How to Install and Configure Plesk on Alibaba Cloud

By Plesk

Plesk is a web hosting control panel that lets you easily create and manage your websites on a single platform. Web professionals can now pair Plesk’s WebOps and Hosting Platform with Alibaba Cloud’s comprehensive suite of cloud services to build, secure and run websites, applications and online businesses of any size on an unrivaled developer environment.

Running on more than 377,000 servers, 11 million websites and 19 million mailboxes across 140 countries, Plesk offers a complete idea-to-production platform and a catalog of extensions to empower web professionals at all levels, from small digital agencies to giant web hosts. Run Plesk on Alibaba Cloud and innovate with cutting-edge tools, grow with global and scalable infrastructure, and always stay protected with rock-solid security.

Installing Plesk on Alibaba Cloud

  1. Log in or create an Alibaba Cloud account.
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  1. Click Instances, and then click the Create Instance button in the top right corner of the screen.
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  1. Select one of the two pricing models:
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  1. Purchase and bind an Elastic IP address.

Your instance is now up and running. To begin using Plesk, you need to perform a short post-install configuration.

Plesk Post-install Configuration: Opening Ports Used by Plesk

By default, whenever an instance is created, only certain ports are allowed for inbound connections, while ports used by Plesk are closed. To operate Plesk and its services effectively, you need to open the following ports by adding security group rules to the desired instance.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Add a single security rule allowing all incoming connections. This option is preferred if you do not have much experience in using Plesk or/and Alibaba. However, if you go with this option, we strongly recommend using the Plesk firewall.

Note: These instructions cannot be used to allow outbound connections on TCP port 25. To be able to send email, you need to apply for allowing outbound connections on TCP port 25. You can use security rules to allow inbound connections on TCP port 25 as described.

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Accessing Plesk for the first time

To log in to Plesk for the first time, you need to generate a one-time login link. Go to the generated URL to log in to Plesk and set an administrator password. You will then be able to log in to Plesk using that password.

To access Plesk for the first time:

  1. Access the instance command line:
  • sudo plesk login | grep -v localhost.localdomain
  1. A one-time login link will be generated. Use it to access Plesk as an administrator.
  • /usr/local/psa/bin/server_pref -u -subdomain-dns-zone own
  1. Administrator’s password

Available Product Configurations

The following Plesk configurations are available on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace.

PleskComponents setPlesk Onyx on Ubuntu 16 (WebHost)Recommended set (Fail2Ban, ModSecurity, Plesk Firewall, and *WordPress Toolkit are installed by default)Plesk Onyx on CentOS 7 (WebHost)Recommended set (Fail2Ban, ModSecurity, Plesk Firewall, and *WordPress Toolkit are installed by default)Plesk Onyx on CentOS 7 (BYOL)Recommended set* (WordPress Toolkit, Security Advisor, Let’s Encrypt, Git, the resctrl utility, and Docker are not installed by default but can be installed later)Plesk Onyx on Ubuntu 16 (BYOL)Recommended set* (WordPress Toolkit, Security Advisor, Let’s Encrypt, Git, the resctrl utility, and Docker are not installed by default but can be installed later)Plesk Onyx on Ubuntu 16.04 (Web Admin SE)Recommended set (Fail2Ban, ModSecurity, Plesk Firewall, and *WordPress Toolkit are installed by default)Plesk Onyx on Windows 2012 R2 (WebHost)Recommended set* (ModSecurity, Plesk Firewall)Plesk Onyx on Windows 2012 R2 (BYOL)Recommended set* (ModSecurity, Plesk Firewall)

Note: *The Recommended components set includes all components necessary for web hosting (including the web server, a mail server, a database server, and so on), plus the most popular and widely used features. For more information about Plesk BYOL, see the topic Choosing Between Plesk WebHost and BYOL. For more information about Plesk Onyx on Ubuntu 16.04 (Web Admin SE), see the topic Plesk Web Admin SE.

Note: **WordPress Toolkit in Plesk Onyx on Ubuntu 16.04 (WebAdmin SE) provides only basic functionality. To use premium WordPress features, upgrade your Plesk license to Web Pro or Web Host Edition.

Source: https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/onyx/deployment-guide/plesk-installation-and-upgrade-on-public-cloud-services/installing-plesk-on-alibaba-cloud.78710/

Reference:https://www.alibabacloud.com/blog/how-to-install-and-configure-plesk-on-alibaba-cloud_594210?spm=a2c41.12345266.0.0

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