Most Widely Used Plesk Extensions and Toolkits This ‘HoliDeals’ Season (Part 2)

If you enjoyed the first HoliDeals announcement, this blog post will definitely perk you up. The world is running on Cloud today. Especially businesses that have to host their websites. Plesk has emerged as a great web hosting control panel that can make things way too easy for you. And you can make your Plesk control panel even more efficient with the right extensions, feature-rich packs, and toolkits. This way you not only increase productivity but reduce operating costs too.

But don’t worry – we got you sorted. As they say, ’tis the season to be jolly. And we want to make your holidays even more special with our Plesk HoliDeals Calendar. For 24 days, starting from December 1st, 2020, you’ll get exclusive discounts on top Plesk extensions, feature packs, toolkits, and licenses to make your toolbox jingle all the way!

So, enough chitchat – Let’s reveal the next 12 extensions and discuss their major benefits and features!

#13 Teamspeak Interface

It’s Tea(m) Time! This extension is a multifunctional web interface that allows you to install Teamspeak Interface and add-on modules with just a single click. With this extension, you can manage TeaSpeak and Teamspeak 3 Voice Server and other existing instances.

It provides you with an extensive set of user management options and roles, customized according to your customer needs or the co-administrators’ needs.

Teamspeak Interface extension is an ideal solution that enables you to control TeaSpeak and Teamspeak 3 servers through the web. There are two available license packages with Teamspeak Interface – Basic Starter and Pro Starter.

The Basic Starter pack comes with:

  • 100 additional user accounts.
  • Manage up to 3 voice server instances.
  • Includes extensions like Server File Management and Icons, Server Group Management, Channel Group Management, Client and Permission Management, TS Bots, and API.

The Pro Starter pack comes with:

  • 300 additional user accounts.
  • Manage up to 10 voice server instances.
  • Includes extensions like Reseller Management, Server File Management and Icons, Server Group Management, Channel Group Management, Client and Permission Management, TS Bots, and API.

We are offering an exclusive discount on this extension through HoliDeals. Make sure you grab the opportunity before it’s too late.

#14 Joomla! Toolkit

Joomla! Toolkit is a powerful toolkit for Joomla! users that allows them to secure and mass manage Joomla templates, extensions, and instances running on the Plesk server. The toolkit comes with a single dashboard for easy management, safety, and creation of Joomla instances.

All it takes is a single click to download, initialize, and configure the toolkit for hassle-free operation. We have created Joomla! Toolkit to enhance the security aspects of your content management system. There is no security expertise requires – the toolkit hardens your website by default, and with its security scanner, you can ward off any potential threats.

It is an all-inclusive toolkit for Joomla! as you can update templates, extensions, and instances from a single place. Also, you can monitor the performance of your Joomla websites from a single dashboard.

#15 KernelCare

Those who have Linux servers installed always experience system vulnerabilities and security flaws. To cope with this issue, we have launched the KernelCare extension that protects your Linux server against critical issues and downtime.

It is a paid extension and is probably one of the best security and server tools. During the HoliDeals, you have the opportunity to purchase the subscription at the best value.

The extension installs kernel updates within a matter of minutes without needing to reboot your Linux server. In this updated version of KernelCare, we have fortified the extension with the following benefits:

  •   Displays the server uptime.
  •   Enables roll back changes.
  •   Support automatic and manual updates.
  •   Check for updates every four hours.

#16 Cloudplan

You can use Cloudplan on your Plesk server to host folders and files, synchronize them between all your devices and share them on the go. We have designed Cloudplan to be a PCaaS (Private Cloud as a Service) solution that you can install on all on-premise servers, cloud servers, and even hybrid clouds.

The primary objective of Cloudplan is to provide users with a complete private cloud solution with full control over data. With this extension, you can connect all the possible nodes available, including cloud and on-premise servers, mobile devices, PCs, and laptops, among others.

They all can be connected automatically with end-to-end encryption. You will be provided with a centralized web portal to control and monitor the whole private cloud network.

#17 Sitejet

Sitejet is a web design platform for agencies that allows you to collaborate with your team and customers with ease and create, manage, and launch quality websites. It comes with a high-performance content management system (CMS), which you can use to create responsive websites.

It is designed and developed by a team of experienced web designers looking at cost-effective results for web developers. With Sitejet, you can streamline your web development process.

