(Optional) Define Plesk View

Right after installation, you can choose what Plesk view to use, depending on what tasks the prospective Plesk administrator is going to accomplish. The following views are available to choose from: Service Provider and Power User. The first view, Service Provider, is the best for reselling hosting accounts. In this view, you are able to manage service plans, subscriptions, and customer accounts. Power User view is convenient when you use Plesk for personal purposes (run a portal, a mail server, and so on).

Power User view has a subtype, Custom View, which allows you to simplify the GUI by hiding the tools that may seem too complex for inexperienced administrators. In addition, you can prohibit such administrators to switch Plesk back to Power User view or make any changes in Custom view settings. In terms of Plesk, this is called to lock Custom view.

To define administrator permissions in Custom view and the list of available Plesk tools, use the admin utility. Learn more about the utility options in Reference for Command Line Utilities (for Windows or for Linux).

Note: To switch from Service Provider to Power User, Plesk should not have customer or reseller accounts.

For more information on Plesk views, see Administrator's Guide, section The Plesk GUI.

To switch Plesk to Power User view via Plesk command line utility:

  • On Linux systems, run the command:

    /usr/local/psa/bin/poweruser --on -ip <ip-address> -domain <domain_name>

  • On Windows systems, run the command:

    "%plesk_dir%\bin\poweruser.exe" --on -ip <ip-address> -domain <domain_name>

    where

    • <ip-address> is the IP address allocated to administrator's default hosting account. This option is required in case there are no subscriptions belonging to administrator.
    • <domain_name> is the domain name to be linked to the specified IP address. If the -domain option is not specified, the server's host name will be used. The option makes sense only when used together with the -ip option.

To switch Plesk in Power User view to Custom view and lock it via Plesk command line utility:

  • On Linux systems, run the command:

    /usr/local/psa/bin/poweruser --on -simple true -lock true

  • On Windows systems, run the command:

    "%plesk_dir%\bin\poweruser.exe" --on -simple true -lock true

If you do not want to lock Custom view, do not use the -lock option.

To switch Plesk to Service Provider view via the command line utility:

  • On Linux systems, run the command:

    /usr/local/psa/bin/poweruser --off

  • On Windows systems, run the command:

    "%plesk_dir%\bin\poweruser.exe" --off

For details, see the section Using Command Line Utilities > Power User View: poweruser Utility of the Reference for Command Line Utilities.

To switch Plesk to Power User view through XML API:

Send the following request packet to the server:

<packet>
<server>
<set>
<mode>poweruser</mode>
</set>
</server>
</packet>

Note that the poweruser command of XML API does not create a default webspace. To be able to switch Plesk to the Power User view through XML API, create the default webspace first.

To switch Plesk back to Service Provider view through XML API:

Send the following request packet to the server:

<packet>
<server>
<set>
<mode>standard</mode>
</set>
</server>
</packet>

For details, see the section Reference > Managing Plesk Server of XML API Manual.

 

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