- The server IP address

- The server root password

1. Sign in Plesk Panel using the URL https://YourServerIP:8443 (for example:

Please follow this guide to disable the self-signed SSL warning. Alternatively, use non-SSL URL http://YourServerIP:8880

Username: root

Password: As per welcome email


2. For first time activation, you will be needed to activate the license for your Plesk. You will be seeing this screen. Click on the "Retrieve Key" button and it will connect to the license server to retrieve the license key for your VPS/Dedicated Server.

Upon succesfull activation, the following screen will appear. Click OK and it will redirect you to the Plesk control panel.

3. Select the view that suites your needs, then click 'OK'. By default, we select 'Commercial web hosting' and 'Service Provider' view.


4. Enter the server 'Full hostname' (Arrow 1). Then select the IP address under 'Dedicated IP address' to switch it to shared IP address (Arrow 2). Lastly, enter the password for Plesk admin user (Arrow 3). Please note the root user will be replaced with admin user with new password at next login.


5.  Fill in the required fields that marked with * sign, check the license agreement checkbox then click on 'OK'.


6. In the event that on the Step 2 above you are not able to activate Plesk and able to go to the control panel, navigate to Tools & Settings > License Management. Click on 'Retrieve keys' icon, and it will automatically retrieve license key from the Plesk server and show the result.



7. Done! If you were using web admin edition license, you will be asked to create an web space before can start using Plesk Panel.