Release Notes for Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 for Microsoft Windows

What`s New Upgrade Notes History of Changes

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What's New
    1. Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5
    2. Parallels Customer & Business Manager 11.5
    3. Parallels Presence Builder 11.5
  3. Software Requirements and Prerequisites
  4. Supplied Components
  5. Supported Third-Party Components
  6. Earlier Versions Supported for Upgrade
  7. Notes on Installation, Upgrade, and Migration
    1. Known Problems and Limitations
  8. Other Known Problems and Limitations
  9. Contact Information

1. Introduction

Thank you for downloading Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows.

This file contains information that supplements the Parallels Plesk Panel documentation, such as requirements, information about new features, resolved bugs, known problems, and so on. This file was updated with the latest information available at the time of release.
We recommend that you also read the detailed product review that will help you in understanding all Panel 11.5 changes.
If you want to suggest a new feature or an improvement, visit plesk.uservoice.com to submit your ideas and vote to increase the priority of your favorite items.

We do not provide support for upgrading Panel 11.5 preview builds. An attempt to upgrade such builds may cause Panel malfunction or errors during the upgrade. If you decide to upgrade a preview build, use Parallels Migration Manager or backup and restoration tools.

To see the release notes for the previous version, Panel 11.0, click here.

2. What's New

Legend:

[+] new feature

[-] bug resolved

[*] bug resolved and functionality improved


Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5

  1. [+]  Per-website configuration of the IIS web server. Customers can set a number of IIS settings (MIME types, default documents, and other) for a certain website.

  2. [+]  Search engine friendly domain aliases. Customers can set the 301 (search engine friendly) redirect for a domain alias. In this case, search engine ranking will not be split between the alias and the original site.

  3. [+]  Automatic customer's password generation. Administrators can automatically generate a password when creating a customer. The password will be sent to the customer by email.

  4. [+]  Access to the Control Panel for mail users. When creating a mailbox, customers can specify whether Panel should create a corresponding user account.

  5. [+]  Support for Windows Server 2012. Panel can be installed on Windows Server 2012.

  6. [+]  Support for Server Name Indication (SNI). Panel provides the support for SNI (individual SSL certificates for sites on a shared IP address) on Windows Server 2012.

  7. [+]  Improvements in File Manager. File Manager in the Control Panel offers a number of new handy features: Uploading files via drag and drop, uploading of multiple files, file preview, and others.

  8. [+]  A database user can access multiple databases. Customers can now create database user accounts. The created accounts can be of two types:

    When creating a database, customers can either create a new account for the database or use an existing one. In earlier Panel versions, when Panel created a database, it also automatically added a database user account for accessing the database.

  9. [+]  Database server selection for customers. Customers (if allowed) can select any database server registered in Panel for their own or app databases, as opposed to using the default database server. Administrators can grant their customers such an ability with the Database server selection permission.

  10. [+]  Support for FTP Secure. Panel users can access the server over FTP Secure (FTP-SSL). Administrators can adjust FTP security policy: allow only secure FTP-SSL connections, allow both secure and non-secure connections, or switch off FTP-SSL.

  11. [+]  Support for PHP 5.4. Panel 11.5 is supplied with PHP 5.4.

  12. [+]  Global search of APS apps. Panel users can use the global search (in the top-right corner of Panel) to search for available APS applications.

  13. [*]  Improved file structure of virtual hosts.

    Before Now
    • Panel users cannot create files and directories in the subscription's root directory.
    • Major part of system directories are created by default.
    • System files are stored in the subscription's root directory.
    • Logs are stored in statistics/logs.
    • The following directories are always created for each site:
      • anon_ftp
      • error_docs
      • web_users
    • Panel users can create files and directories in the subscription's root directory.
    • Necessary system directories are created only on demand.
    • System files are stored in .plesk.
    • Logs are stored in logs.
    • The following directories are created for each site only on demand:
      • anon_ftp
      • error_docs
      • web_users
  14. [*]  Improved logging for backup, restore, and transfer operations. The log files of these operations are now stored in a more convenient and clear way.

    Before Now
    Backup
    PMM/sessions/<timestamp>/
     psadump.log
    Restoration
    PMM/sessions/<timestamp>/
     psadump.log
     conflicts-resolve.log
    Transfer
    PMM/sessions/<timestamp>/
     migration.log
    PMM/logs/
     pmmcli.log
     migration-handler.log
     migration.log
    Backup
    PMM/logs/backup-YYYY-MM-DD-HH-mm-ss/
     backup.log
     export.log
    Restoration
    PMM/logs/restore-YYYY-MM-DD-HH-mm-ss/
     import.log
     conflicts.log
     deployer.log
    Transfer
    PMM/logs/migration-YYYY-MM-DD-HH-mm-ss/
     backup.log
     import.log
     conflicts.log
     deployer.log
  15. [+]  Preliminary check for migration and transfer. Before starting data transfer from one server to another, Migration & Transfer Manager performs a check for potential transfer problems. This allows administrators to prepare for the migration (transfer) operation: Free disk space for temporary files, install required components to a destination server, and so on.

  16. [+]  Administrators can forbid customers to change the names of the system users* associated with customers' subscriptions. The permission is located on the Tools & Settings > Server Settings page.
    * This user name is used, for example, to log in to Panel through FTP.

  17. [+] Forced upgrades for Testing release tiers. Panel preview builds are now automatically upgraded to the next preview version. Such forced upgrades will be disabled at the end of the preview program.

  18. [+]  Panel users can use the apostrophe (') symbol in mailbox names.

  19. [+]  Before performing the default backup, Panel checks for free disk space needed to store the file. If there is not enough space, the backup is not started.

  20. [+]  Clearing mail queue. Administrators can clean the mail queue using the corresponding button in Tools & Settings > Mail Server Settings > Mail Queue.

  21. [+]  On the Statistics tab inside a subscription, Panel users can view disk space usage in more details: statistics about logs, backups, chroot directories, configurations files, and anonymous FTP directory.

  22. [+]  Panel users can use the underscore symbol ('_') in the DNS CNAME records. This symbol is required, for example, to configure DKIM.

  23. [+]  Users can specify how frequently a mail autoresponder should reply to the same email address (on the Mail > email account > Auto-Reply tab).

  24. [+]  URL Rewrite 2.0 for IIS 7. Panel is supplied with the URL Rewrite Module 2.0.

