We have just upgraded our linux web hosting servers to the Plesk 8.3, the latest control panel offed by SWSoft,
Below are the new features shipped with this new release:
Single Sign On (SSO) SAML
Enable SSO SAML support in Plesk and integrate Plesk with any other applications providing single sign-on ability for its users.
Application Packaging Standard (APS) Licensing & Upgrade
Upgrade and license applications installed via the Application Vault on a domain level directly via the Plesk interface
New Autoinstaller includes the following features:
- Simultaneous installation of several products
- Allow alternative components to be selected prior to installation
- Grouping of optional components
Configure allowed connection bandwidth per domain by using mod_bw management tools in Plesk. There is a special permission that allows the Client (or Domain Owner) account to manage these settings.
Kaspersky Antivirus (KAV) statistics
View detailed server stats, including number of e-mails scanned and filtered, collected by Kaspersky Antivirus in Plesk
Firewall ports ranges
Manage a port range via the Plesk Firewall module
Improved Sitebuilder Integration
Integration of Sitebuilder with Plesk is improved rendering all Sitebuilder module data structures unnecessary.
AWStats domain report improvement
Create detailed AWstats domain reports for each month
Submission port support
Setup an additional port for incoming SMTP traffic that requires authorization for both incoming mail and for mail to local domains
Native IMAP quotas support
Receive quota management functionality for webmail software (Horde)
SRV records management
Manage SRV records with Plesk. An SRV record or Service record is a category of data in the Internet Domain Name System specifying information on available services. Newer internet protocols such as SIP and XMPP often require SRV support from clients. Client implementations of older protocols (e.g. LDAP, SMTP) may have SRV support added to it
API for managing subdomains
Manage subdomains via API RPC
API for managing protected URLs
Manage protected URLS and their users (including passwords) via API RPC
API for retrieving mailbox usage
Retrieve mailbox usage stats via API RPC.
Underscores in DNS
Use underscores in all DNS record types (including TXT and SRV). Underscores are not recommended for use in DNS records(e.g. IE might process it incorrectly), but are not forbidden