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Plesk Product Expert Program
The Plesk Product Expert (PPE) program is made up of knowledgable individuals across the Plesk Community who are passionate about our products. Our PPE’s are recognised for their high level of technical expertise, their willingness to participate in interactive conversations with other members of the Plesk Community and for being leaders in their proficiency of our products.
Our PPE’s are independent of Plesk and share their thoughts and opinions in our Forums and online community pages such as Facebook and Twitter. PPE’s offer valuable advice based on their experience and come from a wide variety of backgrounds including business owners, programmers, Plesk Partners and individual users of our products. The varied background of PPE’s helps guide conversations that take place every day in our fast growing Plesk Online Community
Why become a Plesk Product Expert?
- Public recognition on the Plesk Product Expert website and an official program graphic for use in the Plesk Forums and other approved materials
- Direct contact to select Plesk personnel
- Opportunity to network with other Plesk Product Experts
- Exclusive sneak-peek into Plesk products, invitation to Plesk events, and free Plesk branded apparel and gear
- A chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the annual Hosting event
- Quarterly Newsletter Updates from Plesk Product and Support Teams
Want to become a Plesk Product Expert?
Potential candidates for the Plesk Product Expert program are those that have a track record of providing valuable technical advice within the community and have demonstrated a long term commitment to regularly participating in Plesk technical support forums. If you would like to become a PPE, you can either apply directly yourself or nominate a fellow community member. Once the PPE team has received the application or nomination, potential candidates undergo a careful validation process in which a team of Plesk employees analyzes whether or not the candidate fulfills the criteria of what it means to be a PPE.
Meet some of the Plesk Product Experts
Forum Name: Lloyd_mcse
Product Expertise: Plesk
Short Bio: I'm an IT Consultant from Sudbury in Suffolk, and run Limited Edition Solutions Ltd. I focus mainly on Microsoft, Ubuntu and Plesk, In my spare time I like learning, gardening, politics and watching American sit-coms.
Forum Name: Joseph Ben-Abdi
Product Expertise: Plesk for Windows/Linux
Short Bio: I am a Software Engineer for a Web Hosting Company, with a degree in Computer Science, Masters in Internet Systems. I have been in the hosting business since 2003 and have directly been involved in the developments of several control panels and billing applications in that time.
Forum Name: Mickael Salfati
Product Expertise: Plesk
Short Bio: I am a system administrator from France and Plesk user since 2004. Founder of phpBB-Services.com and Associated in Free-H.org hosting companies, I manage dedicated servers and provide advanced server technical support.
Forum Name: Amin Taheri
Product Expertise: Plesk 8.x, Plesk 9.x
Short Bio: I am a Sr. Software Engineer for a large Domain Registrar and web hosting company, with a degree in Network Administration. I have been in the hosting business since 2002 and have contributed to several control panels in that time.
Forum Name: Faris Raouf
Product Expertise: Plesk for Linux, Virtuozzo for Linux
Short Bio: Former technical journalist at PC Magazine (UK), now runs an ISP based in North Wales. Composes music on those rare occasions when he’s not working. Top PPE of the Year 2013.
Forum Name: lvalics
Product Expertise: Plesk for Linux
Short Bio: I am from Targu Mures, Romania. I've been working in the tech industry for 20+ years now. I run a small web development company where we also provide webhosting services, which is why we use Plesk! We manage dedicated servers, provide system security and advanced server technical support. We've also developed PLESK add-ons like ‘Power Toys’ and ‘Backup on Demand’. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, pike fishing, and I also run a small hobby shop on the side.
Forum Name: SacAutos
Product Expertise: Plesk for Linux
Short Bio: Currently builds and manages websites for a living. User of Plesk since version 6 was released. SacAutos services auto dealers, repair shops and dismantlers in the Sacramento region of California but is not limited to the auto industry. Other clients include local businesses and the State of California Departments of Parks and Recreation.
Forum Name: KristianM
Product Expertise: Parallels Cloud Server, Parallels Virtuozzo for Linux, Plesk, Odin Business Automation Standard
Short Bio: Founder and CEO of LiWiNeA GmbH, which trades as www.simplyroot.de providing VPS on Parallels Virtualisation Technologies. Won the Odin Partner Award 2014 and has successfully passed several Parallels Certifications.
