Managing Plesk Server

Operator: <server>

XML Schema: plesk_server.xsd, server_input.xsd, server_output.xsd

Plesk version: all versions

XML API version: all versions

Plesk user: Plesk Administrator


The server operator is designed for performing various operations on logical objects existing on the server level:

  • XML API protocol
  • Plesk license
  • Plesk Administrator
  • Server services
  • Server statistics

Supported operations


  • GET_PROTOS gets XML API protocol versions supported on the server.
  • GET gets various information on server configuration, Plesk Administrator data and settings, license key, general Plesk configuration, Plesk services and statistics.
  • SET changes Administrator’s password and personal information and settings, configures server traffic statistics, user's session settings, and configures outgoing anti-spam settings.
  • SRV_MAN starts, stops, and restarts Plesk server services.
  • LIC_INSTALL installs Plesk license key.
  • INITIAL_SETUP configures Plesk server for the first time.
  • GET_ADDITIONAL_KEY retrieves license keys for Plesk add-ons.
  • CREATE_SESSION creates a session token that can be used for automatic logging on to the Plesk UI.
  • SET-PPB-CONNECTION sets up connection with the Plesk Billing service.
  • REBOOT reboots the server.
  • LICENSE-ROLLBACK-KEY reverts to the previously used Plesk license key.
  • LICENSE-RETRIEVE-KEYS installs all additional license keys linked to the Plesk license key.
  • CLEAN-MAIL-QUEUE deletes all messages from the mail queue.
  • ADD-ADMIN-ALIAS creates an additional administrator account
  • SET-ADMIN-ALIAS changes settings of an additional administrator account
  • DEL-ADMIN-ALIAS deletes an additional administrator account

Next in this section:

Server Preferences and Global Mail Settings

Restricted Domain Names

Setting Server Preferences

Retrieving Server Preferences

Getting Supported Protocols

Performing Initial Server Setup

Rebooting the Server

Getting Server Information

Setting Up Server

Creating Session Tokens

Managing Additional Administrator Accounts