Command Line Utilities Overview

Plesk command line interface (CLI) is designed for integration of Plesk with third-party applications. It can also be used for managing Plesk installations by administrators experienced in using Plesk and Microsoft Windows command line. This feature provides a command line interface to the majority of management tasks that the Plesk administrator performs. Plesk CLI provides the alternative means of control for various business objects in Plesk. The command line utilities use Plesk's core functionality to create, manage, or delete customers, domains, services, and other Plesk objects.

Each command line utility either duplicates the functions available through the Plesk GUI, or performs operations beyond the Plesk GUI scope. Depending on this, each utility belongs to the Standard or Extended group correspondingly.

The current version of Plesk provides the following command line utilities (in alphabetical order):

Standard Group
CL Utility Affected Object

admin_alias.exe

Additional Plesk administrator accounts

admin.exe

Admin's control panel preferences

anonftp.exe

Anonymous FTP service

aps.exe

APS Catalog and applications

autoresponder.exe

Mail autoresponders

branding_theme.exe

Plesk branding

certificate.exe

SSL/TLS certificates

client_pref.exe

Client Limits, Permissions, and Interface Settings

cloning.exe

Plesk server cloning settings

customer.exe

Customer accounts

custombutton.exe

Custom buttons

custom_plan_items.exe

Custom plans

database.exe

Databases, database users

database-server.exe

Database servers

dns.exe

DNS zone on domains

domalias.exe

Domain aliases

domain_restriction.exe

Prohibited domain names

dsn.exe

ODBC DSN connections

event_handler.exe

System event handlers

extension.exe

Plesk extensions

firewall.exe

Firewall

ftpsubaccount.exe

Additional FTP accounts

hotlink_protection.exe

Site content protection settings

init_conf.exe

Initial server configuration, administrator personal info

interface_template.exe

Plesk CP interface templates and controls visibility

ipmanage.exe

IP addresses

ip_pool.exe

Customer's/reseller's IP pools

keyinfo.exe

License key properties

keyupdate.exe

License key updates

license.exe

License keys

locales.exe

Plesk locales

mail.exe

Mail accounts

mailserver.exe

Mail server configuration

maillist.exe

Mailing lists

migrate.exe

Mass migration and transfer

notification.exe

Email notifications for the administrator

php_handler.exe

Managing custom PHP handlers

product_info.exe

Information about installed Plesk

protdir.exe

Web protection of domain directories

reseller.exe

Reseller accounts

reseller_pref.exe

Reseller limits, permissions and interface settings

reseller_plan.exe

Reseller templates

secret_key.exe

Authentication in the XML API Service

server_dns.exe

Server-wide DNS zone template

server_filesharing.exe

File sharing settings

server_pref.exe

System and interface preferences

service_plan.exe

Hosting plans

service_plan_addon.exe

Hosting plan addons

site.exe

Websites

siteapp.exe

Web applications

skeleton.exe

Virtual host templates

sso.exe

Single sign-on configuration

spamassassin.exe

Spam filter parameters on the level of mail account

subscription.exe

Hosting subscriptions

subscription_settings.exe

Hosting subscription limits and preferences

subdomain.exe

Subdomains

tomcat.exe

Java applications and Tomcat service

traffic.exe

Traffic usage statistics on domain level

virtdir.exe

Virtual directories

user.exe

Plesk additional users

webuser.exe

Web user accounts

wp_instance.exe

WordPress toolkit

Extended Group 
CL Utility Affected Object

ApplySecurity.exe

Security settings of server files and folders

dbclient.exe

SQL queries

HostingSecurity.exe

Security settings of Plesk hosted objects (domain, subdomain and web user folders and files)

mchk.exe

Mail server configuration

sitebuilder.exe

Integration with Presence Builder

statistics.exe

Resources usage statistics

For general instructions on executing command line utilities on Plesk server, consult the Getting Started with Command Line Utilities section.