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I have recently been importing a localhost wordpress site into plesk. I have used ftp to move all of my wordpress files from htdocs on localhost to httpdocs in plesk.Ihave also imported my wp content to a new database on the server which I have set up the correct details for in config.php of wordpress. However, when I then try to view the website it at first showed a plesk default page and when I removed that index file from httpdocs, an apache default page that says ‘You may now add content to the directory /var/www/html/ . Note that until you do so, people visiting your website will see this page and not your content. To prevent this page from ever being used, follow the instructions in the file /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf’.

Sorry if i’m being dense but I thought that all web files should be moved to httpdocs if there isn’t a public_html? Also, where would I find var/www/html/? as I cannot see this directory anywhere while using ftp.

Sorry again if this is a silly question but I am new to plesk!





  1. You need to activate php for your plesk site.

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  2. Did you have any domain in Plesk?
    Http root of domain’s created by plesk is placed to

    /var/www/vhosts/<domain name>/httpdocs/

    You can check current apache’s virtual hosts by command:

     apachectl -S 


    apache2ctl -S
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