Who Uses This Software?

Web Professionals (Developers, Designers, Agencies)


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Web Admin Edition 5$/Month, Web Pro Edition 10$/Month, Web Host Edition 15$
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Plesk
  • www.plesk.com/
  • Founded 2000
  • Switzerland

About Plesk

This leading WebOps and hosting platform helps run, grow and automate your apps, sites and business. Trusted with +350K servers, +10M sites and +15M mailboxes. Even accessible in 32 languages and 140 countries. That's why 50% of the top 100 service providers worldwide partner with Plesk today. Want to join the elite? Try Plesk's simpler security and management for free.


Plesk Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Differential Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • VM Backup
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Database Servers
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

Plesk Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Plesk, especially the latest Onyx version, is a modern way to automate an hosting server.

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very customizable, has a perfect first party support, the API is open to almost anything you can imagine, a big market for third party invoicing addons, the graphics are very nice and has a lot of plugins. It even has support for Docker now.

Cons: If you buy the software by a third party reseller, you're stuck with their support. You'll have to either buy a support plan with them or change the license and buy with them directly.

Overall: Our servers are always-on!

Plesk allowed us to automate onboarding for a 3rd party mail server

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We migrated to plesk so we could automate several manual tasks related to a mail server and it has exceeded our expectations. After the initial configuration there has been minimal maintenance required to keep things running. Would highly recommend over the other options.

Cons: There is a bit of a learning curve at first if you are not familiar with products like this but once you get the feel for where things are at it's pretty straightforward.

Overall: Automating many parts of our mail server through plesk using scripts and some built-in tools was our goal and Plesk got us there.

I think Plesk is great, and full of features.

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I started using Plesk for my sites about a year ago, and wondered why I was so slow to start. It is much more fully-featured than the other control panels I've used for my sites, and gives me more granular control. I've really come to enjoy the database creation & assignment with the individual site files & domain names. Much better than other panels.

Cons: It can have a pretty steep learning curve, and the instruction from one version to another can be a little hard to navigate.

Overall: Plesk is the best alternative for control panels that I have used. Very robust.

Plesk Review

Aug 25, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Plesk has an easy to navigate panel and has a simple build to help first timers navigate their way through sections without any hassle or third party walk-through. It also has a one-click install option for installing certain apps like wordpress e.t.c

Cons: Although it's easy to navigate Plesk, however the user interface isn't very appealing. An interface like the popular cpanel is preferred. Judging by my experience, the plesk panel only allows you to open one database at a time and therefore limits multitasking (especially when i want to use records from two different databases at the same time).

Unlike Cpanel, installing scripts on plesk takes a more stressful approach.

Finally, i prefer that file permissions on plesk be changed to easily understandable numbers (for instance 644, 777 and so on) as opposed to alphabets.

The plesk panel breaks sometimes and shows error messages that do not apply. For instance, it sometimes throws a "File too large error" for a file less than 50kb.

Overall: Currently I use plesk to manage my websites, email service and database for my business. And the benefit i enjoy with plesk is their responsive customer service. They have been of help over certain issues but have also not demonstrated technical expertise in some (I had to resolve some of those issues myself).

A robust alternative to the popular Cpanel

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Without having the knowledge of a full system's administrator, Plesk offers us the ability to go in and execute administrative tasks. For example, I'm in the system constantly checking out the logs and database. Albeit, we can do this via command prompt, but with the gui interface and layout, the tools are easy to find. The server can be daunting, but I'm glad that a software like Plesk is around to help us navigate through the difficulties of it all.

Cons: The updates seem to contradict each other sometimes and the layout is not intuitive. Often I'm asking support where to find something that I've used for some time.

Hosting helping hands

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The update to the interface resolved a lot of the issues with regard to information and the layout is much more friendly to new users. The application of SSL certificates is also a lot simpler and restoring and mainitaining fiels within a website is much easier, either with the file management interface or the FTP access point.

Cons: The backups can take a while and the recovery process can be an issue. It is not so easy to take remote backups and space issues can cause problems if you run out before a backup can complete and you will have no notification that this has failed unless you are monitoring the site.

Capterra loader

Plesk is the Best!

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of creating email addresses and also the ability to have the emails forwarded to different email addresses that I only have access to. Works great in my small business!

Cons: Not much to dislike about this unique software. If I had to mention a con, it would be the limited number of email address your can create.

Overall: My overall experience has been great, so glad I have this ability utilizing this software!

Capterra loader

Very easy to use with powerful features

Oct 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The whole design is simple and logical, allowing users to easily find what they need to do

Different users can be assigned different roles and permissions

SSL is very easy to install on your website

Cons: It would be better to see more documentation or an easy help tool

Overall: Our website, email and intranet for Vanadium Games Ltd is hosted through Plesk and it has been an easy experience to configure everything to what we need it to do

Plesk Webhost edition

Dec 12, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that I can see my different websites laid out in front of me. I can utilize what I can quickly without worrying about where is an item.

Cons: As a user, there are not many web applications I can use. I have been trying to get the free SSL working but the application is not preinstalled. Maybe have more apps available and required with each install?

Capterra loader

Great application to manage all your websites in one place

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Plesk is a robust application to manage all your websites/domains in one place. You can manage multiples instances and create staging versions of your websites. There is no need to type a single command.

Cons: You will need to have a hosting to install the app and there is almost no support, you will be practically at your own.

Plesk Review

Oct 25, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I used Plesk first time when i have to host my website on shared hosting. Its very easy and user friendly that non technical person can host website using plesk.

Capterra loader

Simple, straightforward hosting management

Nov 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use

Handsome UI

Intuitive layout

Cons: There is nothing in particular that has annoyed me about this software

It's a good tool for newbies

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The tool allows you to simplificate the managment of the services

Cons: The softwer makes the users don't deeply know how the diferent services work