The extension comes with intelligent workflow automation, file management system, time tracking, to-do, and a ticket to make the design process less complicated and less time-consuming. Some of its salient features include:

  •   Customer collaboration.
  •   Whitelabel platform.
  •   Multi-user and permissions.
  •   Scale your agency.
  •   Manage customers efficiently.
  •   More time for creativity.
  •   Complete design flexibility.
  •   Save management and design time.

#18 Virusdie

Virusdie is a Plesk website antivirus extension for Windows and Linux servers that lets you keep your websites free from viruses with just a single click. The extension comes with features like email alerts, patch management for plugins and CMS, an in-built file editor with malicious code highlighting, automatic malicious code deletion, and an accurate threat scanner.

The best part is that we have designed Virusdie to be compatible with a selection of content management systems, including PrestaShop, DLE, Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress, among other popular methods.

We are offering Virusdie services for both free and paid. In the free version, you get features like:

  •   Email notifications
  •   Automatic antivirus database updates every 6 hours
  •   Full description of viruses
  •   Automatic site scans for vulnerabilities.

In the premium version, you get:

  •   Scheduled scans – daily and weekly
  •   Vulnerability manager
  •   Malicious code highlighting
  •   Safe and accurate malicious code deletion
  •   Scheduled scans – daily and weekly
  •   Vulnerability manager
  •   Malicious code highlighting
  •   Safe and accurate malicious code deletion

#19 Smart Updates for WordPress Toolkit

If you have a WordPress content management system that you want to keep updated and secure all the time, then you should download our Smart Updates for WordPress Toolkit. We have designed this extension to help you determine the required updates to keep your websites up-to-date.

We are offering a one-month free trial of Smart Updates for WordPress Toolkit, in which you get smart, automated tests, and you will always remain in charge of the operations.

Make use of the free trial to understand how the extension might be helpful, and if you like it, you can always purchase it. As we are currently in the middle of the Plesk HoliDeals Calendar, there is a high chance that you might get a good deal on Smart Updates for WordPress Toolkit.

The prominent features that will make you install this extension are:

  •   Smart Updates available for WordPress themes, plugins, and core.
  •   Production website is not affected during both manual and automatic updates.
  •   Smart Updates service determines the changes, analyzes the update, and concludes whether the update needs to be performed on the production site.
  •   Automatic and manual updates are available.
  •   We are providing Smart Updates for WordPress Toolkit on a per-site basis.

#20 Statistics and Usage Manager

This is an extension for Plesk that enables you to manage and view disk usage and traffic of your Linux OS subscriptions. The best part is that Statistics and Usage Manager allows you to do this all in real-time.

With Statistics and Usage Manager, you can sort your subscriptions by disk space statistics or traffic. You are also provided with a custom button to manage and view the statistics of all your subscriptions. As an admin, you can disable or enable this function.

This is an excellent extension for web managers looking to gain insight into how their websites are performing. You can use the Plesk HoliDeals currently available to grab this extension at the best possible price.

#21 Google PageSpeed Insights

Google PageSpeed Insights provides you with increased visibility in search engines by suggesting specific improvements and providing you with tools to design and develop fast and fully optimized websites.

The extension allows you to analyze your website content and its performance to determine what can be improved. With Google PageSpeed Insights, you can:

  • Analyze the performance of your website.
  • Rate the website based on its desktop and mobile performance.
  • Make use of the suggestions to optimize your website.
  • Access extension UI like mod_pagespeed Apache module to enhance website performance.
  • Reduce the size of static files.

#22 Bitninja

Bitninja is a Plesk extension designed for companies who are looking to bulletproof their server security. This extension provides a proactive and unified system that prevents 99% of all types of malicious attacks, safeguarding your company from reputation loss.

It comes with nine defense modules, namely:

  • Port Honeypot.
  • IP Reputation.
  • DoS Mitigation.
  • Web Application Firewall.
  • Log Analysis.
  • Web Honeypot.
  • Malware Detection.
  • Outbound WAF.
  • SSL Terminating.

These defense modules save you at least 12 hours of troubleshooting every day.

#23 Additional Language Pack

Plesk includes language packs for the translation of UI into different languages. While all the supported languages are installed during Plesk installation, you can download the Additional Language Pack extension if you want additional languages.

The number of languages you can install and download will depend on the Plesk license you have bought.

