In this topic, you can read about how to deploy Plesk using a QCOW2 image on Oracle VirtualBox. We will use Plesk running on Ubuntu 20 as an example, but you can deploy Plesk running on CentOS 7 the same way.

Before You Begin

Before deploying Plesk, do the following:

  1. Download and install VirtualBox on your computer.
  2. Download the plesk-ubuntu-20-latest.qcow2 image from https://autoinstall.plesk.com/images/.

Deploying Plesk Using a QCOW2 Image

To deploy Plesk on VirtualBox using a QCOW2 image, create a virtual server. Here’s how to do it:

  1. In VirtualBox, сlick the New icon:

    image QCOW2_VB_Create_VM_Button

  2. In the “Create Virtual Machine” window, specify the name for the virtual machine and the operating system, and the RAM size:

    image QCOW2_VB_Create_VM_Configure_parameters

    For more information about the RAM requirements, see the Hardware Requirements.

  3. Select Use an existing virtual hard disk file and then click the QCOW2_VB_Use_Existing_VDF_Icon icon.

  4. In the “Hard Disk Selector” window, click Add:

    image QCOW2_VB_Create_VM_Configure_hard_disk

  5. Select the QCOW2 image you downloaded and then click Choose.

  6. Click Create.

  7. Power on the virtual machine you have created by clicking Start:

    image QCOW2_VB_Run_VM_Power_On_VM

  8. Select Ubuntu and press ENTER:

    image QCOW2_VB_Run_VM_Select_OS

Wait till the operating system and Plesk are deployed.