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Adding and Removing IP Addresses - Plesk

In Plesk, you can see the list of registered IP addresses, add and manage them.


To view the IP addresses, you have at your disposal↴
To add a new IP address to the server↴
To remove an IP address from the server↴
To assign an IP address to a reseller↴
To revoke an IP address from a user↴
To assign a default website (default domain) for an IP address↴
To change an IP address allocation type (shared, exclusive) or assign another SSL certificate to an IP address↴

To View the IP Addresses, You Have at Your Disposal

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. Click Tools Settings from the left-hand menu.

    Plesk - Tools & Settings

  3. Click IP Addresses in the Tools & Resources group.

    Plesk - Tools and Settings IP Address

  4. Your IP addresses are listed.
    • The IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Interface columns show which IP addresses are on network interfaces.
    • The Resellers column shows the number of user accounts that are assigned to a given IP address. To view the users by name, click the respective number in the Resellers column.
    • The Sites column shows a number of websites hosted on an IP address. To view the domain names of these websites, click the respective number in the Sites column.
    • To update the list of IP addresses and their status, click Reread IP.

To Add a New IP Address to the Server

  1. Go to Tools & Utilities and then select the IP Addresses in the Tools & Resources group.

    Plesk - Tools and Settings IP Address

  2. Click Add IP Address.

    Plesk Add a New IP Address

  3. Select the network interface for the new IP from the Interface menu. All network cards installed on your server are shown in this menu.
  4. Enter the IP address and subnet mask in the corresponding box.
  5. Select the type of the new IP address in The IP address is distributed as Shared or Dedicated.
  6. From the SSL/TLS certificate dropdown box, select the SSL certificate for the new IP address. You can select the following certificates:
    • Default certificate - the certificate that comes with the Parallels Plesk Panel distribution package. However, web browsers do not recognize this certificate as it is not signed by a Certificate Authority (a warning message appears). The default certificate is used to provide access to the control panel via the https protocol (https://server-name-or-IP-address:8443/).
    • Other certificates - the certificates (self-signed or signed by a Certificate Authority) that you added to the repository of SSL certificates (about adding certificates, see the section Securing Sites with SSL encryption).
  7. If your server is running Windows operating system, select the FTP over SSL checkbox if you want to enable the ability to use a secure FTP connection (FTP over SSL) for the domain on an exclusive IP address.
  8. Click OK.

To Remove an IP Address from the Server

  1. Go to Tools & Setting and then click the IP Addresses in the Tools & Resources group.

    Plesk - Tools and Settings IP Address

  2. Select the respective checkbox of the IP address you want to remove and click Remove.

    Plesk To Remove an IP Address

  3. Confirm the removal by clicking Yes.

    Plesk To Remove an IP Address Confirmation


To Assign an IP Address to a Reseller

  1. Go to Tools & Settings and then select the IP Addresses in the Tools & Resources group.

    Plesk - Tools and Settings IP Address

  2. Click the corresponding number in the Resellers column.

    Plesk To Assign an IP Address

  3. Click the Assign icon.

    Plesk To Assign an IP Address

  4. Select the user account you need and click OK.

To Revoke an IP Address from a User

  1. Go to Tools & Settings and then click the IP Addresses in the Tools & Resources group.

    Plesk - Tools and Settings IP Address

  2. Click the corresponding number in the Resellers column.

    Plesk To Assign an IP Address

  3. Select the respective checkbox and click Remove.
  4. Confirm the removal and click OK.

To Assign a Default Website (Default Domain) For an IP Address

  1. Go to Tools & Utilities select the IP Addresses in the Resources group.

    Plesk - Tools and Settings IP Address

  2. Click the IP address you need.

    Plesk To Assign a Default Website (Default Domain) For an IP Address

  3. In the Default site menu, select the site you need and click OK.

    Plesk To Assign a Default Website (Default Domain) For an IP Address


To Change an IP Address Allocation Type (Shared, Dedicated) Or Assign Another SSL Certificate to an IP Address

  1. Go to Tools & Utilities and then select the IP Addresses in the Resources group.

    Plesk - Tools and Settings IP Address

  2. Click the IP address you need.

    Plesk To Assign a Default Website (Default Domain) For an IP Address

  3. Select the required IP address allocation type and SSL certificate, and click OK.

    Plesk To Change an IP Address Allocation Type (Shared, Dedicated) Or Assign Another SSL Certificate to an IP Address