Configuring Plesk for Database Hosting

You can host users' databases either on a single server or on a number of different servers. Having the user databases on a remote server can be useful in multi-server installations, where centralized database hosting can be preferable for administration, backup, and resource utilization. However, if you have a single Plesk server, you are advised to keep all databases on it.

To use remote database servers with your hosting machine, you need to:

  1. Set up a remote database server:
    1. Install MySQL or PostgreSQL software.
    2. Set up database administrator's account.
    3. Enable network access to the database server.
  2. Configure Plesk for working with your remote database server.

In this section:

Setting Up Remote Database Hosting

Managing Database Servers