Plesk Overview

What is Plesk?

Plesk is a a WebOps and hosting platform designed to help web professionals including developers, designers, content managers, and agencies to run, grow, and automate their apps, websites and businesses. The solution offers a full set of security, automation, and technical tools within a single hosting platform, including full and incremental scheduled backups, resource usage tracking, subscription and service plan management, application and extension catalogs, server health monitoring, and more. Plesk is certified to run on all major container and virtualization platforms, in addition to cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.

With Plesk, users can manage multiple sites through the centralized dashboard, with the ability to build websites, monitor performance, run updates, and onboard customers from a single interface. Domains, subdomains, and aliases can be added to servers, and users can configure DNS and DNSSEC, and utilize Let’s Encrypt or Symantec SSL for security. Web hosters and IT administrators can create and manage user accounts, roles, subscriptions, and service plans, including resource allocations and access permissions, and limit usage of system resources such as RAM, CPU, and disk I/O. Developers can make use of the ready-to-code environment which supports JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python, .NET, Node.js, and more. The extension and application catalogs allow users to extend Plesk’s functionality with a range of third-party tools.

Plesk Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€8,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Web Admin Edition: €8/month (billed monthly) or €7.33/month (billed annually).
Web Pro Edition: €12/month (billed monthly) or €11/month (billed annually).
Web Host Edition: €36/month (billed monthly) or €33/month (billed annually).


Plesk Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and 4 others, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Media

Website security, performance, and SEO can be managed through Plesk
Changes can be applied to multiple websites simultaneously
Users can add SSL/TLS certificates to their domains
Plesk offers a WordPress toolkit for mass-managing multiple WordPress instances
Domain configurations can be modified permanently in Plesk
Plesk video Plesk screenshot: Website security, performance, and SEO can be managed through Plesk Plesk screenshot: Changes can be applied to multiple websites simultaneously Plesk screenshot: Users can add SSL/TLS certificates to their domains Plesk screenshot: Plesk offers a WordPress toolkit for mass-managing multiple WordPress instances Plesk screenshot: Domain configurations can be modified permanently in Plesk

Plesk Reviews

Plesk Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
72

Very good
22

Average
4

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,3
95% recommended this app
Mark E.

Plesk - Making web servers easy to manage

I have been using Plesk for a long time, I always pick Plesk of other systems, even when it costs extra and I save in the long run with admin and server uptime.

As Plesk has grown over the years I have had to do less and less outside of the Plesk interface. I have had nothing I need to do server admin wise outside of Plesk for the last few years due to the feature-rich interface.


Joel H.

Perfect for any hosting needs

I have had some great years with Plesk. Great price for the ease of use and functionality.


Jon M.

Pricey, lacking in features with terrible customer service

Poor service, very expensive, wouldn't recommend.


Rory A.

One control panel to rule them all

It has been such an invaluable tool that we have designed our hosting business model around the product and now offer it as an exclusive panel option


Ben M.

Plesk has made my life so much easier!!!!!!!

I have been extremely happy with Plesk so far - I met some of the guys at WordCamp Nordic and they gave me an extended trial - the whole system has blown me away and I can't wait for the new version to come out :)


Mark E.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Plesk - Making web servers easy to manage

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/24
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Plesk for a long time, I always pick Plesk of other systems, even when it costs extra and I save in the long run with admin and server uptime.

As Plesk has grown over the years I have had to do less and less outside of the Plesk interface. I have had nothing I need to do server admin wise outside of Plesk for the last few years due to the feature-rich interface.

Pros

The user interface is easy to use. Plesk has all the different server options in easy to understand sections ready to be customised.

Cons

When you want to do anything that Plesk can't do, can be hard to work out how to make the change or add the server tool you want.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Joel H.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

Perfect for any hosting needs

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/11/09
Review Source: Capterra

I have had some great years with Plesk. Great price for the ease of use and functionality.

Pros

I really like that it is so easy to setup and that there is a great amount of information in the user forums and plesk help sections.

Cons

That it sometimes can be a bit hard to find the needed function in the administration user interface.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jon M.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Pricey, lacking in features with terrible customer service

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/04/19
Review Source: Capterra

Poor service, very expensive, wouldn't recommend.

Pros

It's reasonably easy to use, but not as many options as the price commands.

Cons

Expensive for what it is. Customer support is horrific. You buy through a reseller and all support has to go through them, massively increasing time for support. Features are lacking and the price is astronomical for how basic it is.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Rory A.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

One control panel to rule them all

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

It has been such an invaluable tool that we have designed our hosting business model around the product and now offer it as an exclusive panel option

Pros

Extremely simple to set up compared to competitors. It is responsive and resilient. Plesk comes feature rich with a vast extensions catalogue that will easily take care with the majority of needs asked of a control panel.

