Article ID: 6648, created on Aug 31, 2009, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk for Windows


Where do MySQL servers shipped with Parallels Plesk Panel (PP) store variables?


PP is supplied with two MySQL services. The first service is used for client databases; the second one is used to store PP databases.

  1. The client's MySQL is installed in the "%plesk_dir%\Databases\MySQL" folder by default. Its config file is located in the "%plesk_dir%\Databases\MySQL\Data\my.ini" file.

    You can verify the location by opening following Windows registry key:

  2. MySQL server for PP is installed in the "C:\Program Files\Parallels\Plesk\MySQL\" folder, where the config is in the "C:\Program Files\Parallels\Plesk\MySQL\Data\my.ini" file.

    The path to the executable of the MySQL server for Parallels Panel is stored in the MYSQL_VAR_D key of this Windows branch: "


Note: Jet is used as the PP database engine by default, and the MySQL server is disabled.

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