Application Vault - Plesk

Plesk has an entire Application Vault you can install website software from, including popular titles such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. The Application Vault makes installing, setting up, and managing these applications easy and integrates them into Plesk as much as possible. Plesk also knows how to manage software installed via the Application Vault when it takes backups. In other words, if there is an application you would like to install on your site and it's in the Vault, you are encouraged to use the Vault whenever possible.

This feature is similar to options like QuickInstall, which you can find in cPanel. The tutorials in this article apply to both Plesk 10 and 11.5 at the time of writing.

How to Use the Application Vault

The Plesk Application Vault is quick and easy to use from the Control Panel for the specified domain.

  1. Log into the Control Panel for the domain you wish to install the software for.
  2. Click the Applications tab at the top of the page for Plesk versions 10, 11.5, and 12.0; the Applications tab will appear in the left-hand menu for Plesk 12.5.
  3. From here you will have 3 options to install or manage applications:
    1. Featured Applications: This is a short list filtered by the most popular applications available.
    2. All Available Applications: This is a complete list of all applications available to the user.
    3. Manage My Applications: This will allow you to manage or remove previously installed applications.

When you click on the application you will generally be asked for a small about information, such as the location you wish to install the software to or for a preferred username:


Configuring the Application Vault

Users with administrative access to Plesk on a Windows Dedicated server will be able to configure their Application Vault. If the Application Vault is not configured, it will allow you and your customers to install a number of programs without an extra fee. However, what makes this more powerful is that you can limit what software your different Service Plans are allowed to install.

To control what your customers can access in the Application Vault:

  1. Log into Plesk as the admin user.
  2. Click on Service Plans.
  3. Click on the Plan Name in question.
  4. Click on Applications.
  5. Check the box that says Provide only applications that I select.
  6. From the Applications box that appears, choose which applications you want this the selected service plan to be able to install.
  7. Click on the >> button and repeat until you select all preferred applications.
  8. Click Update and Sync.

This will update all accounts that are already part of the service plan you selected, unless they are customized and locked for syncing.

Verify Changes

To verify your changes have taken effect:

  1. Click Subscriptions in the far left panel.
  2. Click on Control Panel for a subscription that has the type of service plan you modified.
  3. Once you have logged into the Control Panel for the subscription, click on Applications.

You should only see the applications you have chosen under Featured Applications or All Available Applications for this Subscription.

Note: If an item is not listed in the All Applications, but is known to be there it is likely that the server can not use it. Example Magento can not be used on our Shared Server as we do not have InnoDB.