Plesk Reloaded is the newest release of the award-winning Plesk control panel
software. Plesk Reloaded provides the power and flexibility required to stay in front of the competition. Since
Plesk is fully managed by Avantex's tech support team, you can rest
assured you have the best combination of tools and support in the business.
Formerly offered by SW-Soft, the company has now changed its name to Parallels and the software is now called
Parallels-Plesk. At Avantex Hosting, we've been successfully using and offering Plesk to our clients since March
2001 and they are very happy with it. Additionally, Parallels constantly updates Plesk and continues to offer extended features like automated
server control, server virtualization technology, third-party complementary software and expanded administration
features that will not only save you a lot of time, but will also simplify your life at the same time.
Plesk Reloaded offers important new features:
Firewall Module – The Plesk
Firewall module allows you to configure a firewall on our servers by managing
high-level rules. Create a rule by specifying that you want to allow (or
block) network communications from a set of source IP addresses or networks
to a set of destination IP addresses or networks using a set of TCP and/or
UDP ports. The specified rules get translated into low-level firewall
rules specific to your system. Additionally, commonly used network services
(www, DNS etc) the Firewall module includes predefined service rules.
Enabling and disabling access to these services is as easy as flipping
VPN Module – The Virtual Private Networking module
for Plesk Reloaded extends Plesk with the ability to establish secure
communications over public networks. A Plesk host with the VPN module
installed can participate in a secure peer-to-peer communication with
another Plesk VPN host or with a UNIX or Windows machine without Plesk.
The VPN module is based on the OpenVPN software.
File Server Module – The File Server module enables
Plesk administrators to share directories on a network directly from the
control panel. Using Plesk File Server, you can share access to a directory
on your server, grant access to this directory to specific users and assign
read-only or write permissions for this directory. File Server uses the
Microsoft SMB (Server Message Block) protocol to share resources on a
Samba server for network users. For the Plesk File Server, the Samba server
(version 2.2.x or 3.x) must be installed and properly configured.
SMTP Reject – By default Plesk's Qmail will accept mail
for any domain name that is properly listed in the rcpthosts/virthosts
file. However, it doesn't verify that the username exists. As a result,
when a message gets processed, a new MAILER DAEMON message is created.
Spammers will take advantage of this to send their spam through a server
(they put the intended recipient in the FROM box and a domain which behaves
like this in the TO box). Plesk has pre-set Qmail to deny accepting the
message altogether if the user does not exist on the server.
Counter-Strike GameServer – One of the fast-growing
segments of the Internet is Game Servers Hosting. Using the Plesk Module
API, you can integrate virtually any game on your current Plesk server.
As an example, Plesk Reloaded includes a fully integrated Counter-Strike
Game Server. Just use our GUI to edit configuration files, set up, configure
and monitor your favorite multiplayer online game.