New Plesk Extensions on the Loose: April Edition

New Plesk Extensions

Every month, we release new extensions into our Plesk catalog. Ones that let you expand the platform’s versatility and customize it according to your needs. With more tools and features, you’ll get even more help growing your business and offering a better service to your customers.

RcodeZero Anycast DNS

You can use this extension to improve your domains’ availability across the world. Want to be accessed anywhere globally? Then pick and choose the domains you want to sync to the RcodeZero Secondary-DNS.

A 24/7 operations center provides round-the-clock support. And the DNS Anycast service is available in 6 continents with more than 20 locations. With unlimited DNS queries and support for all DNS resource record types, the world is your oyster.

Throw in DDoS mitigation service and 2 independent Anycast-clouds, and you’re looking at a highly reliable, performant and extremely secure web service for your domains.

Revisium Antivirus for Websites

Revisium Antivirus for Websites

A fully-featured malware scanner, absolutely free? Yes. Then throw in premium features like scheduled check-ups and one-click automated cleanup, and you’ve got one of the best antivirus offerings on the market.

The Revisium Antivirus extension supports sites running on WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Drupal, MODx, Bitrix, as well as any PHP-based CMS and static HTML websites. It will help keep your site safe from any type of malicious backdoors and viruses, webshells and hackers’ tools, blackhat SEO pages and phishing pages.

The premium version offers one-click automated malware cleanup, and both scheduled and on-demand website checks. Detailed reports complement the offering. Then there’s the free version of the Revisium Antivirus which packs useful aspects, including a full-feature malware scanner.

Plesk Advisor

Ok, so not exactly new, but expanded site-wide and revamped. Out with old Security Advisor and in with Plesk Advisor. Advisor is your one-stop-shop for active and passive maintenance of your server. The little owl is your virtual assistant that constantly monitors your servers and consolidates issues and recommended resolutions. All to keep your servers and hosted websites spry.

Advisor regularly rates your server for diligent maintenance. And it automatically scans your server for any issues or threats regularly, while giving you recommendations to resolve any open issues. This extension also prioritizes the most urgent actions for you. Significantly easing the burden on your decision-making.

This extension rolled out with the new Plesk Onyx version in March. See what’s new on the platform after the latest update.

SEO Toolkit

Now this is what was missing from Plesk. The features we provide in the SEO Toolkit set it apart from the competition. Not many competitors offer server-based logfile analyzer, or a free base plan to get you started on your SEO journey.

Add site audit and rank tracker features, and couple those with a dedicated SEO advisor, and you have a winning combination of SEO power tools to rocket your website to the top of SERPs. 

This major SEO extension is yet another New Plesk Onyx feature born during the March update. Find out more about how the SEO Toolkit can benefit your sites and business here.

In the meantime, that’s a wrap from us this month. Stay tuned for another extension rundown in the May edition.

What’s new on Plesk Onyx? The March 2018 Update

Have you heard? We’re coming at you with a huge update to our all-in-one platform. You spoke, we listened. So we’ve further aligned Plesk Onyx to the way web professionals work today. And the types of infrastructure hosting sites and web applications use at the minute. Hence, we focused on 5 main areas: Site Performance, SEO, WordPress, Security and Cloud integration. Check it out.

The Fast-Building Part

We’ve improved onboarding for you and your customers. Hello, simplified registration and social login! As soon as you’re on, you get the First Steps Advisor to guide you through the initial steps. Like adding a domain, creating mailboxes and of course enabling your security measures.

We made an SEO Toolkit. Now you can count on Plesk to help analyze your websites, without having to look elsewhere.

  • You’ll get Site Audit for common SEO issues and receive optimization recommendations.
  • Instantly review search engine crawler activity on your sites with Log File Analyzer. Then track your keyword ranking in order to adopt the right SEO strategy.
  • Finally, think smart and monitor your competitors. So that you can react to their and your ranking changes fast.

Consider the WP Toolkit enhanced with single-click NGINX caching and AI updates.

  1. Let’s introduce you to Smart Updates by AI. Using Deep Learning Technology, you’ll bring your WP instances, plugins and themes up to speed.
  2. Configure NGINX caching to significantly speed up every WP site. And while you’re at it configure your plugin and theme sets to come preinstalled with every new WP instance.
  3. Feel safer when updating because you can now have additional restore points before updating WP or syncing data.
  4. Speaking of safe, we’ve added pingback attack protection for extra security.
  5. With all that in place, open shop and activate your eCommerce. Choose to install WooCommerce on the new Plesk Onyx. Learn more about setting up a WooCommerce online store.
  6. You’ll also find that we’ve made WP management and UX better to accommodate more and more users.

The Tighter Security Part

Out with Security Advisor and in with the all-new Plesk Advisor. This is because we’ve expanded this system-wide. You’ll get recommendations, fixes and enhancements for security, performance, reputation, updates, backups and more.

Combine our new SSL certificate manager with the ‘Keep me secured’ feature. Breaking this down, it monitors and automatically secures Plesk, new domains, subdomains and webmail with SSL certificates. You can even choose between Let’s Encrypt or Symantec SSL certificates. Domain Validation (DV) certificates are free, but you can also choose to purchase Organization Validation (OV) or Extended Validation (EV) certificates directly from Plesk.

The Part Where You Run on Schedule

Get up close with Hyperscale Cloud services. It’s easier than ever to integrate AWS with your system using AWS toolbox (RDS, Route53). Experience an elevated backup-to-cloud experience or integrate your own cloud storage backup. We’re talking incremental, scheduled, self-restore, granular restoration for sites, files, databases, mail accounts and more. Not to mention the improved passive FTP support and Maintenance mode

We gave the Plesk Extensions Catalog a facelift. You’ll see the catalog is completely redesigned with intuitive navigation, rapid search, and fast auto-updates (within 24 hours). And let’s face it, our 100+ extension list is currently unmatched.

The repairing and monitoring tools are smarter than before. Yes, it’s possible. The self-repair tool can find resource-consuming processes without SSH and CLI. So you don’t need an expert to do the work. Detect and limit resources by subscription to ensure your infrastructure’s integrity.

Find your fit with the new Plesk Onyx 17.8

Your complete set of technical, security and automation tools – all in one place. We’re a leading WebOps and Web Hosting platform for a reason. Want to effortlessly build projects, secure against vulnerabilities and automate daily tasks – all in a day’s work? Then let us help with Plesk Onyx 17.8.

See which Plesk edition fits you best. If you’re already a Plesk user, get in touch – and see if we can offer you something better.