Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server is a guide for the starters to perform the installation from SSH / Telnet client by command line interface. Plesk is from Parallels, the company well known for softwares for Bare Metal, Workstation and Virtualization. Plesk will not get installed on all Virtualization setup. For Rackspace Plesk is the best third party web Control Panel, while Rackspace Cloud’s default control panel is said to be the best web control panel in this world, if you are using managed server, Rackspace usually offers a choice for opting for Plesk. But for unmanaged, you have to do the work yourself, for this reason this Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server guide is written. Apart from using Plesk option, you can try free OpenPanel, which is very stable and you can do it before or after Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server on a different or clean build. We have guide on Installing cPanel on Rackspace Cloud Server, but cPanel is neither stable on Rackspace’s configaration plus cPanel is not even comes to comparison – from look or development. cPanel is good for $3 / month server or those Traditional servers.
Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server : Everything About Rackspace and Plesk
You can signup and download the 15 days trial version of Plesk for test Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server :
The processor will be of 64 bit – you will need to give configuration and build of server. You can use Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS etc. for Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server. There is no need of IP unlike cPanel demo because Plesk automatically detects the virtualization software or the physical hardware. Plesk has full documentation too :
You can read it online or download the pdf, it is not mandatory for this Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server guide as we will mention the points wherever needed. You will get the Plesk License as email attachment.
Tools as usually you will need is PuTTY for Windows and normal terminal for UNIX or UNIX like OS including Linux, Mac OS X. We are showing Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server using PuTTY. Except login, there is no difference in commands.
Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server : Steps
First, save the xml license file on your desktop :
Build a Server matching with your submitted data for Trial (Ubuntu, Debian etc.). We are showing Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server with a Debian Installation :
SSH with the IP :
Perform an update :
sudo apt-get update
Create a folder :
Change Directory to plesk :
Go to the URL on browser :
and Select the version and copy the URL for 64 Bit version. In this guide this is for Debian 6 64 bit :
For us :
There should be nothing on the server – MySQL, PHP, Apache. Run these commands to uninstall :
sudo apt-get remove mysql*
sudo apt-get remove php*
sudo apt-get remove apache2*
sudo apt-get remove http*
sudo apt-get remove cyrus*
Download the installer file :
wget Full URL Written Above
You need to CHMOD with the filename, for our case :
chmod +x parallels_installer_v3.12.0_build120601.16_os_Debian_6.0_x86_64
Run the installer :
Regarding selecting options, you will get numbers in CLI, use 1,2 in this format and hit Enter. Then type N and Enter for the next page. It is 1200 MB file, it will take a bit time. After doing everything, go to :
And you can use the License key to complete Installing Plesk Panel on Rackspace Cloud Server.
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