To host a domain on a server with Plesk Obsidian, you need a hosting plan, which defines the hosting resources and services available. To set up a hosting plan in Plesk Obsidian, follow the steps below.
You have already ordered a domain in your IONOS account.
The desired domain has already been set up.
You have not logged in to Plesk yet.
You enabled port 8443 in the firewall policy assigned to the server.
You have logged in to the Cloud Panel.
You are in the Infrastructure > Servers section.
First Time Logging in to Plesk
Select the desired server.
Scroll down to the Plesk section.
Make a note of the login details.
Under Admin Area, click the URL that is shown.
The message This is not a secure connection (or something similar) will appear.
Click Go to [YOUR IP ADDRESS] (unsecure) or Accept the risk and continue. This message depends on the browser you are using.
Log in to Plesk as an administrator.
The Welcome to Plesk page appears.
Click Skip introduction.
Read and accept the license terms.
Creating a Hosting Plan
In the left navigation bar, click Service Plans.
In the Hosting Plans tab, click Add a Plan.
In the Resources tab, specify the hosting resources that will be provisioned with a plan.
In the Permissions tab, specify the provisioned services and permissions.
In the Hosting Parameters tab, specify the parameters of the hosting service to be deployed with the plan.
In the PHP Settings tab, specify the PHP settings for individual subscriptions.
The PHP settings are of particular importance as they affect the functioning of a large part of the web applications.
In the Web Server tab, enter the Apache web server settings for the hosting plan. If Apache is running with nginx as the front-end server, also enter the required nginx settings.
In the Mail tab, set the parameters of the email service.
In the DNS tab, enter the parameters of the DNS service.
In the Logs & Statistics tab, specify how to store the statistics and logs for the plan's subscriptions.
In the Applications tab, select the applications to be provided with the plan.
In the Additional Services tab, select the services to include in the plan in addition to the web hosting, DNS, and email services.
The hosting plan is now set up.