How To Setup Plesk on GB Cloud

Plesk is a WordPress management and web hosting platform. From a single dashboard, you can create and manage many websites. Plesk allows you to manage changes, track performance, and onboard new prospects all in one spot.

Plugin your favorite tools to enhance your web hosting platform. Plesk is pre-installed with a safe and flexible WordPress toolkit. It’s now easier than ever to launch a new website!

To set up your Plesk server, follow the steps in this tutorial.

Signing up

First and foremost, if you haven’t already done so, join up for GB Cloud. To register, go to this website

Deploying Plesk server

It’s simple and quick to set up a new VPS with GB Cloud. To get started, go to the cloud area of your GB Cloud control panel and click create an instance

A lot of choices for customizing a new cloud VPS are available on the deployment page.

  • Give your VPS a hostname and description
  • Choose a configuration that fulfils your needs.
  • Select any of the Ubuntu Linux operating systems that are available.
  • If you like, you can add SSH keys.
  • Create instance!

Plesk for Linux Installation in a Single Click

One-click installation is a quick and simple approach to get a Plesk server up and running with the default settings. Here’s how you can do it:

To begin, ensure that your server meets the following installation requirements: 

Then, as the ‘root’ user, log in to the server through SSH and run the following command:

# sh <(curl || wget -O -

After the installation is complete, you will be told about the Plesk operating on the server and how to get started.

Then, on your web browser, click one of the two links directing to your Plesk control panel.

To sign in for the first time, use your root user and password.

Plesk will prompt you to create a control panel account once you’ve logged in.

  • Choose a username or use the “admin” user as a default.
  • For correspondence and password recovery, provide an email address.
  • Then, using the Generate button, make a password or generate one at random.
  • You can add a licence if you already have one; otherwise, choose the trial licence.
  • Finally, read the end-user licencing agreement and check the box to accept it.

To continue, click the Enter Plesk button after everything is in place.

Plesk will then need a few moments to initialize the control panel. Following that, you’ll be taken to the login page.

Use the username and password you made in the previous step to log in.

The Plesk dashboard will then greet you.

Plesk is now ready to begin installing websites, but it could still use some fine-tuning. Continue to the next section to learn how to improve the performance and security of your Plesk server.

Continue to the dashboard by clicking the Explore Plesk button.

Performance and security optimization

Plesk’s basic installation includes everything you’ll need right out of the box. It may, however, benefit from a few more expansions and optimizations. Fortunately, owing to the user-friendly Plesk Advisor, implementing the recommended configurations is simple.

Under the Extensions menu, select the Advisor view.

The Advisor separates the suggestions into four categories: security, performance, SEO, updates, and backups. You can look through each section to discover what quick actions are available to install or enable important extensions and features.

Alternatively, you may utilize multi-action automation to automate the process of enabling each option. On the Recommendations tab, select the Apply Multiple Recommendations checkbox.

Then, at the bottom, select which of the recommendations you want to use and click the Apply option.

Plesk will then automatically apply each selected advice, with no more action required. After that, you should notice the server rating grow up to green levels and receive confirmation of the installed and applied suggestions.


You’re now ready to begin adding websites. However, for the optimum result, some of the enabled parameters may need to be tweaked. For example, you should enable two-factor authentication by installing the Google Authenticator extension.

In addition, GB Cloud support is always willing to assist with any cloud infrastructure questions.

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