Installing Plesk for reseller hosting

August 28, 2014 8.6k views

I am a web designer quite new to the hosting field, but I am eager to learn! I would like to use the Plesk control panel. I have been looking at DigitalOcean, and wondering if there is any way to install Plesk on this platform so I could have my own reseller hosting. I'll be honest, I'm not a developer, and the Linux command line is somewhat foreign to me. I see that GoDaddy has a reseller hosting plan, but I would like to stay away from them and operate a little more on my own, but I'm feeling a little confused. I would appreciate some thoughts, ideas, advice, assistance, even a point in the right direction. Thanks so much!

5 Answers

Installing Plesk on Digital Ocean is not that difficult. Simply configure a node using the minimum requirements for Plesk, then run the installer from the command line.



After that, you can use a demo license or purchase your own license:

PS, check out to kick the tires.

If you are new to linux or hosting i suggest you to find ready-made reseller hosting like godaddy, hawkhost, hostgator. After you have enough experience for managing website via control panel either cpanel or plesk, you start build your own hosting.

Have you read the docs?


You need WHM/cPanel..

Get a license from them and get it installed under your own VPS here..

Things will bcome really simple afterwords..


I posted a question on parallels forum and got the steps below. It will launch the install wizard and get the latest version of Plesk. Run these commands in order: The only issue i had had to do with a host name that could not be found - if your system has a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), you should be clear.

chmod +x plesk-installer
  • You should put something like this under /etc/hosts/

    104.(ip address)

    mydomain will be used to access the control panel

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