Suppose your site operates globally, and you want to reach out to the local community by offering your website in their native language. In that case, you can do so with Additional Language Pack.

#24 Web Host VPS or dedicated

Finally, here’s our last but not least HoliDeals offer. The growing need for customer self-administration can be quickly taken care of by Web Host VPS or dedicated. This Plesk edition proves to be an optimal solution that can fully customize your business, allowing you to increase profit and service offerings. 

When you install Web Host VPS or dedicated, you get several benefits, such as:

  •   Improved supportability.
  •   Turnkey application storefront for resale of services and applications.
  •   Instant high-end website creation and design.
  •   Improved audience focus for agencies, content teams, and website developers.
  •   Customize your service offering.

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So… these above are some super hot extensions that you would want to install to boost your Plesk server performance. So, you would want to make use of the Plesk HoliDeals Calendar

Based on their popularity, we have managed to list these 24 Plesk extensions and toolkits. If you think that you need offers on some other Plesk products and services, let us know in the comments. Happy HoliDeals!

How to configure external DNS with DigitalOcean DNS extension on Plesk

As a customer-friendly hosting panel, Plesk’s entire architecture and ecosystem are strategically designed to streamline and simplify things for customers. Besides the availability of extensions, the menu empowers clients to self-manage various backend and front-end aspects of their website. One of the very useful extensions in this list is the DigitalOcean DNS extension. In this tutorial, we will learn how to configure an external DNS server quickly and safely with Plesk.

There are good chances that, as a genuine netizen, Domain Name Service shouldn’t be an alien word for you. But sharing more knowledge never hurts. So, let’s dig deeper into this before coming to the main topic – Here’s a first sneak peek: 

DNS described in simple language

Think of DNS as a translator between you and the computer. DNS or Domain Name Server converts the simple English names like www.google.com into “computer language” of numerical codes.

This process of changing general domain names into computer language is called Resolving. The entity/agent that obtains the IP address by communicating with other servers is called DNS resolver. Loaded with sophisticated capabilities, Plesk can work as a reliable and competent DNS resolver.

Here’s what makes Plesk as a DNS server resolver so appealing: 

  • It can act as a backup server.
  • It delivers quick and direct translation services.
  • It offers easy-to-handle translation services on a remote server.

How does DNS work?

A specific storage space containing specific domain addresses either in a file or an authorized server is called domain zones. There are two types of DNS servers – Root DNS servers and secondary DNS servers, commonly known as lower-level DNS servers.

Root DNS servers refer to a hierarchically arranged global storage system containing the entire DNS database and corresponding IP addresses for all domain names. When the requesting browser attempts to access, say www.myexample.com it requests the authorized server to get the corresponding IP address.

Next level DNS servers store partial DNS databases. These servers are owned by business entities or ISPs who have registered their computers on the DNS system. They run the DNS server software to initiate and manage the DNS resolution process. Each DNS server comes with a public IP as well as vital databases of other hosts including their network names and addresses.

The visitor enters the desired domain name in the address bar and hits enter. It initiates the communication between visitors’ system and DNS server. Acting as a DNS client the web browser requests DNS data from a DNS server which is run by the user’s Internet service provider. Acting on the request the server looks into the internal DNS database to find a matching IP address.

In case if the server fails to find the match it forwards the request to another secondary DNS server in the network. If the matching IP is not found there the request is then escalated to the root server containing the global DNS database. After getting the domain name and corresponding IP the data is returned to the web browser through the route of DNS network. This is known as forward DNS. There is another process known as reverse DNS but that is beyond the scope of this article. You can read about it here.

Delegating DNS zone responsibilities

As a domain name client, you can either allow your registrar to handle the DNS zone responsibilities or delegate it to Plesk. The latter option enables you to self manage your domain zone through your Plesk interface.

Just like most of us techies, DNS is also a multi-tasker. Along with translating domain names into IP addresses, it also delivers other vital data like information related to mail domain, IP validity status, etc.

Configure an external DNS server quickly and safely with Plesk

By default the Plesk works as a master DNS server for the hosted website, i.e., other DNS servers can directly transfer their zones file from it. You also have the option to use the third party DNS servers. In this guide, we present the step by step instructions on how to install a digital ocean DNS extension on Plesk.

