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Documentation

Details

Requirements

Parallels Plesk Panel documentation is intended to provide our customers with a comprehensive guide to the software. Parallels also recommends that you visit the Parallels Plesk Panel forums and browse our Knowledge base.

Parallels Plesk Panel Documentation

User Documentation Linux/Unix Windows
Parallels Plesk Panel Quick Start Guide
Administrator's Guide
Reseller's Guide
Client's Guide
Domain Administrator's Guide
E-mail User's Guide
Hoster Documentation Linux/Unix Windows
Extras Customization Guide
Google Services Integration Guide
Server Administration Documentation Linux/Unix Windows
Installation Guide
Advanced Administration Guide
Backup and Restore Utilities Administrator's Guide
Migration Guide
PCI Compliance Guide
Command Line Interface Reference
Modules User Documentation Linux/Unix Windows
Firewall Module Administrator's Guide  
System Monitoring Module Administrator's Guide  
Kaspersky Antivirus Module Administrator's Guide  
Acronis True Image Server Module Administrator's Guide
Counter-Strike Game Server Module Administrator's Guide
Battlefield 2 Game Server Module Administrator's Guide  
Release Notes Linux/Unix Windows
Release Notes for RPM based OSes  
Release Notes for DEB based OSes  
Release Notes for PKG based OSes  
Release Notes for Windows  
Release Notes for Hosting Suite

Developer Documentation

Parallels Plesk Panel Developer documentation is available at Parallels Technology Network.

If you have questions or topics to discuss that concern Parallels products documentation, please visit the Documentation forums.

Developed for the Professional Hosting Service Provider (HSP) and Corporate IT professionals, Parallels Plesk Panel provides the most complete and stable set of features in the industry. To learn more details regarding the software please click on the links below.

See below for details for Linux/Unix:

See below for details for Windows:

Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/Unix Details

Delegated Self-Administration
One Control Panel for all users
  • Master Level: This view-from-the-top administration interface allows Sys Admins to manage multiple servers from a single console
  • Server Administrator Level: Full control over server, resellers and end-users
  • Reseller Client Level: Wide range of tools for hosting provisioning within the limits set by Server Administrator
  • Domain Owner Level: Provides full control over single domain within limits set by Reseller or Server Administrator
  • Mail User Level: Self-Management interface for a single Email account reduces support from domain owner
Complete Documentation
  • Context-sensitive quick online help for all objects in the control panel
  • Detailed context-sensitive online help for all interface pages
  • Browsable online help with table of contents and index
  • Brief introduction to new features upon first login
  • Comprehensive Users Manuals
  • Release notes with complete installation instructions
  • Parallels Plesk Panel New Feature How-to Resources
  • Parallels Plesk Panel Installation Guide
  • Parallels Plesk Panel SDK
Language Support
  • Multi-language support allows for unlimited languages to be plugged into the software's control panel
  • Language Packs are manageable directly from control panel
  • language Add-on availableBuy
  • Simultaneous multi-language usage at all levels. Users can select and change the working interface language in seconds
  • Language selection on the login page

