Tag Archives: Plesk 12.0.18

Add DHParam to Plesk Panel

You can fix Logjam for the Plesk Panel by simply adding the standard Nginx dhparam directive to the plesk.conf file.
Very similar to previous posts on adding OCSP and HSTS to Plesk.

First you will need to create your dhparam, you can follow my guide Creating DH Parameters, and then locate the file and edit with your favourite editor…

And add the Nginx ssl_dhparam directive above the certificate entries like so…

Save the file and restart the Plesk server…

And you are good to go.
I hope that helps someone.

Migrate Plesk to MariaDB

The guide at Plesk’s DevBlog results in dependency issues on Ubuntu 14.
Here’s what the command should be when migrating to MariaDB on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with Plesk 12.0.18.

1. Log in as root and run…

2. And run the following updated command…

3. Check you have MariaDB installed with

I hope that helps someone else.


Some problems you may encounter, these are in the order you may receive them…


Following the above error you will get this…


And finally…


Migrate Plesk to ClamAV

Recently a client wanted a free alternative to Plesk’s DrWeb, I went with ClamAV.
Here’s what I did to migrate the system from DrWeb to ClamAV.


1. Firstly lets remove DrWeb properly:


2. Now we can install ClamAV:

3. Edit /etc/clamav/clamav-milter.conf and set:


4. Now edit /etc/postfix/main.cf and add:

Where 12768 = psa-remote, 12345 = OpenDKIM, 3381 = ClamAV.

5. Now we need to restart postfix, clamav-milter and send a test mail and check for these headers..

Your mail should now be scanned by both Spamassasin and ClamAV.
If you are missing the Scanned by header check the file…/etc/clamsmtpd.conf, for

And uncomment it.


6. ClamAV Freshclam, can be set up in several ways, I find it best to use cron for an hourly update.
To configure freshclam run…

And select cron instead of daemon.

7. You should have a default cron job for freshclam in /etc/cron.d/clamav-freshclam, should you wish to manage the task in Plesk or crontab you should disable first by commenting it out, you can then add the task to crontab like so…

8. Now restart freshclam with

And you should be good.
Any questions feel free to contact me.