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Dedicated Server Orientation
How to View Your Billing Information
Visit our website and click on the
button in the top right corner.
Login using the email address and password you specified when you signed up for an account with us.
Click on the
tab for information about billing history, subscriptions, payment methods, etc.
Please note that if you were a shared hosting client and have migrated your domains to your new dedicated server, they will not appear in the
tab. The home tab houses a shared hosting client's portion of the Plesk Control Panel. Because you have a dedicated server, you have access to the whole Plesk Control Panel and will need to access it using one of the methods described below.
This is also the location for getting assistance with questions you may have. See
How to Submit a Ticket
How to Connect to Your Dedicated Server Using Remote Desktop
While much of your management work can be done through the Plesk Control Panel or through the Host or Admin accounts of a site, full access to the server is often needed. Full access is available through a remote connection. Microsoft Windows installations come with a remote desktop client installed. Microsoft also provides a
free remote desktop connection client for Macs
If you have difficulty connecting using the Remote Desktop Client for Macs, update to the latest version.
To connect to your server via a Windows remote connection do the following:
section type the
of your server. Click on
If a warning message appears stating that the identity of the computer cannot be identified click
If your computer is on a domain and offers to log you into that domain, click on the
Use another account
In the User name section type
in front of administrator.
Type the password supplied in your welcome email. Press
Upon successful login you have full access to your dedicated server.
Connect to the Plesk Control Panel on a Dedicated Server
to log into the server. Double click the
shortcut on your desktop.
If you do not have a shortcut open a browser and navigate to https://localhost:8443. Notice that this uses the
secured https protocol
and the URL begins with
unlike standard URLs.
If you would rather not remote into your server, Plesk can also be accessed remotely using the full IP address of your server. https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8443.
Log into your server and use Control Suite's "easy button".
Double click on the
icon on your desktop. If the shortcut is not available, browse to c:\netstrap\SystemControl and run NetStrap.exe via Windows Explorer.
Keep the default
me and Password, but do NOT check the Save this User Name and Password check box.
Accept the terms of service.
Right click on the
Plesk x.x.x (Domains)
Login as Admin
or choose your preferred browser.
Why We Use Plesk to Manage Our Servers
. Further reading:
How to Create a Domain
The Control Suite makes tasks like migrating websites onto a server, installing a CMS, and upgrading DotNetNuke seem easy. It has password retrieval tools, a cloning tool, gives information about server and domain resources and allows you to quickly change domain specific options.
An Orientation to the Control Suite
The Six Areas of the Control Suite
The Navigation Tree is the far left column of the Control Suite. It provides access to Plesk, SQL, MySQL, mail, ftp, and DNS server commands. It also makes other tools like Stack Analyzer, SQL Analyzer and Process Explorer available via a double click on the respective tool.
The Command Ribbon in the top pane displays the various commands available based on what part of the navigation tree is selected.
The Info Pane provides information about the server's CPU, RAM, disk space, and network traffic utilization. Additionally,if a domain is selected, it provides the utilization information for that domain as well as connection string information among other things.
The Main Window adapts to allow you to dialog with Control Suite when user input is required.
The Option Pane provides drop down menus that let you change specific options for a domain.
The Output Pane gives you feedback from Control Suite on the tasks you ask it to perform.
Server 2012 with Plesk 11 Videos
Introduction to Control Panel and Windows Server 2012
Introduction to Parallels Plesk Control Panel
Manage a Domain in Plesk
Control Suite Orientation
Install and Back Up DNN Web and Database Files
Use the Control Suite to Migrate DNN Website to your Server
Use Parallels Plesk Panel to Create Service Plans, Add-On Plans and Customer Accounts
Server 2008 with Plesk 9 Videos
Introduction to Your Dedicated Server
Introduction to Plesk
Manage a Domain in Plesk
Introduction to Control Suite
Install DotNetNuke and Backup a Website with Control Suite
Do you want to learn more? See
How to Use Your Dedicated Server
Use Control Suite to Install an App on Your Dedicated Server
How to Clone a DotNetNuke Website on Your Dedicated Server
How to Create Custom Name Servers for Your Dedicated Server
or browse or search our knowledge base.
Article ID: 646
Created: April 20, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Modified: May 7, 2015 at 12:46 AM
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