How do I Add/Install Plesk to my VPS?

When new sales order for a VPS is being placed there is an option to add Plesk or cPanel and in that way have one of the two control panels pre-installed; however, for cases where VPS products were ordered without a control panel, this article provides step by step instructions on how to order Plesk.

Important: It is not possible to have both Plesk and cPanel installed on a VPS at the same time.


Hostway offers an automatic install for Plesk. The below steps outline the process:

  1. Log into your SiteControl account
  2. Click on VPS Server
  3. On the next page click the Order More link next to Control Panel

  4. Select the Plesk plan that will best suit you and click PROCEED.


  5. Once you have selected your version of Plesk and clicked on Proceed, you will be brought to a page confirming that we have received your request, and it will be process within the next 24-48 hours (Maximum), however, this should not take any longer than 30 minutes to an hour.
  6. Once the order has been completed, you will see a link on the VPS Server screen with the ability to log into Plesk.plesk_install_4.png
  7. Plesk is now added to your VPS, and ready to be used.