  •         Go to the Plesk Extensions Catalog.
  •         Search for DigitalOcean DNS and click “Install on my server”
  •         Open the extension.
  •         It opens the page presenting two options for installation namely “0Auth Authentication” and “API token”

Setting up your DigitalOcean DNS using Plesk Extension with API Token

Click on “API Token.” You would be prompted to enter a token. To generate the token, log into your digital ocean account and click API (left bottom). Click on “Generate a new token”. Enter your desired token name in the resultant dialogue box and click the button below it. You would see the details of the generated token. Copy the code.

Next, go to the Plesk tab, paste code in the box, and click the button below it. On the next screen, you can confirm that the digital ocean extensions have been connected. Click on the option “Activate all” and the extension will be active on all the connected domains.

Setting up your DigitalOcean DNS using Plesk Extension with 0Auth Authentication

Follow the same steps up to step 4 and upon presented the 2 authentication options choose “0Auth Authentication.” It will redirect you to your DigitalOcean account. Select your account and click “Authorize the application”, which will show you a confirmation link. Click the link. You would be taken back to the Plesk extension page click on activate all. It will activate on both extension and DigitalOcean. The existing records will be synchronized for both.

A Final Word

DNS servers offer you some key benefits for the security and performance of your website. However, setting it manually on your hosting server is a tedious process. Plesk simplifies it by offering you a smart extension that allows you to automatically configure external DNS through its DigitalOcean DNS Extension.

In this guide, we explained the benefits as well as detailed steps of configuring External DNS with DigitalOcean DNS extension on Plesk. For more information, you can also check this video tutorial on our Youtube channel. So, if there’s anything you’d like to share with us, drop us a line in the comment section below! 

Securing Your Websites with the SSL It! Extension in Plesk Obsidian

SSL It! Extension in Plesk Obsidian

Securing your website with SSL is essential to ensure the privacy of your visitors and that you’re found online in 2020. Encrypt All The Things and Google’s push for more SSL adoption mean SSL is rapidly becoming the new standard. As a result, without SSL on your website, you risk a poor experience for your users and falling rankings. So, to solve this dilemma, we’ve developed the SSL It! extension.

It allows you to keep your websites secured with certificates from trusted certificate authorities (CAs) Let’s Encrypt and DigiCert (Symantec, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL brands), or with any other SSL/TLS certificate.

SSL It! comes already installed by default, and you can do everything from one, easy-to-use interface. You need the latest versions of the DigiCert SSL and Let’s Encrypt extensions to also be installed to get the most from it, but apart from that, it’s ready to go out-of-the-box.

To give you an idea of what the extension can help you do, here’s a rundown of its main features:

  • HTTP to HTTPS redirects to enhance the security of your website’s visitors
  • Prohibits web browsers from accessing your website via insecure HTTP connections
  • Improves website performance and protects privacy with OCSP Stapling.
  • Uses protocols and ciphers generated by Mozilla to make connections encrypted with SSL/TLS certificates more secure

SSL It! is a free extension, but SSL certificates themselves can be paid. Before we get into all that, let’s have a look at how you can use it to elevate your security.

Evaluating the SSL security of your website

Using the SSL It! extension, you can run one of the most popular testing services, Qualys SSL Labs, to check how good the SSL protection of your site is and discover what you can do to improve it.

Evaluating the SSL security of your website is as easy as doing the following:

  1. Go to Websites & Domains > your domain > SSL/TLS Certificates
  2. Click “Run SSL Labs Test”

The Qualys SSL Labs website will open in a new tab and the test will start automatically. Simply wait a few minutes until the test is finished, and you will receive a grade.

The highest possible grade is A+. If you secure your website with a valid SSL/TLS certificate from a trusted CA, and have turned on all security-enhancing features within the SSL It! extension (both steps we’ll look at next), you’re likely to receive top marks.

Securing websites with SSL/TLS certificates

To manage the SSL/TLS certificate of a domain, you first need to go to Websites & Domains > your domain. There you can see the current security status of your domain under SSL/TLS Certificates.

SSL It!

As you can see in the Tips & Tricks video below, by clicking SSL/TLS certificates you will see a list of certificates, all with clear descriptions so you can pick the right one for your needs.

For example, in the video, we select the Lets Encrypt certificate. All that needs to be done next is to enter a valid email address and choose what you want to secure. The first option, domain and the selected components, is a good option if you’re not sure what DNS settings you have in place.

