Do any of you use Plesk?

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I've been experimenting with Plesk the last week or so, as I'd not used it in a while. Just curious as to what peoples thoughts are on it? it's secure, stable and good to manage websites?

What do you guys think about Plesk?
 

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I like Plesk a lot.

Plesk got a bad reputation in some previous versions that they released before they should have. Even since Plesk 10, it has been much improved.

We still use cPanel for our Linux shared hosting (since it's what most people are used to), but use Plesk for our Windows servers.
 
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Additionally, I would like to notice, that Plesk has a great community with professional experts.
 

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I like Plesk a lot.

Plesk got a bad reputation in some previous versions that they released before they should have. Even since Plesk 10, it has been much improved.

We still use cPanel for our Linux shared hosting (since it's what most people are used to), but use Plesk for our Windows servers.
I heard that Plesk allow us use both php and asp as linux and windows hosting but I don't need windows hosting, there is an option to remove windows functions on Plesk, I think it will consume more resource if I use both OS

Additionally, I would like to notice, that Plesk has a great community with professional experts.
Thank you for the piece of information you gave me!
 
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Plesk runs on 14 Linux distributions (CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, CloudLinux, ...) and 4 Windows versions. But you run either Linux or Windows, not both at the same time. Or you run several instances on different servers with different OS.

In comparison to all server control panels, Plesk is definitely the one with the lowest performance requirements. You can even run it on a AWS t2.nano instance with only 512 MB RAM - which is great for cheap tests.

Besides performance, Plesk has also the best focus on developers with natively integrated Docker support and git AutoDeploy functionality.

I recommend to try it out as Docker container:
Code:
docker run --privileged -d —it -p 8880:8880 -p 8443:8443 -p 8447:8447 plesk/plesk:preview
 

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You can find my small review about Plesk on Linux on the forum : https://forumweb.hosting/13052-plesk-review.html

I have already tested several times some other panels (VestaCP, cPanel, CentosWP, Sentora), and if using a control panel always mean less performances than a light web server, Plesk is clearly the control panel with the less impact on your server.
And the integration of Docker in Plesk Onyx give a lot of possibility for the user (Redis, Node.js, mongodb).
 

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Yes and if you don't know how to install docker, on debian or ubuntu :

Code:
wget -qO- https://get.docker.com/ | sh
Then you can launch your Plesk container :

Code:
docker run -d -it -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 8880:8880 -p 8443:8443 -p 8447:8447 plesk/plesk:preview
(+ Ports 80 & 443 to get access to a website created on Plesk)

You are using Windows on your computer ? Don't worry you can use docker with kitematic -> https://kitematic.com/
 
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Yes. most of the windows hosting uses plesk. it is the best control panel available for windows hosting at the moment.
 

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Its also a good hosting panel and checking its pricing

Web Admin 10 domains $5.00/month
MOST POPULAR Web Pro 30 domains $10.00/month
Web Host unlimited domains $15.00/month

According to you, which package should I choose for hosting some sites with plesk? I don't see the lifetime license option.
 
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Which Edition to take depends on what you want to do ;-)

To just host your own sites, I recommend the Web Pro Edition which also includes the WordPress Toolkit and is perfect for up to 30 domains.

If you plan to resell hosting packages as a service provider, you should definitely take the Web Host Edition.

The cheapest Edition is as you know the WebAdmin Edition which is ok, if you don't use WordPress and have just a few sites.

If you tell me what you wanna do, I can give you a more precise recommendation - also about which extensions to install, etc.
 

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Any of you interested in Plesk should listen to our resident Plesk guru @virtubox who is some what passionate and has a great deal of knowledge about the product :book:

I do think it's a viable alternative to cPanel, Plesk is just as feature rich and will only continue to improve in the future.
 

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Like jlsoft said, the Web PRO include WordPress toolkit and it's a main feature if you are using WordPress (it install, detect , secure and update WordPress ).


I'm currently making a complete comparative of control panels, and yes Plesk is for me the best control panel if you are using it alone
I have again spend too much times with WHM to recommend it for basic usage. To install WordPress for example it's just easier with Plesk.
I can't talk for hosting providers because I do not sell shared hosting
But to manage a vps, Plesk Onyx will be more than a serious alternative to cPanel with lower price and awesome features like nodejs or docker.
Anyone can compare Plesk and cPanel with cloudlinux here ?
 

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Web PRO for 30 domains? its awesome but I can use it on 2 different servers but with a license.
I mean I can host 20 websites on Server 1 and 10 websites left on Server 2 with a Plesk web pro license? Or it only can use on a server?
 
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We use Plesk and its great. Older versions of the panel (8, 9 and to a degree 10) were a little rough. Starting with version 11 things have been a lot better. The latest version, Onyx is really, really good and they're adding a lot of features regularly. The price makes it an extremely attractive option.
 

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I am also using Plesk Onyx and it is pretty easy to use. One thing I don't like about it is it make functions of websites into a group, it didn't look like cPanel, everything there is clear and easy to find.
 
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Plesk is a really good panel but cPanel is more known, if you plan to sell web hosting I would suggest cPanel instead.
 
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