Plesk is a web based control panel that is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for web hosting companies. The simple configuration in Plesk allows the web hosting provider to easily manage thousands of virtual hosts on a single server.
Plesk offers a complete set of features essential for webmasters to manage your websites. With Plesk, webmasters can conveniently perform all kinds of routine website management tasks including set up mailbox, create FTP accounts, manage DNS autoresponders, add domains, manage files on a domain, and create MySQL. Plesk control panel is usually included for free in all types of web hosting plans including shared, VPS and dedicated hosting.
Straightforward interface and design - Plesk has an easy to use interface that allows webmasters to carry out administrative tasks in just a few clicks. The one click installation tool is suitable for newbies who are looking for an easy way to install a CMS such as WordPress on their site. The built in WordPress Toolkit makes it easy for you to manage all your themes and plugins and the control panel can be customised to only include add ons that the user frequently uses.
High level of security - Plesk is very secure as it is protected with a powerful protection system that will guard your server from spam. It constantly carries out the Fail2ban software scan to eliminate malicious users and prevent server attacks. You can also block IP addresses that belong to hackers from the Plesk control panel. The ModSecurity firewall allows you to set up your own rules for the firewall and Plesk uses its own SSL to encrypt the control panel page.
It supports 12 languages - Plesk’s interface supports 12 different languages including English, Spanish, traditional and simplified Chinese, Japanese, and German.
Free site builder included - Plesk includes a free site builder that allows you to create websites with easy to use drag and drop functions. There are more than 100 pre-built templates for you to choose from.
It Supports Windows and Linux - Plesk is suitable for both Linux and Windows OS. Some of the Linux OS it supports are Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Debian, Fedora, plus CentOS, openSUSE, Ubuntu, and CloudLinux. It supports various versions of Windows servers including Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2. Plesk control panel is ideal for people who own multiple websites.