summary: Once Plesk is installed, it is time to log in and start managing your websites.

In this topic, you will learn how to log in to Plesk for the first time.

After a successful installation using the Plesk autoinstaller, you will be provided with a one-time login URL that contains a session token, for example:


Follow this URL to automatically log in to Plesk. Select the desired interface language, change your password and log in to Plesk with the new password.

Logging in to Plesk

To log in to Plesk, open your web browser and open the following address:


For example:


The Plesk login page will open.

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Type in your username and password to log in to Plesk. By default, your username is admin, but this may have been changed if Plesk was pre-installed by a third party. Alternatively, you can log in to Plesk using the root username (on Linux), or the administrator username (on Windows), and the corresponding password.

Note: As an additional protection against brute-force attacks, you may want to change the admin username to the custom one. Learn how to change the Plesk administrator username.

Note: You can disable logging in to Plesk with the root or administrator credentials by adding the lines below to the panel.ini file.

To disable logging in to Plesk with the root credentials:

systemAdmin = false