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Securing WordPress in Plesk 12.5

To check and secure WordPress installations:Go to Websites & Domains >¬†WordPress.Do one of the following:To check the security of all WordPress installations, click Check Security.To secure a single WordPress installation, click the icon in the S column next to the name of the desired WordPress installation.To secure two or more WordPress installations, select the checkboxes […]

Install WordPress in Plesk 12.5

WordPress Toolkit is a single management interface that enables you to easily install, configure, and manage WordPress.Installing WordPressTo install a new WordPress copy, go to Websites & Domains > WordPress and click Install. The following installation options are available:For an express installation, click Install. The latest version of WordPress will be installed, and default settings […]

Protection Against Brute Force Attacks (Fail2Ban)

IP address banning (Fail2Ban) is an automated way to protect your server from brute force attacks. Fail2Ban uses regular expressions to monitor log files for patterns corresponding to authentication failures and other errors that are considered suspicious.If an IP address makes too many login attempts within a time interval defined by the administrator, this IP […]

Using Mailing Lists (Windows) in Plesk 12.5

Mailing list is a group email address to which a number of users are subscribed. Mailing lists are used for sending email messages to multiple recipients at once. Email messages sent to mailing list subscribers can include anything from plain text to colorful newsletters and promotions with embedded images and links, and attached multimedia and […]

Using External Mail Servers (such as Gmail)

If you need to configure an external mail server to handle mail for your domain, do the following:Go to Mail, open the Mail Settings tab.Click the checkbox next to the domain for which you need to configure external mail server, click Activate/Deactivate Services.Select Disable from the menu, and click OK.Go to the Websites & Domains […]

Limiting Outgoing Mail in Plesk 12.5

Your hosting provider can impose limitations on the number of outgoing email messages per hour, usually in order to restrict possible spam. A subscription, domain, and mailbox have their own limits. By default, values for the limits are defined by the hosting provider.You might want to increase the limits to send more email messages, or […]

Checking Disk Usage by Mailboxes in Plesk 12.5

If you need to check disk usage for a mail account, go to Mail tab and check the Usage gauge for the mail account in question. You can see actual usage for all mail accounts by clicking Refresh Usage Stats. Keep in mind that all mail sent to a mail account whose usage is greater […]

Setting Up Auto-Reply in Plesk 12.5

To set up automatic reply settings for an email address:Go to Mail > email address > Auto-Reply tab.Select the Switch on auto-reply checkbox, and specify the following settings:Auto-reply message subject.Message format. We recommend that you leave the option Plain text selected because some of your recipients might be unable to see the text formatted with […]

Creating Mail Aliases in Plesk 12.5

To add or remove additional email addresses (email aliases) for a mail account:Go to Mail > email address > Email Aliases tab.Do any of the following:To add an address, type it into the Email alias box, and click OK.To remove an address, click the Remove link to the right of the address you want to […]

Setting Up Mail Forwarding in Plesk 12.5

To set up email forwarding for an email address:Go to Mail > email address > Forwarding tab.Select the Switch on mail forwarding checkbox.Specify one or several email addresses to which email must be forwarded. When specifying email addresses, separate them with white spaces, commas, semicolons, or type each of them on a new line.Click OK.If […]