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Plesk is a web hosting control panel, similar to cPanel, used for hosting management. It typically runs on a Windows operating system and requires licensing to operate outside of offered free trials. Although Plesk is not entirely free, it provides multiple benefits for...

The first step to accessing your database users in Plesk is to log in to your Plesk control panel from your Hostwinds VPS or Dedicated Server. Next, click Databases in the left-hand menu. If you have databases created, you will see a small menu on the right-hand side. Click...

The first step to adding a database is to log into Plesk from your Hostwinds VPS or Dedicated Server. After logging in, there are a couple of options to access the databases for each domain. The first method is to click Databases on the left-hand menu. The second method is...

The first step to accessing your database server in Plesk is to log in to your Plesk control panel from your Hostwinds VPS or Dedicated Server. Next, click Databases in the left-hand menu. If you have databases created, you will see a small menu on the right-hand side. Click...

Backing up your data is a great way to ensure if anything goes wrong, you can get back on track and work again without having to lose vast amounts of work and data. Plesk comes built-in with a backup manager. The first step to accessing your backup manager in Plesk is to log...

Customizing the Plesk interface appearance is an objective you may want to do if it is tailored for you or your business. This guide is intended for Hostwinds clients who have an SSD Cloud or Dedicated Server and use Plesk Control Panel to manage their server. To follow this...

Out of the many control panels available today, Plesk is one of the more popular ones used (up there with cPanel / WHM and Virtualmin). A big advantage of Plesk is that it was built to work on both Windows Operating Systems and Linux Operating Systems, without sacrificing...

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 number of domains you can add, depending on the...

As far as control panels are concerned, Plesk offers its subscribers the ability to have a rich user interface to manage their servers. It is generally suggested to use a Windows hosting environment that many Hostwinds clients choose to use for their VPS. Minimum System...

Plesk is a Web Hosting platform that is available for both Linux and Windows servers. Users can navigate to this link from their client area and select the license they require to purchase a license. Plesk Licenses Hostwinds offers licenses for Cloud VPS services, listed...

How to Access WebMail with Plesk WebMail gives you the freedom to access your emails via any modern-day browser as a browser-based email interface or system. The majority of control panels offer WebMail, including Plesk. With Plesk, you can access webmail directly via URL or...