System Maintenance

This chapter describes how to perform the following tasks:

  • Change server's host name.
  • Change server IP addresses. You may need to do this when, for instance, you are moving your Plesk server to a new datacenter, and need to reconfigure the Plesk installation to run on new IP addresses.
  • Move the directory where virtual hosts reside to another location on the same or another partition. You might want to do this when disk space on the current partition is running out.
  • Move the directory where Plesk backup files are stored to another location on the same or another partition. You might want to do this when, for instance, there is insufficient disk space on the current partition to house new backup files, and you want to move them all to a new, larger volume.
  • Move the directories that house mail content to another location on the same or another partition. You might want to do this when there is insufficient amount of disk space on the current partition to serve a larger amount of mailboxes, and you want to move them all to a new larger volume.
  • Switch the database server engine used by Plesk.
  • Stop, start, and restart Plesk-managed services from command line, and access their logs and configuration files.

In this chapter:

Changing Your Server's Host Name

Changing IP Addresses

Moving the Virtual Hosts Directory

Moving the Directory for Storing Plesk Backups

Moving the Directories for Storing Mail Data

Switching On Implicit FTPS

Programming Event Handlers to Execute Custom Scripts

Automating Administration Tasks with Command-Line Utilities

Monitoring Status of System Services

Managing Services from the Command Line and Viewing Service Logs

Predefining Values for Customizable PHP Parameters

Website Applications

Spam Protection

Optimizing the Task Manager Performance

Switching Off Automatic Integration of WordPress Installations

Switching Off WordPress Toolkit

Removing Plesk

 

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