F.a.q.: Control Panel Addons

HOW-TO install ffmpeg, Mplayer, mencoder,FLVtool2 and Yamdi on Plesk Linux based server

A hosting client made a request for some additional server requirement for AdultVideoScript. I’ve found some tutorials on the internet about how to install ffmpeg and other codecs for it. I’ve tried them but there

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HOW-TO restart automatically on Linux Kernel Panic if hanging on boot

I’ve experienced that when wanting to restart the system (Linux) this has blocked when booting, having a Kernel Panic.

The solutions were rather bizarre, I had to call the datacenter or to appeal to ticketing system, because none of the provider’s restarts helped (from interface

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Web Site hacked, iframe inserted, where to start?

Each day I read on forums, job posts that a site was hacked, inserted some iframes, strange javascript code into index.html or index.php. I think these situations are now common, so I will try to cover some solutions. I will try to offer an explanation and also a workaround.
The security

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Spam blacklist unlisting from sorbs.net

Sometimes happens, that a dedicated server where are hosted virtual domains to be blacklisted. Either because a user of a domain from the server, or a compromised account, or the server is hacked, undesired emails are sent to people who rightfully list our server to several black lists. In so

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HOW-TO setup Plesk with Samba Share and OpenVPN on CentOS

Plesk Samba Share

In order to use Plesk Samba Share, you must have Plesk installed on a CentOS Linux System.

Once you have Plesk installed:
  1. Point to the administration panel: https:/yourdomain.tld:8443/ and Log in with your credentials

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How to find out PLESK admin password?

Sometimes you forgot the admin password for PLESK, so here is a small code to find out the password.

Login into SSH and type:

cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow

Also if you want to login in MySQL use the same trick, a little bit extended.

mysql -u admin -p`cat /etc/psa

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Plesk 9.2.x - Postfix SMTP authentication error

postfix/smtpd[24579]: sql_sqlite3 plugin database open error /plesk/passwd.db: unable to open database file
postfix/smtpd[24579]: sql plugin could not connect to host localhost
postfix/smtpd[24579]: sql plugin couldn't connect to any host

Because of a bug or configuration error, the postfix

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HOW-TO - Not get Plesk Certificate Error or get rid off "This Connection is Untrusted" message.

It is more and more frustrating when customers call to complain about the control panel - PLESK, provided with your hosting service does not work. They are returned a screen with the following message "This Connection is Untrusted" (in Firefox) or " There is a problem with this website's secu

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Automated Remote FTP Backup shell script

Saving the data from the server may be a problem, especially if you forget about it. Unfortunately the solution provided by PLESK is not always the best one, thus we have tried to come up with a backup alternative.

The steps we recommend are :

HOW-TO Setup a PLESK Dedicated Server

(Revision: 3.3.1 - 15 June 2013) After several installations of PLESK on different dedicated servers, we have decided to write a small HOW-TO for other users. Maybe someone will have a better idea and together we can write

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HOW-TO configure PLESK with NGinx (proxy reverse)

There are a lot of different setup scenarios for this, but we think that we might come with additional information about how to put it together and solve a lot of issues with webmail or domain aliases. First of all I need to thank to

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