What is Plesk Onyx and its Features

Plesk Onyx is the smoothest upgrade of the traditional Plesk control panel, with advanced features and support for many new technologies like Docker , Git etc.

With this new version of plesk below features are dropped from Plesk Onyx control panel.

  • Customer and Business Manager

  • Windows VZ Templates

  • x86-based distributions of operating systems

  • CentOS 5 / RHEL5 / CloudLinux 5

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 (not R2)

  • ASP.NET 1.1

  • SmarterMail 6.x - 9.x

  • Miva

  • Shared SSL support on Windows

  • Unity Mobile

  • 10.4 upgrade drop

  • perl-apache-asp component drop

Some new features of Plesk Onyx

Support For Database -

  • Mysql

  • PostgresSql

  • MariaDB

  • MSSQL ( Windows )

Database Tools

  • Scan

  • Repair

  • Report

  • Fix

Git Support -

Plesk Onyx introduces integration with Git , it enables you to do

  • Easy deployment of your websites by either pushing it to a local or by pulling from a remote one Git repo.

  • Software engineering service of your choice like Github , Travis etc..

  • Multiple Branch Support in single repository

  • Automatic Deployment

Docker Support -

Plesk Onyx comes with Docker support.

  • on-demand access to a wide range of modern technologies

  • choose from catalog of available images mongodb , redis etc..

  • Deploy and manage docker containers locally and remotely

Windows Server 2016 Support

Plesk Onyx supports the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2016 with IIS 10

  • Wildcard subdomains

  • HTTP/2 support

  • New cipher suites

System Resource Usage Limits

Introducing the ability to limit the amount of system resources that can be used by a particular subscription or hosting account which will help to prevent server abuse caused by either malicious or poorly written script.

The following system resources can be limited by this feature:

  • CPU

  • RAM

  • Disk I/O

DNSSEC Support

A new feature which allows users to protect the DNS data of their hosted domains with DNSSEC . DNSSEC stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions it’s a set of DNS protocol.

With the feature user can do

  • Configure the settings used for key generation and rollover

  • Sign and unsign domain zones according to the DNSSEC specifications

  • Receive notifications related to DNSSEC records and keys

  • View and copy DS resource records and DNSKEY resource record sets

SSL support & Improvements

Plesk Onyx comes with a set of security improvements which will help you to harden the server. This feature will help to

  • Force https connection to websites hosted in Plesk

  • Mail servers can be secured using SSL/TLS

  • Secured webmail connection with SSL/TLS

Ruby Support

Plesk onyx has proper Ruby language support as a plesk extension. The Ruby extension available in Plesk Onyx allows users to quickly and easily deploy Ruby apps on their domains.

  • Enable Ruby support on any given virtual host

  • Choose which Ruby version should be used on a domain.

  • Install gem file dependencies via UI using Bundler tool

  • Specify custom environment variables

  • Edit configuration files

Node.js support

Plesk Onyx offers Node.js support , Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment for developing server-side Web applications.

  • Add Node.js applications to your websites with just a few clicks.

  • Easily manage the application from Plesk (start/stop/restart the application, install NPM packages, run scripts, edit the configuration files - Plesk does it all).

  • Have multiple Node.js versions installed on the server (Plesk for Linux only)