How to find and install Applications in Plesk

Parallels Plesk Panel 10 end-user series

How to find and install Applications in Plesk

Instead of manually creating files, writing the code, and developing a design for your website, you can install web applications that will accomplish most of these tasks for you. You can use the applications to add features to your site, such as a blog, photo gallery, online store, or you can base your site entirely on a single application, such as WordPress or Joomla.

1) Plesk comes with a built-in application installer that’s prefilled with a number of useful applications, and your hosting provider may have added even more. Click the Applications tab.

Featured Applications shows the most recommended and popular apps available for your websites.

2) Select the Learn More button to read about this app.

3) Here, you can view more information about this application before you install it, which you can do by clicking the Install button to the right.

4) Go to All Available Applications. This section shows all the applications, both free and commercial, that are available to be installed. Select a category to view specific apps.

5) To refine the list, choose a sub-category.

We can now view all the applications related to content management on the web.

6) Click an app’s name.

7) Let’s begin installing Joomla by clicking the Install button.

8) Now, you simply accept the terms and conditions, and wait for the system to load with your information.

Exactly what settings you’ll need to enter varies, but most applications will require you to enter the same basic information.

9) Set the location where the app should be installed.

10) Click the Show All Settings link to expand all settings.

11) Enter the site Administrator’s information here.

12) Type the site name.

13) Enter the SMTP Host which Joomla will use to send e-mail. This is usually localhost.

14) The rest of the default settings for this application should be fine, so click Install.

15) The application was successfully installed. Let’s return to the main Applications page.

16) This time, go to Manage Installed Applications.

17) This screen lists all the applications you have installed. If you ever want to change an application’s settings or uninstall an application, this is where you would go. Click an application’s name.

You can click the Administrative Interface link to view the admin interface. If you ever need to change the settings for this app installation, use the Settings button. To Uninstall an application, use the Uninstall button.

That’s it! Now you know how to find and install Applications in Plesk.

How to install Gallery 2 in Installatron

Installatron series

How to install Gallery 2 in Installatron

This tutorial will show you how to install Gallery 2 in Installatron.

1) Go to Applications Browser.

Scroll down until you find the application in the menu on the left.

2) Select Gallery 2.

3) Click Install This Application.

4) Click Next to begin.

5) If you have multiple domains, choose the one where this script should be installed.

6) Set the path here.

7) Click Next.

8) Choose the version you want to install. You should pick the newest version unless you require an older release.

9) Click Next.

You must accept the End User License Agreement to install.

10) Click I Accept.

11) Select your database settings. Leave the default to automatically create and setup a database for you.

12) Click Next.

13) Click Submit to install.

After a moment, the software will be installed. This page will show details about the installation.

14) Click Complete.

15) Click this link to go to your new software and begin setting it up.

Here is your new software, ready to be used.

How to add photos in Gallery

Gallery series

How to add photos in Gallery

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to Gallery

Now let’s learn how to add photos to an album

1) Click here to select from the album actions

2) Then click Edit Album

3) Click Add Items

4) Enter the file name of the photo you want to upload here, or simply use this Browse button to locate it

5) Then enter a Caption for the photo

Repeat the process if you want to upload more than one photo

6) When finished, click Add Items

If you want to upload more than 2 photos at once, you can click the More Upload Boxes link

That’s it! We’ve successfully added two photos to the photo album

Here we can see the pictures we added, along with their captions

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to add photos to an album in Gallery

How to edit your admin settings in Gallery

Gallery series

How to edit your admin settings in Gallery

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to Gallery

1) Click the Site Admin link here

Now let’s learn how to edit the admin settings

2) We can change the default language for Gallery from here

This is the Site Admin page where we can change various settings for our Admin account

For help on the various date and time display options, go to the php.net site by clicking here

3) From here we can specify default permissions for files and directories that are created…

4) … and we can set the session lifetimes and inactivity timeout settings

5) … and we can change how dates and times are displayed in Gallery from here

6) If you want to use custom email settings instead of PHP’s built in mail function, you would enter those custom settings here

7) Once you’re finished making changes to your Admin account, you must click Save here for those changes to take effect

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to edit your Admin settings in Gallery