About 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.

Pricing starting from:

€8,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Plesk

  • 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.

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    Markets

    Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St. Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Supported Languages

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    €8,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Plesk: 42

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Automatic Backup
    • Backup Scheduling
    • Backup and Recovery
    • CPU Monitoring
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compression
    • Continuous Backup
    • Credential Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Data Storage Management
    • Database Support
    • Deployment Management
    • Differential Backup
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Email Monitoring
    • Encryption
    • File Management
    • Incremental Backup
    • Mobile Development
    • Monitoring
    • No-Code
    • Patch Management
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Remote Monitoring & Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Scheduling
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Server Monitoring
    • Software Development
    • Source Control
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • VM Backup
    • Virtual Machine Monitoring
    • Web App Development

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (113)
    Value for Money
    4,5/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Stasha K.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    It's very, very ...extraordinary :)

    Reviewed on 2022/01/09

    My overall experience is very positive. It's much better than cPanel, and I will always recommend...

    My overall experience is very positive. It's much better than cPanel, and I will always recommend Plesk as an advanced platform for managing your web.

    Pros

    I like every feature. I have used cPanel for many years and struggle with more options and possibilities. One hosting provider I chose preferred Plesk, and I was ok. with it. In the meantime, I consider that there are many features I was missing before. E.g., when some plugin breaks the website, you don't have to change the name in the file, just switch on or off from Plesk. Also, you can find many tutorials out there about outstanding features that Plesk has. It's beneficial if you are a newbie.

    Cons

    I don't find any I can tell is missing, or it's not right.

    Nabin P.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Secure and easy server management

    Reviewed on 2021/07/09

    I am very happy with Plesk as a web hosting management system. Its pricing is cheaper, features are...

    I am very happy with Plesk as a web hosting management system. Its pricing is cheaper, features are great, now I do not have to worry about managing my secure server anymore.

    Pros

    Plesk is easy to set up, provides a feature-rich user interface for managing multiple websites. Supports Nginx, regular backup, and migration from popular web hosting management systems. The pricing for VPS with 10 domains starts at $11 per month which is an unbeatable price in the industry.

    Cons

    Plesk does not offer a single site license.

    Alternatives Considered

    cPanel & WHM

    Reasons for Choosing Plesk

    Plesk is cheaper and comes with all the needed features for web hosting server management.

    Switched From

    cPanel & WHM

    Reasons for Switching to Plesk

    Cheaper and reliable server management with a beautiful user interface.
    Jon M.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Insurance
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Pricey, lacking in features with terrible customer service

    Reviewed on 2020/04/19

    Poor service, very expensive, wouldn't recommend.

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    cPanel & WHM

    Reasons for Switching to Plesk

    Price. Mistake - cPanel is more expensive but product and service are infinitely better.
    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Plesk Review

    Reviewed on 2021/11/09

    A great experience! If you are uncomfortable with performing updates, changes or maintenance via a...

    A great experience! If you are uncomfortable with performing updates, changes or maintenance via a command line. Plesk allows you to perform most of these tasks through a user interface. It's an ideal CRM for web hosting.

    Pros

    Mostly everything! Plesk is great platform for managing a large number of website for clients. You can create and customise your own subscription plans, limiting or extending resources per client. The software is intuitive and you have available the essential features for managing website hosting.

    Cons

    One missing feature that would be very useful. The ability to upgrade your databases to newer versions of MySQL (5.5 > Current). Plesk already provides the capabilty to upgrade the PHP versions per website. Having the feature to upgrade the databases would be an extremely useful addition.

    Alternatives Considered

    Wix

    Reasons for Choosing Plesk

    We required a better control panel to manage numerous websites and clients.

    Switched From

    cPanel & WHM

    Reasons for Switching to Plesk

    We required more customisation and control.
    Jose a R.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Easy to use, powerful and configurable

    Reviewed on 2019/07/24

    I work with multiple websites runing WordPress and others CMSs as PrestaShop or Drupal. Plesk let...

    I work with multiple websites runing WordPress and others CMSs as PrestaShop or Drupal. Plesk let me configure and optimice every website hosting as I preffer with múltiple options: PHP versions, SSL, Backups, etc. Also, I can work with sync and bulks options. Of course, I can update all the software using web interface o CLI with my own scripts.

    Pros

    - PHP versions handler and nginx options for every website.
    - Full backup options: Incremental and integration with external sites
    - Fail2ban and others security options.
    - Extensions Catalog for more features
    - Updates manager for Plesk and OS system packages.
    - WordPress Tool Kit to work with this popular CMS most easy and with bulk options
    - Online control panel with intuitive dashboards and CLI options for Shell also
    - Manage easy Let's Encrypt and others SSL certificates for every website
    - Active 'User Voice' (plesk.uservoice.com)

    Cons

    - It isn't Open Source.
    - It needs better options for configure cache systems.
    - It needs more options for limit RAM/CPU and other resources by website/subscription/client.
    - It needs easy options for upgrade default PHP version for run by system/Plesk.
    - It needs Better support in spanish and others languages.
    - There isn't a lot of extensions in catalog
    - It needs more options for development stage easy with every website
    - It needs license plans more flexibles

    Alternatives Considered

    cPanel & WHM

    Reasons for Switching to Plesk

    - Active 'User Voice' (plesk.uservoice.com) with continuous updates and new features - Easy to use - License prices
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    Plesk FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Plesk.

    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).

    Plesk has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000

    Plesk supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Plesk supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Plesk integrates with the following applications:

    Acronis Cyber Backup, Docker, Dropbox Business, Go Sitebuilder, Google Drive, Joomla, Microsoft Azure, New Relic One, OneDrive, REVE Chat, WordPress

    Plesk offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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