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Using the Plesk Self-Repair Tool in Plesk 12.1

In the Plesk 12.1 preview, the Plesk team delivered a number of groundbreaking new features and improvements: multiple PHP versions, improved site preview, incremental backups – you name it. However, in this article I would like to bring your attention to a different feature, one that is no less hot, but has not received the […]

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What is Plesk application pool in IIS?

This article describes when, why, and how many application pools are created by Plesk in IIS. There are two types of application pools in Plesk: shared and dedicated. Shared application pools are assigned to serve sites that do not have dedicated pools. Dedicated pools are used to serve only the sites of the customer or […]

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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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Statistics in Plesk

As they say, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. We need not concern ourselves with the former, but the latter might be of interest; specifically, statistics in Parallels Plesk. On the surface, the concept appears to be simple enough – it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out […]

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What is the problem with “ß”

Our German customers frequently ask to start supporting the German “ß” character in Plesk. The character is also known as “sharp-s” or “Eszett”.  So why don’t we just fix this problem? Well, the answer is that the problem is not in Plesk and is not at the server-side at all. As you may know, international […]

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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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