In this article, we’ll show you how you can install WordPress in Plesk by using its WordPress Toolkit. Plesk is one of the most widely used web hosting control panels designed to simplify the administration and management of websites. Most of the web hosting providers do provide Plesk as a choice of control panel in their hosting plans.
What is the WordPress Toolkit in PleskWordPress Toolkit is an extension for Plesk which allows you to automatically install, configure, and manage WordPress instances under one dashboard. You can manage WordPress files, plugins, themes, database, updates, security, backup, and others with less effort and minimum technical knowledge. Do note that WordPress Toolkit is only available as free for the Web Pro and the Web Host Plesk editions. If you’re using the Web Admin Edition, there will be a fee for using this extension.
Installing WordPress in PleskWordPress Toolkit extension is installed and enabled by default in Plesk. You can verify this by clicking on the Extensions link in Plesk and select My Extensions.
The WordPress Toolkit extension will be listed here if it is already installed on your web server.
The WordPress installation screen will then appear and you’ll need to provide some details for the installation.
- Installation Path: The location path where WordPress files will be installed. You may skip this field to use the default path location which is https://www.yourdomain.com/installation path
- Site Title: The name of your website or blog
- Plugin / Theme: Select None as you can set this after the installation
- Site Language: The language of your website.
- Version: The WordPress version that you would like to install. You may use the latest version or an earlier version.
- Username: The administrator username. For security reason, we do not encourage to use admin as the administrator username.
- Password: The administrator password with at least 8 characters in length.
- Email: The administrator email address.
- Database Name: You may use the suggested database name or enter your own preferred database name.
- Table Prefix: You may skip this field to use the suggested table prefix.
- Database Username: The database username. Please note that this is different from the administrator username.
- Database Password: The database password and is different from the administrator password. This field will also require at least 8 characters in length.
- Automatic Update Settings:
- WordPress - I suggest leaving this option to the default selection which is Yes, but only minor (security) updates.
- Plugins: Toggle to turn on this option if you prefer to auto update your WordPress plugins.
- Themes: Toggle to turn on this option if you prefer to auto update your WordPress themes.