Vandana Agarwal, Author at CloudMinister

How to Configure Shared Storage in Windows Server?

To configure shared storage in windows servers you need to map with network drive.


Configure Shared Storage

On windows servers right click on This PC and select map network device option.

Then click on Connect to a web site option and click on next to add network location.

Click on choose a custom network location in which we have specified the address of a website, network location, FTP site and then click on next.

Now give the name of shared storage along with share like

\\your_shared_storage_server\share option.

We can also use ftp and http option here like (For FTP)

http://your_domian/share (For HTTP)

Now click on next and will ask you for username and password.

Now it will be displayed on This PC under Networks.

CONCLUSION – The above configuration shows how to mount shared storage on windows servers.

How to Send Mass Mail in Plesk panel?

1) Login to Plesk admin panel.

2) Click the icon Tools & settings.

3) Click the icon Mass Email Messages from Tools & Resources.

4) Click the icon Add Mass Email Template.

5) fill all the details and click OK button.

6) New mass email message template has been created.


How to Set Cron Job in Plesk panel?


Setting up a scheduled task or a Cron in Plesk panel is an important thing you should be looking for. There are numerous performance and accessibility benefits of adding up a Cron (scheduled task) in Plesk. In case you are not aware of the correct procedure of adding up the scheduled task, here is the detailed step-by-step guide to setting up a Cron Job in Plesk Panel

Guide to Creating a Cron Task in Plesk Panel 

Depending on the version of Plesk you are using, you may experience some differences in adding up Cron Job. However, the following guide can be extremely beneficial for you with some small design tweaks. Follow the procedure, and you will end up setting a Cron Job flawlessly.

Step 1: Log in to your Plesk account by entering the username and password

Step 2: Once logged in, you can navigate to the “Websites & Domains” panels to proceed further

Step 3:  Here, search for “Scheduled Tasks.” Click on it 

Step 4: Here, you can see the option like “Add Task,” “Refresh,” “Remove,” and “Settings.”

Setting Up Cron Job in Plesk Panel

Step 5: Click on “Add Task”

Step 6: Here, you can add a variety of tasks depending on your needs. 

Step 7: The four types of tasks that you can add here are “Command,” “Fetch a URL,” and “Run a PHP Script.”

Step 8: Click on the desired task type and then fill in all the tasks; you can also select an email id to get notifications about the job.  

Step 9: Once done, click on “OK” to add the Cron Task

After successfully setting up the Cron task, you will get a popup saying, “The Scheduled task/Cron was successfully updated.” In case, you still face any problem, one can get Plesk support to overcome it conveniently.

Setting Up Cron Job in Plesk Panel

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So, these were the detailed nine steps to create a new Scheduled task in Plesk. Even if you are not too fluent in working with Plesk and its interface, this simple guide can correctly help you schedule the tasks. So, try your hands on these steps and create a perfectly defined Cron in Plesk

How to install free SSL certificate in Plesk panel?


SSL certificate is an essential part of your domain or website. It is also the most reliable sign for the visitor to visit your website. Most of the time, you need to pay to install an SSL certificate. However, you can also install a free SSL certificate within a few steps. It isn’t that tough to perform this task.

There are a few steps that you need to follow carefully to install an SSL certificate in the Plesk panel or your domain.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1-  First, go to the Plesk panel here. You will find various options on the page. In the left top corner, you will have the 1st option, “website & Domain”. Select these options, and you will appear to the various options on your screen.


Install Free SSL Certificate in Plesk Panel

Step 2 – Here on the new options, find the column dashboard and below security option. Under the security options, you will find the “SSL/TLS certificate” select this option

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Step 3 –  You are almost done. To install the free SSL certificate, you have selected the SSL/TLS certificate options, and then you will appear to side notification of Let’s encrypt. This page will help you to encrypt your certificate authority CA which allows you to install SSL/TLS certificate on your domain or plex panel. Fill your email address below in the box and down their select the 1st option stating Secure the wildcard domain and press “Get it free”.


