Category Archives: Plesk

What if WordPress wp-cron isn’t working?

WordPress and many of its plugins need to wake up and do some work for example to shedule posts, maintenance, refresh caching and so on.
Normally it does this while a visitor or searchengine requests a page and this slows down this user or searchengine which leads to suboptimal expirience or downgrades on the ranking.

So many people disable this behavior and run a linux sheduler (cronjob) to call the wp-cron.php file by themself over HTTP. Continue reading

How to force HTTPS on plesk so it enables HTTP2

Google is punishing HTTP1.1 pages and sites with no SSL in its search results and now also in chrome. Telling the users that this page is unsafe.
To enable the faster, more secure protocol in the most recent plesk, you need to install a Free LetsEncrypt SSL certificate in plesk.
Then do these stepps in your plesk panel under “apache & plesk settings”:
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When Plesk mailserver is down or having lots of problems

As i tried to send an important mail and didn’t change anything on my mailsettings on plesk, i was getting nervous.
The only thing i did was an update to plesk, which worked without any error messages.

But when i tried to send a mail, it just handed me generic error messages.
My mail was dead… smtp not working at all. I wasn’t able to send anything anymore.

Here is the SSH command that saved my day and restored all to normal:
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