Installing Apps

Depending on your needs and expertise level, you can choose one of the following ways to install an app:

To install an app:

  1. Go to Applications and find the app you need.
  2. Click either the Install button for the quick installation or the Install (Custom) for the custom installation.
  3. (Optional) Turn off automatic upgrades of the app.

    If you do not want the app to be updated automatically, deselect the option Automatically update this app when updates are available on the installation settings page.

  4. (Optional) Select the app version.

    Sometimes, you may need to install a specific version of an app. For example, if you plan to use app extensions that are incompatible with the latest app version. In this case, click the app name > Install version to select the version you need. Then install the app.



Managing Apps

Generally, all apps allow the configuration of their main parameters directly in the Customer Panel. You can access app settings by selecting the app from the list in Applications > Manage My Applications. After you select an app, you can configure the following:

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Granting Additional Users Access to Apps

By default, after you install an app, only users with the Owner role can access it. To allow other subscription users to access the app:

Once you allow users to access the app, a link to the app appears on their Websites & Domains page under the name of the corresponding website. Note that you can control app access only for user groups, so you should either modify the permissions of an existing group or create a new one, and then assign users to it.

By default, the app administrator is a subscription user with the Owner role. As well as accessing the apps from the Websites & Domains page, this user can also install and manage apps within a subscription. For these purposes, their interface has the additional Applications page. You can provide the same administrative privileges to other subscription users by granting the Install and manage applications permission to their role in Users > User Roles. This gives users full administrative access to all apps within a subscription. As well as the administrator, the users with this permission can install, configure, update, and remove apps through the Applications section in their Customer Panel.


Linking Apps and Additional User Accounts

Some apps let you create and manage user accounts without logging in to the app. If an app provides such an account service, you can link users of a Plesk subscription with accounts in the app. To perform such an association:

  1. Organize the users into a certain group (Users > User Roles).
  2. Grant one of these group permissions:


Updating Apps

Automatic Updates

By default, Plesk installs the latest available app versions and updates apps immediately once the newer versions are available. However, updating an app can significantly change its functionality: For example, plug-ins or extensions developed for a particular app version may be incompatible with newer versions. Therefore, you might want to turn off automatic updates for a certain app.

To turn automatic updates on or off:

  1. Go to Applications > Manage My Applications and click the app's name.
  2. Click Change Settings.
  3. Select or deselect the Automatically update this app when updates are available option .
Manual Updates

If you prohibit automatic updates for an app, Plesk will inform you about the availability of newer versions by adding the link Update available under the app name in Applications > Manage My Applications. Click this link to review the changes available in the new version and decide whether to update the app or continue with the current version.