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Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5

Windows This is a Community Contributed Download

LicenseFree to try
Supported byEmail, Phone, Knowledge base, Forums
Works WithIIS 6, IIS 7, IIS 7.5
DocumentationParallels Plesk Panel 9.5 Documentation
Updated onApril 26, 2010
Uploaded byparallels


Shared Hosting Providers NEW : Parallels Hosting Suite 9.5 – Get All 3 Products In 1 Bundled Price Buy Plesk Panel 9.5 — Unlimited, and for no extra charge get: Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder — up to 100 Websites FREE Parallels Plesk Billing * — up to 1000 Clients FREE Support — to Upgrade, Install and Migrate FREE Parallels Plesk Panel is the leading hosting automation control panel on the market. User-friendly and with multiple login roles that cater to all users, the Parallels Plesk Panel can have your hosting business up and running in no time. Hear what others have to say *Parallels Plesk Billing, currently a widely-accepted automated billing system in the U.S. market, will be enhanced to be compliant with all European financial system starting in Q4 2010. Easy Eliminate the complexities of managing servers. The Parallels Plesk Panel provides an easy to learn interface while maintaining a simple look and feel. Navigation through the control panel is simple and allows you to find and complete even the most cumbersome tasks quickly and efficiently. Profitable Give yourself access to more. The Parallels Plesk Panel is the only control panel which offers the direct availability of hundreds of applications for your end users. With terrific add-ons like Parallels Plesk Billing * for your invoicing or Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder for your website editing and management — you can truly offer an all in one solution to your customers. Complete Run your business efficiently. Parallels Plesk Panel users will benefit from a new level of integration with other Parallels products, including Parallels Plesk Billing *, which eliminates the need for third party software. With full customization to suit your needs, the Parallels Plesk Panel will let you focus on running your business. Dedicated Hosting Providers Parallels Plesk Panel is the leading hosting automation control panel on the market and the best option to bundle with your servers. Powering more than 200,000 servers, 6 million domains and 10 million mailboxes worldwide, use the Parallels Plesk Panel to create service offerings that will improve your bottom line. Hear what others have to say Easy Empower your customers around the clock. The Parallels Plesk Panel will reduce your operating costs since customers will be able support themselves. The key auto-update mechanism, auto-component updater, migration manager and a Web-based installation for quick deployment ensure you won’t spend hours on the phone providing support . Profitable Configure your hosting plans the way you want. Upsell your customers by offering hundreds of applications packaged in the Application Packaging Standard (APS) format directly from the Parallels Plesk Panel interface. Parallels offers attractive partner programs to ensure predictable low costs and other great benefits. Enquire now! Complete Provide a full-featured end to end solution. Parallels Plesk Panel users will benefit from a new level of integration with other Parallels products , as well as third party applications. With full automation of all the tasks necessary to run your business, the Parallels Plesk Panel is the best and most feature rich product on the market.


Parallels Hosting Suite — Buy the most complete hosting solution on the market for one low price. Get a free Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 100 domain license and a free Parallels Plesk Billing 1000 client license when you obtain a Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 unlimited domains license.

Google Services for Websites support — Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 can now be easily integrated with Google Services for Websites. Includes support for Google Web Elements, Google Custom Search, Google Site Search, Google Page Speed and Google AdSense. Google Web Elements is a library of dynamic content and widgets. Google Custom Search is a customizable search engine that can be integrated with any website. Google Site Search is an integrated search engine that searches specific websites. Page Speed is a browser plug-in that allows users to evaluate the performance of their Web pages. Google AdSense is a free program that helps website owners display contextual search ads that can be monetized through revenue share with Google. All of these services will now be made available directly through the Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5.

Free installation, upgrade, migration and transfer assistance — Use you Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 license to access free new support access. All you need is:

  1. A valid and active Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 license, and
  2. You have had made at least one attempt to install, migrate or upgrade (either from an older version of Parallels Plesk Panel or a competing product)

Please use the support form below to access this special assistance:

PCI Compliance — Parallels Plesk Panel can be made compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This can be achieved by running a special PCI compliance resolver utility and additional tuning of system components, as described in the document Achieving PCI Compliance for Servers Managed by Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5.

Compatibility with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 — Parallels Plesk Panel is now compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.

More virtualization solutions supported — Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 can operate in virtual environments created by the following virtualization solutions: Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen, VMWare, KVM and Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal.

API RPC Protocol — Updated API RPC protocol improves the ability to integrate your software solutions with the Parallels Plesk Panel and completely supports all important features introduced in Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5.

New Operating System Support — Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 fully supports Cloud Linux, OpenSuSE 11, Fedora 11, Debian 5, Windows Server 2008 R2 and CloudLinux 5.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Support — Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 for Windows now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Improved Hosting Setup — User Interface for Hosting Setup was redone to make the procedure easier and more intuitive. The improved usability allows service providers to setup hosting on one page much quicker then before.

Greylisting — Greylisting reduces the amount of unsolicited e-mail (SPAM) delivered to e-mail addresses by capitalizing on spammers’ reluctance to configure their mail servers properly. Since most spammers do not retry sending email, the greylisting initially refuses all mail from unknown sources and accepts them on a later retry. This technology can cut spam as much as 95% of spam.

Migration Utilities — Moving to the latest Parallels Plesk Panel has never been easier. Whether you are migrating from a cPanel server or from an older version of Parallels Plesk Panel, you will enjoy an easy and seamless transition to minimize your downtime.

