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Change Panel from Apache to IIS

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by dotnetpower, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. dotnetpower

    dotnetpower Guest


    I have updated my Plesk 7.5.6 installation to 7.6 and it works fine. But i can not find any informations how to change the CP from apache to IIS. Can anyone help?
  2. dotnetpower

    dotnetpower Guest

    Has nobody an idea?
  3. Webplus

    Webplus Guest

    You can find this on Plesk Reconfigurator.
  4. dotnetpower

    dotnetpower Guest

    Hi Thanks for the information. I have also received the Solution from SW-Soft ;-)

    reconfigurator.exe --switch-plesk-web-server --new-provider=iis
  5. torwill

    torwill Basic Pleskian

    Jun 3, 2004
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    i can think of cutting a bit of memory usage by apache. but what is the advantage of switching from apache to iis for control panel?

    thank you!
  6. renleon

    renleon Guest

    I have the same question as torwill.

    Theres no information in the documentation about the differences between the two.
  7. dotnetpower

    dotnetpower Guest


    for me, the advantages are the following:

    - More flexibility
    - Easier administration
    - Controlpanel very easy on Port 443
    - Easier Certificate management for controlpanel
    - Controlpanel as a Subdirectory

    Another big benefit is, I must support only One Webserver not two and the performance is better under control because you can use IIS6 features like applicationpool...
  8. renleon

    renleon Guest

    Thank you for the info dotnetpower

    I currently have close to 200 sites setup and im not sure what risks are involved in making the switch.

    Did you install from fresh or did you convert your server with lots of active domains?
  9. dotnetpower

    dotnetpower Guest


    i have updated and switched a productionserver with a lot of customers. The switch was really unproblematic but its very important to make an acronis Image before running the command.
  10. renleon

    renleon Guest

    I have acronis installed but no license, its arounf $1000 isnt it?

    Ideally I would like to use IIS but I dont think I want to risk making the change.

    Thanks for the info dotnetpower.
  11. Gris@

    Gris@ Guest

    this operation is quite simple for reconfigurator.
    It just need to stop Apache>start web site in iis(probably reconfigure it) and change some settings in registry.
    But however before switching to iis you should consider your iis filters because they may kick Plesk's site.
  12. Ultima Hosts

    Ultima Hosts Guest

    Yeah! This works a treat and allows you to use port 443 and stick apache in the garbage. Run the reconfig from the cmd line a couple of times if plesk doesn't start up again.

    Thanks SwSoft - starting to get with the (only) program at last :D