Posts Tagged ‘Plesk’

Mailman reset password

Reset a mailing list password in Mailman: /usr/lib/mailman/bin/change_pw -d -ptemppass

Horde Plesk enforce signature

To enforce a signature/footer on all users: Edit /usr/share/psa-horde/imp/config/trailer.txt

Horde Plesk disable IP checks

The Horde webmail client checks to ensure that its users sessions always originate from the same IP once open.  This can be problematical if the user has an intermittent connection or a roaming IP etc: edit /usr/share/psa-horde/config/conf.php set $conf[‘auth’][‘checkip’] = false;

Install GIT on Plesk

Install GIT on a Plesk/Centos Box doesn’t actually involve much other than a yum install and setting up key auth. Enable RPMforge repo yum install git Enable /bin/bash shell for the user in plesk. make a .ssh directory in their homedir with 700 perms Generate a keypair, or get public key of clients keypair: ssh-keygen […]

FTPS and SFTP on Plesk with ProFTP

SFTP (SSH-FTP) ————— You can add: /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server To /etc/shells And then select this in the account as their shell. This will give them access to only sftp with no additional software required. FTPS (FTP over SSL) ——————- Either purchase a certficate or create one:

Run CGI scripts in httpdocs

Plesk only allows .cgi files to be executed from cgi-bin but allows .pl files to be executed from anywhere. To allow .cgi to be executed from httpdocs add line to .htaccess: AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

Too many open files when several hundred domains in Plesk

With more than several hundred domains in plesk, issues can arise with too many open files. Solution: echo ‘ulimit -n 32768′ >> /etc/sysconfig/httpd Enabling piped logging his also helps greatly,: mysql -uadmin -p$(cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow) -BAND psa -e ‘REPLACE INTO misc VALUES (“apache_pipelog”,”true”)’ /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng -a To see the default open file limit per process: ulimit -n […]

Adding a secondary SMTP port in Plesk

Choose an unused port and add it to the /etc/services file, for example: smtp_alt 2525/tcp # new SMTP port Make a copy of /etc/xinetd.d/smtp_psa to /etc/xinetd.d/smtp_psa_alt and correct service line within new file: service smtp_alt Restart xinetd `/etc/init.d/xinetd restart` Edit the firewall, adding port 25025

Adding a second FTP account in Plesk

Sometimes it’s necessary to have two FTP users on a domain with access to the httpdocs and/or subdirectories, which Plesk doesn’t allow by default. # Create a web user in Plesk # Change the default directory to the required one and the userid to the same as the main FTP user grep ftpuser1 /etc/passwd usermod […]

Plesk SQL Queries

A few queries I put together to grab info from the Plesk database for troubleshooting: #FTP ACCOUNTS #———— SELECT account_id AS ‘ID’, login AS ‘USERNAME’, password AS ‘PASSWORD’, home AS ‘HOMEDIR’ FROM sys_users S, accounts A WHERE S.account_id =; #MAIL ACCOUNTS #————- SELECT account_id AS ‘ID’, mail_name AS ‘USERNAME’, password AS ‘PASSWORD’, postbox as […]