What is Plesk?

In this article, we’ll introduce you to Plesk, one of the most extensively used control panels.


In order to be accessible to visitors on the internet, every website requires web hosting. That means that every website owner requires access to the webserver on which their website is hosted.

As an outcome, millions of people who aren’t experts at working with website servers are capable of running websites successfully using  Control panels.

A control panel for a web server provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that makes it user friendly for the average person.

Plesk is one of the two most popular server management panels, coming in second only to cPanel in terms of popularity.

Plesk is a commercial web hosting data centre automation software designed for Linux/Unix and Windows-based commercial hosting companies.

It easily manages your web hosting account through a web-based interface.

Plesk gives you the ability to handle thousands of virtual hosts from a single machine. Plesk can be used with shared, virtual private server, or dedicated hosting.

Plesk’s control panel automates a variety of processes, allowing web hosts to save money and resources while enhancing profitability, efficiency, and customer pleasure.

Plesk has four separate login levels with differing degrees of capability (Administrator, Client/Reseller, Domain Owner, and Mail User). It is compatible with both Linux and Windows. Parallels provides various Plesk Control Panel tutorials to help you learn more quickly.

Plesk supports:

Plesk has support for Content Management Systems (CMS), such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and other. It also supports Docker, multi-server management, and framework environments for Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, and other programming languages.

Plesk is compatible with:

Plesk is compatible with a variety of Linux/Unix operating systems as well as Microsoft Windows. MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL Server, and MSSQL Desktop Engine, as well as Apache Tomcat Java platform server and ColdFusion server, are all supported by Plesk.

Most Plesk configurations let you:

  • Upload and manage files
  • Create user accounts for FTP
  • Create and manage email accounts
  • Add new domains and subdomains
  • Create and manage databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Backup and restore site files
  • View web log files
  • Manage DNS and other resources

We hope you now have a better understanding of what Plesk is, what it can do. For more assistance contact our customer care department 24×7.

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