  25. [+]  Service plan cloning. Administrators can create the exact copies of service plans (using the Service Plans > Clone Plans button) which is useful when creating a set of similar hosting plans.

  26. [+]  Support for transfer of websites with remote databases. Migration & Transfer Manager allows transferring websites which have databases located on remote servers.

  27. [+]  Restricted API RPC access. Administrators can allow communicating with Panel through API RPC calls only from specified IP addresses. The list of allowed addresses is added to the panel.ini configuration file.

  28. [+]  Support for SmarterMail 10. Panel provides the support for the SmarterMail 10 mail server.

  29. [+]  Support for IceWarp 10.4. Panel provides the support for the IceWarp 10.4 mail server.

  30. [+]  Installation performance improvement. Panel installation takes less time now.

  31. [+]  Panel users can perform operations on Panel objects skipping the confirmation dialog if they run an operation using the (SHIFT + click) combination. For example, you can remove a number of files in File Manager without confirmation, if you click the Remove button while holding the SHIFT key.

  32. [+]  IMAP traffic calculation. Panel calculates IMAP traffic for the MailEnable and IceWarp mail servers.

  33. [+]  Easy disconnection of Customer and Business Manager. Administrators can easily switch off Customer and Business Manager if it was installed by mistake (for example, as a part of the full installation). This can be done in Tools & Settings > Interface Management > Interface Controls Visibility > Disconnect Customer and Business Manager.

  34. [+]  Support for SpamAssassin 3.3.2. Panel is now supplied with SpamAssassin 3.3.2.

  35. [+]  Support for Apache Tomcat 7.0.x. Panel is now supplied with Apache Tomcat 7.0.x. After Panel upgrade, administrators will be able to specify which version to use on the server.

  36. [+]  Dynamic changing of notification thresholds of the disk space and traffic usage. Administrators can specify the Notify when disk space usage is reaching and Notify when traffic usage is reaching parameters of service plans in percentage points (%). This allows Panel to dynamically change the notification threshold when additional disk space or traffic are allotted to a subscription.

  37. [+]  Cloning operation improvement. After cloning to another virtual environment, Panel automatically applies all available updates. For example, you prepared an instance of Panel 11.5.19 Update#10 (the update number is fictitious). If the Update#15 is available at the moment when you clone the instance, the cloned Panel will get the 11.5.19 Update#15 version.

  38. [+]  Support for Web Deploy 3.0. Panel 11.5 is supplied with Web Deploy 3.0.

  39. [+]  Support for Adobe ColdFusion 10. Panel supports ColdFusion 10 when it is installed on the server.

  40. [+]  Suspending of the web hosting service on a site through the API RPC. The site API RPC operator now allows administrators to suspend only the web hosting service on a particular site or alias. The DNS and mail services continue to work on the site.

  41. [+]  Predefined list of apps for service plan add-ons. Administrators and resellers can specify the list of apps provided by a service plan add-on. In earlier Panel versions, this was possible only for service plans.

  42. [+]  Filter apps by license type. Customers can filter the list of available apps in their Control Panel by the app license type: free or commercial.

  43. [+]  Choosing the app version during app installation. Customers can choose the version of an app they are going to install in cases when there are several app versions available in the Application Catalog.

  44. [+]  Support for MailEnable 7.07. Panel 11.5 is now supplied with MailEnable 7.07.

  45. [+]  Optional DNS server installation. Administrators can choose not to install the DNS server during Panel installation. In this case, the BIND DNS server will not be installed and Panel GUI will not contain any tools for DNS management.

  46. [+]  Optional mail server installation. Administrators can choose not to install the mail server during Panel installation. In this case, only SMTP client will be installed on the server. Thus, Panel and user scripts will still be able to send mail but other mail functionality will be unavailable.

  47. [+]  Support for custom SMTP server. Administrators can specify the SMTP server which should be used to send Panel notifications and mail generated by users' scripts. Using such a server is the only option to send mail in case a mail server is not installed in the system.

  48. [+]  Support for PHP 5.4.12. Panel 11.5 is now supplied with PHP 5.4.12.

  49. [+]  Automatic updating of installed apps. Administrators can turn on automatic updates (Tools & Settings > Application Vault > Update Settings) of all APS apps installed in Panel. If administrators do not force apps updating, customers can turn on automatic updates for a certain app by themselves.

  50. [+]  Quick app installation. Users can install apps in one click - the Install button now leads to a quick installation that does not require specifying app settings: Apps are installed with defaults. Nevertheless, custom installation that includes specifying app settings is also possible with the Install (Custom) button.

  51. [+]  Support for the APS mail aspect. Panel now supports the APS mail aspect which allows apps to work with the Panel's mail service. For example, Panel mailboxes can be associated with Open-Xchange accounts.

  52. [+]  Improved performance of the mail content restoration. Mail content is restored much faster due to support for the native MailEnable, SmarterMail, and IceWarp providers instead of IMAP.

  53. [+]  Displaying RSS feeds in the Control Panel. Administrators can configure Panel to display an RSS feed to customers. The feed will be displayed in the right sidebar of the Control Panel.

  54. [+]  Support for BIND DNS Server 9.9.2-P2. Panel now supports BIND DNS Server 9.9.2-P2.

  55. [+]  Up-to-date third-party components. A number of third-party components used by Panel were upgraded. Panel is now supplied with the following components:

  56. [+]  The SmarterMail mail server now supports IPv6 addresses.

  57. [+]  Improved file transfer. Migration & Transfer Manager transfers files in a new deferred "rsync-like" way.

  58. [+]  Search engine-friendly site suspension. Site owners can suspend their sites in a search engine-friendly manner.

    Before Now
    Suspended sites stop being hosted on the server. Visitors see the web server's default page. Suspended websites remain hosted on the server. Site visitors are redirected with the 503 HTTP code to the custom maintenance error document page. The former way of site suspension is also possible (it is renamed to Disable). Administrators can define what Panel should do with sites in suspended subscriptions: They can be either suspended or disabled.
  59. [+]  Improved User Interface. The Websites & Domains page is now the default page of the Control Panel (the Home page was removed). Sites are presented in the form of an Active List - with direct access to actions relevant to sites. Each list item for a website is made bigger to display more information and to provide access to relevant operations on the site.

  60. [+]  Voting for new features. Administrators can now suggest any ideas about how to improve Panel or vote for ideas of other Panel users. They can open the vote form by clicking the Suggest an Idea button in the navigation pane of the Server Administration Panel. Administrators can also point this button to any other URL or hide it.

