Sergey LAdminSergey L (Director of Program Management, Plesk International GmbH)

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      12 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi @dieta,
      If you are willing to hire developers and make an extension, we can suggest a developing company that already delivered some extensions to us. If you are looking to build extension by yourself, feel free to start with https://ext.plesk.com/help
      We have a number of individuals already contributing extensions by themselves

      It might be considered in future, but for now we have 20+ requests here so we will focus on them for now.

      However Sogo Webmail can be integrated via Plesk SDK https://ext.plesk.com/help and we will be happy to publish this integration in our Extension Catalog

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        4 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank for raising it. We have merged that other request in here for easy of tracking.

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          29 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions  ·  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…

          @abc Good catch about root password. If you file that as a separate request, we are likely to improve it

          Curtis,

          I am afraid you are misinformed about locking admin or perhaps have much outdated information.

          In case someone is trying to bruteforce your password, you remain safe:

          - Plesk won't lock you if someone will try to bruteforce your password. Instead Plesk will add small delay on every false attempt, which doesn't make much difference for legitimate user (you), but makes any bruteforce nearly impossible as it would take too long.

          - The Fail2ban module will lock a particular IP. So intruder will be locked, but you will be able to login safely. Except (of course), when intruder works from the same computer as you are, which could be the case when you decide to test your Plesk for bruteforce resistance (so you were the "intruder"). But in the real world it is much unlikely scenario

          Some may also complain that bruteforcing itself can be considered DDoS attack, however different login name doesn't help here either - whether login is "admin" or not, the system will consume roughly the same resources on validating the attempt.

          So the summary is:
          - alternative login just cannot add more security than password already does. Adding extra symbol in password is equally effective as adding extra symbol in login name.
          - intruders cannot lock you from logging in. They can only lock themselves

          I can understand the fear when people see their servers are scanned, however looks like many people are looking for a false cure - scans won't disappear just because of the login changed. It doesn't take too much effort to try different login names in those bruteforce scripts.

          Many internet services would use emails as login names. As those emails are often publicly known it should have been considered as a huge security threat, but of course everyone recognizes that it is not a weak login that compromises security - but a weak password does.

          If you don't feel safe about your server, make sure you
          1) have fail2ban module fully enabled. it will lock any bruteforce intruder quickly
          2) have 2-factor auth extension installed. i.e. Clef. Here is an overview of available solutions: http://devblog.plesk.com/2015/02/passwords-in-plesk-just-say-no/
          3) enable strong passwords in settings or just make sure your password is strong enough - not a dictionary word, not derived from a dictionary word, and includes digits and special characters.
          Those things really improve security.

          Hope it helps

          Andrea, you have to watch your language here.

          It cannot be really critical whether hacker has as login as a starting point or not - anyway they know your server IP. If your password is secure, you are safe. Add dp12kln88d as a prefix to your password and you will have those extra "497....eee..." combinations. No difference. You can add much more into your password actually.

          Security is obtained via password, not via login.

          For those concerned for brutefocring - just enable fail2ban in Plesk and an intruder will be blocked after first few attempts.

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            2 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            While we wish it as much as you do, this is not possible to deliver Docker at customer level at the moment as customers can gain root-level access through the Docker CT and it will be an ultimate security breach.

            The only generic way to deliver such function is wrapping all containers of a customer into a sort of VM similarly to Kubernetes “pods”, but Plesk itself runs in VM commonly and cannot produce extra tier of VMs. So we are very much limited by Docker itself and we are exploring how we can overcome it.
            If you wish to continue conversation, please join talk.plesk.com
            Thank you

            Hello, containers don’t really need limiting by cgroups for resources, but there is no way to limit containers from security perspective once ssh access to container is granted. So it is not available to customers for security reasons

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              4 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Web / HTTP functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you @Gab T for explaining the usage. It really helps to understand the reason behind a request to evaluate its priority

              We will consider this, but cannot promise quick delivery. PHP version is tightly connected to website concept.
              However, did you consider placing scripts in different site and configuring virtual directories in .htaccess for SEO needs? Can that help?

