Using Command Line Utilities

This chapter describes in detail the commands and options currently available in the Plesk command-line interface. Each command and option is accompanied by a description and a usage example.

Typographical Conventions

The following kinds of formatting in the text identify special information.


Formatting convention Type of Information Example

Special Bold

Items you must select, such as menu options, command buttons, or items in a list.

Go to the QoS tab.

Titles of chapters, sections, and subsections.

Read the Basic Administration chapter.


Used to emphasize the importance of a point, to introduce a term or to designate a command line placeholder, which is to be replaced with a real name or value.

These are the so-called shared VPSs.

msiexec /i <name of the aforementioned *.msi file or GUID>


The names of style sheet selectors, files and directories, and CSS fragments.

Install Plesk to the "c:\plesk bin" directory.


On-screen computer output in your command-line sessions; logs; source code in XML, C++, or other programming s.

05:31:49 Success. Admin John Smith was added.

Preformatted Bold

What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output.

>cd %plesk_bin%

In this chapter:

admin.exe: Administration Panel Preferences

admin_alias.exe: Additional Administrator Accounts

anonftp.exe: Anonymous FTP Service:

aps.exe: Application Catalog

autoresponder.exe: Mail Autoresponders

branding_theme.exe: Plesk Branding

certificate.exe: SSL Certificates

cloning.exe: Server Cloning Settings

custom_plan_items.exe: Custom Plan Options

custombutton.exe: Custom Buttons

customer.exe: Customer Accounts

database.exe: Databases

database-server.exe: Database Servers

dns.exe: DNS Zones on Domains

domalias.exe: Domain Aliases

domain_restriction.exe: Prohibited Domain Names

dsn.exe: ODBC DSN Connections

event_handler.exe: Event Handlers

extension.exe: Extensions

firewall.exe: Firewall

ftpsubaccount.exe: Additional FTP Accounts

hotlink_protection.exe: Site Content Protection from Hot-Linking

init_conf.exe: Server Initial Configuration And Administrator's Personal Info

ip_pool.exe: IP Pools

ipmanage.exe: IP Addresses

keyinfo.exe: License Key Properties

keyupdate.exe: License Keys Update

license.exe: License Keys

locales.exe: Plesk Locales

mail.exe: Mail Accounts

maillist.exe: Mailing Lists

mailserver.exe: Mail Server Options

migrate.exe: Mass Migration and Transfer

notification.exe: E-mail Notification About System Events

panel_gui.exe: Links to Domain Registration and Certificate Purchasing Services

php_handler.exe: Custom PHP Handlers

pleskbackup.exe: Backing Up Content and Configuration

pleskrestore.exe: Restoration from Backups

poweruser.exe: Power User View

product_info.exe: Product Information

protdir.exe: Protection on Site Directories

reseller.exe: Reseller Accounts

reseller_plan.exe: Reseller Plans

reseller_pref.exe: Reseller Limits, Permissions, and Interface Settings

role.exe: User Roles

secret_key: Authentication in the XML API Service

server_dns.exe: DNS Zone Template

server_filesharing.exe: File Sharing

System and Interface Preferences: server_pref.exe

service_plan.exe: Hosting Plans

service_plan_addon.exe: Hosting Plan Add-ons

shared_ssl.exe: Shared SSL Service Settings

site.exe: Sites

siteapp.exe: Web Applications

skeleton.exe: Virtual Host Templates

sso.exe: Single Sign-On Configuration

spamassassin.exe: Spam Filtering Configuration on the Mailbox Level

subdomain.exe: Subdomains

subscription.exe: Subscriptions

subscription_settings.exe: Hosting Subscription Settings

tomcat.exe: Tomcat Service and Java Applications on Domains

traffic.exe: Traffic on Domain:

user.exe: Users

virtdir.exe: Virtual Directories

webuser.exe: Web User Accounts

wp_instance.exe: WordPress Toolkit