Using Plesk Extensions to Enhance ASP.NET Hosting on Windows Server 2019 Print

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Plesk offers a variety of extensions to improve security, performance, and functionality when hosting ASP.NET applications. This guide focuses on key Plesk extensions that can significantly enhance your hosting experience on Windows Server 2019.


  • Windows Server 2019 with Plesk installed
  • ASP.NET application deployed on the server
  • Administrative access to Plesk Panel

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Log In to Plesk Panel

Use your admin credentials to log into Plesk.

Step 2: Navigate to 'Extensions'

Find the 'Extensions' tab in the sidebar or top navigation.

Step 3: Browse Extensions

You will find a variety of extensions categorized under functionality like Security, SEO, Backup etc.

Step 4: Install Extensions

To install an extension, simply click on the 'Install' button next to the extension name. Some important extensions to consider:

  • Security Advisor: For enhanced security settings.
  • Speed Kit: For performance optimization.
  • Plesk Migrator: If you are planning to migrate sites.
  • SEO Toolkit: For optimizing site SEO.
  • Let's Encrypt: For SSL certificates.
Step 5: Configure Extensions

After installation, most extensions will have a settings or configuration page. Customize them according to your specific needs.

Step 6: Test Functionality

Depending on the extension, you may need to test its functionality to ensure it’s working as expected. For instance, if you installed a caching extension, check your website’s load times before and after.

Step 7: Monitor & Update

Extensions are regularly updated for better performance and security. Always keep them up to date.


Plesk extensions offer a rich set of tools to enhance the security, performance, and functionality of your ASP.NET applications on Windows Server 2019.

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