Control panel


· Delegated Self-Administration
· Server Administration Level
· Client/Reseller Level
· Domain Owner Level
· Mail User Level
· Services Management
· Quick Start Tools
· Basic and Advanced Customization Tools

Delegated Self-Administration

One Control Panel for all
users
· Master Level: This view-from-the-top administration   interface allows Sys Admins to
  manage multiple servers from a single console
· Server Administrator Level: Full control over server,   resellers and end-users
· Reseller Client Level: Wide range of tools for hosting
provisioning within the limits set
  by Server Administrator
· Domain Owner Level: Provides full control over single   domain within limits set by
  Reseller or Server Administrator
· Mail User Level: Manage single mailbox reducing support   from domain owner

Complete Documentation
· Context-sensitive quick online help for all objects in   control panel
· Detailed context-sensitive online help for all pages
· Comprehensive User Manual
· Release notes with installation instructions and "what's new" section
· Plesk Installation Guide
· Plesk SDK

Language Support
Multilanguage support allows virtually unlimited languages to be installed
· English, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese
(Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
interfaces are available
· Individual users may login simultaneously to a single server, each using a different
language. They also can change interface language at any time·
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Server Administration Level

Server Management
· Backup and restore a whole server, a reseller's sites or a single site using
Backup/Restore Utilities
· Quick and flexible Mail configuration (POP3, SMTP authorization, open and closed
relaying, white and black lists, MAPS spam protection, SPF verification, SOA
Settings, DNS recursion)
· Manage integrated Spam Filter (based on SpamAssassin)
· Manage integrated DNS server
· Manage integrated Firewall on all network interfaces individually
· Autoupdater checks on the internet, downloads and installs updated Plesk software
and included third-party components and patches
· Update network settings, such as time zones
· Reboot or shutdown server
· Run, stop or restart services (Mail, DNS, IIS, etc.)
· Brand the control panel by uploading a new logo or changing it within the skin (all
logos can be changed)
· Choose between seven pre-installed 'skins' or install others
· Prevents unauthorized access of domains on a shared server using a Windows 2003
security scheme
· Integrated server statistics (disk usage, traffic, server uptime)
· Create DNS template for new domains
· Manage SSL Certificate
· Manage Control Panel Sessions (Idle time)
· Choose default skin and language, change Admin's skin and language
· Manage MPC services
· Manage Plesk notifications (choose event, select recipient, write text)
· Create Domain Templates
· Use Master Feature
· Customizable Button creation with hyper linking and interface locale selection
· Auto Configure ColdFusion, if installed on the server
· Private Folder Management
· Quick Install and Configure osCommerce
· Quick Configure Multi-tiered Help Desk System
· Register and use MS-SQL and MySQL database servers on local or remote servers
· Manage databases on local or remote database servers using WebAdmin under
administrative account
· Create and Manage MS-SQL and MySQL databases
· Redesigned Scheduler Interface
· MailEnable Pro Support
· Create Client/Reseller Templates
· Monitor and Log User's while they work using the Action Log Management Interface
· Pre-create and Upload Custom Domain Skeleton directories
· Select and Restrict IP's from access to the Control Panel
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· GameServer module allows to manage Counter-Strike server
· BIND DNS Server Integration
· MS DNS Server Integration
· Simple DNS Server Integration
· SmarterMail Integration
· SmarterStats Integration
· Merak MailServer Integration
· MDaemon Integration
· hMailServer Integration
· Serv-U FTP Server Integration
· Gene6 FTP Server Integration
· Scheduled remote backup/restore with FTP server support
· IIS Application Pool Management
· Improved Firewall Management
· Acronis True Image Server Integration for bare-metal recovery
· Terminal Server Management
· Browser-based Remote Desktop access
· Improved SWsoft SiteBuilder for Windows Integration
· Shared SSL Management

Service Plan Management
· Create bundles of applications and server resources for targeted customer segments
· Automate new site deployment by defining a domain template once
· Create domain templates and use them as default for quick domain creation
· Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly
bandwidth, number of webusers, mail users etc...
· Create an unlimited number of targeted templates for domains and clients/resellers
· Choose different security options during site creation (allowing remote access,
scripting, etc)
· Restrict the use of specific applications to specific users
· Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly
bandwidth, number of webusers, mail user and other limits
· Count MS-SQL and MySQL databases separately