On the next page, you’ll see that your domain and the selected components are now secured. From here, you can run the SSL Labs Test to see how secure your domain is. Like in the video, it’s likely your website will now score an A. You can improve your security further and raise this to the maximum score, A+, by turning on the four TLS-related options and sync TLS versions with Mozilla’s free service.

Enhancing the security of your websites

SSL It! will ensure your website is secured with a valid SSL certificate from a trusted CA. But this is not enough to ensure all-round protection. In particular, this extension contains four options that, when configured, will improve your website’s performance, enhance the security of your visitors, and harden the security of all servers’ encrypted connections. On top of this, enabling these features will boost your SSL Labs Test score to A+ and raise your website up the search engine rankings.

Here’s the four options with details of how they secure your website:

Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS:

The first option, redirect from HTTP to HTTPS, sets up a permanent, SEO-safe 301 redirect from the insecure HTTP to the secure HTTPS version of the website and/or webmail.

HSTS:

The second option, HSTS, prohibits web browsers from assessing your website via insecure HTTP connections. If visitors are unable to connect via HTTPS, for instance, because your certificate has expired, your website will become unavailable.

Keep websites secure:

The third option replaces expired or self-signed SSL certificates with free valid certificates from Let’s Encrypt. It covers each domain, subdomain, domain alias and webmail belonging to the subscription.

OCSP Stapling:

The last option, OCSP Stapling, forces the web server to request the status of the website’s certificate from the CA instead of the visitor’s browser.

On this page, you will also see there are ciphers managed by Mozilla which are constantly being updated. Click on TLS versions and ciphers by Mozilla to go to the settings page, and if you want to use the latest, click Sync now.

With your certificate installed, the four TLS-related options on, and ciphers synced, you can now do another run of SSL Labs Test. All that’s left to do is bask in the glory of your website’s A+ security rating.

There are many more things you can do to improve your website’s security within the extension, such as acquiring a paid SSL/TLS certificate or uploading your own. Check out this guide for more detailed info.

What is your experience with this extension? Share your thoughts or drop us a question or two by heading to the comments below!

Top 3 user-friendly Multi-Server Management Tools

Top 4 user-friendly Multi-Server Management Tools - Plesk

System administrators probably all agree that a web hosting control panel is more or less essential to their jobs. Because it eliminates the need to manually manage disparate servers – a time-consuming task. Control panels make multi-server management less of a chore because they handle site launches, security, and updates automatically. Here we’re looking at which multi-server management solutions are the most user-friendly.

Server Control Panels Guide How Multi-Server Management Works

DirectAdmin

DirectAdmin

DirectAdmin does not offer single-dashboard for multi-server management. It does support DNS Clustering though. Plus, it can automate the transfer of DNS data to and from other DirectAdmin machines. And finally, it can look out for instances of domains that have been duplicated on a DA network.

InterWorx

Interworx

This web hosting control panel divides itself into NodeWorx for admins and SiteWorx for website owners. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature the convenience of multi-server management from one dashboard.

For clustering, one box acts as the Cluster Manager, meanwhile, other machines are Nodes.  They mount the CM /home partition in order to balance the load between all servers. And the CM server retains all data.

ISPManager

ISPManager

ISPmanager 5 Business is a multi-server management solution that can manage server clusters and handle data based both locally and remotely. They installed the node on each of the remote machines on the network, managing the nodes using remote calls. Hence, each local node is managed just like every other one, apart from when adding a new cluster node.

The Acronis Backup Quiz: What’s your backup score?

Acronis Backup Quiz: What's your backup score?

How strong is your backup game? We’ve looked around, and when it comes to robust backup and disaster recovery solutions, it doesn’t get much better than Acronis. If you haven’t downloaded Acronis backup for Plesk yet, go ahead. If you have, you need to make sure you’re getting the most out of it and its features. Here’s an idea – Take The Plesk Acronis Backup Quiz below and test how much you know about backups. Then compare with your friends and see how you stack up. 😉

Learn more about Plesk’s partnership with Acronis.

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Key Findings from the March Acronis Backup Survey

Current computer technology makes people think of a good security system as the only tool to protect all files and data. But there’s nothing infallible. We all need backups.  According to the World Backup Day Survey by Acronis, 31.4% of users never backed up their data in 2018.

