In Plesk you can see the list of registered IP addresses, add, and manage them.
Every IP address registered in Plesk must be designated as either dedicated or shared.
Designating an IP address as dedicated has the following benefits:
Note: To be able to create a subscription and host websites you must have either a shared IP address or at least a single unassigned dedicated IP address on the server.
To view the list of IP addresses registered in Plesk along with essential information such as the IP address type or the number of websites hosted on a given IP address, go to Tools & Settings > IP Addresses.
You can search for IP addresses using the search menu. You can display it by clicking the arrow button on the right side of the screen.
Note: If you are running Plesk in a Virtuozzo container, you can add IP addresses only on the Virtuozzo hardware node. The Add IP Address button will not be displayed. To learn how to add IP addresses if you are running Plesk in a Virtuozzo container, refer to the Virtuozzo documentation. Once you have added the desired IP addresses, re-read IP addresses.
Note: (Plesk for Windows) You cannot add IP addresses to or remove them from a network interface with enabled DHCP. To add or remove an IP address, disable DHCP for a given network interface.
Note: To enable secure FTP connections, the FTP server installed on your Plesk server must support FTP over SSL/TLS. For example, Gene6, Serv-U FTP, IIS FTP 7.x servers support FTP over SSL/TLS.
You can update the list of IP addresses in Plesk. This registers all IP addresses present on the server's network interfaces in Plesk. This can be useful in the following scenarios:
In both situations, you must update the list of IP addresses before you can assign them to subscriptions.
To update the list of IP addresses:
You can hide any IP address registered in Plesk. Hidden IP addresses are not displayed in Tools & Settings > IP Addresses and are not available for assignment. You may want, for example, to hide private IP addresses present on the server to avoid assigning them to a subscription by mistake.
Note: Hiding an IP address already assigned to one or more subscriptions will result in the "The IP address is already used for hosting" error. The IP address will be marked as "blacklisted" in Tools & Settings > IP Addresses, but will remain available for assignment.
To hide one or more IP addresses:
panel.inifile and add the following lines to it:
blacklist="<IP addresses to be hidden>"
<IP addresses to be hidden> is a comma-delimited list of IP addresses you want to hide. You can hide both IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses. For example:
If you change your mind later, you can unhide a hidden IP address, remove it from the
panel.ini file and Reread IP.
The first website hosted on any given IP address becomes the default website for that address. If multiple websites are hosted on a single IP address, the default website is returned when the IP address is used for browsing instead of a domain name.
For example, you host both your own website and a number of other websites on a single IP address. You may want visitors to see your own website when they browse the IP address. You can achieve this by selecting your own website as the default one.
To select the default website: