poweruser: Power User Mode

By default,Plesk provides facilities to create and manage service plans, subscriptions, customers and resellers. If you do not need these functions and are going to use Plesk for own needs, such as hosting a company’s website or mail server, you can use Plesk in Power User view. In this view, you can create and manage own hosting accounts and perform server administration actions in a single Plesk.

Plesk can be switched to Power User view right after installation is completed, or later if it does not have customer or reseller accounts. Plesk can be switched back to Service Provider view any time.

Note: The ability to switch Plesk to Power User view right after installation is available since Plesk 10.2.

Use the poweruser utility to switch Plesk to Power User view and back.

Usage
poweruser <command> [
<option_1> [<param>]
[<option_2> [<param>]]

Example

The following command switches Plesk to Power User view, sets 192.168.1.100 as the IP address allocated to the administrator's default subscription, and assigns the domain name example.com as the name of the default subscription and the main website in this subscription.

plesk bin poweruser --on -ip 192.168.1.100 -domain example.com

Commands
Command Parameter Description Example

--on or -o

 

Switches Plesk to Power User view.

To switch Plesk to Power User view and set up a subscription for the domain name example.com on IP address 192.168.1.100:

plesk bin poweruser --on -ip 192.168.1.100 -domain example.com

--off or -f

 

Switches Plesk to Service Provider view.

To switch Plesk to Service Provider view:

plesk bin poweruser --off

--help or -h

 

Displays help on the use of the utility.

To view help on the utility:

plesk bin poweruser --help

Options
Option Parameter Description Example

-ip

<IP address>

Specifies the IP address allocated to the administrator's default subscription. This option is required in case there are no subscriptions belonging to the administrator.

To switch Plesk to Power User view and set up a subscription for the domain name example.com on IP address 192.168.1.100:

plesk bin poweruser --on -ip 192.168.1.100 -domain example.com

-domain

<domain>

Specifies the name of the default subscription and the main website in this subscription. If the -domain option is not specified, the server host name will be used. The option makes sense only when used together with -ip.

-simple

true|false

Limits the number of actions the administrator can take in the Power User view. The actions availability is set up in Tools & Settings > Custom View Settings

To switch Plesk to Power User view, limit the number of actions, and prevent the administrator from switching back to the full-featured view:

plesk bin poweruser --on -simple true -lock true

 

-lock

true|false

If true, the administrator cannot switch back from the simple view using the GUI.

 

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