Cons

Price of extensions can easily add up and eat at your budget and profit margins. You also need to know what you are doing as you can break a server if you dig a bit too deep without having some experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ben M.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Plesk has made my life so much easier!!!!!!!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/16
Review Source: Capterra

I have been extremely happy with Plesk so far - I met some of the guys at WordCamp Nordic and they gave me an extended trial - the whole system has blown me away and I can't wait for the new version to come out :)

Pros

For a start it works - doesn't crash all the time like other web hosting software. It works with ubuntu instead of CentOS which is huge for me. It integrates amazingly well with AWS, especially RDS and Aurora databases. Having Ngnix as standard is huge, it was a real issue with cPanel ... and the LetsEncrypt system works great. The NewRelix integration makes life easier.

Cons

Generally, it's pretty good - it can be a pain to install integrations with PHP (datadog, sqreen, etc), but this is just a learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 99 user ratings
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Plesk Pricing

Plesk Pricing

Starting from
€8,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Web Admin Edition: €8/month (billed monthly) or €7.33/month (billed annually).
Web Pro Edition: €12/month (billed monthly) or €11/month (billed annually).
Web Host Edition: €36/month (billed monthly) or €33/month (billed annually).

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Web Admin Edition: €8/month (billed monthly) or €7.33/month (billed annually).
Web Pro Edition: €12/month (billed monthly) or €11/month (billed annually).
Web Host Edition: €36/month (billed monthly) or €33/month (billed annually).

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 99 user ratings
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Plesk Features

Plesk Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
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Categories

Additional information for Plesk

Additional information for Plesk

Key features of Plesk

  • Account management
  • Application catalog
  • Backup scheduling
  • CPU monitoring
  • Customizable branding
  • Database management
  • Developer dashboard
  • Differential backup
  • Extension catalog
  • File editing & backups
  • Mail server report
  • Multi-language support
  • Multiple user accounts
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Ready to code environment
  • Repository management
  • Reseller management
  • Resource usage reports
  • Self-repair tools
  • Server health monitor
  • Service plan management
  • Subscription management
  • System resource usage limits
  • Task scheduling
  • User role & subscription management
  • VM backup
  • Virtual machine monitoring
  • Web server log parsing
  • Website builder
  • Website disk space usage monitoring
  • WordPress toolkit

Benefits

  • Users can schedule incremental and full backups to enable easy roll-back of changes made to their database or website.

  • The extension catalog allows users to install a range of extensions including NGINX, GitHub, and Docker, and add value by integrating with third-party applications through the application catalog.

  • Individual user accounts can be created with different user roles to control access to icons and functionality, and subscriptions to manage associate's resources and services.

  • Usage limits can be set for different system resources, including CPU, RAM, and disk I/O, and system resource usage on the server is automatically tracked by the server health monitor.

  • Hosting and reseller service plans can be created to define resource allocations, such as the bandwidth, disk space, and other features offered.

  • Plesk FAQs

    Plesk FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Plesk.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Plesk offer?

    Plesk offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €8,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    14-day free trial, no credit card required. Web Admin Edition: €8/month (billed monthly) or €7.33/month (billed annually). Web Pro Edition: €12/month (billed monthly) or €11/month (billed annually). Web Host Edition: €36/month (billed monthly) or €33/month (billed annually).

    Q. What are the main features of Plesk?

    Plesk offers the following features:

    • Account management
    • Application catalog
    • Backup scheduling
    • CPU monitoring
    • Customizable branding
    • Database management
    • Developer dashboard
    • Differential backup
    • Extension catalog
    • File editing & backups
    • Mail server report
    • Multi-language support
    • Multiple user accounts
    • PCI DSS compliance
    • Ready to code environment
    • Repository management
    • Reseller management
    • Resource usage reports
    • Self-repair tools
    • Server health monitor
    • Service plan management
    • Subscription management
    • System resource usage limits
    • Task scheduling
    • User role & subscription management
    • VM backup
    • Virtual machine monitoring
    • Web server log parsing
    • Website builder
    • Website disk space usage monitoring
    • WordPress toolkit

    Q. Who are the typical users of Plesk?

    Plesk has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Plesk support?

    Plesk supports the following languages:

    English, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Plesk offer?

    Plesk has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Plesk support mobile devices?

    Plesk supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Plesk integrate with?

    Plesk integrates with the following applications:

    Acronis Cyber Backup, Dropbox Business, Go Sitebuilder, GoodAccess, Google Drive, Joomla, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft OneDrive, New Relic, Wordpress

    Q. What level of support does Plesk offer?

    Plesk offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Forum, Video Tutorials