Parallels Plesk Panel custom package installation

The next step after the products software source and network selection-for-Plesk will be the installation type for Parallels Plesk Panel selection.

You can choose among ‘Typical’, ‘Full’ or ‘Custom’ Plesk installation.
I will go trough the ‘Custom’ installation where by default the ‘Typical’ options are set.

My choices are :

1. [*] Base packages of Plesk
2. [*] Plesk Updater
3. [*] PHP5 support
4. [*] PostgreSQL server support
7. [*] Plesk API [former Plesk Agent]
8. [*] Plesk migration manager
14. [*] <+> Plesk hosting features // 5 of 5 components selected
15. (*) Qmail mailserver
17. [*] <+> Additional Plesk modules // 5 of 5 components selected

Since these will install all needed modules for one semi-hosting, including mails, web, ftp, DNS,etc.

From the rest I will mention only these which could be interesting at second place.

5. [ ] Application vault packages – Beginning with version 7 and higher, Plesk ships with a set of installation packages of third-party applications that can be provided to the customer on demand. These web applications can be deployed on domains and then managed seamlessly from within Plesk Control Panel. Besides, Plesk provides its customers with means of deploying their own web applications on domains using the same mechanism. This mechanism is implemented in Application Vault, a module of Plesk.

6. [ ] Plesk Professional Web Site Editor – Parallels Plesk Professional Website Editor is a powerful solution for managing and creating web-sites. It is the easiest way to create, modify and update a website without any need for technical knowledge. This product is ideal for both: professional developers and non-professionals.

18. [ ] <+> Game servers // 0 of 3 components selected ‘“ Includes Counter-Strike, Battlefield 2, and other game servers.

When you hit ‘ENTER’ the next step will resolve the Plesk package dependencies, and with determine the amount of free disk space.

In the next step you will be asked the dependency packages to be included into the Plesk installation.

On my Ubuntu installation 92 packages are required by Plesk.

Hit ‘ENTER’ To finish the Plesk installation.

After that the Plesk and its services will start automatically.

To see them you can simply do ‘netstat ‘“na’ which will list all the services running.

Also you can stop and start the psa service with this command :

invoke-rc.d psa stopall && invoke-rc.d psa start

Now you can access your Plesk control panel.

If you are wondering what is the default Plesk password after new installation – you can check this tutorial: View Plesk password on Linux server.


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