Installing SitePad in Plesk Linux

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Overview

The following guide will show you how to install SitePad on Plesk Linux.

Requirements

  • A server with Plesk
  • If you have a firewall, then please allow access to download all packages from *.sitepad.com and *.softaculous.com

Note : Please allow access to the following domains to your firewall as these are the servers through which your website will be published.

  • us.sitepad.com (IP: 192.198.80.4)
  • eu.sitepad.com (IP: 91.121.54.72)

Installing SitePad

Note : SitePad is now stable.

Note: Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. Otherwise you will not be able to Install Softaculous. The ionCube Loaders can be downloaded from here. You can also check if ionCube is enabled with the following shell command :

root> php -m | grep -i ioncube

Note: Also make sure POSIX is enabled. Otherwise you will not be able to Install Softaculous. You can check if POSIX is enabled with the following shell command :

root> php -m | grep -i posix

Installing via Plesk Market Place

Now to Install SitePad from Plesk Market Place you will need to login to your Plesk control panel account. ie. http://domain.com:8443.

After you login to your Plesk Control Panel account you will need to got Extensions > Extensions Catalog as shown in the image below.

Extension management.jpg

After you are in Extensions Catalog search for SitePad Website Builder then click on Install Button to install SitePad as show in the image below.

Extension install.jpg

Once the install is successful you will be redirected to Extensions Management Page with a success message as shown below.

Install sucess.jpg

Installing via SSH

Now SSH to your server and enter following commands:

wget -N http://files.sitepad.com/install.sh
chmod 755 install.sh
./install.sh

The Installer will start showing the Installation Processes and when done will indicate the same.

Choose Editor Server

Note : This parameter is optional you you can skip this parameter to let SitePad choose the default server.

You can choose the region in which you want the editor for SitePad. To choose an editor server please pass the following parameter to the installer : --editor_url=https://us.sitepad.com

List of valid servers is available here : SitePad Servers

./install.sh --editor_url=https://us.sitepad.com

You can change this setting later from SitePad Admin panel -> Settings page

Re-branding

Note : This parameter is optional you you can skip this parameter to let SitePad use default values.

If you would like to re-brand SitePad you can pass the following parameters to the installer :
--brand_name=YOUR_BRAND (Only Alphanumeric characters without space are allowed)
--brand_logo=https://URL.TO.YOUR.LOGO.png (Only PNG image allowed. Dimensions : 100pxX100px)
--brand_url=https://BRAND.COM

So the install command will look like :

./install.sh --brand_name=YOUR_BRAND --brand_logo=https://URL.TO.YOUR.LOGO.png --brand_url=https://BRAND.COM 

You can change this setting later from SitePad Admin panel -> Settings page

Access SitePad

Now login to your Plesk Control panel as admin and click on SitePad Website Builder link. The following screen will appear if the SitePad is installed successfully.

Install1.png

Thats it the installation of SitePad is completed!