Plesk is a user-friendly control panel that allows the easy set up of domains, websites, email accounts, databases etc. on our VPS packages. If you are not too familiar with setting up a webserver then we would recommend this control panel.
It is not available on the Starter VPS package and is only available on VPS packages with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows Server 2003
- CentOS 5
- Debian 4.0
Please note that it is not possible to easily upgrade from a non-Plesk VPS to a Plesk VPS.
There are two Plesk templates available - one for Windows 2008 Standard Edition (on Business plans or higher) and one for Cloud Linux Server 5.6. Both of these Operating Systems require extra licences, excluding the licence Plesk itself requires, so do cost extra. Please note in particular that the Windows Standard Edition licence costs more than the Web Edition licence. We would strongly recommend one of these templates if you are not familiar with administering a server and setting up a web\mail\database server via SSH or Remote Desktop and are not familiar enough with SSH\RDP to install a web management control panel interface such as Plesk yourself.
You can remove and add plesk as needed on our VMs by changing the template (though this will wipe any content on the VM in order to apply the new template)