Parallels Plesk Panel — Documentation

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What’s new in Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5?

To see the detailed list of changes in Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5, please refer to release notes:

For previous version – see Parallels Plesk Panel 11.0 Documentation

Installation, Upgrade, Migration and Transfer
Installation, Upgrade, Migration, and Transfer Guide
This guide is intended for system administrators and other IT personnel who are going to install Panel 11 or upgrade its previous versions. The document covers installations and upgrade done via the web interface, or by using command line utilities. In this guide, you will also find instructions on how to transfer hosting accounts between Panels and how to migrate to Panel from other platforms like Confixx, Parallels Pro Control Panel, or cPanel.
User’s Documentation
Administrator’s Guide
This guide is intended for server administrators who are going to manage Parallels Panel 11 and Customer and Business Manager. This document also includes instructions about offering Web Presence Builder in the Try and Buy (or trial) mode.
Reseller’s Guide
Resellers are middlemen between server administrators and end users. They order hosting services from the first group and sell them to the second. This guide explains how to set up and manage this business.
Customer’s Guide
This is a guide helps customers to accomplish hosting-management routines and create sites with Parallels Web Presence Builder.
Advanced Administration
Advanced Administration Guide
The guide provides information about Panel abilities beyond that available in the standard GUI. System administrators can use this guide to access fine-grained Panel configuration and improve the system performance, security, and other options. Among the other topics, the document also explains how to:

for Linux:
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for Windows:
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Command Line Reference
A complete description of command line utilities for managing Parallels Panel entities. The document includes detailed information on the utilities, commands and options, all accompanied with examples.
for Linux:
for Windows:
How to Create a Custom Theme (Skin) for Parallels Plesk Panel
This document is intended for server administrators and resellers who want to change appearance and branding settings for Parallels Plesk Panel by means of custom themes (skins).
How to Localize Parallels Plesk Panel to Another Language
This guide provides instructions on how to translate the Panel (including Customer and Business Manager and Web Presence Builder) into a language not supported by Parallels, and apply the translation to a Panel installation.
How to Meet PCI DSS Requirements for Parallels Plesk Panel
This document explains how to achieve compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) on the Panel servers with Linux and Microsoft Windows-based systems.
How to Scale Your Business with APS
This document briefly covers the most important topics related to Application Packaging Standard (APS), the Parallels solution. The essence of APS is to give end users the same web interface to install and maintain different website applications directly from a hosting control panel. In this document, we will give you an idea of what APS is, how to use it effectively in your business, and the particularities of APS support in Parallels Plesk Panel.
Development and Extension
Developer's Guide: Read Me First
This document is an overview of all the available interfaces Panel provides to third parties. It explains how to use these interfaces to carry out all types of typical interaction tasks like objects management, event handling, and so on.
API RPC Manual
This document describes Parallels Panel objects and operations over them available through the API RPC protocol. Use it as a reference to automate daily tasks or combine the product with other software. The document also includes the samples of applications that interact with Parallels Panel via the protocol.
Parallels Panel Extensions SDK
This SDK contains documentation and examples that demonstrate how to create new functionality in Parallels Panel, so-called extensions. Using the SDK, a third-party application can build into the product GUI, interact with all programming interfaces directly through PHP bindings, subscribe to system events and much more.
Desktop Virtualization
- Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
- Parallels Transporter
- Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition
- Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition
- Parallels Management-Mac for Microsoft SCCM
Server Virtualization
- Parallels Cloud Server
- Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 Beta
- Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
- Parallels Automation
- Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure
- Parallels Business Automation Standard
- Parallels Virtual Automation
- Parallels Plesk Panel Suite
- Web Presence Builder
- Parallels Plesk Automation
- Parallels Small Business Panel
- Value-added Services for Hosters
- Parallels Partner Storefront
Services & Resources
- Cloud Acceleration Services
- Professional Services
- Support Services
- Training & Certification