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Parallels Plesk Panel
Plesk logo
Developer(s) Parallels, Inc.
Stable release 12.0.18 u4 / June 11, 2014
Operating system Windows, Linux
Type Web hosting control panel
License Proprietary

The Parallels Plesk Panel (ex: Parallels Plesk Control Panel, Plesk Server Administrator, PSA,[citation needed] or just Plesk) software package is a commercial web hosting automation program. Originally released under the U.S. company Plesk Inc. and designed in Novosibirsk, Russia, Plesk was acquired by SWSoft in July 2003.[1] SWSoft renamed themselves under the Parallels name (a brand which had been acquired by SWSoft) in 2008.[2][3]


Parallels Plesk Panel allows a server administrator to set up new websites, reseller accounts, e-mail accounts, and DNS entries through a web-based interface. The administrator can create client and site templates, which predetermine resource-allocation parameters for the domains and/or clients.

Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/Unix supports multiple POSIX platforms, including Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Red Hat Linux, SUSE and Ubuntu. Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows supports Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems.

Parallels Plesk Panel installs custom versions of or manages versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL databases (Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine under Windows), Apache Tomcat Java platform server, and ColdFusion server.


Parallels Plesk Panel has several software packs that are not part of the main Parallels Plesk Panel code base. These add-ons are designed to fully interact with Parallels Plesk Panel, and they include:[4]

  • Parallels Plesk Panel Power Pack
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • Parallels Premium Antivirus
  • Parallels Web Presence Builder

Version history[edit]

Version Released
Parallels Plesk Panel 12.0[5] 2014-05-09[6]
Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5[7] 2013-06-26
Parallels Plesk Panel 11.0 2012-06-13
Parallels Plesk Panel 10.0.1[8] 2010-11-03
Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0[9][10] 2008-12-09
Plesk 8.0.1[11] 2006-09-20
Plesk 7[12] 2004-02-10
Plesk 6[13] 2003-06-26


Plesk offers users the possibility to easily install web applications using the (APS) Application Packaging Standard.[14] APS packages are updated by the packaging vendor when a security update is made available.

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