How to create Domain Aliases in Plesk

Parallels Plesk Panel 10 end-user series

How to create Domain Aliases in Plesk

1) Domain Aliases are additional domain names that can be set up to point to one of your sites. For example, example.fr and example.de can both point to example.com. Go to Websites & Domains.

You may need to Show Advanced Options here if they are hidden.

2) Click Domain Aliases.

3) Manage the aliases for each domain here by clicking the appropriate link.

4) Click Add Domain Alias.

5) Type the domain alias name.

6) Click OK.

That’s it! Now the alias has been set up and can be managed or switched off here.

How to log in to Plesk

Parallels Plesk Panel 10 end-user series

How to log in to Plesk

1) Before you can log in to Plesk, you will need to navigate your browser to the URL that should have been given to you by your hosting provider.

2) Once there, enter your username and password in these boxes.

3) If you’d like to change the interface language, use this drop-down menu.

Depending on the language packs your server has installed, you may see different choices. We’re going to keep the default for this tutorial.

4) Select Log In.

You are now logged in to your account and can mange all the various aspects of your hosting subscription(s).

For an overview of the most important features in Plesk, check out the following tutorial, “Becoming familiar with the Plesk interface.”

5) When finished using the hosting panel, be sure to log out to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access.

Now that you know how to log in and out of Plesk, continue to the next tutorial to become familiar with the interface.

How to specify a Catchall E-mail Account in Plesk

Parallels Plesk Panel 10 end-user series

How to specify a Catchall E-mail Account in Plesk

When e-mail messages are sent to an address under your domain that does not exist, you can choose to redirect them to a single address, also known as a catchall.

1) Go to the Mail tab. Click Change Settings.

2) Choose Forward to Address.

3) Type the address where you want the mail to be sent. Click OK.

That’s it! The catchall e-mail has been setup, and whenever a message is sent to a non-existant address on your domain, it will be re-routed to the new address we specified.

What is a control panel?

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What is a control panel?

The control panel is an essential part of any web hosting account. You wouldn’t be able to do very much without some sort of control panel — even just a basic one.

Among the most widely used web hosting control panels are cPanel (shown here), Parallels Plesk, and DirectAdmin. Some control panels only run on Linux, some are meant for Windows, and some will work with both types of operating system.

One important note: Just because your computer at home is running Windows doesn’t mean you need to find a Windows hosting account. You only need a Windows account if your website requires features that only work on Windows. Otherwise, a Linux account will work just as well, and with very few differences.

Most versions of Linux are free, whereas you can’t install Windows on a computer unless you pay for a license. Because of this, Windows hosting accounts generally cost a bit more.

Here is another control panel, Parallels Plesk

This is the end of the tutorial. You should now have a better understanding of what a control panel is