Plesk: Guide

Plesk is our web hosting control panel. This is similar to cPanel/DirectAdmin at other parties and this is where you perform all management of your website(s). You can manage your websites, email addresses, databases and backups, among other things.

Login on Plesk Control Panel

  1. In My Cloud86 (link), click in the left menu on My Services.
  2. Click the 3 dots behind the web hosting package you want to see in Plesk and click View Details.
  3. Under the heading Manage Webhosting (middle of the page), click on Websites & Domains.
  4. You will now be automatically logged into the Plesk Control Panel.

For the full manual with images, follow Login to Plesk

Overview of Plesk features

Once in Plesk, we can distinguish 4 blocks of functionalities. Below we discuss each of the different blocks and what you can do there.

Plesk: Left menu

  • Websites & domains: Overview of all domains, subdomains and aliases. Here are also the dashboards per (sub)domain and alias.
  • Mail: In this section you can create and manage email addresses, including aliases, forwarding and automatic replies. In addition, you can configure DKIM settings and set up a catch-all for your email domain here.
  • Files: Here are the files associated with a domain or subdomain. By default, the main domain (package name) is in the httpdocs folder. Other domains and subdomains default to a folder with the name of the (sub)domain.
  • Databases: Here you can see all the databases present on the web hosting package. By default, each WordPress installation uses its own website and you can also specify here which database is used for which website.
  • Statistics: Here you can see the usage statistics of the entire web hosting package and the data traffic used.
  • Users: These are the users who can log in directly to your web hosting package by using the server name (Plesk: Where can I find my server name and ip address?).
  • Account: This is the main account which is automatically created when you order a Web Hosting Package.
  • WordPress: A list of all WordPress websites on the Web Hosting Package. WP Toolkit in Plesk is designed for easy management of WordPress sites, with tools for installation, management, updates, security and backups.
  • Warden Anti-spam and Virus Protection: Warden Anti-spam and Virus Protection in Plesk provides advanced filters and scans for emails, protects against spam and viruses, and manages log data of email traffic.

Domain, subdomain and domain alias

Here you can add new domains, create a subdomain or create a website alias. To create domains, you will have to perform actions both in Plesk and in My Cloud86.

For the difference between a subdomain and alias you can use the following guide.

Domain management

This is a shortcut menu where you can set various options related to the (sub)domain. Some common examples that can be (sub)domain dependent:

Plesk: Right Menu

If you need some help, you can always reach our support desk by email and on weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm you can also reach us by phone and via the chat in My Cloud86.