Plesk is one of the widely used web hosting control panels in the web hosting business. It offers simple VPS and website management solutions with single-click mechanisms. Plesk consists of a webserver suite (LAMP), Mail server, FTP Server, Name Server applications and 100+ extensions that can be used to improve the performance of your server.
Plesk is an enterprise hosting control panel and it requires a license to work effectively. They also offer 15-day trial license which is intended for testing purposes. You can install Plesk in different ways, but we will recommend 2 of the most straightforward ways to install Plesk on CentOS 7.
Before we get started with the Plesk installation, we will need to have the following:
- A clean installation of CentOS 7 on a Linux VPS
- Minimum RAM is 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
- Minimum disk space 10 GB
- Access to a root user account or an account with sudo privileges
- Basic understanding of Linux commands
Method 1: Install Plesk in One Click for Linux
This is the fastest and the most hassle-free way of installing and setting up Plesk on your CentOS 7 server. First, we will install the necessary packages:
yum install wget
Once the wget package is installed we can go ahead and enter the following command:
sh <(curl https://autoinstall.plesk.com/one-click-installer || wget -O - https://autoinstall.plesk.com/one-click-installer)
Note that, to run this command you will need to have access to the root user account. The Plesk installation will start automatically and will take from 15 mins to 30 mins. The time depends on the network bandwidth, networks speed and other factors.
The installer will download the latest stable Plesk release, install it with the default set of components and features designed to suit the needs of the majority of users, and apply all available patches and updates for maximum security and performance.
Do not worry that you are missing out on any Plesk features this way—you can add or remove Plesk components later. The command will proceed to download the latest the stable Plesk release.
Method 2: Install Plesk via the CLI
First, install the needed package on your server:
yum install wget
Now download the Plesk installer from the official website using the following command:
Add the relevant permissions needed for the Plesk installer:
chmod +x plesk-installer
- Now you have two ways to install Plesk. You can enter the following command to install the latest stable version of Plesk:
- The other option is to choose which Plesk version you would like to install on your server.
The installation process will take around 15 to 30 minutes. Wait until the installation is finished.
Plesk is an enterprise-level web hosting control panel that is capable of handling all or most server related issues. You can use Plesk to manage and operate all your tasks via the web-based control panel. The installation process is straightforward and once it is installed, you should be able to manage all your tasks from a single place.
If you will come across any problems during the installation process, don’t hesitate to let us know using the comment section below.