How to install DotNetNuke using Plesk Control Panel Print

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This article describes how to install DotNetNuke (also known as DNN) using the Plesk control panel. DNN is an easy-to-use and feature-rich content management system developed in Microsoft .NET with best-in-class security, extensibility, and ecosystem.

Please Note: In order to Install DNN Your Web Application Firewall (WAP) must be turned OFF during the installation process. Once DNN is installed you can go ahead and turn the WAP back on.

To temporarily turn the WAP off:

  1. Login to your Plesk Control Panel and Click the Web Application Firewall link under your Security Settings in the Dashboard.
  2. Click Off on the next Screen and hit Save.

  3. Now you can go to the next steps to install DNN.


To quickly install the latest DotNetNuke version, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Plesk control panel.
  2. In left sidebar, click application-installer Applications
  3. On the Applications page, click All Available Applications.
  4. In the search text box, type DotNetNuke and then press Enter. DotNetNuke appears in the search results.
  5. Next to DotNetNuke, click Install. The Installation of DotNetNuke page appears.
  6. In the Specify the location where this web application should be installed section, select the protocol, domain, and directory.
  7. Click Install. Plesk installs the application, and then displays configuration settings, including login information.

Contact Adaptive Customer Support if you require any assistance as we offer FREE Installation of DNN.

For more information about DotNetNuke (DNN), please visit

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