Website Databases

If your website incorporates custom data processing applications or is designed to generate web pages dynamically, you will probably need a database for storing and retrieving data.

In Plesk, you can do the following:

These operations are available in Websites & Domains tab > Databases.


Active and Classic Lists

By default, the list of databases is displayed in the Active List view mode. To switch to the Classic List mode, use the icon next to the search box. The main difference between the modes is that in the Active List mode you can view statistics on the database and the name of the website to which the database is assigned.

Database Management Tools

With the third-party database management tools supplied with Plesk, you can edit tables in databases, export and import data, and run SQL queries. These tools are available under the corresponding link in Websites & Domains tab > Databases. For example, Plesk uses phpMyAdmin to manage MySQL databases.

Automatic Creation of Databases

When you install an app from the Application Catalog, all required databases and database user accounts are created automatically. Alternatively, you can assign a manually created user account to a database created by a web app. For more information, see the section Web Applications > App Databases.

Accessing Databases with ODBC

If you wish to deploy an application which works with a database through an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver, you will need to create an appropriate ODBC data source in the operating system. In Plesk for Windows you can add ODBC data sources for a number of supported ODBC drivers. For more information, see Accessing Databases with ODBC (Windows).


Next in this section:

Creating Databases

Accessing Databases

Viewing Connection Information

Copying Databases

Backing Up and Restoring Databases

Exporting and Importing Database Dumps

Managing Database User Accounts

Setting Up Custom Access Rules

Checking and Repairing Databases

Moving a Database to Another Subscription

Accessing Databases with ODBC (Windows)