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  1. Server Health: Show Apache CPU Usage per domain

    It is difficult to identify the offending website, and this would help tracking it down

    960 votes
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      46 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Move domains between subscriptions

      This is a feature that needs to be brought to the Plesk Control Panel.

      This request has been outstanding since Plesk 10:
      http://kb.parallels.com/en/113938

      This wasn't possible in Plesk 11.5.
      http://kb.parallels.com/en/121606

      It still does not appear possible in Plesk 12.

      At the very least, breaking a domain out into its own subscription would be a good first step.

      Search words:
      I cannot move domain to another subscription
      move webspaces
      move a domain within a multi-domain subscription
      multi-domain subscription
      migration manager
      transfer a domain
      separate subscription
      split subscription
      break out domain from subscription

      716 votes
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        80 comments  ·  Usability and UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Customer email notification when mailbox quota exceeded

        It would be a very useful feature to have an email automatically injected to a customers mailbox when their quota is close to the limit and another when the mailbox quota has been exceeded with advice (customisable) on how to resolve the problem.

        Sometimes clients are unaware/forget their quota and if accessing via outlook/smartphone etc they are not aware of the limit being reached. This can result in several days without emails or emails being rejected with a "mailbox full" autoresponder. Ironically this means anyone sending emails to the client are aware the mailbox is full but the client is…

        617 votes
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          open discussion  ·  75 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Multiple backup rules or more options

          At this moment, you can set only 1 rule to make backups (daily, weekly, or monthly). My idea is to make multiple backup rules (ex. which daily backups should be deleted) or simply make more backup options.

          Ex:
          I want to make daily backup and delete every older than 2 days, except one day of the week and one day of the month.

          ex interface:
          Make [daily/weekly/monthly] backup and keep only:
          [n] daily backups (enabled only for daily backups)
          [n] weekly backups (enabled for daily and weekly backups)
          [n] monthly backups (enabled for daily, weekly and monthly backups)

          So, if…

          560 votes
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            planned  ·  25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 502 votes
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              90 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Plesk currently offers two high-quality anti-viruses and other related services like WAF. Integrating another anti-virus solution is an expensive undertaking, so we’d like you to let us know which ClamAV features are missing in anti-viruses and services already available in Plesk. This will help us properly evaluate and prioritize this request.

              —AK

            • 485 votes
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                72 comments  ·  Web / HTTP functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ActiveSync support on Roundcube and Horde (Push)

                ActiveSync is a necessary tool for most businesses today as it allows them to have everything in one place and stream it automatically to every device they use. Users with mobile phones and tablets can easily sync their contacts, calendars, notes and emails via activesync and users with outlook and other mail clients can sync contacts, mail and perhaps notes.

                483 votes
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                  58 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi everyone,

                  We’re planning to support ActiveSync in the upcoming Premium Mail extension powered by Kolab. CardDAV and CalDAV will also be supported. We don’t have a specific ETA yet, but we expect it to be available later this year.

                  —AK

                • Backup into Cloud

                  http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=262215

                  There are quite many free and commercial cloud storages at the day where user could keep their backup. But many storages wouldn't offer FTP access. It may be helpful if Plesk could transparently upload backups into a customer's Dropbox, Amazon or Azure account.

                  432 votes
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                    77 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Synchronize Plesk Servers (Failover)

                    Keep two (or more) Plesk servers in sync for a failover scenario.
                    Migration Manager only allows manual "sync"

                    423 votes
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                      38 comments  ·  Plesk (general)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support for HTTP Strict Transport Security / HSTS

                      I'm wondering if Plesk also will implent HTTP Strict Transport (or HSTS) Security in the GUI. It's an extra layer of security for sites who need to be extra secure.

                      It's being done with a special header (mod_headers for Apache) and a TLS connection. The client (browser) can then verify if the server is the real server and not a man-in-the-middle server/attack.

                      It's as simple as adding the following code to the vhost config (HTTPS only!):

                      Apache:
                      Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains"

                      Nginx:
                      add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains";

                      258 votes
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                        open discussion  ·  22 comments  ·  Web / SSL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change admin username

                        It should be possible for the admin user to change his user login name. The name "admin" is not very secure, because it's easiert to hack via brute force. The hackers know, the name is "admin". If the user would be able to change his login name, it would increase the security of Plesk Panel.

                        236 votes
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                          29 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We have serious doubts this function can really increase server security:
                          1) Plesk has built-in protection against brute-force on login – it will lock the login form. So no one can try multiple attempts
                          2) Arbitrary login name adds very little guess-complexity to a proper password. If you have concerns for your login brute-forced – add another 5-7 characters into your password and feel safe.

                          As changed login name is still very likely to be some sort of vocabulary word or derived from your other account name – this function would only give a false sense of better security. Your security strength is in complex password, not in a complex login name. If you have one good password, you don’t need to treat login as your “second password” – one good password is enough.

                          As for concerns that default password requirement is set in “weak”, that fail2ban module is not…

                        • Spam configuration per subscription or domain

                          Now you have two opportunities to set the spamfilter - server-wide or individual. It would be very handy if the admin or the customer could set the spamfilter for the whole subscription or/and for the whole domain.

                          225 votes
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                            open discussion  ·  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Memcached support

                            Include memcache and settings for ram etc as standard.

                            219 votes
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                              22 comments  ·  Databases  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Piwik Web Analytics

                              additionaly to awstat

                              215 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Email import tool

                                It would be a great idea to be able to import mail for individual email accounts via POP3 from other servers.

                                This would be great for customers migrating to you so that they can keep all their email.

                                Would just need fields such as:
                                -Hostname
                                -Username
                                -Password
                                -Port
                                -Encryption

                                210 votes
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                                  15 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 196 votes
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                                    36 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create separate Mail and Web Space

                                    Make separate limits on Mail and Web disk spaces, so that hoster could sell one limit for web (i.e. 2Gb) and another limit for mail (i.e. 10x2Gb mailboxes)

                                    185 votes
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                                      open discussion  ·  9 comments  ·  Plesk (general)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have multiple IPs in one subscription

                                      Make each site able to run on its own IP.

                                      If you would support this feature, please please tell us in the comments how you would use it - i.e. for SSL

                                      181 votes
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                                        45 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add HHVM support

                                        Add HHVM support

                                        177 votes
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                                          24 comments  ·  Web / PHP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • autodiscover for email settings for linux and windows

                                          autodiscover for email settings for linux and windows

                                          174 votes
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                                            47 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Could you provide more information about your scenario? In particular, could you explain which settings you want to be automatically discovered and at which step of your scenario?

                                            UPD: We will evaluate the possibility of adding this functionality in the future releases. Note that this feature also depends on your mailing client.

                                            —AK

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