How to restart Plesk on CentOS / RHEL / Linux


I had always assumed that to restart Plesk, all that was necessary was the following command:

service psa restart

However, since Plesk is in charge of a multitude of services that’s not enough.

Instead, we should be using

Or if the service command isn’t working for you, you can call the script directly via

This command will stop (and hopefully start) the following services:

And there I was pulling my hair out asking why the mail service wasn’t working. I like it when solutions are simple.

Thanks to 1&1 server support for this tip 😉

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