Enable WebDAV with Plesk

Configuring WebDAV in Apache is simple, but it’s even easier to configure and manage with Plesk!

1. Create a Protected Directory
Log into Plesk and select the domain that is to receive the DAV repository. Click on “Protected Directories” and create a new one – name it as the DAV share will be named, for they are one and the same.

2. Configure WebDAV Users
Add users who should have access to this DAV repo.

3. Edit vhost.conf and Reconfigure Plesk
On the server, edit the domain’s vhost.conf and enter the following:

[code]<Directory “/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/DAVdir”>
DAV on
AllowOverride None

Regenerate Apache’s configuration and you’re golden:

[code]/usr/local/psa/admin/bin/websrvmng -av[/code]

4. Test
You can easily test DAV configuration by using a DAV client such as `cadaver’.

[code][kale@superhappykittymeow ~]$ cadaver http://www.domain.com/DAVdir
Authentication required for on server `domain.com’:
Username: kale
dav:/DAVDir/> ls
Listing collection `/DAVDir/’: collection is empty.[/code]

Success! You can manage access to the DAV share through the Plesk interface.


  • Sod

    June 12, 2011

    Thanks for this :)

  • Dave

    January 5, 2012

    Doesn’t work for me. :(

  • kale

    January 24, 2012

    Well, what doesn’t work? Do you get any errors?

  • Jonathan

    February 10, 2012

    Will this work on a server running Plesk 10?

Leave a Reply