Although more than 90% of consumers and enterprises create a data backup once a year, it’s not enough. We all need to get used to doing this more frequently. Acronis is one of the biggest providers of backup software and data protection solutions. They’ve even been learning about their users’ habits, worries and data loss experiences to improve their solution. So – what’s the best way to create a backup?

Acronis advise 3-2-1 rule for data protection

Over 60% of enterprises are concerned with crypto-jacking, social-engineering attacks or ransomware. This is a huge number of companies currently in danger of data compromise. So to make sure they all have their data under control, Acronis suggests IT managers use the 3-2-1 rule.

First off, businesses should create three copies of their most important data. Therefore, if disaster strikes, it will not delete the same content copy three times. Then, this data should be stored in two different formats, with one copy kept off-site. In fact, as many as 70% of users say they would pay $50 – $500 so as to recover data loss – which should tell us something about where our efforts should be 😉 .

On the other hand, almost 50% of Acronis survey participants have no idea about crypto-jacking, ransomware or social engineering attacks. Ultimately, suspicious email attachments and malicious links are the most popular techniques to attackers. Hence, our main advice would be to not open potentially infected content and not ignore the warning signs.

Keep updating your Operating System and apps

Old versions of your system and apps won’t have the same level of security as the latest updates. Attackers can access data in past systems way easier. Almost 45% of consumers have at least four devices at home – and 65% of them suffered data loss, either by themselves or family members. Can you imagine how much data could be stolen?

Top seven features of the latest Acronis Backup

  1. Send encrypted backups of all your data to an Acronis data center.
  2. Manage 8,000 devices from a single management server via a simple web interface.
  3. Detect crypto-mining malware, protecting network folders mapped as local drives.
  4. Create VM files from backup files, running on VMware Station and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  5. Add comments to protected machines and group or filter them using keywords.
  6. Easy setup for backup window and improved performance. Latest Acronis Backup reduces impact on running systems.
  7. Support for more operating systems, hypervisors and languages added to interface.

So, what was your Acronis Backup score?

Drop your Acronis Backup Quiz score in the comments below, or on Twitter or Facebook, and see how you stack up with your peers!

But if you want to do better, check out our free Plesk University course, dedicated to learning more about Acronis Backup. Start by clicking “Learn More” button below to get the course, then complete it for your own Acronis Backup certificate. New to Plesk University? Then take a minute to sign up before you click “Get this Course” and get started.

The 8 helpful Git Commands you may not know about

The 8 helpful Git Commands you may not know about - Plesk
Git commands

As you may well know, Git is the most popular source code management system with over 70% of developers using Git for their projects. But, how much do you know about Git’s functionality and what it can do to ease your workload? Let’s run through the top eight git commands many software engineers don’t know about.

1.Git branch -m old-name new-name

The first command helps you Rename Branches Locally. And if you want to rename the currently checked out branch, you can shorten this command on the following form:  git branch -m new-name

2.Git diff –name-only –diff-filter=U | uniq | xargs $EDITOR

Rebasing has some risks, like the appearance of some conflicts in several files. Use this command to open all the files which have problems that need solving.

3.Git whatchanged –since=’2 week ago’

This command is quite useful to show the changes introduced by each commit from the last two weeks.

4.Git stash -p

Want to stash any part of any file? Just use this command. You can also use the –patch option to stash select parts of each tracked file.

5. Git cherrypick

Although this git command needs your working tree to be clean, it is still quite useful. You can apply the change of each current commit, recording a new commit for each.

6.Git gc –prune=now –aggressive

This is your ideal command if you’re looking to optimize the repository locally.

7.Git commit –amend

Modify the most recent commit by combining staged changes with the previous commit instead of creating a new one. It’s also useful for editing the previous commit message without changing its snapshot.

8.Git branch –contains <commit>

Do you want to know what happens once you know the commit? What versions are being affected by a bug? Just try this git command. It will show you all the branches that contain a particular commit.

Discover more Git commands here.

Experience Git on Plesk

Think of what could happen if you add Git as a layer onto Plesk – the simple site management platform. You can deploy your website content even easier by pushing it to a local Git repository or pulling from a remote one. Then, choose whether you want to deploy manually and get full control, or just enable automatic deployment and save time.

