Setting Up a Domain for Your Windows Server Using Plesk (Plesk Already Configured)

To use a domain for web pages, email, and other functions, set it up using Plesk after you have successfully registered it. To set up a domain registered with IONOS on your Server with Plesk:

Requirements
  • You have already set up the desired domain at IONOS.

  • You have enabled port 8443 in the firewall policy assigned to your Server.

  • You have logged in to Plesk as an administrator.

Install Domain Connect

When you install a IONOS image with Plesk, Domain Connect is active by default. To check if Domain Connect is installed, do the following:

  • In the navigation bar on the left, click Extensions.

  • Open the My Extensions tab and check if Domain Connect is displayed.


To install Domain Connect in Plesk for Windows, do the following:

  • In the Extensions Catalog tab, type Domain Connect in the search box.

  • Select DomainConnect.

  • Click Install for free.

The Domain Connect extension will be installed.

Connect Domain to the Static IP Address of the Server

  • Click Domains in the navigation bar on the left.

  • Click Add Domain.

  • In the Registered Domain Name field, type the domain name you want.

  • In the Username field, type the desired username.

  • In the Password field, type the password and repeat it.

  • Optional: Enable the Protect domain via Let's Encrypt option.

  • Optional: Check the Enable Git support option.

  • To add the domain, click OK.

    The domain will be set up.

  • Click the domain name.

  • Click DNS Settings.

    The following message will be displayed:

    Do you want to connect [DOMAIN NAME] with Plesk automatically? Connect with Domain Connect.

    Example:

    Do you want to connect example.com with Plesk automatically? Connect with Domain Connect.

  • To connect the domain to the Servers static IP address, click the Connect with Domain Connect link.

  • The Connect your IONOS Domain to Web Hosting on Plesk window will open.

  • Click Login.

  • Log in to IONOS.

  • Click Connect.

  • Click Close.

Your domain is now connected to Plesk Obsidian.