Initialize Plesk

The Plesk initialization - also known as initial configuration - is the first thing you need to do in Plesk after installing it. Until Plesk is initialized, any other operations are prohibited. Initialization sets the Plesk administrator's password, email, and contact information.

To initialize Plesk:

  1. Log in to Plesk at https://<host-name-or-IP>:8443 using the server power user (root on Linux, Administrator on Windows) credentials.
  2. Specify email, new password, contact info and click OK.


(Advanced) To initialize Plesk via XML API:

Send to the server a request packet that satisfies the following conditions:

  1. The server power user credentials are specified as the HTTP_AUTH_LOGIN and HTTP_AUTH_PASSWD values in HTTP header of the packet.
  2. The packet content is as follows:





          <admin_cname>JohnDoe BV.</admin_cname>

          <admin_pname>John Doe</admin_pname>

          <admin_phone>+49 89333333</admin_phone>

          <admin_fax>+49 893333303</admin_fax>


          <admin_address>Theatinerstrasse 96</admin_address>













(Advanced) To initialize Plesk via CLI:

Run the following command (you should have the superuser privileges on Linux and power user privileges on Windows):

  • On Linux/Unix:

    /usr/local/psa/bin/init_conf --init -passwd jskekekHTD -email

  • On Windows:

    %plesk_cli%\init_conf.exe --init -passwd jskekekHTD -email