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How to Install Parallels Plesk Panel on CentOS 6.5 Installation Plesk 12
Posted by VisiChat Hosting, Last modified by VisiChat Hosting on 25 June 2015 12:33 PM

login as root to your CentOS 6.5 Server you just Installed.

If you are using windows use Putty to login to your CentOS server or if your main desktop is linux based use Terminator, I like how you can split the screen for multiple SSH sessions.

First things first, Install nano to edit files. I personally like nano better for editing than vi.

yum install nano 

Installing nano

yum install wget 
nano /etc/selinux/config 
change SELINUX=enforcing to SELINUX=disabled 

Type in Terminal:

echo 0 > /selinux/enforce 
yum remove mysql* which should also remove postfix 
service iptables stop 

Reboot the system before Install Parallels Plesk Panel on CentOS 6.5

Make sure iptables is turned off.

service iptables stop 

Check to make sure AppArmor is disabled

Setup an A record to your IP Address and Hostname, also setup a PTR record before installation. If you don’t have a master dns server, you can add it later. Use your IP address until you setup an A record.

Install Parallels Plesk Panel on CentOS using installer currently Plesk 12


cd /tmp 
chmod +x plesk-installer
./plesk-installer –-web-interface 

Or Install Without GUI

Run the command without the –web-interface


If you decided to use –web-interface to install plesk 12, it will ask to login as the hostname you picked, if you have not setup DNS yet, you will have to use the static IP like

Make sure to setup your hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/hosts and create a file and add your hostname inside /etc/hostname that you want to use for your hostname on this server.

nano /etc/hostname  = Put your hostname inside here and Ctrl+X and Y to save file.

Plesk 12 components will begin to install.

Installing Plesk pn centos
Go through each step in the web interface, when you get to Install Parallels Plesk Panel on CentOS it’s best to Preview components selection and add additional plesk components you would like installed. Leave the “I would like to help Parallels make even better products by sending information about installation, upgrade, and other problems” checkmarked if you would like to send data back to Parallels.

Install or upgrade plesk

at the end of Plesk installation it will ask which plesk view you want to choose. Pick the service provider view.

Now you have a Plesk 12 installation. If you have another plesk installation you can migrate all your plesk data to the new installation along with customers data. Make sure to install a Firewall, Login Detection and more.

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