  61. [+]  Context menu for operations on files in File Manager. Possible operations on files are now grouped in the context menu instead of multiple buttons. Customers can open the menu by clicking the area near the file name.

  62. [+]  Notifications about available web apps updates. APS apps warn customers about available updates right on the app settings page.

  63. [+]  Support for Horde IMP5. Panel is now shipped with Horde IMP5. In case you upgrade from earlier Panel versions with installed Horde IMP3, Horde will be automatically upgraded to the 5 version.

  64. [+]  Support for Simple DNS Plus 5.2.x. Panel now supports the Simple DNS Plus 5.2.x DNS server.

  65. [+]  Support for PHP 5.3.26 and 5.4.16. Panel is now shipped with PHP 5.3.26 and 5.4.16.

  66. [+]  Backup signing. Panel signs backup files when they are downloaded or exported to external FTP repositories. The signature lets administrators distinguish trustworthy backups in the list of backups available for restoration.

    As backups created in earlier Panel versions are not signed, administrators will see warnings when uploading such backups to Panel 11.5.

  67. [+]  Extending Panel GUI and functionality by means of CSS and JavaScript files. Now developers can create Panel extensions that contain CSS and JavaScript files /htdocs/global.css and htdocs/global.js, which customize the UI and extend the functionality of any (possibly all) Panel pages.

  68. [*]  Customers can set any usernames for auxiliary users.

    Before Now
    The email address of an auxiliary user is used as a username for logging in to Panel. Auxiliary users can have any usernames.
  69. [*]  Administrators can set the path for storing a temporary backup file created when someone downloads the backup from the server.

    Before Now
    Panel creates a temporary backup file on the same disk partition with the source backup file. This can cause a backup download failure if there is not enough disk space for storing the temporary file. Administrators can set an arbitrary location for storing temporary backup files using the DumpTempDir option in PSA Config\Config in the Windows registry.
  70. [*]  ASP.NET security improvements.

    Before Now
    The default code access security (CAS) level of ASP.NET is the less secure Full level. Administrators can change it using configuration files. The default CAS level of ASP.NET is Medium. Administrators can change it in Tools & Settings > ASP.NET Settings > CAS trust level. Customers can change it for each site in case the Allow to override the CAS trust level for websites option is switched on by the administrator in Tools & Settings > ASP.NET Settings.
  71. [*]  Visibility of the Hard disk quota parameter to customers.

    Before Now
      The Hard disk quota parameter is always shown to customers.   If the administrator did not enable or set the Hard Disk Quota parameter for a subscription, users can not see this parameter (for example in Websites & Domains tab > Web Users ).
  72. [*]  Panel is now shipped with Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2 SP2 and Microsoft SQL Server Express 2012 SP1.

    Before Now
    The Panel distribution includes:
    • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2 SP1
    • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 SP4
    The Panel distribution includes:
    • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2 SP2
    • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2012 SP1
  73. [*]  Panel saves the state of the Hide Domain Aliases and Hide Subdomains options in the Service Provider view. In earlier versions, these options always became disabled after the administrator started a new session.

  74. [*]  The Zend framework which is a part of the Panel installation was updated to the version 1.11.15.

  75. [*]  Migration & Transfer Manager (MTM) improvements. MTM provides more convenient and informative reports on transfer results. Besides, MTM now does not show error messages and warnings when administrators try to transfer an object that already exists on the destination server.

  76. [*]  Now, Application Catalog does not show APS applications add-ons (like additional languages to WordPress).

  77. [*]  Panel saves the state of the search filter on the Domains page in the Service Provider view. In earlier versions, the filter was cleared after the administrator started a new session.

  78. [*]  Administrators can prohibit mail relaying for unauthenticated SMTP connections.

    Before Now
    Administrators cannot remove localhost (127.0.0.1) from the mail server white list. The address is not even shown in Tools & Settings > Mail Server Settings > White List. Administrators can remove localhost (127.0.0.1) from the mail server white list. This will prohibit relaying mail for unauthenticated SMTP connections.
  79. [*]  Support for APS app info links.

    Before Now
    APS app info links are not shown. APS app info links are displayed on the app's summary page (Control Panel > Applications > select an app).
  80. [*]  For the sake of usability, the Websites & Domains is now the first tab in the Control Panel. The Home page is removed.

  81. [*]  The AtMail webmail software is no longer shipped with Plesk because AtMail is no longer supported by the vendor, so it will not be updated, and its security issues will not be resolved. AtMail on Plesk installations upgraded to 11.5 will work as before.

  82. [*]  Troubleshooting improvements. Panel error messages now contain links to corresponding Paralllels Knowledge Base articles.

  83. [*]  Apps available for installation in the Control Panel are now sorted by their ratings and number of downloads. In earlier Panel versions, apps were sorted alphabetically.

  84. [*]  Improved app search in service plan settings. The search field on the Applications tab of service plans and add-ons now supports type-as-you-go searching.

  85. [*]  Improved app appearance in service plan settings. Now, commercial apps (on the Applications tab of service plans and add-ons) are marked with the $ image.

  86. [*]  Improved app appearance in the Control Panel. Now, it is easier to work with the list of available apps on the Applications tab of the Control Panel due to a couple of improvements:

  87. [*]  Security improvements.

  88. [-] Customers were unable to restore a website with an installed web app in case they exceeded the subscription's database limit. Panel raised an error like: "Execution of /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/api-cli/aps.php --install-xml /usr/local/psa/PMM/tmp/sappinstanceF32vAR -migrated -package-id 8 -domain test4.com -ssl false -url-prefix wordpress -db-name wordpress_8 -db-user wordpress_8 -passwd Gu\$F76n9Cx failed with return code 3...".

  89. [*]  Administrators now see the name of the mail server that is currently running in Tools & Settings > Mail Server Settings. In addition, now this page contains a link that allows to quickly switch to another mail server (for example, from Mail Enable to SmarterMail).

  90. [*]  Administrators now see the estimated connection speed between the source and destination servers during data transfer in Migration & Transfer Manager.

  91. [*]  Improvement in the Hosting settings management permission.

    Before Now
    Panel users were unable to switch on or off the SSL support on their websites if they did not have the permission Setup of potentially insecure web scripting options that override provider's policy. Panel users can switch on or off the SSL support on their websites if they have only the permission Hosting settings management.
  92. [*]  Improvements on the Applications tab. Customers can now sort the list of available apps (on the Applications tab) by category or their popularity.