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Server Administration Level
Server Management
  • Samba server is configurable through FileServer module
  • Firewall configuration module
  • Modules for management of Counter-Strike, Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 game servers Buy
  • Watchdog 2.0 module for monitoring of system services with optional notifications and automatic restart
  • RkHunter tool for detection of rootkits included in Watchdog module
  • Virtual Private Network module
  • Acronis TrueImage module (ATIS) creates complete backups of disk servers on demand as well as by schedule
  • Migration of accounts from external systems (competitive and Parallels Plesk Panel)
  • Automated installation and upgrade of new Parallels Plesk Panel components
  • Automated Upload and retrieval of Parallels Plesk Panel license keys
  • Parallels Plesk Panel Anti-virus by Parallels Premium Antivirus software integration
  • Update system hostname from the control panel
  • Add and remove skins from the control panel
  • Configure conditional responses to events using Event Manager
  • SPAM Filtering with SpamAssassin SoftwareBuy
  • 17 pre-installed 'skins' plus custom skin creation
  • Customizable (click and install) Parallels Plesk Panel "Application Vault"Buy
  • Integrated server statistics (Disk Usage, Full Traffic Monitoring, System Uptime, RAM usage)
  • Customizable Button creation with hyper linking and interface locale selection
  • Quick Configure ColdFusionBuy
  • Private Folder Management
  • Quick Configure Multi-tiered Help Desk SystemBuy
  • Quick Configure and manage applications such as Apache and FTP
  • Quick Backup and restore (Full System, Client level or a single domain)
  • Pre-integrated Mail server or use a third-party mail solution
  • Pre-integrated DNS or use a third-party solution
  • Quick Update time settings, by clock or by time zones
  • Reboot or shutdown server
  • Run, stop or restart services (Email, DNS, Apache, Stunnel, Tomcat etc:)
  • Control Panel Branding (upload a new logo or change it in a skin
  • Standard Unix/Linux security scheme which is proved to be secure on thousands Unix/Linux servers all over the world
  • Quick and flexible mail configuration (POP3, SMTP authorization, open and closed relaying, white and black lists, MAPS spam protection, SPF verification)
  • Mail queue viewer with search function and ability to delete problematic messages
  • Automated DNS Templating for new domains
  • Manage SSL certificates for domains and subdomains
  • Create wildcard SSL certificates
  • Manage Control Panel Sessions (Idle time, login attempts etc.)
  • Choose default skin and language, change Admin's skin and language
  • Manage MPC services
  • Automate System Notifications (select notification events, select recipients, personalize the text, set expiration notifications and limits exceeded notifications)
  • Pre-create and Automate Domain Parameters using Templates
  • Register and use remote MySQL and PostgreSQL database servers as well as local servers
  • Manage databases on local and remote database servers using WebAdmin under administrative account
  • Create and Manage MySQL and PostgresSQL databases
  • Pre-create and Automated Client/Reseller Parameters using Templates
  • Monitor and Log User's while they work using the Action Log Management Interface
  • Set and Automate Chronological System tasks Server-wide and per domain
  • Pre-create and Upload Custom Domain Skeleton directories
  • Select and Restrict IP's from access to the Control Panel
Service Plan Management
  • Restrict the use of specific applications to specific users
  • Bundle applications and server resources for targeted customer segments
  • Automate new site deployment
  • Template Domains and re-use them as default for quick Domain creation
  • Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly bandwidth, number of webusers, mail user and other limits
  • Create an unlimited number of targeted templates for Clients and Domains
  • Bundle and meter top requested features such as multiple MySQL, PostgreSQL databases and webusers. Anonymous FTP access
  • Choose different security options during site creation (allowing SSH access, scripting, allow scripting to webusers)
  • Disable any button in Parallels Plesk Panel interface and assign such customized Interface template to clients
  • Assign customized Desktop presets to specific users
  • Restrict access to Desktop or standard interface only
Domain Management
  • Use International Characters in Domain names
  • Manage site content with an optional Professional Website Editor
  • Java SSH client integrated in the control panel
  • Perform Domain backups to a repository, FTP server, or workstation
  • Schedule domain backups on a Cron and preset backup files rotation
  • Preview websites before DNS propagation
  • Create Sub-domains
  • Manage ColdFusionBuy
  • Add and Manage Site Applications to the Application Vault Buy
  • Manage site's dynamic content with new Site BuilderBuy
  • Manage @domains
  • Automatically create a new site with point-and-click ease, based on a domain template or custom requirements
  • Automatically create DNS and appropriate application entries, such as Apache, FTP
  • Upgrade the resources available to an existing site, manage permissions
  • Manage all domains on the system with a single login
  • Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, pop3, SMTP, IMAP, ftp, anonymous ftp.
  • Webalizer is included for traffic statistics. Quick view traffic history
  • Manage webusers
  • Manage multiple MySQL and PostgreSQLBuy databases per site
  • Create email, mail groups, autoresponders
  • Create protected directories (SSL and non-SSL), assign users to them
  • Protect the cgi-bin directory or subdirectories within it
  • Log Rotation Management
  • Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
  • Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
  • Switch entire domain ON/OFF
  • Create and manage Mail lists
  • Use Crontab Manager
  • Manage Tomcat Buy and web applications
  • Manage Domain skeleton
  • Create Domain aliases
Reseller Management
  • Add clients/resellers with point-and-click ease, using a client template or per customer requirements
  • Upgrade the resources available to an existing client/reseller and manage their permissions
  • Limit the number of IP's and domains available for individual resellers
  • Global account management for all Resellers permissions and configurations