Experience Git on Plesk

Get the option of creating different branches in one repository so that you can separate the staging code form the production code. You know – since Plesk lets you have a free staging environment with WordPress Toolkit. Also, you are free to choose your software engineering service – GitHub, BitBucket or Travis – all are fine while using Plesk’s Git extension.

The Admin Benefits You’re Getting with Plesk Server Control Panel

Admin Benefits of the Plesk Server Control Panel - Plesk

Web experts design hosting server control panels to help any kind of user, no matter how technically-skilled. Why? Because their goal is to help properly set up and manage websites. Instead of having to type complicated commands, users can just have a user-friendly GUI that performs actions. At the moment, the Plesk server panel is one of the most popular web hosting control panels in the world.

It has an intuitive and clear interface that everyone can find their way around. Especially true if the user has WordPress experience since the Plesk interface assumes a WordPress approach in terms of usability. Keep scrolling for details of Plesk’s core features.

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1. Easily Customizable Plesk Server Panel

Easily Customizable Plesk Server Panel - Admin Benefits of Plesk - Plesk

So why is Plesk so intuitive and simple? Because it provides the scope of all necessary tools you need to start – the right way. Essential tools that help you manage your website’s whole lifecycle. With Plesk Onyx, the latest release, you can use category pages for easy navigation while looking for the right tools.

Apart from Onyx basics, you can even customize your Server Panel with various extensions, split into categories within the menu. You’ll find the most popular ones on the main page and more extensions you may need in any of the categories. Narrow your search if you like and you can quickly add extensions in just a few clicks. Here are some favourites:

Also, you don’t have to pay for extensions you don’t need. Because Plesk designed its interface for you to only add what you use. This is how the overview is kept clean and simple within the server panel. Plesk Onyx and other latest versions also provide better support with new extensions such as Git, Node.js, Ruby, and Docker.

2. High Level Of Compatibility

High Level Of Compatibility - Admin Benefits of Plesk - Plesk

Plesk server panel supports many different operating systems, platforms and technologies. Thus multiplying its strength and contributing to the fact that most Windows Server installations use the Plesk control panel. Since cPanel and others don’t support Windows OS.

Still, the Plesk server panel isn’t limited to Windows servers only – it supports many different Linux versions too. Plesk also works with lots of different tools and platforms. Like the out-the-box WordPress Toolkit extension. This comes available and ready to use with most Plesk Onyx editions.

3. Variety of Admin Tools

Variety of Admin Tools Available - Admin Benefits of Plesk - Plesk

Administrators’ tools and extensions also include Magento, Patchman, CloudFlare CDN, and Let’s Encrypt. Compatibility with various OSs, tools, apps, and platforms allow admins to run their sites the way they see fit. Not just limiting themselves to useless or unappealing options.

Give users the ability to find what they need and add it to their control panel. You’ll ensure a clutter-free environment that’s easy to use and navigate.

4. Automation and Easy Management

Automation and simplified setup procedures are among the core benefits that Plesk brings to the table. Because server admins get to reduce the efforts and time for routine tasks when they need to.

You can install Plesk on Windows easily as it has a very intuitive GUI. It’s also easy to set up on Linux because it only requires one command to install with default settings. To set up a website using Plesk Onyx, you’ll have to go to the Domains page. First, simply click the domain name. Then choose Files > Databases > Install Apps > Install WordPress to make a brand-new website.

If you use a CMS like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, you can create, secure and launch a site in minutes. Just drag and drop to add new content or features without having to insert a single line of code. Most extensions have one-click installation so you can set them up instantly.

You can automate server tasks by going to Tools and Resources. Then choosing Scheduled Tasks on the Tools and Settings page. Here you can schedule commands or PHP scripts too.

Moreover, you get extensions like Perfect Dashboard that give you more task automation power. For example, one-click updates for all websites on one account and automated backup integrity verifications. Or engine tests to show if any layout changes have cost you broken SEO tags, social tags, or display errors.

Who can start on Plesk Server Panel?

Various end-user groups with any level of experience can easily use the Plesk server panel. Because it has a clean and user-friendly GUI, huge compatibility potential and a large extension ecosystem. The latest Onyx release has a similar approach. Thus giving more capabilities, including tools and multi-server abilities.

Although there are administrators who still prefer working on CLI, Plesk may still save their time. And beginners get to learn quickly and get rid of the need for third-party support services.

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