  93. [*]  Websites in the maintenance mode are now restored in the Suspended state after the transfer from earlier Panel versions.

  94. [*]  Panel now uses Zend Optimizer+ (Zend OpCache) as the internal PHP optimizer. In earlier versions, Wincache was used.

  95. [*]  Improvements in Control Panel. The Users tab is now made one of the last tabs in the user interface as it was not often used by customers.

  96. [*]  The built-in Presence Builder tool now uses the same protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) with Panel. In earlier Panel versions, Presence Builder always used HTTP; even if a user communicated with Panel over HTTPS.

  97. [*] Security improvement.

  98. [*] Parallels Premium Antivirus was upgraded to version 6.0.2.

  99. [*] In some cases, Panel did not offer to upgrade APS applications to newer versions when such versions were available in the local application catalog.

  100. [*] Security improvement.

  101. [*] Extensions SDK improvement. Now extension developers can add the search tools for the lists of objects in their extensions.

  102. [*] Now the mail service works on domains suspended through the Panel GUI.

    Before Now
    When a user suspended a domain in the Control Panel, the mail service stopped working. Hence, the owners of mail accounts on this domain could not send and receive emails. When a user suspends a domain in the Control Panel, the mail service keeps working. Additionally, the user has an option to disable the domain. In this case, the mail service will be stopped as well.
  103. [*] Parallels Installer appearance was updated to have the common style with Panel.

  104. [*] After creating a backup, Panel notifies users about files that were not included in the backup because of insufficient permissions.

  105. [*] Improved the Objects To Transfer page for transfers from legacy products such as Ensim or Confixx.

  106. [*] Security improvements.

  107. [*] MailEnable was upgraded to version 7.50.

  108. [*] Panel is shipped with Tomcat 7.0.42 and Java Runtime libraries 7 update 25.

  109. [*] The DNS zones restoration process was improved.

  110. [-] Administrators failed to log in to Panel after upgrade from earlier Panel versions when Customer & Business Manager component was added during the upgrade.

  111. [-]  Panel changed the cgi-bin location for subscriptions after customers changed FTP access usernames in the Control Panel.

  112. [-]  There were no tip for administrators why they cannot switch on Shared SSL if there are no domains with SSL support in Panel.

  113. [-]  Administrators saw invalid error messages after applying changes on the Webmail Services page.

  114. [-]  After administrators performed the force reinstallation of Panel updates (with the version earlier than their current one), the update version remained unchanged in Panel configuration.

  115. [-]  The status of customers' mail auto-replies was shown incorrectly after upgrading Panel from versions earlier than 10.0.

  116. [-]  Customers were able to back up data to the local repository even if they had not the corresponding permission.

  117. [-]  Administrators could not add certain subnets to the list of networks in Tools & Settings > Restrict Administrative Access.

  118. [-]  Administrators were unable to manage custom buttons after upgrade from Panel 8.6.

  119. [-]  Customers were unable to set the maximum number of log files. The Maximum number of log files option had no effect.

  120. [-]  Customers could not see sent date and time for their emails in AtMail.

  121. [-]  Customers could not create views in phpMyAdmin after Panel upgrade.

  122. [-]  Customers could not install the APS app AfterLogic WebMail Lite.

  123. [-]  Customers might specify invalid URLs for error document locations because Panel did not validate these URLs.

  124. [-]  Customers could not restore backups of MS SQL databases if data value in the backups exceeded 50 Kb.

  125. [-]  Customers could not restore backups of MS SQL databases that contain newline and comment characters.

  126. [-]  Customers could not restore MS SQL databases from backups with MS SQL identifiers.

  127. [-]  Customers did not see errors or warnings when trying to create additional domains after the default virtual host template was removed from the Panel server.

  128. [-]  Administrators could not install a license with Premium Email Support.

  129. [-]  Customers saw incorrect error messages when trying to access a domain that has been removed.

  130. [-]  Auxiliary users could access the Users tab of the Control Panel though they did not have the respective permission.

  131. [-]  Administrators did not receive detailed information about problems in generating virtual host configuration.

  132. [-]  Administrators could not migrate customers' databases that included SJIS characters.

  133. [-]  Customers that had subscriptions without access to applications saw the empty Installed Applications section in the Control Panel if their subscriptions were created through Business Manager.

  134. [-]  After clicking Upgrade to PP10 business model during the upgrade from Panel 9, administrators could not see domains in the domains list.

  135. [-]  Administrators could not manage ASP.NET server-wide settings of all installed ASP.NET versions. Tools & Settings > ASP.NET Settings contained settings only for one of the installed ASP.NET versions.

  136. [-]  Administrators could not install Panel to a custom location. Regardless of the specified custom path, Panel was always installed to the default location.

  137. [-]  Customers could see the Sites published with Presence Builder resource on the Account > Resources tab even if their subscription did not include the support for Presence Builder.

  138. [-]  Developers of Panel extensions could receive incorrect variables' values using the var_dump function.

  139. [-]  Administrators failed to perform upgrade through transfer from Panel 10.2 and earlier if it contained a domain in the slave DNS mode with a DNS record pointing to a master name server with the IP address registered in this Panel.

  140. [-]  Panel incorrectly detected the Xeon E54xx CPUs.

  141. [-]  Administrators got unclear error messages when performing transfer or migration if the deployer utility was unavailable.

  142. [-]Customers were unable to add an email name with special symbols. Panel raised the error: "The specified email address is not valid".

  143. [-]Administrators failed to open customers' subscriptions if some data was missing in the Panel database (for example, after upgrade). Panel displayed the login page instead of opening the subscription. If the administrator logged in to the subscription using their credentials, Panel raised an error like: "Internal error: session has already been started by session.auto-start or session_start()..."

  144. [-]In some cases, when Panel users performed website backup with the turned on Suspend domain until backup task is completed option, the website remained suspended after the backup was finished.

  145. [-]When Panel failed to automatically update its license key, no logs were written.

  146. [-]Administrators could not create a customer using the API-RPC if the customer’s country was East Timor. Panel raised an error: "Country "TP" is unknown for current version."

  147. [-]  Error messages (about insufficient disk space on webspaces) in the panel.log file were unclear.

  148. [-]  Administrators could run the site command line utility without specifying the obligatory -webspace-name option.

  149. [-]  Panel incorrectly calculated traffic and disk usage on customer subscriptions.

