November 1, 2014 · centos linux parallels plesk server shell tricks vps

Plesk basic command line functions


Here's a list of helpful and time saving commands for Parallels Plesk Panel administrators who want to manage the Plesk server and its configuration locally using command line utilities.

The command line utilities for Linux/Unix are located in the /usr/local/psa/bin directory on the Parallels Plesk Panel server.

To run a utility from any directory, use the following command line format:

$ /usr/local/psa/bin/[utility name] [options] [parameters]

or with a shortcut:

$ plesk [s]bin [utility name] [options] [parameters]

Basic commands

Show admin password:

$ plesk bin admin --show-password

Change Plesk admin password:

$ plesk bin init_conf -u -passwd [new_password]

Setup a new customer:

$ /usr/local/psa/bin/./customer --create username \ -name 'name' -passwd 'password' -country UK -phone 123456 -email

Setup a new domain

$ /usr/local/psa/bin/./subscription --create \ -owner 'user' -service-plan 'somehostingplan' -login user -passwd 'password' -ip x.x.x.x

Reinstall current patch:

$ /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/autoinstaller --select-release-current \ --reinstall-patch --install-component base


Show database admin password:

$ cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow

Log into MySQL:

$ mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow`

Change log rotation properties:

$ mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` psa -Ns \ -e "select name from domains" | xargs -I {} /usr/local/psa/bin/./site \ -u {} -log_bysize 10M \ -log-max-num-files 2


Show mail passwords:

$ /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mail_auth_view

Create or update mail account:

$ /usr/local/psa/bin/./mail --create/update -passwd somepass -mailbox true

Rebuild mail configuration.

$ /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mchk --with-spam


Rebuild webserver configuration:

$ /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/httpdmng --reconfigure-all

Rebuild web configuration for a single domain:

$ /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng --reconfigure-vhost
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