What’s new in Plesk 12.5?

Posted on June 17, 2016

We recently updated the Plesk control panel that we offer with our web hosting packages

This updated version of Plesk is a more reliable and more secure tool for both website owners and web hosts.
It offers improved database management as well as a number of other improvements that we will detail below.

 

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Support for Multiple PHP Versions

A much requested feature, Plesk 12.5 now has support for multiple versions of PHP as standard. The Plesk control panel now ships with the following versions of PHP:

  • 5.2
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • 7.0

 

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Improved PHP Support

In Plesk 12.5 support for PHP has been improved in a number of ways, to create a better fit with developers working with PHP.

The new and updated features include:

  • Administrators can now choose the list of PHP modules to use for every combination of PHP version and handler type
  • Support added for PHP accelerators such as APC and Zend OPcache
  • Support added for the Composer PHP dependency manager
  • The service plan permissions controlling access to PHP settings have been re-worked
  • Users can now access the PHP info page directly from the Plesk interface

 

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Scheduled Tasks

The task scheduler UI has been updated to make it more intuitive. The whole process of setting the time and date of tasks is a lot easier and clear cut.

The tasks themselves are now divided into three categories:

  • Run a command
  • Fetch a URL
  • Run a PHP script

 

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Plesk Interface Improvements

The Plesk interface has been updated massively for version 12.5. Updates include:

  • New branding to reflect the change of brand from Parallels to Odin
  • Frames are no longer a part of Plesk interface
  • New high-resolution icons
  • Now administrators can disable logging in to Plesk using the server’s root user’s credentials
  • It is now possible to log in to Plesk automatically from external resources

 

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Plesk Repair

The 12.5 update introduces the PLesk Repair tool. This can be used to:

  • Validate and correct the Plesk configuration after Plesk upgrade
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with the mail service
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with the web server
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with the DNS service
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with the Plesk database

 

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Improved Database Management

Database dumps can now be downloaded and uploaded in native format using the Plesk interface. Other improvements include:

  • The list of databases belonging to a subscription now includes short summaries for each database
  • Users can set and manage the MySQL database users’ roles, as well as configure database users’ permissions
  • A mechanism allowing users to check the integrity of database tables and resolve some issues automatically was implemented
  • The ability to move databases between subscriptions was added
  • Support for MariaDB version 10 was added
  • Disk space taken up by remote databases can now be calculated and included in the resource usage reports

 

…and more!

This is a brief summary of some of the improvements and updates that are provided by Plesk 12.5, you can read more at the Plesk website, here.

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