Article ID: 6189, created on Mar 24, 2009, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 9.0 for Linux/Unix
  • Plesk 8.x for Linux/Unix


Domain alias was created for domain through Parallels Plesk Panel {Domains -> <domain name> -> Domain aliases -> Add Domain Alias}.
And option "Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain" it enabled for it.

However every time I change DNS zone of the domain through {Domains -> <> -> DNS Settings Databases}, DNS zone of domain alias is not synchronized. Also it is not possible to configure DNS zone of domain alias because options Switch Off the Local DNS Service, Switch, Add Record and Default are grayed out.

How to configure DNS zone for domain alias?


When option "Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain" is selected for domain alias management of DNS zone through Parallels Plesk Panel is not possible. By design DNS zone should be synchronized with DNS zone of parent domain.

Currently the feature does not work as it should in versions 8.6 and 9.0.
The implementation is under development now and will be available in future update of Parallels Plesk Panel.

Hotfix for Parallels Plesk Panel Unix version 8.6 is attached.
To install it you should replace existent file $PRODUCT_ROOT_D/admin/plib/dalias/DAliasManager.php with attached one and correct owner and permissions, it should be root:psaadm, 644. You may correct permissions with commands chown and chmod:

~# chown root:psaadm /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/dalias/DAliasManager.php
~# chmod 644 /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/dalias/DAliasManager.php

Please remember to backup old file DAliasManager.php just in case.

IMPORTANT: Do not modify the script. Corrupted script may cause inaccessibility of Parallels Plesk Panel. After the script is installed verify it has correct md5 sum.

Check md5 sum with command md5sum on RedHat-like operating systems, Debian or Ubuntu and md5 on FreeBSD.

~# md5sum DAliasManager.php
21ff918673314e0610c29a2fca2aa0ea  DAliasManager.php

In case md5 sum does not match download and install the script anew.

Alternatively you may disable the option to make management buttons active for domain alias. You may do that through {Domains -> <domain name> -> Domain aliases -> <domain alias>}. On the page click green circle near "Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain" to make the feature disabled .


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