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How to Backup a Database – Plesk 10

The Plesk Backup Manager does not have an option for exporting database backups. Follow the steps below to use phpMyAdmin for database-only exports in Plesk. Step 1: Access phpMyAdmin VPS and Dedicated Server Log into the Plesk control panel. Click theDomains link in the navigation bar (in the upper, left-hand portion of the page). Find the domain containing the database you ... Read More »

What is Error Log?

This function displays the 300 most recent errors for your site. Check this log frequently to ensure that your site runs smoothly. For example, this information can help you find broken links or problems with missing files   Read More »

Sub Domain

Search subdomains To search through existing domains, perform the following steps: Enter the search criteria into the Search text box. Click Go. Results that match your search criteria will populate the list. Modify a subdomain Modify the document root for a subdomain To modify the document root for a subdomain, perform the following steps: Click the notepad icon that corresponds to the subdomain ... Read More »


Home >> Domains >> Subdomains A subdomain is a subsection of your website that exists as a subdirectory in your public_html (Document Root) directory. Subdomains use a prefix in conjunction with the domain name. For example, if the registered domain name is, the subdomain will be It is important to remember that it takes time for the subdomain to become recognized by ... Read More »

What are the benefits of VPS Hosting?

VPS hosting gives you the affordability of shared hosting while at the same time giving you more power and control like a dedicated server. Privacy As you don’t share your OS with anyone else, there are no other websites on your server that potentially have access to your files. Customization With a VPS Server, you have your own Operating System. ... Read More »

What is VPS Hosting?

VPS hosting is a Virtual Private Server, and is a virtualized server. A VPS hosting environment mimics a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. It is technically both shared hosting and dedicated hosting. VPS Hosting is one of several types of web hosting accounts you can choose from to host your website online. To have a website on the internet, you need to ... Read More »

How do I create and remove an Addon Domain?

Login to your cPanel and click Addon Domains, under Domains. There are three fields cPanel asks for when creating an Addon Domain. New Domain Name: Enter the new, but do not put http or www in the name. Username/directory/subdomain Name: This will be the folder cPanel creates in your public_html folder. Normally, you want to ensure the name you provide doesn’t ... Read More »

Parked Domains

Parked domains allow you to “park” additional domain names to your existing hosting account. This allows users to reach your website when they enter the parked domain in their browsers.  Through the Parked Domains feature you can add parked domains to your account. A parked domain allows you to reach your domain when entering the name of the parked domain ... Read More »

Creating a MySQL Database using MySQL Database Wizard

Creating a MySQL Database using MySQL Database Wizard To set up a database using the MySQL Database Wizard: 1. Click on the MySQL Database Wizard icon under Databases. 2.In the New Database field, enter a name for the database. 3. ClickNext Step. 4. In theUsername field, enter a name for the user allowed to manage the database. 5. In the Password field, type the user’s password. 6. ClickNext ... Read More »

Create a subdomain

Create a subdomain To create a subdomain, perform the following steps: Enter the desired prefix in the Subdomain text box. Select the desired main domain from the menu. Enter the home directory for the subdomain in the Document Root text box. This directory will be where files that pertain to the subdomain will be placed. Click Create. Warning: Due to the order in which Apache ... Read More »

What is an addon domain?

A subdomain is a subsection of your website that exists as a subdirectory in your public_html (Document Root) directory. Subdomains use a prefix in conjunction with the domain name. For example, if the registered domain name is, the subdomain will be It is important to remember that it takes time for the subdomain to become recognized by other computers on the web. ... Read More »

What is web disk?

The Web Disk application allows you to manage and manipulate files on your server in multiple types of interfaces, such as your PC, mobile device, or certain types of software. You can choose a more familiar interface that will make file management tasks easier to complete.  For example, if you access Web Disk from your computer, it will open in a window with which ... Read More »

Extracting and Creating Archive Files via SSH

Sometimes you would need to extract or create an archive file (i.e to install a script, you would usually download an archive and extract it to continue the installation). The very first step in the process would be to identify the exact archive type by looking at the file extension. The most common archive types are zip (ending with .zip), ... Read More »

Managing file/folder permissions and ownership

There are three types of access (permissions): read write execute Each file belongs to a specific user and group (ownership). Access to the files is controlled by user, group, and what is called other/everyone permission bits and is usually set using a numerical value. For example, 644 as permission bit will result in: Owner / User Group Other/ Everyone 644 ... Read More »

What is Email Trace?

This feature allows you to review email delivery attempts for your account. You can see details of each delivery attempt (for example, whether a message was delivered successfully). You can also see the delivery route for a message from your account’s mail server to a remote address. Read More »

Configuring Your MX Records: Other domain hosts

Sign in to your hosting account, and go to the MX record maintenance page. MX records may be located in DNS Management, Mail Server Configuration, or Name Server Management. You may have to enable advanced settings to edit your MX records.   Delete all existing MX entries. By default, MX records may already be present.   Enter the following MX records.You may not be ... Read More »

Changing The MX Entry

1. First choose the email domain you want to modify in the “Change MX for” drop down menu. 2. Set the priority of the domain you are modifying in the “Priority” text box. To learn about MX Priority, view the MX Priority section above. Note: Please be aware 0 is the highest priority and 10 is the lowest priority. 3. Next, enter the ... Read More »

What is MX Entry Maintenance?

you can use the MX Entry Maintenance function to change where a domain’s email is delivered to. This allows you to have the email from one domain delivered to another domain. Changing your MX entry will change your sites DNS record for MX.   You can use this function to create a backup mail exchanger which will receive mail when ... Read More »

What is IMAP and which are the default IMAP ports

The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a mail protocol used for accessing email on a remote web server from a local client. IMAP and POP3 are the two most commonly used Internet mail protocols forretrieving emails. Both protocols are supported by all modern email clients and web servers. While the POP3 protocol assumes that your email is being accessed ... Read More »

What is POP3 and which are the default POP3 ports

Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) is a standard mail protocol used to receive emails from a remote server to a local email client. POP3 allows you to download email messages on your local computer and read them even when you are offline. Note, that when you use POP3 to connect to your email account, messages are downloaded locally and ... Read More »

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