Offer hundreds of applications via Application Packaging Standard Catalog — Now you can browse web applications packaged in APS Format directly from the Parallels Plesk Panel interface. Also, you can add them to the server Application Vault online without the hassles of manual uploading. These applications can be made freely available to all customers or their distribution can be restricted for provision on a per-user basis, allowing you to conveniently sell the applications according to the hosting plans you provide.

Resellers Level — The Parallels Plesk Panel user hierarchy is enriched with Reseller accounts in version 9.5. Resellers can sign up their own clients and resell Web hosting services to them, distributing available resources within the limits set by the Parallels Plesk Administrator. Resellers can also create and manage their own domains. Migrating your existing clients to resellers can be done simply following upgrade to version 9.5.

Parallels Plesk Billing Integration — Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 is fully integrated with the Parallels Plesk Billing solution, eliminating the need to find third-party billing software. Smooth navigation between provisioning and billing portions makes provisioning more efficient for hosting service providers and their customers.

Postfix Support — Postfix mail server is available to all Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/Unix users. The long-awaited support of the immensely popular alternative to Qmail allows Parallels Plesk Panel administrators to improve the stability, security and performance of all mail-related tasks. Switching from Qmail to Postfix is quick, effortless and transparent both to the administrator and end-users.

Enhanced Interface — Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 boasts a completely redone user interface designed to help users navigate and perform tasks quicker and easier. The most popular and important actions are available right away on the user Home Page. Navigating through Plesk is faster than ever now due to ability to select Resellers, Clients, Domains and Mail User levels via pathbar. Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 is presented in a brand-new clear and nice Vista visual theme that combines the best elements of the most popular Parallels Plesk Panel interface skins.

Total Control Backup — Completely revised Parallels Plesk Panel Backup/Restore functionality provides users with a more powerful and flexible backup solution than ever before. Selective data backup and restoration is now a comfortable, painless, and fully controllable process. On-the-fly restoration conflict resolution offers a variety of ways to resolve issues prior to actual update of the system, thus guaranteeing success and complete control over the restoration process.

Overselling/Overuse Capabilities — The ability to conveniently manage the overselling and overuse of provided resources directly via the control panel tremendously improves the flexibility of business model implementation. Used in conjunction with the Resellers Level opens up new possibilities for those who provide shared hosting services.

@Mail Availability — Users can now enjoy additional choice of @mail as their WebMail tool. The selection of WebMail can be done on a per-domain basis, guaranteeing that every customer can select and use their WebMail client of choice.

PHP over Fast CGI — Site applications based on PHP can be executed much faster and safer with PHP running in the Fast CGI mode. This feature was previously available only in the Windows version.



Innovative Ease of Use — Parallels Plesk Panel has a redesigned cleaner and easier to navigate interface. Your most commonly used tasks will be available to you immediately and all menu options have been streamlined allowing you to get what you need done efficiently and with minimal hassle.

Customizable — Parallels Plesk Panel comes with many additional skins and gives users the ability to design custom skins and manage them in the browser-based interface. Use the custom desktop feature to design and brand the panel to your specifications.

Fully Automated — With 100+ new enhancements the control panel delivers a new ease of management through features like our key auto-update mechanism, auto-component updater, migration manager and a Web-based installation for quick deployment and dedicated need for support.


Deliver Applications directly to the end user — With a full integration with the APS Catalog, a listing of applications packaged in Application Packaging Standard (APS) format, you now have access to hundreds of applications that can be delivered directly to the end user. Browse through the applications, search by keyword, or sort by type to find the applications your users want and then install them directly into the client’s application pool. Your clients can then install the applications that they need in minutes.

Offer Add-ons to Spruce Up Your Offerings — Parallels Plesk Panel has several additional options you can add to increase the value of your offerings. Partner products that provide anti-virus, server backup, eCommerce, and more, can elevate your service offerings to the next level and enhance the versatility of your control panel.

Attractive Partner Programs — Parallels has Silver, Gold, and Platinum sponsor levels that you can take advantage of to lower your monthly costs. In addition, you’ll receive access to other great benefits, such as co-marketing opportunities, content for your website, promotions, and more. Enquire now!


Integration with other products — Parallels Plesk Panel users will benefit from a new level of integration, including SSO technology, with other Parallels products, including Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Parallels Plesk Billing, and Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder.

Multi-Platform — Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/UNIX and Windows now have many common features, skins, application packs, language packs and documentation. Operating systems supported are Red Hat, SuSE, Fedora, FreeBSD, Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Windows.

Language Support — Parallels Plesk Panel is available in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional.

Most Secure — Parallels Plesk Panel has been specifically designed to be the most stable and secure control panel available. Parallels Plesk Panel has been proven under fire managing 6 million plus domains globally and can support thousands of accounts per server increasing profitability.


Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Web Edition
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2/R2 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 RC1 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 RC1 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 RC1 Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Datacenter Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server Web Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Web Edition

Browser Requirements

  • Firefox 2.0 and above
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x
  • Mozilla 1.7 and above
  • Safari 2.x
  • New! Safari 3.1

NOTE: Pop-up blocking in your browser should be disabled when using Parallels Plesk Panel.
Microsoft IE 5.5 and Netscape v4.5 or lower for Windows/UNIX is no longer supported.

Mail Client Requirements

  • Eudora 7.0 and above for Windows
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 for Windows
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003+ for Windows
  • Thunderbird 1.5 and above