On Linux distributions that use the systemd init system (Debian 8, Debian 9, CentOS/RedHat 7, Ubuntu 16, and Ubuntu 18), Plesk instructs systemd to restart certain services if they crash:
- Plesk services (sw-cp-server, sw-engine)
- Hosting services (PHP-FMP, nginx)
- Certain other services (Dovecot, MariaDB, and so on)
The systemd restart has the following settings, which you can customize via panel.ini file:
respawnsetting controls whether crashed services are restarted automatically. The setting is enabled by default. To turn it off, change the
respawnsetting value to
Service.RestartSecsetting specifies the downtime in seconds after which systemd restarts a crashed service (5 seconds by default).
Service.Restartsetting specifies under which conditions services must be restarted. The default value of the settings is
on-failure. It means that a service will be restarted when it exits with a non-zero exit code.
Service.Restartsetting accepts the following values:
no|always|on-success|on-failure|on-abnormal|on-abort|on-watchdog. See the meaning of the values.
To customize the automatic restart of the crashed services with systemd:
Add the systemd settings that you want to change to the panel.ini file under the
[systemd]section. For example:
[systemd] Service.RestartSec = 7 Service.Restart = always
For the customized settings to take effect, run the command of the following pattern:
/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/register_service --enable <service>
<service>is any service from this list.
/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/register_service --enable sw-engine
Then the customized settings will be applied.
Note: Certain services (for example, Fail2ban, PostgreSQL, and some others)
have their own systemd restart settings, which can be
different from the default ones.
The restart settings customized via
panel.ini will not be
applied to these services.