How to view and manage a website’s logs in Plesk

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28. How to view and manage a website’s logs in Plesk

All connections to the web server and requests for files that were not found on the server are registered in log files. These log files are analyzed by the statistics programs running on the server, which then present graphical reports on demand.

1) Go to the websites & domains tab.

You may want to download these log files to your computer for processing by third-party statistics programs or view their contents for web server debugging purposes.

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How to manage databases with the Webadmin in Plesk

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27. How to manage databases with the Webadmin in Plesk

To manage your databases and their contents, use your favorite MySQL, PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL sever client or the web-based database management tool accessible from the panel, also known as the Webadmin.

1) Go to the websites & domains tab.

2) Then click databases.

3) And then choose a database to edit.

Note that you will need to have a user assigned to the Webadmin in order to access it.

4) Click Webadmin.

Since our database is a MySQL database, Plesk has taken us to the PHPMyAdmin start page. Use the various tabs and links to manage your database.

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to access the webadmin for a database in Plesk.

How to create databases in Plesk

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26. How to create databases in Plesk

If your website incorporates custom data processing applications or is designed to generate web pages dynamically, you will likely need a database for storing and retrieving data.

1) Go to the websites & domains tab.

2) Then click databases.

3) Click add new database.

4) Enter the database name.

5) Choose the type of database and the database server.

6) Click ok.

After the database is created, we need to add at least one user that has permission to access it.

7) Click add new database user.

8) Type the username and password.

9) Click ok.

Once you have created at least one user, you can choose one to use as the default for the database webadmin.

10) Click the checkbox next to a username.

11) Click this button.

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to create a database and add users to it.

How to set up scheduled tasks (cron jobs) in Plesk

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25. How to set up scheduled tasks (cron jobs) in Plesk

Scheduled tasks allow you to set up scripts to run automatically on your server.

1) Go to the websites & domains tab.

2) Click scheduled tasks.

You will see your system user account which is created automatically by the system when your subscription is created.

3) Click on your username.

4) We’ll adjust the settings first by clicking this icon.

5) Choose if you want to be notified from the scheduler each time a task runs. You can choose the default system email or your own email.

6) Click ok.

7) Now let’s schedule a new task.

8) Enter the date and time you want this task to run.

9) Now enter the command you want to execute.

10) Click ok.

The task has been created and automatically switched on.

11) To switch off a task, click the green arrow.

That’s it! Now your scheduled task is switched off.

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to create scheduled tasks in Plesk.