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                2 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Definitely :)
                As time goes, certain decisions are revised

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                  11 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hello, we might do this function later, but it is not planned yet due large number of higher rated requests in our voting system. IF there is an urgent need, the best would be to apply workaround from @Tozz below or another alternative

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                    72 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Web / HTTP functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello everyone,
                    the confusion was caused by overwriting original status rather than appending to it.

                    Notice, that the request remained opened and delivery of PageSpeed Insights didn't close it

                    However, while many of you were looking for mod_pagespeed specifically, potentially some of voters might have been interested in the PageSpeed Insights extension as well. That's why we considered appropriate to mention it here

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                      10 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Databases  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi, the actual status is always in the top right corner.
                      This is an interesting to us, though votes are real low yet

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                        7 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi, the original poster most likely meant the solution described in here
                        https://ext.plesk.com/packages/f58eac32-6fda-4886-8d44-d3cb7b98933e-slave-dns-manager

                        Let us know if it is not what you were looking for

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                          1 comment  ·  Feature Suggestions » Web Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          It might be impossible or dangerous technically. Home folder of each account has privileges configured in a way to prevent others from accessing them. We understand extra convenience of a global account, but wouldn't like to undermine security.

                          But let us know if we are missing something...

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                            planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Plesk (general)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            @Azurel, very good point! Ideally passwords should be un-decryptable by design (one-way hash).

                            I shall openly and frankly say that decryption of passwords isn't our intention at all and we will keep sticking to secure side. However we respect the pain of those who supported this request despite there are only few votes. So we are ready to listen for typical scenarios where password is needed and then consider alternative solutions for them.

                            Don't take it wrong - we are not going to even consider decryption tool, but we are ready to consider alternative solutions for scenarios where password is needed now.

                            For example:
                            - we are introducing one-time login "tickets" for the case when system administrator ("root") needed Plesk CP password - it will replace exposure of real CP password https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/17.0/cli-linux/plesk-utility.75661/
                            - for the case below (external system exposing password for its users), our recommendation is to process password in such system and then push changes into Plesk via Plesk XML API. Such external system would bear complete responsibility for password security then, but Plesk won't weaken its security.

                            We are ready to listen further cases and provide guidelines for them at our best capacity.
                            But there will be no built-in decryption facility

                            Hi Dave,

                            XML API for update is

                            <packet version="1.6.3.0">
                            <mail>
                            <update>
                            <set>
                            <filter>
                            <site-id>12</site-id>
                            <mailname>
                            <name>admin</name>
                            <password>
                            <value>123456</value>
                            <type>crypt</type>
                            </password>
                            </mailname>
                            </filter>
                            </set>
                            </update>
                            </mail>
                            </packet>

                            http://download1.parallels.com/Plesk/PP11/11.5/Doc/en-US/online/plesk-api-rpc/34509.htm

                            For event handlers catching password may be possible, please see here
                            http://download1.parallels.com/Plesk/PP11/11.5/Doc/en-US/online/plesk-administrator-guide/67897.htm#o67974

                            Hi Dave,

                            Thanks for explaining your scenario in details.

                            Specifically for email, would it work if you pass the password in XML API like in the example here?

                            http://download1.parallels.com/Plesk/PP11/11.5/Doc/en-US/online/plesk-api-rpc/34502.htm

                            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                            <packet version="1.6.3.5">
                            <mail>
                            <create>
                            <filter>
                            <site-id>1</site-id>
                            <mailname>
                            <name>techdept</name>
                            <mailbox>
                            <enabled>true</enabled>
                            <quota>1024000</quota>
                            </mailbox>
                            <password>
                            <value>test123</value>
                            <type>plain</type>
                            </password>
                            </mailname>
                            </filter>
                            </create>
                            </mail>
                            </packet>

                            Plesk will automatically convert the password passed into crypted or hashed form depending on current implementation.

