How To Install Plesk on Rocky Linux 8

In this guide, we want to teach you How To Install Plesk on Rocky Linux 8.

Plesk is a web-based control panel that is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for web hosting companies. The simple configuration in Plesk allows the web hosting provider to manage thousands of virtual hosts on a single server easily.

The plesk control panel is usually included for free in all types of web hosting plans including shared, VPS, and dedicated hosting.

How To Install Plesk on Rocky Linux 8

To install Plesk, you need to log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges and set up a basic firewall. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with Rocky Linux 8.

You can install Plesk in different ways. In this guide, you will install Plesk on your Rocky Linux 8 using the installer console.

Set up Plesk on Rocky Linux 8

First, update your local package index with the following command:

sudo dnf -y update

Next, install the wget tool with the command below:

sudo dnf install wget

Then, you can use the wget command to download the Plesk installer on Rocky Linux 8:

sudo wget

When your download is completed, you need to make your file executable with the following command:

sudo chmod +x plesk-installer

Now run the script with the command below to install the Plesk:

sudo ./plesk-installer

You will be asked some questions. First, you need to agree with the terms of services by pressing F. Second, to send information about upgrading and installation issues, enter Y or N by your will.

In the next step, you need to choose the type of Plesk installation on Rocky Linux 8. Enter F for the recommended installation.

Then, Enter F for upgrading software packages.

When your installation is completed, in your output you will see:

Components and product check results:
Installation is finished
        The installation has been finished. Plesk is now running on your serve
        To complete the configuration process, browse either of URLs:
          * https://server-ip-address/login?secret=ZnE_85M0aH9M2gxLYPfn1lOQGO-v6DkIXQbVC3qqkWuKGw
        Use the username 'admin' to log in. To log in as 'admin', use the 'ple login' command.
        You can also log in as 'root' using your 'root' password.
        Use the 'plesk' command to manage the server. Run 'plesk help' for morinfo.
        Use the following commands to start and stop the Plesk web interface:
        'service psa start' and 'service psa stop' respectively.
        If you would like to migrate your subscriptions from other hosting pan
        or older Plesk version to this server, please check out our assistance
The changes were applied successfully.

Note: Remember that the URL link provided above on Rocky Linux 8 will be used to access the Plesk web interface for the first time.

Configure Plesk on Rocky Linux 8

Now you need to check the PSA systemd service file and edit it to avoid PSA problems on startup.

Open the file with your favorite text editor, here we use vi:

sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/

Under the service section, change the type directive to the simple:


When you are done, save and close the file.

Reload the system daemon with the command below:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Start your Plesk service on Rocky Linux 8 with the command below:

sudo systemctl start psa.service

Check that your service is active and running on your server with the command below:

sudo systemctl status psa.service

In your output you will see:

psa.service - Plesk Panel
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/psa.service; enabled; vendor prese>
Active: active (exited) 
Main PID: 116431 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Tasks: 0 (limit: 11409)
Memory: 0B
CGroup: /system.slice/psa.service

We assumed that you have enabled firewalld from the requirements. Now you need to allow HTTP traffic through the firewall with the command below:

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http

Reload the firewall to apply the new rules:

sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Access Plesk Web Interface

At this point, you can use the URL provided during your installation on Rocky Linux 8 to access the Plesk web interface.

You will see the Plesk login screen. Provide your administrator email, password, and License key and click on the Enter Plesk button. Here we choose the trial license.

Plesk login screen

You should see the Plesk dashboard on the following screen:

Plesk dashboard on Rocky Linux 8

That’s it. From here you can add your domains and enjoy using your Plesk.


Plesk offers a complete set of features essential for webmasters to manage their websites. With Plesk, webmasters can conveniently perform all kinds of routine website management tasks including setting up a mailbox, creating FTP accounts, managing DNS autoresponders, adding domains, managing files on the domain, and creating MySQL.

At this point, you learn to Install Plesk on Rocky Linux 8.

Hope you enjoy it.

Also, you may be interested in these articles on the orcacore website:

How To Set up Plesk on Centos 7.

Install and Use Docker on Rocky Linux 8.

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