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Node.js on Plesk Onyx

If you’re interested in hosting Node.js apps, we’ve got good news for you. Plesk Onyx comes with a new Node.js extension that allows you to manage apps easily. In this article we’ll describe in detail how to work with Node.js apps in the context of Plesk Onyx. 

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Plesk 12.5 and Node.js

During the last few years, Node.js has been steadily growing in popularity. On top of that, according to StackOverflow, JavaScript is today’s most popular programming language. If you are a Node.js developer, you may be curious whether it is possible to host Node.js apps on Plesk. The short answer is “yes, it’s possible”. In this […]

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Plesk on Docker

Docker has been a hot topic this year. Modern software should have an option to be installed as a Docker container. Not long ago we have created a Docker image for Plesk. This article describes how to install and use Plesk as a Docker container.

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Passwords in Plesk – just say No

Using passwords for authentication has its caveats. Strong passwords are hard to remember, while weak ones are easily guessed. Once you have to keep track of dozens of passwords, committing them all to memory becomes unfeasible; you start writing them down (images of a passwords written on post-it notes stuck to the monitor make security […]

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Extensions: IDE and APIs Hinting

A development process should be comfortable. It means that you should have an editor or an IDE that allows you to express your thoughts in a fast and easy manner. Of course, the editor or the IDE requires fine-tuning. If you are working on a new extension for Plesk, I suggest to take a look at PhpStorm. […]

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Plesk and Django

As a follow-up to the article about Ruby on Rails and Plesk I’ll try to explain how to organize Django hosting on Plesk. We will use an Ubuntu 14.04 server and Plesk 12.0 for our experiments. I assume that you will get this configuration somehow. Plesk may use Apache and Apache+nginx for serving of websites. In the […]

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Plesk 12.1.8 Preview

Plesk 12.1.8 early preview is available. This build is not for production usage, only for demonstration purposes. Changelog Preview release highlights:​ Fully reworked Databases screen. Many features were improved and many new were added. The most notable: 

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Plesk and Ruby on Rails

In this article I’ll try to explain how to run Ruby on Rails applications on a server managed by Plesk. Plesk itself does not support modern Rails apps natively. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot deploy such applications to Plesk hosting. We will use an Ubuntu 14.04 server and Plesk 12.0 for our experiments. I assume […]

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Plesk 12 and NAT Manager Extension

There might be cases when a Plesk server is located in a private network and it has only one internal IP address. In such cases, website visitors can access the hosted sites via the NAT technology. NAT translates public IP addresses into internal IP addresses and encapsulates this information in network packets. Plesk uses one and […]

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Plesk 12.0 RTM

Although there was no official announcement yet, Plesk 12.0 was released and is already available for deployment. The general availability mark will be set a little bit later, but now this release is in the “early adopter” stage. This means that you can install it right now and start using the new features.

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