Plesk Onyx & Its Features


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Sep 27, 2016
Plesk Onyx is the smoothest upgrade of traditional Plesk control panel with advance features along with the support for many new technologies like Docker , Git etc.
With this new version of plesk below features are dropped from Plesk Onyx control panel.

• Customer and Business Manager
• Windows VZ Templates
• x86-based distributions of operating systems
• CentOS 5 / RHEL5 / CloudLinux 5
• Microsoft Windows 2008 (not R2)
• ASP.NET 1.1
• SmarterMail 6.x - 9.x
• Miva
• Shared SSL support on Windows
• Unity Mobile
• 10.4 upgrade drop
• perl-apache-asp component drop

Lets take a look at the new features of Plesk Onyx

Support For Database -
• Mysql
• PostgresSql
• MariaDB
• MSSQL ( Windows )

Database Tools
• Scan
• Repair
• Report
• Fix

Git Support -

Plesk Onyx introduces integration with Git , it enables you to do
• Easy deployment of your websites by either pushing it to a local or by pulling from a remote one Git repo.
• Software engineering service of your choice like Github , Travis etc..
• Multiple Branch Support in single repository
• Automatic Deployment

Docker Support -

Plesk Onyx comes with Docker support.
• on-demand access to a wide range of modern technologies
• choose from catalog of available images mongodb , redis etc..
• Deploy and manage docker containers locally and remotely

Windows Server 2016 Support

Plesk Onyx supports the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2016 with IIS 10
• Wildcard subdomains
• HTTP/2 support
• New cipher suites

System Resource Usage Limits
Introducing the ability to limit the amount of system resources that can be used by a particular subscription or hosting account which will help to prevent server abuse caused by either malicious or poorly written script.

The following system resources can be limited by this feature:
• Disk I/O

DNSSEC Support

A new feature which allows users to protect the DNS data of their hosted domains with DNSSEC . DNSSEC stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions it's a set of DNS protocol.
With the feature user can do
• Configure the settings used for key generation and rollover
• Sign and unsign domain zones according to the DNSSEC specifications
• Receive notifications related to DNSSEC records and keys
• View and copy DS resource records and DNSKEY resource record sets

SSL support & Improvements
Plesk Onyx comes with a set of security improvements which will help you to harden the server. This feature will help to
• Force https connection to websites hosted in Plesk
• Mail servers can be secured using SSL/TLS
• Secured webmail connection with SSL/TLS

Ruby Support
Plesk onyx has proper Ruby language support as a plesk extension. The Ruby extension available in Plesk Onyx allows users to quickly and easily deploy Ruby apps on their domains.
• Enable Ruby support on any given virtual host
• Choose which Ruby version should be used on a domain.
• Install gem file dependencies via UI using Bundler tool
• Specify custom environment variables
• Edit configuration files

Node.js support
Plesk Onyx offers Node.js support , Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment for developing server-side Web applications.
• Add Node.js applications to your websites with just a few clicks.
• Easily manage the application from Plesk (start/stop/restart the application, install NPM packages, run scripts, edit the configuration files - Plesk does it all).
• Have multiple Node.js versions installed on the server (Plesk for Linux only)
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