Designed in Novosibirsk, Russia, the Parallels Plesk software, formerly known simply as Plesk prior to the 2008 merger of Parallels and SWsoft (the company which acquired Plesk in 2003), is a comprehensive commercial web hosting automation solution.
Parallels Plesk allows a server administrator to set up e-mail accounts, new websites and DNS entries through a web based interface. The administrator is able to create client and site templates, which in turn predetermine resource allocation parameters for the domains and/or clients.
Parallels Plesk is both Linux and Windows based. Plesk for Linux or UNIX supports multiple POSIX platforms including Red Hat Linux/Fedora, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu and FreeBSD. Plesk for Windows supports Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.
Operating System Requirements
For a complete list of which operating systems Plesk is compatible with, please see the Parallels website for: Compatible Operating Systems
In addition to this, Parallels Plesk installs custom versions of or manages existing versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL databases (Microsoft SQL server and Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine under Windows), as well as Tomcat Java server, ColdFusion server and CounterStrike and Battlefield 1942 game servers.
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