How to install Fail2Ban on a Plesk server.

OS supported: Linux

Installation method: Plesk UI

  1. Log into Plesk via https://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:8443 (the X’s represent the IP address of your server).
  2. Navigate to Tools & Settings > Updates & Upgrades (please note it might take a little while for the page to load).
  3. Click on “Add/Remove Components“, as you can see below;

4. Click on “Fail2Ban” and choose “Install“, as shown in the following screenshot;

5. Click on “Continue” to initiate the installation.

6. Once it has completed, you should be able to access Fail2Ban via Plesk > Tools & Settings > Address Banning (Fail2Ban).

However, it needs to be enabled to start protecting specific services (daemons) of your server, so please follow these steps to enable it.

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