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How can I change my Plesk admin password?

  • Applies to: All DV

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Time needed: 10 minutes

  • Tools needed: AccountCenter access or SSH, vi knowledge

  • Applies to: All DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: AccountCenter access or SSH, vi knowledge


Parallels Plesk Panel allows a server administrator to set up new websites, reseller accounts, e-mail accounts, and DNS entries through a web-based interface. The administrator can create client and site templates, which predetermine resource-allocation parameters for the domains and/or clients.

This guide will show you how to change or reset your Plesk administrator password.


Please allow up to 15 minutes for your Plesk admin password to change.


Via the AccountCenter

  1. Log into your AccountCenter.
  2. Click on the primary domain for your DV server.
  3. Click on Change Plesk Password, see Figure 1 below:

    Figure 1: The administrator password can be easily changed.

  4. Type in your new password then click on Change Password, see Figure 2:

    Figure 2: Enter your password twice.


    The Plesk admin user is also the root MySQL user. Please remember to update your database connection information with your new password.


  1. Connect to your server via SSH.
  2. Run this command:
    export PSA_PASSWORD='NEW_PASSWORD' ; /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/ch_admin_passwd; unset PSA_PASSWORD
  3. Next, run this command:
    /etc/init.d/psa start