Hosting

Hosting settings define what type of hosting is provided with a site. They are described by data type siteHostingAgentSet (site.xsd).

The graphical representation of siteHostingAgentSet (site.xsd) is as follows:

site-hosting

  • vrt_hst, required

    This node contains virtual hosting settings. See the node definition below.

  • std_fwd, required

    This node contains standard forwarding settings. Data type: domainFFHostingBase (plesk_domain.xsd).

  • frm_fwd, required

    This node contains frame forwarding settings. Data type: domainSFHostingBase (plesk_domain.xsd).

  • The dest_url, required

    It specifies the URL to which users will be redirected at the attempt to visit the specified site. Data type: string.

  • The http_code, required

    It specifies the HTTP code for redirection when you use standard forwarding. Data type: integer.

  • The none, required

    This node is used when a site ships with a site. If specified, hosting settings will be deleted. Data type: none.

The graphical representation of the vrt_hst node is as follows:

site-set-vrt_host.gif

  • property, required

    It specifies a hosting parameter. Data type: PleskPhysHostingPropertyType (plesk_domain.xsd).

    Note: You can use domain properties to set up custom PHP configuration for your domain. For this purpose, use the same syntax as for php.ini (the name node should contain the name of a PHP parameter and the value node - its value).

  • name, required

    It specifies a hosting parameter name. Data type: string.

  • value, required

    It specifies a hosting parameter value. Data type: any.

Note: You can specify multiple property parameters in one vrt_hst node.

The following code represents the PHP handler parameter:

<vrt_hst>
   <property>
      <name>php_handler_id</name>
      <value>fastcgi</value>
   </property>
</vrt_hst>

The List of Website Properties

The list of website properties contains hosting settings you can set with the property parameter. Note that allowed properties' values may vary depending on the server's operating system and the list of installed components. For example, you can assign the php_version property only those PHP versions that are installed on your server.

To get the exact list of parameters and their values available on your system for a particular website, retrieve a hosting settings descriptor using the filter by id as described in Getting Descriptors of Hosting Settings.

Property name Possible Values Description

ssl

true | false

Turns on the SSL/TLS support for a website.

ssl-redirect

true | false

Turns on redirecting website visitors from HTTP to HTTPS version of the website.

iis_app_pool

true | false

Turns on the dedicated IIS application pool for a website.

Works on Windows only.

php_handler_id

module|cgi|fastcgi (Linux)

 

cgi-5|cgi-5.3|cgi-5.4|fastcgi-5|fastcgi-5.3|fastcgi-5.4|isapi-5 (Windows)

 

Specifies a PHP handler for a website.

ssi_html

true | false

Turns on the support for SSI in *.htm and *.html files.

Works on Windows only.

managed_runtime_version

May vary depending on installed components.

Specifies the ASP.NET version for a website.

Works on Windows only.

www_root

string

Specifies the root directory for a website.

Note: When you change the root directory of an existing website, Plesk creates new directory based on the Plesk's virtual host template. The previous root directory is kept as is.

cgi_mode

webspace | www-root

Specifies the location of the cgi-bin directory. It can be located either in the root directory of an entire subscription or in the root directory of a website.

Works on Linux only.

memory_limit

string

Note: Use the same values syntax as in the php.ini file.

These properties allow you to set the corresponding PHP settings.

 

max_execution_time

max_input_time

post_max_size

upload_max_filesize

safe_mode

safe_mode_include_dir

safe_mode_exec_dir

include_path

session.save_path

mail.force_extra_parameters

register_globals

open_basedir

error_reporting

display_errors

log_errors

allow_url_fopen

file_uploads

short_open_tag

magic_quotes_gpc

additional-directives

string

Specifies any PHP directive for a website. Use the same syntax as in the php.ini file to set directives:

<directive_name>=<value>

For example, error_log=/tmp/my_file.log

asp

true | false

Turns on the ASP support for a website.

asp_dot_net

true | false

Turns on the ASP.NET support for a website.

Works on Windows only.

ssi

true | false

service / domain, subdomain, webuser

Turns on the SSI support for a website.

php

true | false

Turns on the PHP support for a website.

cgi

true | false

Turns on the CGI support for a website.

perl

true | false

Turns on the Perl support for a website.

python

true | false

Turns on the Python support for a website.

fastcgi

true | false

Turns on the FastCGI support for a website.

Works on Linux only.

webstat

none | webalizer | awstats

Specifies a statistics engine that will create reports on how a website is visited.

errdocs

true | false

Allows subscribers to design and use their own error pages that the web server returns with HTTP error codes.

write_modify

true | false

This option is required if subscriber's web apps use a file-based database (like Jet) located in the root directory of a website. Note that selecting this option might seriously compromise site security.

Works on Windows only.

web_deploy

true | false

Allows subscribers to publish site content through Web Deploy.

webstat_protected

true | false

Specifies whether web statistics reports should be accessible through a specific password-protected directory.

waf-rule-engine

on | off | detection-only

Switches the web application firewall for a site to either of the following modes:

on, off, detection only.

waf-rule-set

tortix | crs

Specifies the rule set that should be used by the web application firewall. Supported values: tortix (Atomic ModSecurity rule set) and crs (OWASP ModSecurity core rule set).

  

nginxServePhp

true | false

Turns on the PHP-FPM support for a website.

nginx-proxy-mode

true | false

Turns on/off the proxy mode for nginx, allowing it to act as s proxy for Apache or (if turned off) to process HTTP requests on its own.

To get current property values of a particular domain, retrieve information about the domain using the get operator. See Getting Information About Sites.

 

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