History of Changes

This chapter describes the version-specific changes in the CL utilities. The changes are grouped by new features in CLI. To describe a particular change in CLI, we use the following notation:

Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5

Custom web server settings for websites


Status of websites in suspended subscriptions


External SMTP server for Panel notifications and outgoing mail generated by scripts


APS applications settings


Restricting the list of applications available for installation


Search engine friendly redirection and forwarding


Panel Administrator account settings


One database user to access all databases


The default database server


 Multiple PHP versions


Mail autoresponder settings


Creating auxiliary users while creating mail accounts


Specifying mail accounts and instant messengers for auxiliary users


Panel UI appearance and branding


Websites maintenance mode


The Suspended status of websites


Loading Panel settings from Partner Central


Server-wide Panel settings


Server cloning settings


Access to Control Panel for resellers


Making copies of service plans, add-on plans, and reseller plans


Domains and domain aliases settings


Displaying customers or subscriptions in a list


Turning Tomcat on/off on domain aliases


Repairing Panel configuration

Parallels Plesk Panel 11.0

Include a password in a WebMatrix publication settings file


Installing the Panel license key with an activation code


Managing Panel Extensions


Improved Panel security


Cloning Panel in Virtual Environments


Custom Buttons Improvements


Panel Updates Improvements


Subscribing to security notifications from Parallels


Using license bundles (web app licenses associated with a Panel license)

Parallels Plesk Panel 10.4

Customizable PHP configuration


Extended overuse options


Simple view for administrators


Restricting users to access only one subscription

Support for wildcard subdomains


Quick preview of a website


Manage availability of apps from Storefront

(*) server_pref utility:
New option: -show-commercial-apps


Allowing Subdomains to Have Own DNS Zones

Updating Business Manager administrator's profile

Updating Business Manager company settings

Managing Business Manager database connection

Migrating a standalone Plesk Billing database to Business Manager

Troubleshooting GUI Integration between Business Manager and connected Panels

Updating Business Manager configuration and online stores locales and appearance

Parallels Plesk Panel 10.3

File sharing functionality

Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2

IPv6 support

Encrypting the administrator's password

New command: --show-password

Parallels Plesk Panel 10.1

Ability to customize the list of applications available for installation on websites and add links to additional services (external or integrated with Panel as extensions)

Customization of interface appearance and branding settings

Site maintenance mode

Ability to create trial sites in SiteBuilder

Ability to register an external webmail service with the Panel and use it in hosting plans

Ability to hide mail management functions from Control Panel

Utilities were renamed to better suit the new hosting model

Parallels Plesk Panel 10.0

Changes in the hosting model and hierarchy of user accounts

Power User interface

User interface customization

Additional FTP accounts

Changes in Application Catalog

Changes in settings of mail services

E-mail notification about system events

Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5

(+) new options related to integration with Google Services for Websites were added to the admin.exe, reseller.exe, client.exe, and server_pref.exe utilities.

Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0

APS Catalog

(+) aps-catalog utility


Command line utilities now reside in %plesk_cli% and %plesk_bin% depending on the application scope. For details, see the Getting Started With Command Line Utilities section.


Parallels Plesk Panel resellers

New utilities

Removed utilities

Updates of existing utilities



Parallels Plesk Panel 8.6

Limit on maximum number of ODBC DSN connections

Permission to choose a database server for a database

Parallels Plesk Panel 8.4

Opportunity to create blog and photo subdomains in Sitebuilder upon domain creation in Parallels Plesk Panel

DomainKeys support

Parallels Plesk Panel 8.3

Parallels Plesk Panel 8.3 for Windows CLI Reference introduces the following new features:

Parallels Plesk Panel 8.2

Parallels Plesk Panel 8.2 for Windows CLI Reference introduces the following new features.

Parallels Plesk Panel 8.1.x

Command line utilities in Parallels Plesk Panel 8.1 for Windows introduce the following new features.

Parallels Plesk Panel 7.6x

Command line utilities in Parallels Plesk Panel 7.6 and 7.6.1 for Windows introduce the following new features.