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Client/Reseller Level
Service Plan Management
  • Create bundles or applications and server resources for targeted customer segments
  • Automate new site deployment by defining a domain template once
  • Create an unlimited number of targeted domain templates for sites
  • Rely on default templates created by admin
  • Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly bandwidth and number of users
  • Bundle and meter top requested features such as multiple MySQL, PostgreSQL Buy databases and webusers. Anonymous FTP access
  • Choose different security options during site creation (allowing SSH access, scripting, allow scripting to webusers)
  • Restrict access to Desktop or standard interface only
Domain Management
  • Support for international characters in domain names
  • Manage site content with an optional Professional Website
  • EditorUse Java SSH client integrated into the control panel
  • Perform domain backup to repository, FTP server, or workstation
  • Schedule domain backup, set up backup files rotation
  • Preview site before DNS propagation
  • Create sub domains
  • Manage ColdFusionBuy
  • Add and Manage Site Applications in new Application PackBuy
  • Manage site's dynamic content with new Site BuilderBuy
  • Manage @domains
  • Automatically create a new site with point-and-click ease, based on a domain template or custom requirements
  • Automatically create DNS and appropriate application entries, such as Apache, FTP
  • Upgrade the resources available to an existing site, manage permissions
  • Manage all sold domains from a single login
  • Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, pop3, SMTP, IMAP, ftp, anonymous ftp. Webalizer is included for traffic statistics. Quick view traffic history
  • Manage webusers
  • Manage multiple MySQL and PostgresSQL Buy databases per site
  • Create email, mail groups, autoresponders
  • Create protected directories (SSL and non-SSL), assign users to them
  • Protect the cgi-bin directory or subdirectories within it
  • Log Rotation Management
  • Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
  • Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
  • Switch entire domain ON/OFF
  • Create and manage Mail lists
  • Use Crontab Manager
  • Manage Tomcat Buy and web applications
  • Manage Domain skeleton
  • Create Domain aliases

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Domain Owner Level
Domain Management
  • Use Java SSH client integrated into the control panel
  • Perform domain backup to repository, FTP server, or workstation
  • Schedule domain backup, set up backup files rotation
  • Create sub domains
  • Manage ColdFusion Buy
  • Add and Manage Site Applications in new Application PackBuy
  • Manage site's dynamic content with new Site BuilderBuy
  • Manage @domains
  • Configure sites and update application settings
  • Upload, manage, backup and restore site files
  • Create webusers, allow them scripting capabilities, assign hard disk quota
  • Manage multiple MySQL and PostgresSQLBuy databases per site
  • Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, pop3, SMTP, IMAP, ftp, anonymous ftp. See traffic history
  • Analyze web logs via Webalizer
  • Create protected directories (SSL and non-SSL), assign users to them
  • Protect the cgi-bin directory or subdirectories within it
  • Log Rotation Management
  • Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
  • Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
  • Create and manage Mail lists
  • Switch entire domain ON/OFF
  • Use Crontab Manager
  • Manage TomcatBuy and web applications
  • Manage Domain skeleton
  • Create Domain aliases
Mail User Support
  • Configure Parallels Premium Antivirus protection
  • SpamAssassin ConfigurationBuy
  • Includes email account creation, deletion, aliases, groups, redirects auto-responses, account on/off switching
  • Allows for Mail Users private secure login access

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Mail User Level
Email Management
  • Configure Parallels Premium Antivirus protection
  • Manage mail preferences
  • Set autoresponders, aliases and vacation messages
  • Receive and review email anywhere, anytime, from any Web browser
  • Change mailbox passwords
  • Create mail groups and redirects
  • Set Mailbox quotas

