CentOS 6.5 64-bit, Parallels Plesk 12.0.18
I recently had to install Parallels’ Plesk control panel via SSH, and I found it hard getting to a single reference for this process, so here’s my notes for other Googlers.
I’m using a default installation of CentOS 6.5 64-bit, from the minimal ISO. I’ve installed CentOS in the quick and dirty fashion, and allowed it to specify the partitions. Here’s my structure;
$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
26G 2.6G 21G 10% /
tmpfs 939M 8.0K 939M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 485M 54M 407M 12% /boot
As you can see, I haven’t manipulated the volumes or partitions at all for this process. Note that your system will need at least 1.2GB of disk space for Plesk version 12.0.18. I would recommend that you have at least 2GB free space.
We’ll download the Plesk Installer using wget. You will need that first if you haven’t installed it yet (it’s not installed on the minimal CentOS distro).
$ sudo yum install wget
Once wget in installed, switch to the /tmp directory and grab the Plesk Installer.
$ cd /tmp
$ sudo wget http://autoinstall.plesk.com/plesk-installer
Once the download has completed, you will want to make the installer executable.
$ sudo chmod +x plesk-installer
You are ready to go with the installer. It’s up you whether to use the web interface or not. Personally, I prefer working from the terminal, but it’s your choice. If you are working on a local server, it makes more sense to use the web interface, otherwise, I wouldn’t bother.
If you do go with the web interface, ensure that you can reach your server via the IP address or a qualified domain name. Otherwise, stick to the terminal.
Via the terminal (raw):
$ sudo ./plesk-installer
Using the web interface (gui):
$ sudo ./plesk-installer --web-interface
Follow the numerous on-screen prompts for your preference and the installer will do the rest.