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                              2 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Backup / Restore  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you @Reboot,
                              I think you can start with Plesk config monitoring tool which is very similar to what you were desc:
                              https://devblog.plesk.com/2013/07/cfgmon/
                              Lets us know if that is the thing you meant

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                                24 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Web / PHP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                @Andreas,

                                Good point! PHP7 in many tests is almost same good as HHVM and in some tests even outperforms HHVM. We will keep the suggestion open for a while to explore whether demand for HHVM remains or perhaps HHVM might get additional performance boost

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                                  7 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Plesk (general)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  No, cPanel doesn't support Phalcon, that would be quite an overstatement

                                  cPanel only provides guidelines how to download and install custom modules including Phalcon because cPanel requires PHP built right at a server. But at the same page (https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/EA/Custom+Modules) there is a clear statement saying
                                  "Warning: cPanel does not provide _support_ for custom modules."

                                  Equally you can build your own PHP with Phalcon for Plesk and then use Plesk guidelines of connecting your own PHP.

                                  There are no news yet. At some point we will explore how much it is beneficial to our web dev users, but no certain date yet.

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                                    80 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Usability and UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    @Ludovic,
                                    We can assure that the item is not forgotten and stays high in our backlog. But the capacity is finite and at this moment there are 4 higher ranked requests to take care about - so while I personally regret for your pain in regards of this function, we shall also respect votes of a larger group.

                                    > Why do we have uservoice if Plesk is not listening?
                                    With all due respect to your personal frustration, this statement is totally unfair: 123 requests have been delivered since the uservoice had been launched. That's something.

                                    @Anonymous

                                    Hm, which other panels you were moving domains between subscriptions? i.e. were you able to move addon domains between accounts in WHM/cPanel?

                                    Domain is a collection of files in user's account and under user's privileges. While we know docroot - we have no idea where are the other files (which are commonly placed outside). We often cannot tell for sure which database(s) are used in a site. There is also mail involved. Once moved, new privileges need to be assigned which may be quite impacting for a site. Once file locations changed, it breaks every script using absolute paths in its code (common enough for older sites). So this is not super-easy.

                                    Moving domain shall not be confused with moving complete subscription (or "account" in other panels), which is whole different story, and it is easy indeed. This function is available in Plesk for a while already.

                                    Please tell a little how you would see it working?

                                    i.e. if sites are relocated to a different folder (core limitation of a subscription), they could fail because of changed file paths and will require some fixes in site code and configuration. Would it be accepted?

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                                      5 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi everyone,

                                      The ability to use remote SmarterMail mail server is now available in the latest Plesk Onyx 17.0.15 preview. We encourage you to check the implementation and let us know what you think. Please visit the following forum thread to learn how to access the preview: https://talk.plesk.com/threads/plesk-onyx-preview-and-feedback.337172

                                      For more information about trying this feature refer to the following documentation topic: https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/17.0/administrator-guide/mail/remote-smartermail-support.76668/

                                      We would appreciate hearing your feedback on implementation of this functionality. Thanks in advance!

                                      —AK

                                      @Antony, thanks for you note about relative ease of doing that through just providing UI.

                                      We do a range operations on file level for the purpose of performance and they won't be possible when remote. We can potentially make it possible at the cost of limited mail support when remote. i.e. no backup/restore or migration supported. Is that what you may prefer?

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                                        planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi Ionut, nice to see you here. We definitely agree that it would have been awesome if all those suggestions were already implemented. But they cannot be done all at once, so we have to pick some of them over another. For that reason we established public voting system - to help us to set priorities right. This proposal is supported by 21 person, while some others are supported by 100s. That would explain why something else might have been delivered earlier.

                                        And still high chances to see this improvement in the next release

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                                          4 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Plesk (general)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          I cannot disclose all details, however we ourselves can see lots of sites hosted on Plesk. ColdFusion has always had small share, but last few years it had become extremely small.

                                          Practically I doubt you can find anywhere an evidence of the opposite. All sources indicate very small usage of ColdFusion.

                                          So at the moment we are not interested in supporting it.

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                                            4 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Plesk (general)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi Shyam,

                                            We do consider splitting services and enabling high availability eventually. But discounted mail-only Plesk server doesn't seem fitting our plans.

                                            However we remain open to the proposal - I will reformat the initial request so that others can support if they have similar need

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