Setting Up a Domain for Your Windows Server Using Plesk (First Login to Plesk)

For 1&1 IONOS Windows Servers with Plesk Onyx

In this article, we'll show you how to set up a 1&1 IONOS-registered domain on your WIndows server in Plesk Onyx.

  • You have already registered the desired domain.

  • You have enabled port 8443 in the firewall policy assigned to your server.

  • You have not yet logged into Plesk.

First Time Logging in to Plesk

The login data for Plesk can be found in the Infrastructure > Servers section of the Cloud Panel. Select the desired server and then scroll to the Plesk menu item. The link to the admin area of Plesk as well as the user name and the initial password for the administrator account are displayed there.

How to log in to Plesk as an administrator:

  • In the address bar of your browser, enter the IP address and server port 8443 in the following format:


    The message This is not a secure connection or Your connection is not private will appear.

  • Click Advanced.

  • If you are using Chrome, click Proceed to [YOUR ADDRESS] (unsafe). If you are using Mozilla Firefox, click Accept risk and proceed.

  • Log into Plesk as an administrator.

  • Read and accept the license terms.

Installing Domain Connect

To install Domain Connect in Plesk for Windows:

  • Click Extensions in the navigation bar on the left.

  • In the Extension Catalog tab, enter Domain Connect in the search field.

  • Select Domain Connect.

  • Click Install for Free.

Connecting the Domain to the Static IP Address of the Server

  • In the navigation bar on the left, click Websites & Domains.

  • Click Add Domain.

  • Enter the desired domain name in the Domain name field.

  • Enter the desired username in the Username field.

  • Enter the password in the Password field and repeat it.

  • Optional: Activate the Enable Git Support option.

  • To add the domain, click OK. The domain is now set up.

  • Click on the domain name.

  • Click DNS Settings and the following message appears:

    Do you want to connect [DOMAINNAME] to Plesk automatically? Connect using Domain Connect

  • To connect the domain to the static IP address of the server, click the Connect using Domain Connect link. The Connect your IONOSdomain to Web Hosting on Plesk window opens.

  • Click Login.

  • Log in to IONOS.

  • Click Connect.

  • Click Close.

Your domain is now connected to Plesk Onyx.