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Services Management
Apache Web Server
  • Supports SSI, Suexec, SSL, log files, CGI-BIN, HTAccess, Custom error documents, Web users
  • Multiple subdomain creation and types supported
FTP Server
  • Anonymous FTP welcome message
  • Extended Anonymous FTP configuration
  • Supports anonymous FTP for name-and IP-based domains
  • FTP Traffic statistic
  • FTP limits and traffic settings
Mail Server
  • Optional Parallels Premium Antivirus filtering
  • Includes and supports mail aliases, autoresponders and vacation messages, forwarding, spam filters, mailing lists, POP3/IMAP servers
  • Includes Web based email (IMP)
  • SMTP authorization
  • POP3 authorization, including APOP encrypted authentication
  • Open / closed types of mail relaying
  • Includes Optional SpamAssassin 3 anti-SPAM email filtering
  • Optional SPF verification for incoming mail
  • View the mail queue, identify and delete problematic messages from the control panel
Development Tools
  • Includes ColdFusion Configuration Setup screenBuy
  • Support scripting languages (Perl, Python, PHP, Perl / ASP), Tomcat JSP
  • Any perl / php modules installed on server may be used for enhancing scripting capabilities
  • PHP safe mode can be enabled and disabled per-domain
  • Cron jobs control for administrators and users
Database Management
  • Supports both local and remote MySQL / PostgreSQL database servers
  • Supports and manages multiple MySQL / PostgreSQLBuy databases simultaneously
  • Support PhpMyAdmin / PhpPGAdmin (Web-based database administration)
  • MySQL 3.23.52 through 4.1.x supported
  • PostgreSQL 7.3 through 8.0 supported
DNS Manager
  • Automate DNS setup when creating a new site with help of server-wide DNS templates
  • Flexible editing and fine-tuning DNS records
  • Support for primary / secondary DNS servers, remote DNS servers, global access control lists for DNS zone transfers
  • Supports domain names registration
  • Quick DNS restoration supported
  • Manage various timing parameters of the SOA (Start of Authority) record
E-Commerce
  • osCommerce pre-packaged in Application PackBuy
  • Miva
  • Automated Shops
  • NetStores
  • WebCreators
Quota control
  • Complete limiting parameters for disk space and traffic capabilities, number of users, mail names, databases and all other objects
  • Hard limit settings for disk quota supported
Usage Reports
  • Reports can be scheduled and delivered automatically
  • Provides detailed disk and traffic usage information by clients or domains, traffic history
  • Provides detailed report about various objects created by administrator / client in Parallels Plesk Panel: domains, web-users, databases, etc.
  • Provides information about system services state and problems on local and remote Parallels Plesk Panel an PSA servers
  • Provides logging of actions performed by users in Parallels Plesk Panel and logging parameters tuning
Web and FTP Domain Statistics
  • Support file and log analysis, access to raw log files
  • Webalizer web traffic reports
  • Log files rotation
Remote Access Options
  • Optional chroot shell
  • Optional Java SSH client integrated into the control panel
  • Supports SSH, provides shell access control and various shells
Online File Manager
  • Optional Professional Website Editor
  • Includes a WYSIWYG html viewer
  • Includes a graphical file editor, with upload, download and attributes managers
Backup and Restore
  • Perform domain backup to repository, FTP server, or workstation
  • Supplies both server-wide and domain level backup and restore
  • Schedule automated backups using Crontab manager
  • Backup/Restore Utilities supports data migration between PSA servers

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Quick Start Tools
Graphical User Interface
  • Customizable Parallels Plesk Desktop with buttons for most used tasks, vital status indications as well as lists of recently visited and favorite locations in the control panel
  • Step-by-step wizards for common tasks
  • Interface to adding custom buttons
  • Custom buttons with icons for site applications with point-and-click ease
  • Friendly and intuitive control panel interface
  • Branding and customization allowed
Online Help
  • Context-sensitive quick online help for all objects in control panel
  • Detailed context-sensitive online help for all pages
  • Browsable online help with table of contents and index
  • Brief introduction to new features upon first login
  • Comprehensive Users Manuals & Quick Start guide
  • Release notes with installation instructions and "what's new" section
  • Online Flash demonstrations walk novice users through all aspects of Parallels Plesk Panel usage
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 8.0 New Feature How-to Resources
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 8.0 Installation Guide
  • Parallels Plesk Panel SDK
Installation and upgrade
  • Components installation/upgrade through the interface
  • Native distribution packages (RPM and Debian) for Linux operating systems allow for manageable, customized installation
  • Quick and simple installation by running only one .sh file on FreeBSD and MacOS
  • Autoinstaller 3.0 facilitates step-by-step interactive as well as unattended installations and upgrades. Autoinstaller provides local or remote download of packages for hands free upgrading and installation
  • Improved initial configuration screen which appears on first login after installation allows to configure default IP addresses
Available from Service Providers
  • Parallels Plesk Panel server administrator is available pre-installed on dedicated and private servers from industry-leading service and hardware providers around the world

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Basic and Advanced Customization Tools
Brand Identity
  • Upload individual logos to establish and strengthen the brand presence of you and your resellers. Also it's allowed to create skin with your own logos and branding colors or fonts
Interface customization
  • Create multiple customized Desktop presets
  • Remove unwanted buttons and controls from control panel screens and create multiple Interface templates containing such customizations
Custom Skins
  • Customize your control panel look and feel, including logo placement, colors, navigation, icons, fonts and more using common CSS styles
Easy Add-Ons
  • Integrate with complementary solutions from Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels, as well as third-party providers
Scripting Support
  • Build new custom solutions using extensive command line interface tools and our new "Event Manager" and "Action Log" features in Parallels Plesk Panel 8.0

