Plesk

RATING:

4.7

(143)

About Plesk

Plesk is a WebOps and hosting platform with tools to build and manage multiple sites from one centralized dashboard. It can be used by developers, infrastructure providers, IT admins, content managers, and digital agencies. The platform is compatible with leading cloud providers such as AWS, Google, Azure, Alibaba, others. Plesk offers an extensive catalog with over 100 extensions for backup, security, web development, and many other types of third-party tools. It provides file sharing, detailed statistics, and advanced monitoring features. With the Plesk WordPress Toolkit, users can utilize automated regression testing, cloning, restoration, and other capabilities needed to manage and secure sites. Various Plesk editions are available. Pricing varies based on featu...

Plesk Pricing

14-day free trial, no credit card required. Web Admin Edition VPS: $13.5/month (billed monthly) or $12.38/month (billed annually). Web Pro Edition VPS: $20.5/month (billed monthly) or $18.79/month (billed annually). Web Host Edition VPS: $35.5/month (billed monthly) or $32.54/month (billed annually). Web Admin Edition Dedicated: $13.5/month (billed monthly) or $12.38/month (billed annually). Web Pro Edition Dedicated: $20.5/month (billed monthly) or $18.79/month (billed annually). Web Host Edition Dedicated: $58.50/month (billed monthly) or $53.63/month (billed annually).

Starting price: 

$13.50 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Plesk Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Plesk

1 - 5 of 142 Reviews

Andrew

2 - 10 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed May 2021

Makes life easy

User Profile

Romaric

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed December 2022

Plesk

Plesk provides awesome web development admin solutions. It's easy to use and doesn't consume much space on my droplets. I'm satisfied working with it and I highly recommend it

PROS

Well, Plesk offers one of the best web management technologies. I personally run 3 WordPress websites that are hosted on the Digital Ocean VPS and I manage every single operation on these websites smoothly using the Plesk panel.Firstly, Plesk is super easy to install and it runs perfectly (without any glitches) on the latest versions of Ubuntu and CentOs. It has too many extensions that are super useful for my site's performance. For example, the speed kit extensions perform better with WordPress than the default Litespeed cache plugin. it's easy to configure and works extremely well.It also provides hard-guard security, run by the Kaspersky anti-virus technology which keeps my websites free from malware attacks and there are just too many positive specs.Plesk is great in terms of security, performance, capability, and affordability. The Web Admin EditionVPS plan is sufficient for my needs.I love how friendly and responsive the customer support service is.

CONS

I have had no negative impressions about this tool so far. It's great as it meets my business needs.

Reasons for switching to Plesk

Cyberapnel works well too but one weird thing I've noticed with it is, there are random failures with email mail servers. I had to switch to the Zoho mail servers because I couldn't access the raindrop mail services that the cyber panel offers.After several configurations, It just refused to work.

Jose A

Internet, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2019

Easy to use, powerful and configurable

I work with multiple websites runing WordPress and others CMSs as PrestaShop or Drupal. Plesk let me configure and optimice every website hosting as I preffer with múltiple options: PHP versions, SSL, Backups, etc. Also, I can work with sync and bulks options. Of course, I can update all the software using web interface o CLI with my own scripts.

PROS

- PHP versions handler and nginx options for every website. - Full backup options: Incremental and integration with external sites - Fail2ban and others security options. - Extensions Catalog for more features - Updates manager for Plesk and OS system packages. - WordPress Tool Kit to work with this popular CMS most easy and with bulk options - Online control panel with intuitive dashboards and CLI options for Shell also - Manage easy Let's Encrypt and others SSL certificates for every website - Active 'User Voice' (plesk.uservoice.com)

CONS

- It isn't Open Source. - It needs better options for configure cache systems. - It needs more options for limit RAM/CPU and other resources by website/subscription/client. - It needs easy options for upgrade default PHP version for run by system/Plesk. - It needs Better support in spanish and others languages. - There isn't a lot of extensions in catalog - It needs more options for development stage easy with every website - It needs license plans more flexibles

Reason for choosing Plesk

- Active 'User Voice' (plesk.uservoice.com) with continuous updates and new features - Easy to use - License prices

Anonymous

51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed August 2018

Plesk Review

Currently I use plesk to manage my websites, email service and database for my business. And the benefit i enjoy with plesk is their responsive customer service. They have been of help over certain issues but have also not demonstrated technical expertise in some (I had to resolve some of those issues myself).

PROS

Plesk has an easy to navigate panel and has a simple build to help first timers navigate their way through sections without any hassle or third party walk-through. It also has a one-click install option for installing certain apps like wordpress e.t.c

CONS

Although it's easy to navigate Plesk, however the user interface isn't very appealing. An interface like the popular cpanel is preferred. Judging by my experience, the plesk panel only allows you to open one database at a time and therefore limits multitasking (especially when i want to use records from two different databases at the same time). Unlike Cpanel, installing scripts on plesk takes a more stressful approach. Finally, i prefer that file permissions on plesk be changed to easily understandable numbers (for instance 644, 777 and so on) as opposed to alphabets. The plesk panel breaks sometimes and shows error messages that do not apply. For instance, it sometimes throws a "File too large error" for a file less than 50kb.

Alexander

Broadcast Media, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2019

Excellent Software - The best panel out there!

Plesk has changed the way I and the other developers I work with operate. Plesk's built in analytics help us to monitor our server's performance and identify unwanted spikes in RAM, CPU and IO usage. The new dynamic site view is incredibly helpful, as it puts a variety of commonly used controls at your fingertips, without having to delve deep within various menus.

PROS

Plesk enables us to effecively manage all aspects of our server. From managing server-level processes to easily adding adding and customising client applications such as wordpress and joomla, Plesk makes web production infinitely easier than it would be with other well known panels.

CONS

The only con I can come up with is the price! Plesk does come with a cost, however that cost is more than worth it. The only improvement I can offer would be to make the service free, however understandably that would never happen. :)

Reason for choosing Plesk

Plesk was really the only competitor that WHM has. They are both advanced software companies, but Plesk takes the cake.

Reasons for switching to Plesk

WHM has many features that Plesk has, however the community and documentation is not as advanced. The most common taks could also take several minutes to perform, rather than several seconds with Plesk.