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Adding A Domain to Control Panel (Plesk)

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Within Plesk, you will have the option to Add multiple domains to your account for Hosting, as well as various other features included with Plesk. However, unlike some other control panels, with Plesk you are restricted on the amount of domains you can add, depending on the Plesk license you have. In this guide, you will find out how you can add domains to your Plesk while logged into your Plesk control panel.

Prerequisites:

  • Hostwinds Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server
  • Active Plesk license
  • Administrator or root access to your account

Where To Add Domains In Plesk

Step 1: Log into your Plesk control panel.

Step 2: After you have logged in, if you have No domains added already, there will be a larger button to Add Domain in the center, that you can click to add a new Domain to the server.

Step 3: If you already have a domain or domains added, there would be an option at the top of the Websites & Domains page labeled Add Domain that you can click as well.

Adding A Domain

Step 1: After proceeding with above, you will see a list of options available for you to input for the new domain you are adding.

Step 2: Enter in the Domain name that you are wanting to add to the Plesk account.

Step 3: If there is a specific IP address you want the Domain to utilize, you can set that here. Otherwise, it will default to a Shared IP address (used for multiple domains on the server)

Step 4: Here you will be able to select an IPv6 Address for the domain. This is not supported everywhere, and not always used with websites, however, can increase accessibility.

Step 5: Here you can set the username that can access the domains files over SSH and FTP.

Step 6: Type the password that you would like to use for the new domain/user, or click the Generate button to randomly generate a new password.

Step 7: Retype the password that you entered. If using the Generate button, this field will automatically fill. You can use the Show button to view the password that was generated.

Step 8: If you would like the domain to automatically get Free SSL certificates through Let’s Encrypt, you can check this box.

Step 9: Enabling Git will allow you to copy your site’s files from a Git repository, rather than having to upload through Plesk, or FTP.

Step 10: Once finished filling out the information, click the OK button to proceed with the creation of the domain.

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