Article ID: 125874, created on Jun 15, 2015, last review on Jun 15, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk Automation 11.5


When adding an FTP account it is working for a while then fails with the error "Bad gateway". No specific error could be found in log files.


HTTP servers is waiting till ftpmng.exe backend utility finishes working on the service node. If virtual host directory contains a lot of files (~100K), it may take a couple of minutes to apply NTFS permissions which overages timeout value for Apache on Management Node.

The behavior was considered as internal software issue with id **PPA-2363 and will be fixed in future PA updates.


As a workaround perform following steps:

  1. Open Apache configuration file on Plesk Automation Management node:

    # vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
  2. Change Timeout value to 600, save file

  3. Reload Apache:

    # service httpd reload
  4. Restart 'sw-engine':

    # service sw-engine restart

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