Using Application Vault

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  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access
  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access


The Application Vault is a completely customizable repository of site applications giving you the ability to add, deploy, configure, and remove applications for any domain on the system within just a couple of clicks of the mouse.

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  • Please note that third-party software is not guaranteed to be compatible with your server, even if it is installed through the Application Vault.
  • The Application Vault does not allow you to install applications directly in your document root - you need to choose a subfolder. (Example: If you want to install your application in your document root, you will need to install them manually.
  1. Log into the Plesk Control Panel for your domain.

  2. Click on the Applications tab.
  3. You will see a list of popular applications to install. You can also click on the option to view all the available applications, on the left.
  4. In this example, we will install WordPress. Click on Install under the WordPress icon. Wait for the application to download.
  5. You will be prompted to read and accept the application license. If you agree, check the box, then click Next.
  6. Next, you will need to choose the domain and path for your installation, and to create a password and administrative email. Then, click Install.
    • Installation path: Pick your domain from the dropdown menu, and enter a subfolder for your blog. You won't be able to leave it empty. If you need to install the blog at your document root, you will need to install WordPress manually instead.
    • Password: This will be your WordPress Dashboard password. Please choose something strong.
    • Administrator's email: This will be your WordPress admin email.
  7. The application will finish installing. Then, you'll be taken to the application details page.

    Here are a few of the most helpful links:

    • Settings button: Change your WordPress database username and password, your Dashboard username and password, blog title, et cetra.
    • Blog: View the blog.
    • Administrative interface: A link to the WordPress dashboard. Your username is admin by default.
  8. At any time, you can get back to this page by following Steps 1 and 2 above to access the Applications tab, then clicking on the Manage Installed Applications link, and then finally on the link for your application.

That's it! Enjoy your new application.