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Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows Details

Delegated Self-Administration
One Control Panel for all users
  • Master Level: This view-from-the-top administration interface allows Sys Admins to manage multiple servers from a single console
  • Server Administrator Level: Full control over server, resellers and end-users
  • Reseller Client Level: Wide range of tools for hosting provisioning within the limits set by Server Administrator
  • Domain Owner Level: Provides full control over single domain within limits set by Reseller or Server Administrator
  • Mail User Level: Manage single mailbox reducing support from domain owner
Complete Documentation
  • Context-sensitive quick online help for all objects in control panel
  • Detailed context-sensitive online help for all pages
  • Browsable online help with table of contents and index
  • Brief introduction to new features upon first login
  • Comprehensive User Manual
  • Release notes with installation instructions and "what's new" section
  • Parallels Plesk Panel Installation Guide
  • Parallels Plesk Panel SDK
Language Support
  • Multilanguage support allows virtually unlimited languages to be installed
  • English, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish interfaces are available
  • Individual users may login simultaneously to a single server, each using a different language. They also can change interface language at any time

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Server Administration Level
Server Management
  • Configure and manage applications such as IIS and FTP
  • Backup and restore a whole server, a reseller's sites or a single site using Backup/Restore Utilities
  • Quick and flexible Mail configuration (POP3, SMTP authorization, open and closed relaying, white and black lists, MAPS spam protection, SPF verification, SOA Settings, DNS recursion)
  • Manage integrated Spam Filter (based on SpamAssassin)
  • Manage integrated DNS server
  • Manage integrated Firewall on all network interfaces individually
  • Autoupdater checks on the internet, downloads and installs updated Parallels Plesk Panel software and included third-party components and patches
  • Update network settings, such as time zones
  • Reboot or shutdown server
  • Run, stop or restart services (Mail, DNS, IIS, etc.)
  • Brand the control panel by uploading a new logo or changing it within the skin (all logos can be changed)
  • Choose between seven pre-installed 'skins' or install others
  • Prevents unauthorized access of domains on a shared server using a Windows 2003 security scheme
  • Integrated server statistics (disk usage, traffic, server uptime)
  • Create DNS template for new domains
  • Manage SSL Certificate
  • Manage Control Panel Sessions (Idle time)
  • Choose default skin and language, change Admin's skin and language
  • Manage MPC services
  • Manage Parallels Plesk Panel notifications (choose event, select recipient, write text)
  • Create Domain Templates
  • Use Master Feature
  • Customizable Button creation with hyper linking and interface locale selection
  • Auto Configure ColdFusion, if installed on the server
  • Private Folder Management
  • Quick Install and Configure osCommerce
  • Quick Configure Multi-tiered Help Desk System
  • Register and use MS-SQL and MySQL database servers on local or remote servers
  • Manage databases on local or remote database servers using WebAdmin under administrative account
  • Create and Manage MS-SQL and MySQL databases
  • Redesigned Scheduler Interface
  • MailEnable Pro Support
  • Create Client/Reseller Templates
  • Monitor and Log User's while they work using the Action Log Management Interface
  • Pre-create and Upload Custom Domain Skeleton directories
  • Select and Restrict IP's from access to the Control Panel
  • GameServer module allows to manage Counter-Strike server
  • BIND DNS Server Integration
  • MS DNS Server Integration
  • Simple DNS Server Integration
  • SmarterMail Integration
  • SmarterStats Integration
  • Merak MailServer Integration
  • MDaemon Integration
  • hMailServer Integration
  • Serv-U FTP Server Integration
  • Gene6 FTP Server Integration
  • Scheduled remote backup/restore with FTP server support
  • IIS Application Pool Management
  • Improved Firewall Management
  • Acronis True Image Server Integration for bare-metal recovery
  • Terminal Server Management
  • Browser-based Remote Desktop access
  • Improved Parallels Sitebuilder for Windows Integration
  • Shared SSL Management
  • Multiple Administrator Accounts
  • Group E-Mail Messages
  • VZ Autoupdater
  • New Human Readable License
  • Improved Centralized DNS
  • MySQL 5 Support
  • Spam Filter Usage Permission
  • System ODBC Data Sources
Service Plan Management
  • Create bundles of applications and server resources for targeted customer segments
  • Automate new site deployment by defining a domain template once
  • Create domain templates and use them as default for quick domain creation
  • Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly bandwidth, number of webusers, mail users etc...
  • Create an unlimited number of targeted templates for domains and clients/resellers
  • Choose different security options during site creation (allowing remote access, scripting, etc)
  • Restrict the use of specific applications to specific users
  • Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly bandwidth, number of webusers, mail user and other limits
  • Count MS-SQL and MySQL databases separately
  • Disable any button in Parallels Plesk Panel interface and assign such customized Interface template to clients
  • Assign customized Desktop presets to specific users
  • Restrict access to Desktop or standard interface only
Domain Management
  • Automatically create a new Account with point-and-click ease, based on a domain template or custom requirements
  • Automatically create DNS and appropriate application entries, such as IIS, FTP
  • Quick setup and management of Sub-domains in domains directory
  • Manage IP-based (dedicated IP) and name-based (virtual, shared-IP) domains. Create standard- or frame-forwarding domains. Manage SSL Certificate for domains
  • Upgrade a domain from name-based to IP-based and vice versa, change physical hosting to standard- or frame-forwarding hosting
  • Upgrade the resources available to an existing site, manage permissions
  • Manage All Domains on the system using single login
  • Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, email, ftp, anonymous ftp.
  • Choice of AWstats, Webalizer, Urchin or SmarterStats for traffic statistics. View traffic history
  • Create multiple sub-domains and sub-domain types
  • Manage webusers
  • Manage multiple MySQL and MS-SQL databases per site
  • Web interface for MS-SQL database access as well as for MySQL
  • Site preview even when DNS is not configured
  • SSL and non-SSL content is served from the same physical directory
  • Manage ColdFusion
  • Manage @domain
  • Manage Virtual Directories
  • Manage MIME types
  • Manage Custom Errors
  • Manage Default Documents
  • Manage QoS settings - Bandwidth, Connections Limit, CPU
  • Create email, mail groups, autoresponders
  • Protect web directories, assign users to them
  • Log Rotation Management
  • Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
  • Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
  • Manage multiple FTP subaccounts
  • Switch entire domain ON/OFF
  • Create and manage Mail lists
  • Use Scheduler Manager
  • Manage Domain skeleton
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Starter kits - ready to install
  • Hot-link protection
  • Better Subdomains Support
  • Domain Aliases Support
  • Web Directories Management with per-directory control over IIS
  • Shared SSL Site support
  • PHP ISAPI support
  • Sender Permission Framework (SPF) support and SOA settings in DNS Manager
  • ASP.NET development support - configuration, testing, code access security
  • PHP4 and PHP5 per Domain
  • More Subdomain Levels
  • User ODBC Data Sources
Reseller Management
  • Add clients/resellers with point-and-click ease, using a client template or per customer requirements
  • Upgrade the resources available to an existing client/reseller and manage their permissions
  • Limit the number of IP's and domains available for individual resellers

