Synchronize Plesk Servers (Failover)
Keep two (or more) Plesk servers in sync for a failover scenario.
Migration Manager only allows manual "sync"
We hear you and see a clear demand for this feature.
I want to say that implementing these features requires a lot of investment, and in 2021 Plesk team keeps focusing on the delivery of other improvements (sad, but true).
We will back to the re-evaluation of these features at the beginning of the next year.
Please continue to share your use cases and requirements, and it would really helpful if you point to existing solutions that we can review and check before implementation.
Your feedback is important to us. Thank you, everyone.
I concur with what Sam has written. I'm using Plesk much longer and now because of the lack of HA/Failover, I had to move two of my sites to managed by hand server. All I've needed was simple keepalived configured so two servers publish the same IP address. It just works.
I get it that there are going to be problems with the total solution:
- managing IP
- whiteness / split-brain situations
- syncing storage
- syncing DB's
and many many more
But I think you really should start implementing it and pushing it to production. Maybe not a full-blown server failover cluster at once, but adding feature by feature with the final solution in mind.
Please don't force us to look for a different solution to manage ours servers.
Sam Thacker commented
I have been a Plesk customer since 2018. I love the interface and features Plesk provides. I really, really, want to keep using it. But please listen to me when I say that it is SO INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING how long it is taking to allow for High Availability/failover to natively be implemented into Plesk. I should be able to put two servers running Plesk behind a Load Balancer and have it work, out of the box at this point in the way modern architecture solutions have developed. I run several client websites that need to have redundancy for the compute clusters they are running on for the longevity of my business, and my own peace-of-mind -- and Plesk is unable to do what I need it to in that regard right now. This is a MUST for modern hosting service businesses -- your main clientele -- to stay competitive and relevant. I understand Plesk was created as a stand-alone-server piece of software, and implementing a big change like this takes time. But you've HAD SO much time to do this. And in that time you've hardly given us any updates or even indication that you're listening or actively working on this aside from "please complete this survey" over a year ago. And whenever someone posts on the forum that they NEED this, it's always "please vote for it :)" Listen, we HAVE voted for it. Over 1,300 of your customers have voted for it. And we're met with radio silence. I'm even willing pay for an additional license if required! But first you gut Plesk Multi-Server, then take a RIDICULOUS amount of time to implement failover with very little update. It has been the top requested feature on UserVoice, and the last update we've had officially was a survey sent out on MARCH of LAST YEAR.
I will renew my Plesk license for one more year in the hopes this gets implemented SOON (but to be honest I am not holding my breath with the way you guys have handled -- or rather, fumbled -- this this hard), but if it's not I'm moving my services to ISPConfig. This is absolutely ridiculous and it frustrates me to no end how much noise I've made regarding this (I've done two or three user usability interviews with you for different projects and topics), and how little return has come of it.
Lee Smith commented
Would be a useful feature as cpanel already has this type of feature where is can do this across multiple servers but prefer plesk now as dont like cPanel's interface anymore.
Roma Sviridow commented
Thanks to users for helpful advice on this issue.
Fabio Perri commented
Hi dear Plesk Team and dear IgorG,
Since my last message, another 8 months have passed about 240 days and unfortunately there is no update on your part and no news about it and for this reason I propose the same question that I already asked you 8 months, obviously updated on everything the time that you have still passed without doing anything while we customers in bulk continue to pay you a lot of money and to request this very important function but apparently you do not care at all the opinion of thousands of your customers who continue to enrich you without get no answer from you and in the meantime ...
Any news about the Plesk feature request for HA (High Availability) Cluster and LB (Load Balancing) Cluster ?
This feature request on Plesk Uservoice it is the most requested and voted in absolute, in fact it is in place number 1, have over 1369 votes, over 180 comments and was created on 31 December 2013 so over 8 years and 7 months ago (also on March 10, 2020 you also created a survey for this feature request) !!!
How is it possible that the Plesk Team failed to implement it in over 3130 days (almost 9 years) ?
I can understand that it involves a fair amount of work and many changes in Plesk but almost 9 years of time seems more than enough to implement this feature request, also considering that Plesk is not free and also costs a lot, you should offer more to your paying customers.
After nearly 9 years of waiting, over 1369 votes and over 180 comments, it would be much more serious of you to make it clear that you will never implement this feature request !!!
I look forward to receiving an official and definitive response from the Plesk Team here.
Obviously I invite all Plesk users and customers interested to make themselves heard and participate in this discussion in order to have an answer and some updates from Plesk !!!
This is the discussion link of the official Plesk forum:
This is the link on the discussion of the official Plesk support site:
Thanks in advance for the support.
Manfred Warta commented
Very very necessary, by the way this is already possible with IPSConfig and Unison... :-(
Anthony Galliot commented
Please add this urgently!
Bludau IT Services commented
AmaZili Communication commented
At minimum, those who lost their backups during the OVH fire could have had their data safe if they had multiple FTP targets on Plesk ...
flix-host.de woud like to use it.
Francesco Zirconi commented
Does 1300 votes count for nothing?
@Freddy Cohen -> exactly !
It would be really important to be able to have multiple ftp distant servers !
Freddy Cohen commented
The OVH SBG data center burned down, they are moving the information to other data centers, if plesk had high availability the impact would not have been so catastrophic for those who had hosted their data there.
A Datacenter just burned down.
I woud be Happy if we coud have an HA ontop of HA infrastructure.
HA works great until your data center burns down; i.e. OVH earlier this week.
It woud be cnce if you coud buy for proper money kind of an HA Setup With Master and ***** Nodes.
Yes HA on Proxmox / VMware or what ever is nice but anyways since datacenter still can burn down or whatever it woud be nice if you woud have a HA Setup ontop of your Infrastructure!
Sending Regards from Frankfurt.
Shane E commented
Exactly that, we are on the verge of ditching Plesk entirely due to this one missing feature as we can no longer risk the uptime of websites due to the lack of reliable failover