Command-Line Interface (CLI)¶
The Command-Line Interface (CLI) is a set of command-line utilities that enable administrators to manage Plesk server configuration, reseller and customer accounts, websites, and various services. The utilities can also be used for integration with third-party software.
By default, the utilities are located in the following server directories:
(On Linux servers)
(On Windows servers)
For convenience, the CLI directory is defined by the Windows environment variable %plesk_cli%. You can use it as an alternative to the absolute path.
Each utility has its own application scope. For example, the
utility is responsible for DNS zones, while the
lets you manage databases and DB user accounts. The functions carried
out by utilities are reflected in their syntax.
For example, this call creates a customer account with the john username and the mypass password in a Linux server.
/usr/local/psa/bin/customer --create john -passwd mypass
To find what operations and options each utility provides, call the
utility with the
--help option or find more details in the CLI
documentation. Complete information about CLI is available in two
separate documents, for Windows and for Linux operating systems. The
documents are called Plesk Onyx Command Line Reference
Plesk Onyx Command Line Reference