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Client/Reseller Level
Service Plan Management
  • Create bundles or applications and server resources for targeted customer segments
  • Automate new site deployment by defining a domain template once
  • Create an unlimited number of targeted domain templates for sites
  • Rely on default templates created by admin
  • Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly bandwidth and number of users
  • Bundle and meter top requested features such as multiple MySQL, MS-SQL databases and webusers. Anonymous FTP access
  • Choose different security options during site creation (allowing remote access, scripting, allow scripting to webusers)
  • Manage multiple domains from a single login
  • Global domain updating from a single interface
Domain Management
  • Web interface for MS-SQL database access as well as for MySQL
  • Site preview even when DNS is not configured
  • SSL and non-SSL content is served from the same physical directory
  • Manage ColdFusion
  • Manage @domain
  • Manage Virtual Directories
  • Manage MIME types
  • Manage Custom Errors
  • Manage Default Documents
  • Manage QoS settings - Bandwidth, Connections Limit, CPU
  • Automatically create a new site with point-and-click ease, based on a domain template or custom requirements
  • Automatically create DNS and appropriate application entries, such as Apache, FTP
  • Manage IP-based (dedicated IP) and name-based (virtual, shared-IP) domains. Create standard- or frame-forwarding domains. Manage SSL Certificate for domains
  • Upgrade a domain from name-based to IP-based and vice versa, change physical hosting to standard- or frame-forwarding hosting
  • Upgrade the resources available to an existing site, manage permissions
  • Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, ftp, anonymous ftp.
  • Use AWstats, Webalizer, Urchin or SmarterStats to see traffic statistics.
  • View traffic history screen
  • Manage webusers
  • Manage multiple MySQL and MSSQL databases per site
  • Create email, mail groups, autoresponders
  • Create protected directories (SSL and non-SSL), assign users to them
  • Log Rotation Management
  • Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
  • Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
  • Manage multiple FTP subaccounts
  • Instant Domain ON/OFF Switch
  • Create and manage Mail lists
  • Use Windows Scheduler
  • Create and Manage Custom Domain skeleton directories
  • Perform and store Domain Backups
  • Manage Domain aliases
  • PHP4 and PHP5 per Domain
  • More Subdomain Levels
  • User ODBC Data Sources

