Deploying Plesk on VirtualBox
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:
- Download and install VirtualBox on your computer.
- 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:
In VirtualBox, сlick the New icon:
In the “Create Virtual Machine” window, specify the name for the virtual machine and the operating system, and the RAM size:
For more information about the RAM requirements, see the Hardware Requirements.
Select Use an existing virtual hard disk file and then click the icon.
In the “Hard Disk Selector” window, click Add:
Select the QCOW2 image you downloaded and then click Choose.
Power on the virtual machine you have created by clicking Start:
Select Ubuntu and press ENTER:
Wait till the operating system and Plesk are deployed.