  150. [-]  Administrators could not install Panel to a custom directory, Panel was always installed to %PROGRAMFILES%\Parallels\Plesk.

  151. [-]  When customers installed web applications that required PHP support, Panel used the default PHP handler instead of the customer's domain's handler set in Websites & Domains > Hosting Settings for a selected domain.

  152. [-]  PHP web applications installed to customer's websites opened only if the absolute web application's URI was used. For example, http://example.com/joomla/index.php instead of just http://example.com/joomla/.

  153. [-]  The PSAMail.tech.log log file of the mail restoration utility was not rotated during the restoration of customer's account, so the administrator could see PSAMail.tech.log only for the latest restored domain. Therefore, after the administrator backed up and then restored the account together with mail accounts, PSAMail.tech.log became overwritten.

  154. [-]  Administrators could not change PHP settings through API RPC calls.

  155. [-]  A reseller and their customers could not create subdomains if overselling was prohibited for the reseller.

  156. [-]  Panel users failed to restore from a backup MySQL databases with VIEW objects. Migration & Transfer Manager also failed to transfer such databases to another Panel server.

  157. [-]  Panel users failed to download files using File Manager. The process hung up and failed by timeout.

  158. [-]  User-defined PHP configuration was replaced with the default one, after the administrator upgraded the PHP component.

  159. [-]  MySQL databases were not transferred during an upgrade by transfer from earlier Panel versions if these databases contained large blob data. Panel logged an error like "message code="FailedDatabaseDeployment" id="0ed7f660-084b-4223-8317-677921c2e26e" severity="error"".

  160. [-]  Customers could not see website's disk space usage statistics in case the website occupied more than 2 GB of space and Panel was installed on a 32-bit system.

  161. [-]  After the administrator changed their password using the plesksrvclient utility, file sharing stopped working. Panel raises the error "Internal error: Unauthorized".

  162. [-]  In some cases, administrators could not switch the DNS service from BIND to Microsoft DNS Server.

  163. [-]  Customers got the 404 error when opening any page using the Open in Browser option in Content Manger. This happened only if the customers changed website's Document root beforehand.

  164. [-]  Administrators saw the system's Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Tools & Settings > IP Addresses.

  165. [-]  Resellers could not activate customers' subscriptions suspended in accordance with the overuse policy. This happened when the administrator allowed overuse for the reseller and the reseller, in their turn, prohibited the overuse to the customer. When activating the suspended subscription, Panel raised the error: "Error: The subscription is still suspended due to the following reason: The subscription is suspended by administrator.".

  166. [-]  Panel erroneously displayed the warning about the password weakness in the Control Panel > Websites & Domains > Web Hosting Access.

  167. [-]  Panel failed to transfer protected directory users from earlier Panel versions in case usernames of such users exceeded 16 symbols.

  168. [-]  Panel failed to transfer a domain from earlier Panel versions in case the wrong DNS zone TTL value was set for the domain on the source server.

  169. [-]  Administrators could not delete a DNS record through the API RPC on servers with a large number of domains (more than few hundreds).

  170. [-]  The auto-generated passwords were generated to comply with the Strong password policy even if the Very Strong policy was set.

  171. [-]  Administrators could not disable mail relay in MailEnable using the mchk.exe utility.

  172. [-]  Administrators could not set additional PHP directives through API RPC.

  173. [-]  Administrators could not properly migrate DNS zones and DNS zone templates: Panel did not map certain IP addresses in DNS records to the addresses on the destination server. Learn more.

  174. [-]  Administrators could not obtain the context help on the Change Password page by clicking Help if Panel was installed with Customer anf Business Manager.

  175. [-]  Users were able to create mailboxes with names starting from special file names (such as aux, con, and so on) separated by the period ('.') from the rest of the name, for example, con.tact. This led to errors because mail server is unable to process such mailboxes.

  176. [-]  Panel was unable to upgrade to the version 11.5.20 and later if the administrator's password ended with a colon (':').

  177. [-]  Panel did not remove Postfix APS contexts of subscriptions from its database upon the removal of these subscriptions.

  178. [-]  Administrators could not get enough information from the error message shown when the version of Migration & Transfer Manager was different from the version of Migration & Transfer Agent.

  179. [-]  Administrators who uploaded the trial license key saw the confusing message in Panel saying that their key is invalid.

  180. [-]  In some cases, customers failed to get to the application settings page if there were newer app versions available in Panel.

  181. [-]  After upgrading from Panel 9.3, domain forwarding URLs could point to wrong location.

  182. [-]  The pmmcli utility may hang while processing a large XML file.

  183. [-]  Administrators failed to transfer a customer belonging to some reseller to another Panel in case both customer and reseller were already transferred to this Panel.

  184. [-]  Administrators failed to add the same IP address to the reseller plan's IP pool using the reseller_template utility.

  185. [-]  In some cases, users with accounts in Panel and Customer & Business Manager could not log in to Panel even if the SSO service was switched off. Panel raised the error: "Error: You entered credentials of the Panel user account that is associated with a billing account. For security sake, the system cannot allow you in under the Panel user. Please use your billing account username and password to log in. You can look up your billing account login information in the message e-mailed to you when your subscription was created."

  186. [-]  Transfer of mail content to another Panel failed in case the domain was already transferred to a dedicated IP address with all content excepting the mail one.

  187. [-]  Customers failed to set quota for the mailbox with an internationalized domain name.

  188. [-]  File Manager raised an error in case there was a password-protected directory created on a subdomain of an additional domain. The error looked like: "...Unable to create SubDomainManager object: Subdomain is not from this domain..."

  189. [-]  Administrators failed to set disk space usage calculation settings with the API RPC calls.

  190. [-]  Administrators could call the dns utility with parameters --set --list passing inconsistent sets of record in the input list.

  191. [-]  Panel users were unable to restore a subscription that included two databases with same names on different servers. The following error occured: "Unable to create database user: Not enough parameters were specified to find a particular database".

  192. [-]  Customers could not use file sharing if PHP 5.2 ISAPI was switched on on their websites.

  193. [-]  Panel and all sites hosted on it were unavailable with HTTP Error 503 Service Unavailable if the administrator moved the inetpub directory to a different drive.

  194. [-]  Transfer of mail content to another Panel failed in case the domain was already transferred to a dedicated IP address with all content excepting the mail one.

  195. [-]  The list of backups in the remote FTP repository was displayed with delays in case of large number of backups.