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Domain Owner Level
Domain Management
  • Configure sites and update application settings
  • Upload, manage, backup and restore site files
  • Manage Subdomains
  • Create webusers, allow them scripting capabilities, assign hard disk quota
  • Manage multiple MS-SQL and MySQL databases per site
  • Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, email, ftp, anonymous ftp.
  • View traffic history
  • Analyze web logs via Webalizer
  • Protect web directories, assign users to them
  • Log Rotation Management
  • Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
  • Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
  • Manage multiple FTP subaccounts
  • Create and manage Mail lists
  • Switch entire domain ON/OFF
  • Use Windows Scheduler
  • Manage Tomcat and web-applications
  • Manage Domain aliases
  • PHP4 and PHP5 per Domain
  • More Subdomain Levels
  • User ODBC Data Sources
Mail User Support
  • Add email, FTP and Web users
  • Set mail box size
  • Allow Mail Users private login to personal management screen
  • Create mail groups
  • Create mail aliases
  • Create & manage email auto-responses
  • Manage Anti-Virus and Spam Filter settings

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Mail User Level
Email Management
  • Manage mail preferences
  • Set autoresponders, aliases and vacation messages
  • Receive and review email anywhere, anytime, from any Web browser
  • Change mailbox passwords
  • Create mail groups and redirects
  • Manage Anti-Virus and Spam Filter settings

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Services Management
IIS Web Server
  • Support SSI, SSL, log files, CGI-BIN, Custom Errors, MIME types, Virtual Directories, Default Documents, Web users
  • Multiple Subdomain types supported
  • Protected URLs supported
FTP Server
  • Support anonymous FTP for name-and IP-based domains
  • FTP Traffic statistic
  • Multiple FTP accounts supported
Mail Server
  • Support aliases, autoresponders and vacation messages, forwarding, spam filters, antivirus, mailing lists and POP3 servers
  • Support Horde Web mail (IMP)
  • Support UebMiau Web Mail - with folders support (installed separately)
  • Support SMTP, POP3 authorization and open / closed types of mail relaying
Development Tools
  • Support scripting languages (ASP, ASP.NET, Python, PHP, Perl)
  • Includes ColdFusion management
  • Includes Mambo Site Building Application
  • J2sdk 1.4.1_03 - Java Software Development Kit included
  • Any ActiveX objects or Perl / PHP / Python modules installed on server may be used for enhancing scripting capabilities
  • Scheduler jobs control for administrator and users
Database Management
  • Support multiple MySQL / MSSQL databases
  • Support PhpMyAdmin (Web-based MySQL administration)
  • Support ASP.NET Enterprise Manager (Web-based MS-SQL administration)
DNS Manager
  • Automate DNS setup when creating a new site with help of server-wide DNS templates
  • Flexible editing and fine-tuning DNS records
  • Support for primary / secondary DNS servers, remote DNS servers, global access control lists for DNS zone transfers
  • Supports domain names registration
E-Commerce
  • osCommerce pre-packaged in Application Pack
  • Support for many popular third-party applications
Quota control
  • Disk Space Limiting and traffic capabilities, limiting number of users, mail names, databases and any other objects
  • Hard disk system quotas support
Usage Reports
  • Provide detailed disk and traffic usage information by clients or domains, traffic history
  • Provide detailed report about various objects created by administrator / client in PSA: domains, web-users, databases, hosting etc.
  • Provide information about system services state and problems on local and remote PSA servers
  • Provide logging of actions performed by users in PSA control panel and logging parameters tuning
Web and FTP Domain Statistics
  • Support file and log analysis, access to raw log files
  • Choice of AWstats, Webalizer, Urchin or SmarterStats traffic reports
  • Log files rotation
Remote Access Options
  • Supports remote desktop/telnet, provides access control
Online File Manager
  • Includes Web-Explorer a graphical file editor, with upload, download and attributes managers
Backup and Restore
  • Includes Utilities for System-wide, Domain & user backups and restorations
  • Includes Windows Scheduler Management for automated backups
  • Includes Data migration utilities for moving & updating Parallels Plesk Panel 8.1 servers