Domain Management
· Automatically create a new Account with point-and-click ease, based on a domain
template or custom requirements
· Automatically create DNS and appropriate application entries, such as IIS, FTP
· Quick setup and management of Sub-domains in domains directory
· Manage IP-based (dedicated IP) and name-based (virtual, shared-IP) domains.
Create standard- or frame-forwarding domains. Manage SSL Certificate for domains
· Upgrade a domain from name-based to IP-based and vice versa, change physical
hosting to standard- or frame-forwarding hosting
· Upgrade the resources available to an existing site, manage permissions
· Manage All Domains on the system using single login
· Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, email, ftp, anonymous
ftp.
· Choice of AWstats, Webalizer, Urchin or SmarterStats for traffic statistics. View traffic
history
· Create multiple sub-domains and sub-domain types
· Manage webusers
· Manage multiple MySQL and MS-SQL databases per site
· Web interface for MS-SQL database access as well as for MySQL
· Site preview even when DNS is not configured
· SSL and non-SSL content is served from the same physical directory
· Manage ColdFusion
· Manage @domain
· Manage Virtual Directories
· Manage MIME types
· Manage Custom Errors
· Manage Default Documents
· Manage QoS settings - Bandwidth, Connections Limit, CPU
· Create email, mail groups, autoresponders
· Protect web directories, assign users to them
· Log Rotation Management
· Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
· Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
· Manage multiple FTP subaccounts
· Manage site using FrontPage Web-Admin
· Manage multiple FrontPage subaccounts
· Switch entire domain ON/OFF
· Create and manage Mail lists
· Use Scheduler Manager
· Manage Domain skeleton
· Microsoft ASP.NET Starter kits - ready to install
· Hot-link protection
· Better Subdomains Support
· Domain Aliases Support
· Web Directories Management with per-directory control over IIS
· Shared SSL Site support
· PHP ISAPI support
· Sender Permission Framework (SPF) support and SOA settings in DNS Manager
· ASP.NET development support - configuration, testing, code access security

Reseller Management
· Add clients/resellers with point-and-click ease, using a client template or per
customer requirements
· Upgrade the resources available to an existing client/reseller and manage their
permissions
· Limit the number of IP's and domains available for individual resellers