  196. [-]  Administrators failed to transfer mail from Panel to Panel with IceWarp mail server. The mail log contained an error like "... MailMsgMigrMng.MailSrvProviderServerException: Login failed...".

  197. [-]  Administrators failed to install a Panel license key if Panel was installed on a KVM virtual server with Bochs BIOS.

  198. [-]  Panel users could not install web applications on certain Windows configurations, for example, Windows 2012 with the Portuguese locale.

  199. [-]  Panel users had to enter a mail account password to provide the account owner with the access to the Control Panel.

  200. [-]  Panel opened multiple FTP connections to a remote backup repository. This could cause connection issues in case the FTP server had a limitation on a number of concurrent FTP connections.

  201. [-]  Panel with MS SQL Server 2008 SP2 failed to back up/restore a domain with a database if the database contained a user that used a schema. Panel raised an error like: "...System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: The specified schema name "schema1" either does not exist or you do not have permission to use it....".

  202. [-]  Panel displayed an IPv6 address for virtual servers with IPv4 address only in the setup wizard and in the mail black/white lists.

  203. [-]  Panel did not display any warnings about sync conflicts when syncing changes between service plans and existing subscriptions.

  204. [-]  In some cases, administrators could not sync service plans and subscriptions containing domains with disabled hosting.

  205. [-]  In some cases, administrators failed to install Panel 11.5 on the server with previously installed Panel 11.0.9. Panel raised an error like: "error 1045:Access denied for user 'psa_root'@'localhost'".

  206. [-]  Auxiliary users with the Owner role could not change the language of the Control Panel.

  207. [-]  After upgrading Panel, administrator could get a mail account number conflict when syncing service plans and subscriptions.

  208. [-]  After upgrading to Panel 11.5, the status of server backups was incorrectly set to WRONG_FORMAT.

  209. [-] The UI text for the permission "Subscription creation in Server Administration Panel and domain creation in Control Panel" was not translated into German.

  210. [-] Resellers' subscriptions were displayed incorrectly if there were customers with the same contact name as the reseller.

  211. [-] A message regarding the Panel license grace period was displayed when the license was still valid.

  212. [-]  Panel failed to restore an MS SQL database from a backup if the database contained users with the backslash ("\") symbol in their names.

  213. [-]  IIS HTTP redirection did not work on a customer's sites if the default website root directory contained the file web.config with a httpRedirect section.

  214. [-]  Customers could not use legacy versions of the DotNetNuke application on their websites.

  215. [-] Incorrect description of a backup file was displayed: Any description text inside a backup file that occurred first (for example, the description of an installed app) was displayed as a description of the backup (in the Comments column of the list of backups in Tools & Settings > Backup Manager).

  216. [-] The contents of the Websites & Domains > DNS Settings page were not updated: When users selected a different subscription at the top of the screen, the tab still displayed DNS settings of the previously selected subscription.

  217. [-]  Customers could not install the SmarterMailAPS web application on their websites.

  218. [-]  Administrators could not set a domain's www-root to a directory with white spaces in name by means of the domain.exe utility. The following error occurred:"Wrong syntax for command's '-www-root' parameter."

  219. [-]  Panel ignored the option -webstat-protdir-access of the utilities subscription.exe and domain.exe.

  220. [-]  Panel failed to restore MySQL 5.0.x database backups in MySQL 5.1.x if they contained tables with utf8_general_ci collation.

  221. [-]  Administrators could not cancel Panel installation by clicking the link in Parallels Installer web interface if the provided password included national characters.

  222. [-]  The spammng.exe utility hung if IceWarp was installed and used a MySQL database as a storage.

  223. [-]  Customers saw the DNS Settings page in the Control Panel even if the DNS service was not configured in Panel.

  224. [-]  Customers saw error messages if some entries from the smb_apsInstances table in Panel database were missing.

  225. [-]  Security improvements.*

    Important: Regular updates of Parallels Plesk Panel and third-party components guarantee that your server stays secure against malicious attacks.

    *We would like to thank Rack911.com for their help in investigating a number of security issues.

  226. [-]  Website owners could not change the preferred domain for their website.

  227. [-]  The Databases page of the Control Panel loaded very slowly if the subscription contained MS SQL databases.

  228. [-]  Panel returned the error "Error: Internal Server Error" on attempts to send API RPC queries on behalf of additional Panel users.

  229. [-]  Administrators were unable to install a license key on Panel 11.5.

  230. [-]  Administrators saw information about availability of new Panel versions regardless of their update and upgrade settings.

  231. [-]  After upgrading from Panel 11.0.9 to Panel 11.5.30, Parallels Installer was removed from the server. As a result, automatic Panel updating was impossible.

  232. [-]  After upgrading from Panel 11.0.9 to Panel 11.5.30, many Panel components did not function properly if the installed license key supported a limited number of language packs and the default server locale was not en-US.

  233. [-] Panel failed to upgrade on Windows 2008 with the following error: "Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program."

  234. [-] When administrators restored domains from backups made in Panel 11.0.9 or earlier, the permissions of files within these domains were reset to defaults.

  235. [-] Administrators could not check archived backups and view their info by means of the pleskrestore utility with options --check-backup and --info.

  236. [-] On the transfer pre-check page, Panel informed administrators that the connection speed between the source and the destination server was 0 if the actual speed was less than 0,01 MBps.

  237. [-] Additional users of the Accountant role did not have the corresponding permission; Panel users were unable to grant this permission to users of this role.

  238. [-] Panel did not suspend subdomains of additional domains upon suspending their parent subscription.

  239. [-] On the transfer pre-check page, Panel did not inform administrators about potential problems that could occur when the source server had the bandwidth limiter mod_bw installed while the destination server did not have.

  240. [-] After migrating or transferring a subscription with a remote database, Panel did not attach this database to the transferred subscription if all database users that had access to it also had access to any database on the same database server.

  241. [-] Panel logs could contain warnings about division by zero if there were subscriptions with 0 GB traffic limit on this Panel.

  242. [-] The page where customers view resource records of a domain alias was named Edit Resource Record.

  243. [-] During installation of Parallels Premium Antivirus, Panel logs were filled with numerous error messages.

  244. [-] Administrators saw the error message "Error: Call to a member function hasZeroLimit() on a non-object (DatabaseController.php:41)" when they tried to open some pages of the Control Panel by direct URLs (for example, https://hostname:8443/smb/database/list) if there were no subscriptions in Panel.

  245. [-] During upgrade from Panel 11.0.9, Panel raised the error "Error: Call to a member function getUser() on a non-object)".

