The last video explained the importance of managing systems in the Plesk Panel, but it is worth repeating. If there is an icon for managing a system or setting in the Plesk Panel, it must be done in Plesk.
Let’s highlight the tools you’ll need when managing your domain. To create a mail account click on the Mail tab, click on Create E-mail Address. Supply the account name and password and click OK.
Next click on the Websites & Domains tab. The File Manager icon brings you to the domain’s root folder. You can also reach this folder by opening File Explorer and navigating to C: drive inetpub>vhosts folder and choosing the domain name.
To get back to the Website’s and Domains tab, either use the Up Level link, the breadcrumbs at the top of the window, or your browser’s back button.
FTP Access lets you create additional ftp accounts. You can restrict the ftp user to a specific folder if needed.
Click on DNS Settings when you want to view or change your DNS records.
The Backup Manager lets you create a backup on demand and manages scheduled backups. Prior to making major changes to your website we recommend you always take a backup. We also recommend that you don’t suspend the domain while it’s being backed up. When scheduling periodic backups, uncheck that setting as well.
Web Hosting Access is the screen you saw when you created the subscription. If your domain needs an SSL Certificate, a dedicated IP address is required. Once the dedicated address has been purchased and applied to your server, add it to the subscription here.
Ensure SSL is enabled by expanding the Show Advanced Operations if necessary. Then click on Website Scripting and Security. Once a dedicated IP address has been applied to the site and SSL is enabled, a Secure Your Sites icon appears. Use it to Generate (request) a CSR or to apply an existing certificate (upload certificate files).
The Plesk Panel has a limited view of a domain’s database. Once DNN has been installed, Plesk will know what type of database is in use, it’s name and the username and password needed to access the database.
If your domain has an alias or a portal off the DNN installation, click on Add Domain Alias to set up the IIS host headers that will direct the alias to your website.
This concludes the Parallels Plesk Panel tour. An introduction to the Control Suite is next.