Power Toys for PLESK
Any important software has its own shortcomings. The same for the PLESK Control Panel, but these are covered by Power Toys, a small software that comes as an AddOn for PLESK.
Features for ADMIN
- Password Revealer (now will work with encrypted passwords - PLESK 11+), used for displaying the passwords generated with PLESK. Do not get scared, this tool does not make them public, it is used rather for customer notification for lost password function. One of the shortcomings of PLESK is the fact that it does not send out an e-mail message when a domain is created in a customizable template. The PowerToys add-on does this, takes all the details of the newly created or existing domain and sends it out to the domain user in a customizable TEXT or HTML template. By far the most popular tool from the suite.
- Email Subject Changer, allows you to change the subjects in the PLESK emailing system.
- Custom DNS, you to add your own settings to a domain.
- Domain Statistics - displays the UP or DOWN status of a domain and it verifies whether the www points to the ADMIN server. It is extremely useful when the ADMIN wants to see whether the client has set the DNS or the www accordingly.
- MySQL Remote Admin User Manager - allows the administrator to add access rights to the remote database. Thus it is not necessary to use phpMyAdmin from the Control Panel, MySQL Remote or similar tools may be used instead.
- Whois, provides details about the domains on the Internet.
- Newsletter, provides a solution to keep in push with your customers.
- VHOST Config helps editing the apache conf of each domain. Thus the ADMIN may add in the apache CONF of each domain a separate setting. I.e. PLESK does not retain the PHP errors, and for developers it is rather important to see the error log. This facility offers a solution for this issue. Also is included mod_suphp configurator, very useful when you want to run apache under own user. Any uploaded file via web forms, will be owned by user:psacln and not by apache:apache.
- Domain Alias, another widely used tool by the PLESK users. Many people buy two similar domain names i.e.www.domain.com, www.domain.net and want to redirect one to the other. (PLESK 7.x.x ONLY)
- Qmail Queue - is a qmail queue manipulation program geared towards the viewing and safe modification of the contents in a qmail queue. In this tool you can see your queue status, you can search, read and delete messages from queue.
- Domain Expired - In some case PLESK does not offer enough information when a domain will expiry, so now is possible to see all domains which will expiry in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. Also is possibble to send a personalized mail to domain owner to alert domain owner.
Features for DOMAIN OWNERS
- Configure Outlook - Use this settings to configure your Outlook Express or Outlook or send settings to your email owners. So if the user is your client or an employee, then just save this .REG file and put it on a stick or accessibble network server and then run from the user's computer.
- Hotlink Protection - HotLink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files (as specified below) on your website. Other sites will still be able to link to any file type that you not specify below (ie. html files). An example of hotlinking would be using a IMG tag to display an image from your site from somewhere else on the net. The end result is that the other site is stealing your bandwidth.
- Speed up your site - Increase your page load times and save bandwidth with easy and really effective methods using apache .htaccess directives.
- Password Revealer, used for displaying the passwords generated with PLESK. Do not get scared, this tool does not make them public, it is used rather for customer notification for lost password function. One of the shortcomings of PLESK is the fact that it does not send out an e-mail message when a domain is created in a customizable template. The PowerToys add-on does this, takes all the details of the newly created or existing domain and sends it out to the domain user in a customizable TEXT or HTML template.By far the most popular tool from the suite.
- PHP.ini generator, used in mod_suphp and FCGI environment (PLESK 9). Each domain owner can have his own php.ini where any changes are reflected, without restarting the web server.
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- Have questions about the software, how it works and whether you should buy it? Well why not ask us?
- PLESK 7.5.x, PLESK 8.x.x, PLESK 9.x.x and PLESK 10.x.x with some small issues on subdomains, PLESK 11.x.x (Now also Password Revealer will work with encrypted passwords), PLESK 12.x
- GCC compiler for VHOST Config and Domain Alias
- Acces root to shell command line