When configuring a Drupal-Ubercart install on a Plesk based host Ubercart requires the creation of a /keys directory that is outside of your document root (aka /httpdocs in Plesk ) To create a keys directory that does not generate open_basedir errors you’ll need to do the following
Log in as root and create or edit conf/vhost.conf and conf/vhost_ssl.conf as shown.
Note that Php_admin_value and all that follows should be on one line.
Then run (on CentOS - Ubuntu/Debian may be slightly different):
After the restart Plesk will include the contents of your file in the apache config file. You can verify that it’s being included by checking httpd.include you should see a line similiar to:
Feeling adventurous and want to add other apache directives in the .conf file ? Great, but HEED MY WARNING. If you mess up the syntax in either of the files apache may fail to restart – That would be why you needed to log in as root. Delete-Remove-Rename the .conf files, rerun websrvmng and start apache. No big deal if you’re on a development box, but, as always you would be wise to follow the 2-Beer rule when logging into production boxes as root.
Ubercart Keys Documentation Page: http://www.ubercart.org/docs/user/2731/credit_card_settings
Plesk forum and Knowledgebase posts: http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=84211&highlight=vhost.conf+websrvmng http://kb.parallels.com/en/5464 http://kb.parallels.com/en/432
You may want to check out Power Toys for Plesk from grafxsoftware.com http://www.grafxsoftware.com/product.php?id=172 which includes a vhost conf editing tool.
Of course you can avoid all this by having Aisle8, Inc. host your Drupal, Ubercart or OpenAtrium site. We can host it on a Plesk based server, or one of our trusty Aegir based boxes. Aegir eases the hosting and upgrading Drupal sites — Ain’t nothing else like it around.