  246. [-] Customers could not use File Manager if their subscription's document root name contained white spaces.

  247. [-] During upgrade by transfer from Panel 10.2, DNS zones of domains for which Panel was a secondary name server were not restored.

  248. [-] The ApsTokens table of the Panel database had an incorrect structure: this table included the column packageId (int 10) for storing application IDs. Now the IDs are stored in the column applicationId (varchar(2000)).

  249. [-] Administrators were redirected to the Domains page when they clicked the General tab of a domain's page.

  250. [-] Customers saw internal error messages when they tried to open the URLs of some pages of the Control Panel without specifying the required parameters. For example, if they entered a URL like https://hostname:8443/smb/web/settings/ instead of https://hostname:8443/smb/web/settings/id/1.

  251. [-] A Plesk installation could be rendered completely inoperable after upgrading to 11.5 if the license key supported a limited number of language packs.

  252. [-] After upgrading from Plesk 11.0 to Plesk 11.5, the "jakarta" directory was not removed, which could potentially disrupt the operation of ColdFusion 10 on the server.

  253. [-] During transfer of data from Plesk servers, service plan settings and domain settings were restored incorrectly: the web and traffic statistics retention settings were lost.

  254. [-] Transfer of data from Plesk 9 could fail if the migration took a significant amount of time to complete (six hours or more).

  255. [-] The subdomain utility returned a fatal PHP error when users ran this utility with options related to DNS (for example, -syncSoa or -syncRecords) if DNS was not configured on the server.

  256. [-] Administrators saw unclear error messages when they tried to rename system users with weak passwords after switching on the Password must meet complexity requirements security setting.

  257. [-] Administrators did not see buttons assigned to additional services on the Service Plans > Additional Services page.

  258. [-] Panel failed to transfer a set of subscriptions and the license key from one server to another if the destination server had a license key that allowed a smaller number of subscriptions before the transfer.

  259. [-] The link Suggest an Idea on certain pages of the Control Panel (for example, FTP access and Backup Manager) opened a page with HTTP error 404 "Page not found".

  260. [-] When restoring a subscription, Panel did not restore mailbox sizes if they were default during backup and then were changed to custom values.

  261. [-] Administrators were unable to hide RSS feeds without removing or commenting the corresponding code in the panel.ini configuration file.

  262. [-] When starting data transfer to Panel, administrators could select the options Skip server global settings and Transfer license key at the same time.

  263. [-] Customers saw an unclear error message when they opened the File Sharing tab of a subscription after disabling its main domain.

  264. [-] Additional write / modify permissions for web users were not saved.

  265. [-] The transfer pre-check tool did not report about inconsistencies in IIS application pool settings between the source and destination server.

  266. [-] During restoration of backups from Plesk 9.5.4 for Windows, permissions for files hosted under subdomains were lost. This could disrupt the operation of users' scripts.

  267. [-] When users attempted to change settings for the Custom View without having sufficient permissions to do so, they received an unintelligible error message.

  268. [-] Users were unable to use add-on service plans for allotting resources such as mailboxes, and for setting mailbox size and mailing list settings.

  269. [-] Users were unable to export backups (download or send to external FTP repositories) if .NET 3.5 was not installed on the Panel server.

  270. [-] Panel failed to rotate backups on external FTP repository if FTP user was not chrooted.

  271. [-] When adding or removing components in Parallels Installer, administrators could not return to the components selection screen if they saw error messags after selecting the components.

  272. [-] Panel failed to upgrade if it contained a large number of domains (over 600).

  273. [-] Panel failed to update a license key. The following error occurred: "SWKeyExFatalError: error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

  274. [-] Panel users could not use a host as an external FTP repository if the FTP server on this host was configured to list directory contents with the -la option.

  275. [-] Panel upgrade could fail if the Tomcat ISAPI filter was locked by IIS (this happens when vistitors browse websites) during the upgrade.

  276. [-] After upgrading to version 11.5, customers could not view their domains' statistics through AWStats. The following error occurred: "Error: AWStats database directory defined in config file by 'DirData' parameter (C:\Inetpub\vhosts\rissalatalomma.press.ma\statistics\webstat) does not exist or is not writable."

  277. [-] Administrators could not re-install MySQL because of the dependency on Parallels Presence Builder.

  278. [-] Creating of a new subscription took too much time if there already were more than a hundred subscriptions with thousans of files each.

  279. [-] If the administrator changed Panel backup files location using the reconfigurator utility, Panel did not show the new location on the Tools & Settings > Server Information page in the Hard Disks section.

  280. [-] FTP Access page in the IU was not refreshed if customers swtiched to another subscription using the link at the top of the page.

  281. [-] Subscriptions with Overuse is not allowed could not be restored if their total number of domains and subdomains exceeded the allowed number of domains.

  282. [-] Some UI messages were missing in the Polish locale.

  283. [-] Resellers were unable to manage their own and their customers' databases via API RPC.

  284. [-] Panel did not provide clear descriptions of Control Panel and FTP access credentials on the subscription creation page.

  285. [-] Panel returned non-informative API RPC responses to requests for creating subscriptions with permissions that cannot be provided in these subscriptions.

  286. [-] After migration from Plesk 8, customers did not see the Users tab in the Control Panel.

  287. [-] Panel raised an internal server error when customers changed a subdomain's hosting type to No web hosting if its parent domain already had this hosting type.

  288. [-] Panel raised an internal server error when customers changed ASP.NET version for a virtual directory.

  289. [-] Customers could not remove a domain from mailbox's spam filter white list if this domain was included in the server-wide white list.

  290. [-] Panel did not inform administrators that changing log rotation settings in a service plan does not affect existing subscriptions.

  291. [-] During Panel installation, Panel returned error codes as decimal numbers, making it difficult to find additional information on these errors.

  292. [-] Administrators could not upgrade Parallels Presence Builder if a custom PHP version was installed on the server.

  293. [-] Extension developers could not restrict the ability to sort lists in their extensions by certain columns.

  294. [-] Customers were able to select the Mailbox option on the mail account creation page even if they already reached the limit on mailboxes in the corresponding subscription.

  295. [-] Security improvements.

  296. [-] Customers saw the error 0x800710D8 if they had a subscription that contained a large number of domains (more than 200).

  297. [-] Panel did not update license keys automatically.

  298. [-] Panel failed to restore mailboxes with passwords that did not meet the server security requirements.

