server?


Method 1 – 1-Click Installation

1. Login to Windows Server.

2. Download the Plesk Installer from: https://installer-win.plesk.com/plesk-installer.exe

3. Change working directory to download destination using CD command, run the following command,

Plesk-installer.exe --select-product-id=panel --select-release-latest --installation-type=recommended

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4. Now, windows will start installing the Plesk by downloading its latest version, all the available security and software updates, along with its set of default components.

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Note: If you found some of the Plesk components and updates are missing, do not worry; you can install those from the Plesk interface post-installation of Plesk.


Method 2 – Manual Installation

1. Login to Windows Server.

2. Download the Plesk Installer from: https://installer-win.plesk.com/plesk-installer.exe

3. Change working directory to download destination using CD command, run the following command,

Plesk-installer.exe --console

How to install Plesk Control Panel in Windows Server
4. Here, you need to agree and process the Installation by typing (F) Go Forward.

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5. Plesk will start downloading the required components and asks for your consent to send a bug/crash report to improve the panel experience. If you want to agree it enter Y. If you don’t want to send the information to Plesk directly, you can decline it by typing n.

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6. Here, you need to select the version of Plesk which you would like to select from Recommended, Full, Custom. We will go with a Recommended option for this article, and if we require any component that is missing post-installation, we can install it later using Add/Remove Feature. Now, enter 1.

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7. Next, you need to define the parameters for the components to be installed. Here, select F (Go Forward specify parameters to all the components).

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8. Now, define the Plesk installation directory. On our installation server, we have default C:\ partition. So, we don’t want to change the installation directory. In this case, we will hit Enter and go ahead with the process. If you want to change the directory of the Installation, define that in this step.

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9. Now, configure the Plesk administrator password.

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10. Next, you will see the message “Component Plesk: all required Parameters were defined“, to process next, enter F.

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11. Again, if you want to list the packages installed in the installation process, then enter S. If you want to configure the process, enter F.

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12. Finally, Plesk will start Installation of all the packages and components which are required.

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13. After Installation, you can access Plesk using,

https://your-server-ip or https://server-hostname

https://your-server-ip:8443 or https://server-hostname:8443

Login to plesk

Updated on October 10, 2021

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