Article ID: 124895, created on Mar 18, 2015, last review on Jul 12, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux


When restarting httpd service, the following warnings appear:

# service httpd restart
httpd:                                     [  OK  ]
httpd: Warning: DocumentRoot [/var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/httpdocs/pms52ru] does not exist
Warning: DocumentRoot [/var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/httpdocs/qwe] does not exist
Warning: DocumentRoot [/var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/httpdocs/rty] does not exist
[  OK  ]


There are domains in Plesk that use mentioned directory as vhost location. But the mentioned directories are not presented on the server physically.


There are two ways:

  • Correct the site location in Plesk for mentioned in warning domains in Websites & Domains > Hosting Settings.

  • Create mentioned directories, for example:

    # mkdir -p /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/httpdocs/qwe

For Plesk 12.5 please refer to KB article #129346

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