Forum Name: StéphanS
Product Expertise: Plesk Win/Lin: 7.5.6, 8.6, 9.5, 10.4, 11, 11.5, and 12
Short Bio: Senior SysOp at Stone IS, CTO and Co-Owner at 1EuroHost. Entered the hosting business in 2010 and was fortunate enough to have been granted access to many growth opportunities. I focus on optimizing, maintaining and expanding Plesk for Shared Hosting on large scale environments. Always on the lookout for new technologies to integrate with Plesk.
Rules and Regulations
Thank you for your interest in the Plesk Product Expert Program, a program operated by Plesk and its affiliated companies (“Plesk”). The Plesk Product Expert Program is designed to recognize outstanding thought and technical leadership in Plesk dedicated community.
Application and Invitation
Membership in the Plesk Product Expert program is on an invitation-only basis. Candidates for the Plesk Expert Program include members who have a track record of participating actively in the forums to share their technical expertise, real-world knowledge, and experience of working with the Plesk product.
Existing Plesk Product Expert members may nominate members as Plesk Product Expert candidates from time to time. To be considered for membership in the Plesk Product Expert program, a member (whether or not nominated by a member of the Plesk Product Expert program) must prepare and submit an application. Existing Plesk Product Expert members and Plesk will review the candidacy of those who have submitted an application. All invitations to join the Plesk Product Expert program will come from Plesk, and Plesk will determine whom to invite to join the Plesk Product Expert program in its sole discretion.
The Plesk Product Expert program does not require any involuntary commitments from its members. The program does require any participant or prospect to successfully pass the Plesk 12.5 Professional Certification at Plesk University to become a Program member. Generally, however, Plesk Product Expert program members are expected to:
- Actively contribute to the forums
- Provide positive contributions to help other users be successful with Plesk products
- Identify issues regarding Plesk products, and raise them to Plesk support and development personnel
- Identify other issues on the forums that should be raised to Plesk
- Participate in the nomination of other members, and the review of applications submitted by members, for the Plesk Product Expert program.
In addition to being permitted to participate in Plesk Product Expert program activities described in Section 2 of these Rules, Plesk Product Expert program members will be permitted to display a Plesk Product Expert program graphic on their signature in the forums. All use of the Plesk Product Expert program graphic is subject to brand guidelines and any other rules for use of the graphic that Plesk may make available to Plesk Product Expert program members from time to time.
Termination of Membership
Plesk Product Expert program members may terminate their membership in the Plesk Product Expert program at any time by notifying Plesk at ppeteam(at)plesk.com. Additionally, Plesk may terminate the membership of any Plesk Product Expert member at any time in Plesks’ sole discretion.
No Fees, Costs, or Payment
Plesk presently does not charge any fees or other amounts to Plesk Product Expert program members for their participation in the Plesk Product Expert program, and does not pay any fees or other amounts to Plesk Product Expert program members for their membership in the Plesk Product Expert program or their participation in any related activities. Like all other provisions of these Rules, Plesk may change these provisions from time to time at Plesk sole discretion. If Plesk seeks to implement changes to these Rules that would cause Plesk Product Expert program members to be required to pay Plesk any fees or other amounts for their participation in the Plesk Product Expert program, Plesk will provide notice to then-existing Plesk Product Expert program members of any such changes and allow them a period of time to cease their participation in the Plesk Product Expert program before any such requirement to pay fees or other amounts to Plesk is implemented.
No Sponsorship or Endorsement
Plesks’ extension of an invitation to a person or entity to join the Plesk Product Expert program, and a person or entity’s participation in the Plesk Product Expert program, does not imply that Plesk sponsors or endorses such person or entity or any products or services offered by such person or entity or any third party with which such person or entity may be affiliated. Other than displaying a Plesk Product Expert program graphic in the forums in the manner permitted by Section 3 of these Rules, Plesk Product Expert program members may not make any statements, use any Plesk trademarks, or otherwise take any actions, in a manner inconsistent with the foregoing in this Section 6.
Changes to the Rules and to the Plesk Product Expert program
Subject to Section 5 of these Rules, Plesk reserves the right to modify, update, and otherwise change these Rules and the Plesk Product Expert program from time to time in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, by adding or removing features or benefits of participating in the Plesk Product Expert program, and by terminating or ceasing to operate the Plesk Product Expert program in whole or in part). If Plesk makes a change to these Rules, it will post the updated Rules on Plesks’ Web site and will update the “last updated” date set forth at the top of these Rules. The updated Rules will then apply to all participation in the Plesk Product Expert program from and after the time on which the updated Rules are posted.
If you have any questions about the Plesk Product Expert program, please contact us at ppeteam(at)plesk.com.