Install Free SSL Certificate in Plesk Panel

You don’t have to do anything as the let’s encrypt free SSL certificate will be validating until 90 days automatically. It also assists in upgrading your website or domain’s security, which also attracts more visitors.

You have successfully installed best free SSL certificate on your domain or website with full security.

How to set active session in Plesk panel

In this  task we  learn how to enable session in Plesk panel. This know as how much time any user can log on stay on panel when the selected time is over then session terminated automatically. Let’s start now  Tools & settings –> Active Plesk session 

In next step just click on session settings for new user session duration.

Here you can set any user session within hours or minutes as well.


How to Install Plesk Linux based System

Plesk is enterprise level Reliable Linux VPS server hosting web panel which provide very useful tools for user end as well as for developer or system admin end. This web panel is very easy to host website and web application. It also provide features of reseller , vendor for web server as well as for e-mail services and mostly useful for DNS entries on the server.

Here you have to follow some steps to install Plesk on your server few of them are given below;

1- Perquisites 
2- Installing Plesk 
3- Verify on browser 

Perquisites: First of all you require fresh OS and  must have to check your system server configuration by follow some commands which given below

a)-  yum update (For centos server)
apt update  (For Ubuntu server)
b)-  cat /etc/os-release  (For checking os)
c)-  netstat -tunlp (For checking ports)
d)- df -h (For checking disk space)
e)- free -h (For checking ram space)
f)- yum install wget (For centos server)
g)- apt install wget (For Ubuntu)

Installing Plesk: Now came to point start installing  plesk on server. Here you must have to follow some steps as I do

#   wget
#   chmod +x plesk-installer
 ./plesk-installer –web-interface

Installation is complete here and have to move next step  for log in Plesk panel  Here we only need
Username: root
Password: which is same as system root password

After log in into panel we see panel screen here several options present implementing in website hosting.



How to enable php handler in Plesk panel

Today here we are go with different types of php handler in Plesk panel. php handlers are basically work how we can run fast or smoothly our web application on internet.

Let’s start today task Tools & settings –> php settings 

Here you can enable php handlers as your requirements.
Fast CGI application, FPM application



We successfully enable php handlers.

How to create private name server in plesk panel

Today task is to set up private name server in plesk panel. so let’s start todays session click on website & Domain –> Hosting & DNS

Next click on name server ( , if you already have then change if you not set any name server then click add record  and select NS (name server) record type

As per your requirement you can modify your private name server.



1. Install opendkim package

     # yum -y install opendkim


2. Generate dkim key into default keys directory

# opendkim-default-keygen (This command use to generate default key to verify dkim record)
Mainly this file generate two files 1.default.private and 2. Default.txt
default.txt is public_key that put on the dns server.

3. Open opendkim.conf file and edit some line or uncomment

    # vim /etc/opendkim.conf

Mode sv

Socket inet:8891@

Canonicalization    relaxed/simple

Domain    my_domain.com_name

KeyFile    /etc/opendkim/keys/opendkim.private

KeyTable    refile:/etc/opendkim/KeyTable

SigningTable    refile:/etc/opendkim/SigningTable

ExternalIgnoreList    refile:/etc/opendkim/TrustedHosts

InternalHosts    refile:/etc/opendkim/TrustedHosts

4. Open /etc/opendkim/keyTable file and edit to

# vim /etc/opendkim/KeyTable

5. Open SigningTable file and define outgoing mail names

    # vim /etc/opendkim/SigningTable


6. Open TrustedHost file and do domain and hostname entry

         # vim /etc/opendkim/TrustedHost

7. At last edit file add some line in the last

    # vim /etc/postfix/

smtpd_milters = inet:

non_smtpd_milters = $smtpd_milters

Milters_default_action = accept

8. Restart all services

# systemctl restart opendkim postfix

# systemctl enable opendkim postfix

9. Do entry in DNS Fully Managed VPS Hosting Server 

Go to Domain → Go to manage DNS and create record







=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:XX.XX.XX.XX ~all




v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=default.txt file key




v=DMARC1; p=none



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