How to create a Virtual Directory in Plesk 9
Posted by on 23 February 2013 05:05 PM

Applies to Plesk 9 Control Panel

  1. Log in to Plesk Panel 9
  2. Under “Files” section click on the “Virtual Directories” icon.
  3. When the “Virtual Directories” screen loads, you are in the website root, illustrated at the top by "Web directory /".  "/" equates to the "website root".   “Virtual Directories” page will show all of the physical and virtual folders in the website root.  
  4. Navigate to the location where your physical folder exists.
  5. If the folder you want to make an application is off the root, you should be able to see it listed on this page
  6. If the folder you want to make an application is off a different folder, you should click thru the subfolders as necessary until the physical folder is displayed in the list of folders. 
  7. Click the “Create Virtual Directory”
  8. On the next screen
    1. Enter the name of the physical directory in “Name” field.
    2. Enter the path of the physical directory in “Path” field. (httpdocs/foldername)
    3. Set virtual directory permissions, typically should ONLY enable "Read Permission" and "Log visits" per the default. 
    4. Check “Create Applications”
    5. Execute Permissions: leave at “Script only”
    6. Click “OK”
    7. You will get a message - Physical directory with such name already exists.  If you continue, it will become inaccessible.  Do you want to proceed?"
    8. Click “OK”
  9. You should now be able to browse your newly created Virtual Directory,
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