Plesk Installation on Debian 12 From Command Line

This tutorial will show you the Plesk Installation steps on Debian 12 Bookworm from the terminal command line and Access the Plesk dashboard via the Web interface. Plesk is a web hosting platform with a control panel allowing administrators to set up websites, DNS, databases, email accounts, etc. Also, Plesk is a great control panel for VPS and dedicated servers. Plesk comes with amazing features including a modern web stack, integrated security, web project lifecycle, backup and restore, Domain and Email management, WordPress Toolkit, etc.

You can easily set up Plesk Obsidian using a web installer script on your server. To do this, you can follow the rest of the article to start your Plesk installation on Debian 12.

Plesk Installation Steps on Debian 12 From Command Line

Before you start your Plesk installation, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges and set up a basic UFW firewall. For this purpose, you can check the Initial Server Setup with Debian 12 Bookworm.

Note: To get more UFW settings on Debian 12, you can visit UFW Firewall Configuration.

Now proceed to the following steps to start your Plesk installation.

Step 1 – Download Plesk Web Installer on Debian 12

First, you must run the system update by using the following command:

sudo apt update

Then, use the following wget command to download the Plesk installer script on your server:

sudo wget

Once your download is completed, set the correct permissions for your file to make it executable:

sudo chmod +x plesk-installer

Now you can proceed to the following step to run the Plesk installer and start your installation process on Debian 12.

Step 2 – Install Plesk From the Command Line on Debian 12

At this point, you can use the following command to run the Plesk installer on Debian 12:

sudo ./plesk-installer

First, you must press F to go forward with your Plesk installation.

Go forward with Plesk Installation

Next, you can press Y or N as your will to send information about your issues.

Send issues with Plesk installation

At this point, you must select the installation type of Plesk on Debian 12. Choose the recommended one and press F to continue.

Type of installation for Plesk Obsidian

You may get the system requirements and dependencies that need to be upgraded or installed. Press F to continue.

System requirements and dependencies for Plesk

Wait until your Plesk installation is completed. You should get the following output:

Plesk Installation on Debian 12 From Command Line plesk5

As you can see, the Plesk installer provides you URL where you can access your Plesk dashboard from the web interface.

Step 3 – Start Plesk Panel on Debian 12 Command Line

At this point, you can start your Plesk panel by using the following command:

sudo service psa start

Then, you can verify your Plesk is active and running on Debian 12 by using the following command:

sudo service psa status

Example Output:

Verify Plesk Status active and running

Step 4 – UFW Firewall Rules for Plesk Panel on Debian 12

Here we assumed that you have enabled the UFW firewall. At this point, you must allow 8880 and 8443 ports through your firewall. To do this, you can run the following commands:

# sudo ufw allow 8880/tcp
# sudo ufw allow 8443/tcp

Then, reload the firewall to apply the new rules:

sudo ufw reload

Step 5 – Access Plesk Panel via Web Interface

Finally, you can access your Plesk Panel by using the URL provided by the Plesk installation on Debian 12. Or you can follow your server’s IP address in your web browser by using the 8880 or 8443 ports:


You will see your Plesk Login screen. Enter your server’s root username and password and click Log in.

Plesk Login screen on Debian 12

Next, you need to provide your contact information and set a password for the Plesk admin user.

Also, you will be required to provide the License or continue with the free version (trial version). Then, press the Enter Plesk button.

Provide Plesk information

Wait for the Plesk setup to be completed.

Plesk Setup via Web interface on Debian 12

Then, you will see your Plesk dashboard. If you use the trial version, you have 15 days of free use. Then, you can purchase a license.

Plesk panel Debian 12

From there, you can manage your sites and web applications. also, you can automate different development tasks.


At this point, you have learned the Installation steps of Plesk Obsidian on Debian 12 Bookworm from the terminal command line and you can easily access your Plesk Panel via the web interface. From there you can start to manage your sites and apps.

Hope you enjoy using it. Also, you may interested in these articles:

Network Monitoring with OpManager on Debian 12

Install Odoo 17 on Debian 12 Bookworm

Run Bitwarden Password Manager on Fedora 39

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