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Client/Reseller Level
Service Plan
Management
· Automate new site deployment by defining a domain template once
· Create an unlimited number of targeted domain templates for sites
· Rely on default templates created by admin
· Track supported applications and allocated resources such as disk space, monthly bandwidth and
number of users
· Bundle and meter top requested features such as multiple MySQL, MS-SQL databases and
webusers. Anonymous FTP access
· Choose different security options during site creation (allowing remote access, scripting, allow
scripting to webusers)
· Manage multiple domains from a single login
· Global domain updating from a single interface
Domain
Management
· Web interface for MS-SQL database access as well as for MySQL
· Site preview even when DNS is not configured
· SSL and non-SSL content is served from the same physical directory
· Manage ColdFusion
· Manage @domain
· Manage Virtual Directories
· Manage MIME types
· Manage Custom Errors
· Manage Default Documents
· Manage QoS settings - Bandwidth, Connections Limit, CPU
· Automatically create a new site with point-and-click ease, based on a domain template or custom
requirements
· Automatically create DNS and appropriate application entries, such as Apache, FTP
· Manage IP-based (dedicated IP) and name-based (virtual, shared-IP) domains. Create standard- or
frame-forwarding domains. Manage SSL Certificate for domains
· Upgrade a domain from name-based to IP-based and vice versa, change physical hosting to
standard- or frame-forwarding hosting
· Upgrade the resources available to an existing site, manage permissions
· Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, ftp, anonymous ftp.
· Use AWstats, Webalizer, Urchin or SmarterStats to see traffic statistics.
· View traffic history screen
· Manage webusers
· Manage multiple MySQL and MSSQL databases per site
· Create email, mail groups, autoresponders
· Create protected directories (SSL and non-SSL), assign users to them
· Log Rotation Management
· Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
· Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
· Manage multiple FTP subaccounts
· Manage site using FrontPage Web-Admin
· Manage multiple FrontPage subaccounts
· Instant Domain ON/OFF Switch
· Create and manage Mail lists
· Use Windows Scheduler
· Create and Manage Custom Domain skeleton directories
· Perform and store Domain Backups
· Manage Domain aliases
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Domain Owner Level
Domain Management · Configure sites and update application settings
· Upload, manage, backup and restore site files
· Manage Subdomains
· Create webusers, allow them scripting capabilities, assign hard disk quota
· Manage multiple MS-SQL and MySQL databases per site
· Monitor bandwidth on a per site basis by traffic type: http/https, email, ftp, anonymous ftp.
· View traffic history
· Analyze web logs via Webalizer
· Protect web directories, assign users to them
· Log Rotation Management
· Upload and manage site files using File-Manager
· Manage Anonymous FTP settings (bandwidth, incoming dir, simultaneous logins)
· Manage multiple FTP subaccounts
· Manage site using FrontPage Web-Admin
· Manage multiple FrontPage subaccounts
· Create and manage Mail lists
· Switch entire domain ON/OFF
· Use Windows Scheduler
· Manage Tomcat and web-applications
· Manage Domain aliases
Mail User Support · Add email, FTP and Web users
· Set mail box size
· Allow Mail Users private login to personal management screen
· Create mail groups
· Create mail aliases
· Create & manage email auto-responses
· Manage Anti-Virus and Spam Filter settings
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Mail User Level
Email Management · Manage mail preferences
· Set autoresponders, aliases and vacation messages
· Receive and review email anywhere, anytime, from any Web browser
· Change mailbox passwords
· Create mail groups and redirects
· Manage Anti-Virus and Spam Filter settings
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Services Management
IIS Web Server · Support SSI, SSL, log files, CGI-BIN, Custom Errors, MIME types, Virtual Directories, Default
Documents, Web users
· Multiple Subdomain types supported
· Protected URLs supported
FTP Server · Support anonymous FTP for name-and IP-based domains
· FTP Traffic statistic
· Multiple FTP subaccounts supported
Mail Server · Support aliases, autoresponders and vacation messages, forwarding, spam filters, antivirus,
mailing lists and POP3 servers
· Support Horde Web mail (IMP)
· Support UebMiau Web Mail - with folders support (installed separately)
· Support SMTP, POP3 authorization and open / closed types of mail relaying
Development Tools · Support Microsoft FrontPage, scripting languages (ASP, ASP.NET, Python, PHP, Perl)
· Includes ColdFusion management
· Includes Mambo Site Building Application
· J2sdk 1.4.1_03 - Java Software Development Kit included
· Any ActiveX objects or Perl / PHP / Python modules installed on server may be used for
enhancing scripting capabilities
· Scheduler jobs control for administrator and users
Database Management · Support multiple MySQL / MSSQL databases
· Support PhpMyAdmin (Web-based MySQL administration)
· Support ASP.NET Enterprise Manager (Web-based MS-SQL administration)
DNS Manager · Automate DNS setup when creating a new site with help of server-wide DNS templates
· Flexible editing and fine-tuning DNS records
· Support for primary / secondary DNS servers, remote DNS servers, global access control lists
for DNS zone transfers
· Supports domain names registration
E-Commerce · osCommerce pre-packaged in Application Pack
· Support for many popular third-party applications
Quota control · Disk Space Limiting and traffic capabilities, limiting number of users, mail names, databases
and any other objects
· Hard disk system quotas support
Usage Reports · Provide detailed disk and traffic usage information by clients or domains, traffic history
· Provide detailed report about various objects created by administrator / client in PSA:
domains, web-users, databases, hosting etc.
· Provide information about system services state and problems on local and remote PSA
servers
· Provide logging of actions performed by users in PSA control panel and logging parameters
tuning
Web and FTP Domain Statistics · Support file and log analysis, access to raw log files
· Choice of AWstats, Webalizer, Urchin or SmarterStats traffic reports
· Log files rotation
Remote Access Options · Supports remote desktop/telnet, provides access control
Online File Manager · Includes Web-Explorer a graphical file editor, with upload, download and attributes managers
Backup and Restore · Includes Utilities for System-wide, Domain & user backups and restorations
· Includes Windows Scheduler Management for automated backups
· Includes Data migration utilities for moving & updating Plesk 7.6 servers
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Quick Start Tools
Graphical User Interface · Friendly and intuitive control panel interface
· Branding and customization allowed
Online Help · Context-sensitive quick online help for all objects in control panel
· Detailed context-sensitive online help for all pages
· Comprehensive User Manual - Quick-Start guides
· Release notes with installation instructions and "what's new" section
· Set of Flash demonstrations which cover all aspects of Plesk usage for novice users
· Plesk SDK
· Web-based setup - download and run a small executable, which will automatically retrieve the
rest of install files
Installation · All software components can be easily reinstalled and upgraded
· Individual component locations can be changed during setup
· Data location could be changed during setup independently from executable location
· Side-by-side shared components - several MSDE per box, for example
· Plesk can be completely uninstalled, components might be added or removed after install
· There is no need to reboot during setup
Available from Service Providers · Plesk 7.6 for Windows is available pre-installed on dedicated and private servers from
industry-leading service and hardware providers around the world
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Basic and Advanced Customization Tools
Brand Identity · Manage mail preferences
· Set autoresponders, aliases and vacation messages
· Receive and review email anywhere, anytime, from any Web browser
· Change mailbox passwords
· Create mail groups and redirects
· Manage Anti-Virus and Spam Filter settings
Custom Skins · Customize your control panel look and feel, including logo placement, colors, navigation, icons, fonts and
more using common CSS styles
Easy Add-Ons · Integrate with complementary solutions from Plesk, SWsoft, as well as third-party providers
Scripting Support · Build new custom solutions using extensive command line interface tools and our new "Event Manager"
and "Action Log" features of Plesk 7
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