Running a Node.js application with Plesk

Overview Now that Plesk Onyx and Obsidian natively support Node.js, you can run your applications without any manual changes or hacks to your existing systems. This includes services such as Express, Next.js, Meteor and derivatives which require some...
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Installing and Configuring WP Mail SMTP

Overview This article aims to guide you through installing and configuring WP Mail SMTP. This plugin is a drop in SMTP configuration plugin that can be used to send emails from your website via different methods. Instructions Log...
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Buddy.works code deployment with Plesk

Overview Buddy.works is a comprehensive Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) platform which allows you to automate workflows to get your code into production sooner and in a more reliable fashion. While Plesk has basic Git integration, Buddy.works...
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Change Plesk Document Root

Overview A Document Root is the path that your web server stores the files for your website. For example, if you run WordPress then this directory contains all of the core WordPress files, themes, plugins and images. By...
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Installing New Relic on a Plesk Server

Overview New Relic have a comprehensive infrastructure and Application Performance Management (APM) platform, which can provide invaluable insights into your technology stack. Specifically, the APM can provide deep level understanding of your PHP code and MySQL/MariaDB queries to...
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How to change a site URL in WordPress to “www”

Overview This article outlines how to set the URL for a WordPress site to www.domain-name.com , instead of domain-name.com. This requires making changes to settings via your WordPress Admin and your hosting account. For this example we will be using conetixtest.com. ...
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Automatic Git deployments via GitHub to Plesk based hosting

Overview Plesk features Git integration, which allows to you automatically deploy your code repositories direct to your website. This can be used for a specific directory, for example a WordPress theme or plugin. This article will step you...
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Automatic Git deployments via BitBucket to Plesk based hosting

Overview Plesk features Git integration, which allows to you automatically deploy your code repositories direct to your website. This can be used for a specific directory, for example a WordPress theme or plugin. This article will step you...
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Fixing a compromised WordPress website

Overview If you’ve had a security incident where your website has had a security vulnerability exploited, it’s important that you ensure that you not only fix the security vulnerability but you fix any changes made as well. It’s...
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Third Party Authority for a Web Developer

Authorisation If you would like your web developer to contact us directly, we first need explicit permission from an existing administrative contact for your account. You can do this by sending an email to with the following...
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Maintaining staging and development sites

Overview A common occurrence when when working on large sites is to spin up a copy of the site as a staging or development copy of the live website to make changes to. While this is a great...
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Automatic Git deployments via GitLab to Plesk based hosting

Overview Plesk features Git integration, which allows to you automatically deploy your code repositories direct to your website. This can be used for a specific directory, for example a WordPress theme or plugin. This article will step you...
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Does Conetix keep backups of my website?

Overview Conetix keeps a rolling backup set of all our servers for a period of two weeks. These backups are intended to be used for disaster recovery and should not be relied upon as a backup when making...
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WordPress Toolkit: Broken Instance

Overview Scanning for WordPress instances within the WordPress Toolkit can sometimes result in a broken instance being detected over your working instance. While there are many reasons for this, we will be covering the most common reason the for the WordPress Toolkit finding...
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Preventing Contact Form Spam

Overview At times, malicious users will take advantage of contact forms on websites to see if they can exploit them to send out spam email. Sometimes this can be just a minor annoyance where you receive hundreds of emails...
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Plesk Onyx Set X-Content-Type-Options Headers

Overview Addional headers can be added to your website in order to prevent some of the basic, mime over-rides. For example, for sites which allow users to upload content and media a cleverly crafted JPEG image could be...
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Tuning Apache Web Server Keepalive

Overview The default configuration for the Apache Web Server provides a set of safe options to enable Apache to perform well in a lightly loaded environment. One key parameter is “Keepalive” which is normally off.  For a content...
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Set PHP Timezone for a Website

Overview Most PHP applications (eg WordPress) set the required date/time within the application, so that it's a user configurable option. Prior to PHP 5.4, PHP would default to the server timezone, however PHP 5.4 upwards now default to UTC...
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Simple PHP Mail test

Overview This is a handy little script to help test your hosting to ensure you can send emails from PHP based sites which include a contact form or similar. This includes CMS systems such as WordPress and Joomla as...
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