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Quick Start Tools
Graphical User Interface
  • Customizable Parallels Plesk Desktop with buttons for most used tasks, vital status indications as well as lists of recently visited and favorite locations in the control panel
  • Step-by-step wizards for common tasks
  • Interface to adding custom buttons
  • Custom buttons with icons for site applications with point-and-click ease
  • New Friendly and intuitive control panel interface
  • Branding and customization allowed
  • Improved Navigation Pane Control
Online Help
  • Context-sensitive quick online help for all objects in control panel
  • Detailed context-sensitive online help for all pages
  • Comprehensive User Manual - Quick-Start guides
  • Release notes with installation instructions and "what's new" section
  • Set of Flash demonstrations which cover all aspects of Parallels Plesk Panel usage for novice users
  • Parallels Plesk Panel SDK
  • Web-based setup - download and run a small executable, which will automatically retrieve the rest of install files
Installation
  • All software components can be easily reinstalled and upgraded
  • Individual component locations can be changed during setup
  • Data location could be changed during setup independently from executable location
  • Side-by-side shared components - several MSDE per box, for example
  • Parallels Plesk Panel can be completely uninstalled, components might be added or removed after install
  • There is no need to reboot during setup
  • IIS and Mail in-place migration
Available from Service Providers
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 8.1 for Windows is available pre-installed on dedicated and private servers from industry-leading service and hardware providers around the world

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Basic and Advanced Customization Tools
Brand Identity
  • Upload individual logos to establish and strengthen the brand presence of you and your resellers. Skin creation with private branding, colors or fonts is allowed
Custom Skins
  • Customize your control panel look and feel, including logo placement, colors, navigation, icons, fonts and more using common CSS styles
Easy Add-Ons
  • Integrate with complementary solutions from Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels, as well as third-party providers
Scripting Support
  • Build new custom solutions using extensive command line interface tools and our new "Event Manager" and "Action Log" features of Parallels Plesk Panel 7

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Supported Operating Systems for Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/Unix

  • Dropped! Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 3.0 (AS/ES) i586 and 64bit
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 4.0 (AS/ES) i586 and 64bit
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.0 (AS/ES) i586 and 64bit
  • New! Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.5 (AS/ES) i586 and 64bit
  • New! Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6 (AS/ES) i586 and 64bit
  • Dropped! FreeBSD® 4.x, 5.x i586
  • FreeBSD® 6.x i586
  • SuSE® Linux 9.3 i586 and 64bit
  • SuSE® Enterprise Server 9.0 64bit
  • SuSE® Enterprise Server 10.0 i586 and 64bit
  • SuSE® Linux 10.0 i586 and 64bit
  • SuSE® Linux 10.1 i586 and 64bit
  • SuSE® Linux 10.2 i586 and 64bit
  • New! SuSe 11.0
  • openSuSE 10.3
  • New! openSUSE 11.1
  • Fedora Core 4, 5, 6 i586
  • Fedora Core 4, 5, 6 64bit
  • Fedora 7 i586 and 64bit
  • Fedora 8
  • New! Fedora 11
  • Dropped! CentOS 3.x i586
  • CentOS 4.x i586 and 64bit
  • CentOS 5.x i586 and 64bit
  • New! CentOS 5.5 i586 and 64bit
  • New! CentOS 5.6 i586 and 64bit
  • Debian 3.1 x86
  • Debian 4.0 x86 and 64bit
  • New! Debian 5.0 x86 and 64bit
  • Ubuntu 6.06 i586 and 64bit
  • Ubuntu 7.10 i586 and 64bit
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • New! Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • New! CloudLinux 5.4 i586 and 64bit

Supported Operating Systems for Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows

  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Web Edition
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 RC1 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 RC1 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 RC1 Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Datacenter Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Web Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Web Edition

Browser Requirements

  • Firefox 2.0 and above
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x
  • New! Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x
  • Mozilla 1.7 and above
  • Safari 2.x
  • New! Safari 3.1

NOTE: Pop-up blocking in your browser should be disabled when using Parallels Plesk Panel.
Microsoft IE 5.5 and Netscape v4.5 or lower for Windows/UNIX is no longer supported.

Mail Client Requirements

  • Eudora 7.0 and above for Windows
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 for Windows
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003+ for Windows
  • Thunderbird 1.5 and above

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