Knowledge Base

Plesk Control Panel

Plesk is a fully featured web-based control panel that enables you to build and manage multiple sites from a single dashboard. Plesk is the control panel used for A2 Hosting Windows and Managed WordPress products.

Getting started with Plesk

These articles provide all of the essential information you need to get up and running quickly with Plesk.

Plesk Mail Features

Plesk offers lots of configurable features to support e-mail. Learn how to use them with these articles.

Plesk Windows Features

Plesk features for the Windows operating system.

Managing FTP accounts in Plesk

Learn how to add, modify, and delete FTP accounts by using Plesk.

Backing up and restoring sites in Plesk

Learn how to back up and restore your websites in Plesk.

Generating a CSR and installing an SSL certificate in Plesk

Learn how to create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and install an SSL certificate for your site by using Plesk.

Managing users in Plesk

Learn how to create and manage users for your Plesk account in this article.

Managing user roles in Plesk

Learn how to create and manage user roles for your Plesk account in this article.

Password-protected directories in Plesk

Learn how to use Plesk to protect specific directories with a password.

Scheduling tasks in Plesk

The task scheduler in Plesk enables you to fetch URLs and run commands and PHP scripts at user-defined intervals. Learn more here.

Accessing a sub-account in Plesk

Learn how to access a customer's sub-account in Plesk. This article only applies to Windows Reseller Hosting customers.

Using the WordPress Toolkit in Plesk

Learn about the WordPress Toolkit in Plesk.

Generating and renewing Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates in Plesk

Learn how to create and maintain Let's Encrypt SSL certificates for your site by using Plesk.

Website staging with Plesk

Website staging enables you to test your site in a safe environment before you take it live. This article describes how to do website staging with Plesk.

Backing up and restoring databases with Plesk

Plesk enables you to quickly and easily back up and restore databases, and this article shows you how.

Configuring Dropbox backups in Plesk

You can configure site backups to your Dropbox account in Plesk. Learn more in this article.

Switching PHP versions on Plesk

You can quickly and easily switch PHP versions on your account, and this article shows you how.

Redirecting users to SSL connections in Plesk

You can configure your web site to redirect users so they always use a secure HTTPS connection, even if they type a non-secure HTTP URL in their web browser. Please note that this article only applies to accounts that have Plesk.

Creating custom error pages in Plesk

You can create custom error pages for your web site in Plesk, and this article shows you how.

Changing the document root directory in Plesk

Learn how to change the document root directory in Plesk.

Using Git with Plesk

Plesk supports integration with the Git version control system. Learn how to manage your repositories in this article.

Viewing and filtering logs in Plesk

This article describes how to view and filter logs using the Plesk log feature.

Managing service plans in Plesk

Learn how to manage service plans in Plesk. This article only applies to Windows Reseller Hosting customers.

Managing subscriptions in Plesk

Learn how to manage subscriptions in Plesk. This article only applies to Windows Reseller Hosting customers.

Configuring custom name servers for Windows Hosting accounts

Learn how to configure custom name servers for your Windows Hosting account.

Removing password protection from the site statistics page

By default, Plesk requires authentication to view the statistics page for a website or domain. You can change this behavior however, and this article shows you how.

Configuring Silverlight in Plesk

Learn how to use Plesk to configure your site to support Microsoft Silverlight.

Activate and Configure Cloudflare ServerShield on Plesk

This article describes activation and configuration of Cloudflare ServerShield using the Plesk control panel.

How to install a self-signed SSL certificate in Plesk

You can use Plesk to generate and install a self-signed SSL certificate for testing or development purposes. Learn how in this article.

Using SSH keys with Plesk

You can use SSH keys to set up automated SSH logins. Read this article to learn how.