Plesk's subdomain handling is pretty awful. Let's say I create the subdomain subdom inside the example.com subscription (i.e. subdomain.example.com). When I look at the Plesk domain structure, it always creates the subdomains folder, e.g. /var/www/vhosts/example.com/subdomains A reasonable default to create a subfolder in would be /var/www/vhosts/example.com/subdomains/subdom However the default location that Plesk suggests is: /var/www/vhosts/example.com/site1 . WTF??? When I configure the domain to be created in subdomains/subdom it still creates an additional folder structure in /var/www/vhosts/subdom.example.com. WTF??? When I try to create an alias for the subdomain, it's not possible through the interface. WTF??? At least it's possible to do through the command line using the domalias utility. NOT! I run the domalias utility, and it reports SUCCESS -- it displays it in the control panel, but the alias doesn't actually work. WTF???