How to set up and verify publishing via FTP in Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder?
Site publishing settings are configured through the Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder at:
Sites > SITE_ALIAS > Publish Settings
"Publishing mode" is how files are uploaded to the publishing host. It can take place via FTP, VPS, or XCOPY. For details, please see specifying hosts used for publishing sites in the Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder Administrator’s Guide.
Setting up publishing via FTP
Here is an example of how to configure FTP publishing:
"Host" is the IP address or hostname where files are uploaded via FTP "Port" is the port for the FTP connection "Login" is the FTP login for uploading files "Password" is the password for FTP login "Working directory" is the location under the FTP user's root directory where files are uploaded "Web site URL" is the URL used to access the site
"Publishing mode" FTP "Host" xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx "Port" 21 "Login" ftp_login "Password" ftp_password "Working directory" /httpdocs "Web site URL" http://DOMAIN.TLD
Verifying publishing via FTP.
To test the FTP location is set correctly, log in to the FTP location and upload a test file via FTP using the login credentials specified. Check the file is available via
Also, check that
DOMAIN.TLDresolves to single IP address 18.104.22.168 on the Sitebuilder server:
~$ host DOMAIN.TLD DOMAIN.TLD has address 22.214.171.124 ~$
If the domain name is resolved to several IP addresses, this may cause non-permanent problems in verification of the publishing location. Publishing may fail from time to time.
It is also recommended that you verify the publishing server is configured correctly. For a list of requirements for the publishing host, see Parallels Plesk SiteBuilder — Requirements
There is a special script which can help you to check if these requirements are met:
It should be run from the publishing site's directory.
SITEBUILDER_ROOT- Sitebuilder installation directory
/usr/local/sitebuilder/(or /opt/sitebuilder/ for Debian/Ubuntu).
For example, if you are trying to publish to domain
DOMAIN.TLD, you need upload this script into the site's directory and run it in your browser as
As an example, you can find correct output below:
ioncube=ok phpVersion=4.4.3 mbstring=ok zlib=ok session=ok dom=ok domxml_xslt=ok sqlite=2.8.17 sqliteEncoding=UTF-8 gd_png=ok gd_gif=ok gd_jpg=ok gd_wbmp=ok gd=2.0.28 safe_mode=ok mail=ok serverApi=Apache Handlerfolder_permissions_data=ok
- Publication works with safe_mode '
on' since Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder version 4.0. If you have version 4.0 or newer, you do not need to worry about
- The parameter folder_permissions_data is for publishing to Windows servers, so if you see that
folder_permissions_data=fail, you can ignore this output.