The Plesk is termed as a commercial web host automation code. Originally, it was released under the United States company Plesk Inc. and designed in Novosibirsk, Russia. Plesk was owned by the SWSoft in the year 2003. SWSoft has renamed themselves under the Parallels name in the year 2008. In the year 2015, Parallels rebranded its service provider business unit to Odin.

Plesk permits a server administrator to set up the new websites, the reseller accounts, e-mail ids and the DNS entries through a web based interface. The administrator can produce the client & the website templates that determine the resource allocation parameters for the domains and the customers.

The current version of Plesk for the Linux or Unix provide the multiple POSIX platforms. The earlier versions have also supported the openSUSE, Fedora & FreeBSD. Plesk for the Windows supports the Windows Server 2008 & the Windows Server 2012 OSs. The Plesk downloads the custom versions or manage the versions of MySQL & PostgreSQL databases , Apache Tomcat Java platform server & the ColdFusion servers. The Plesk provides the users with a very easy installation of the web apps by using the Application Packaging Standard (APS). The APS packages are updated by packaging vendor when the security update is made easily possible.

Plesk has simplified the web management activities to align with a way the infrastructure is utilised nowadays for the host sites & web apps. As the most popularly utilised web management solution, the Plesk offers all that a web professional requires to set up a site fast & safely including an easy to navigate control panel, a server level automation, supportability tools & full security with a server to site security core. In addition to some of these new specifications which enhance the web professional experience, we are introducing an essential update for the service providers & the resellers.

The current editions of the Plesk involve the advanced reseller, subscription & the account management tools for the configuration of the service plans, automation rules & multi-tenant hosts. It helps to complete the most complex tasks in a very clicks as low as possible.

The user interface permits the web developers to very conveniently download & manage the sites from one platform. Hosting companies sell the packages which are based on the performance & the resources. For a number of clients, the control panel which is provided is a critical factor. Plesk is the most commonly branded control panels which can come across when shopping for the new web host.