In hosting industry nowadays plesk control panel most popular to manage servers. We are going to share some commands which is useful for Web hosting engineers who manage windows server.

1. To get Plesk admin user password




Login to your server through Remote Desktop.


Open cmd
Type cd %plesk_bin% and press Enter.
Type plesksrvclient -get and press Enter. Your Plesk admin password will be displayed and be copied to your clipboard so you can paste it into the password field.


Or  you can simply run command

"%plesk_bin%\plesksrvclient" -get




2. To Backup Plesk Database. It’s very important to backup plesk database before doing any
changes in plesk.


"%plesk_dir%\MySQL\bin\mysqldump.exe" -P8306 -uadmin -pPLESK_ADMIN_PASSWORD --databases psa > c:\Users\Administrator\plesk_db_backup.sql


In Plesk 12.5 the shortcut command is available for backup creation:

plesk db dump DATABASE_NAME > Backup_Name.sql