Managing Virtual Directories

Operator: <virtdir>

XML Schema: virtdir.xsd

Plesk version: Plesk 7.6.1 and later for Windows

XML API version: and higher

Plesk user: Plesk Administrator


Virtual directories are supported in Plesk 7.6.1 (and later) for Windows only. In brief, this feature provides customers with the opportunity to map the contents of a definite physical folder of the site to a virtual directory (which is being created at that moment). The resulting virtual directory becomes an independent item, and obtains various settings, including access permissions, properties of a web application, SSL support, logging, and others.

Virtual directories can be created for an existing physical directory of the site. The path of this physical directory is specified in the create command sent to Plesk. If the specified directory does not exist, it will be created on the virtual host by the specified path.


Supported operations:

  • CREATE creates a virtual directory for the specified physical directory.
  • UPDATE changes a virtual directory properties.
  • REMOVE deletes a virtual directory.
  • GET retrieves information on a specified virtual directory from Plesk database.

All operations are performed by sending XML packets with the <virtdir> operator (defined in virtdir.xsd).


Next in this section:

Virtual Directory Settings

Creating Virtual Directories

Changing Virtual Directory Settings

Retrieving Information about a Virtual Directory

Removing Virtual Directories