centos install plesk

This walks you though the process I went though to install Plesk on CentOS 5.4

Remove Exisiting Versions of Apache, PHP, MySQL and Cyrus

These compents can and will cause conflits with the Plesk install so your best of removing them run the following:

[root@centserver ~]# yum remove http*
[root@centserver ~]# yum remove php*
[root@centserver ~]# yum remove cyrus*
[root@centserver ~]# yum remove mysql*

Disable SELinux status

SELinux or Security-Enhanced Linux will also cause conflits with the plesk install and when you are adding / creating websites, your best to disbale it.

[root@centserver ~]# setenforce 0

Make a working directory

Make and navigate to your working directory where you will run the auto installer

[root@centserver ~]# mkdir /root/plesk
[root@centserver ~]# cd /root/plesk

Get the plesk auto installer

Register and get the file location from http://www.parallels.com/en/download/plesk8/

[root@centserver plesk]# wget http://plesk_auto_installer_url

Chmod it

To give it execution permissions

[root@centserver plesk]# chmod +x plesk_auto_installer_filename

Run the auto installer

[root@centserver plesk]# ./plesk_auto_installer_filename

Select the Product you want to install

Normally the highest verion there is what you want to install

What options to install

I would suggest just installing

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 18 and 19

but install what ever packages you think you will need / use

Continue the install

Pick N to continue the install then when its finished jump into a web browser and gotohttps://ip-address:8443/


Follow the on screen stuff and done 🙂

Error installing Plesk
Was trying to install Plesk 9.3 onto CentOS 5.4.  Apparently you’re not meant to run “yum upgrade” and install all the latest packages on the system before running the Plesk installer as it breaks it.
The error we received was:
ERROR: Unable to install the “psa-9.3.0-cos5.build93091230.06.x86_64″ package
Not all packages were installed.
Please, contact product technical support.

Determining the packages that need to be installed.
ERROR: Unable to install the "psa-9.5.4-cos5.build95101209.05.i586" package.
Not all packages were installed.
Please, contact product technical support.
Not a very useful error message as it tells us nothing about the problem.  In previous versions of Plesk on Redhat based operating systems it was the upgraded bind-libs causing the Plesk install to fail.  Same in this case.
    rpm -e bind-libs bind-utils
   yada yum remove bind*
And then tried re-installing Plesk 9.3 from scratch.

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