  299. [-] The web_statistics_executor.exe utility did not generate statistics for individual domains.

  300. [-] Event handlers for the event Subdomain of a default domain created did not work if they were configured to run the subdomain utility.

  301. [-] Administrators were unable to create domains with international domain names by means of API RPC or command line utilities if the Panel mail server supported 'mbox_quota' or 'total_mboxes_quota' limits (for example, the IceWarp Merak mail server).

  302. [-] After upgrading from Plesk 8.x or 9.x, mail users of a customer's subscription could access other subscriptions of the same customer.

  303. [-] Panel failed to migrate data from Plesk 8.x or 9.x if Apache was running on the source server.

  304. [-] Panel incorrectly transferred DNS SRV records when transferring domains from Panel 10.4.4.

  305. [-] Panel sent summary reports (Home > Tools & Settings > Summary Report) by email in plain text although they were supposed to be HTML pages.

  306. [-] Administrators could not include domain names in the files of the default virtual host template using the @domain_name@ variable.

  307. [-] Panel failed to save personal FTP repository settings if users specified a Directory for backup files storage that starts with '/'.

  308. [-] Administrators could not switch on the option Always assign one application pool to each subscription on the Tools & Settings > IIS Application Pool > Global Settings page if there was at least one subscription with the Forwarding hosting type on the server.

  309. [-] Panel failed to restore system users from backups if the users' passwords contained the symbol " (double quote).

  310. [-] Resellers could set resource limits of their customer's subscriptions so that these limits would exceed the limits of resources available to the resellers.

  311. [-] Additional administrators could not add mass email templates. Panel raised the error "500 - Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed."

  312. [-] Customers could change their Preferred domain even if they did not have the Domain management permission.

  313. [-] When transferring data from another server, Panel failed to transfer mail content of mailboxes that had subfolders within the Inbox folder.

  314. [-] The utility web_statistics_executor.exe stopped generating web statistics for all domains if an error occurred while processing a domain.

  315. [-] Panel did not warn users that all website content will be removed when they switched their domains' hosting type from Website hosting to Forwarding or No web hosting.

  316. [-] Security improvements.

  317. [-] Panel failed to migrate FTP accounts created for subdomains from Plesk 9.5. The following error occurred: "Unable to create FTP account: There are no available resources of this type (additional FTP accounts) left. Requested: 1; available: 0."

  318. [-] After the upgrade to Panel 11.5 from Panel 11.0 with installed Plesk Mobile extension v1.1, users were unable to log in to the Control Panel. Panel displayed errors beginning with "PHP Runtime Notice".

  319. [-] Panel UI processed operations in the list of customers very slowly if at least one customer had a large number (more than a thousand) of subscriptions.

  320. [-] After upgrading from Plesk 9.5.4, the turned off mail forwarding operation became active again.

  321. [-] Panel displayed an unclear error message on the File Sharing page if the system user account was changed or removed by administrator in the operating system settings.

  322. [-] The installation of the Formmail APS application failed with the error: "Error: Installation of formmail at http://example.com/formmail failed."

  323. [-] AWStats did not calculate web statistics for a domain with the WWW prefix and all the domain's aliases.

  324. [-] Certificate signing requests could not be generated properly via Plesk XML-RPC API.

  325. [-] Subscriptions suspended due to traffic overuse were not automatically unsuspended at the beginning of the next month.

  326. [-] Customers without subscriptions could not use the Panel's built-in search. They encountered an "Internal error".

  327. [-] Customers were unable to retrieve a forgotten password from Panel if Panel was configured to work with Microsoft SQL Server. They encountered the "Operation failed" error.

  328. [-]  Domains could not be migrated from Plesk 9 if mail accounts on source servers had a password containing a quotation mark (").

  329. [-]  AWStats statistics processed log files very slowly because of excessive DNS lookups.

  330. [-]  IP addresses that were no longer used could not be removed from the server IP pool. The following error occurred: "The IP address x.x.x.x is already used for hosting".

  331. [-]  The help page of the dns command-line utility was not localized.

  332. [-]  The help page of the server_dns command-line utility contained errors.

  333. [-]  Backing up to external FTP repositories did not work properly.

  334. [-]  Updating of reseller service plans via API-RPC could result in the following error: "PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method".

  335. [-]  After upgrading from Plesk 9 it was impossible to remove email accounts with mail forwarding. The following error occurred: "PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method".

  336. [-] Customers could use webmail on their domains even if the domains were suspended.

  337. [-] Panel did not include some DNS records from the server-wide DNS template into DNS zones of newly created domains.

  338. [-] Panel failed to migrate mail relay settings from Plesk 9.x with the error "Unable to set relaying type".

  339. [-] Panel did not pass database user passwords to event handlers.

  340. [-] Email notifications about resource overuse that were sent on behalf of the administrator contained wrong sender email addresses.

  341. [-] Administrators had to complete the post-install configuration of Panel before they could use the server_dns command-line utility.

  342. [-] Security improvements.

  343. [-] Users were unable to log in to Control Panel from Customer & Business Manager by clicking Business Operations > Subscriptions > <subscription name> > Log In. They encountered the following error: "Internal error: SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column 'externalId' in 'where clause'."

  344. [-] Users were unable to import database backups through phpMyAdmin.

Parallels Customer & Business Manager 11.5

  1. [+]  Affiliate Programs. Providers can involve existing customers in promoting their hosting offers. For each new customer, affiliates receive a commission and can use it to pay their services or claim the payout by check.

  2. [+]  DNS Hosting. Business Manager can host DNS zones of domain names purchased through it on connected Panels. Please note that not all domain name registrars support this feature.

  3. [+]  Security improvements. Customer & Business Manager 11.5 introduces multiple security improvements:

  4. [+]  Performance improvements for online stores. Online Store performance is greatly improved. The page for domain names lookup got the most significant performance improvement.

  5. [+]  Upsale plans. It is much easier for providers to upsell additional services to customers – just define that one plan is an upsale for another and online stores will suggest a potential customer to buy them both. This is a great opportunity to sell more SSL certificates, web apps, or support services.

  6. [+]  Improved appearance. Now, Customer & Business Manager uses the same UI skin as Parallels Plesk Panel.

  7. [*]  Improvements in subscription status management. We removed useless subscription statuses and added a tool that allows administrators to change statuses and keeps them synchronized with respective Panels.

    Before Now
    The set of subscription statuses is the following:
    • Active
    • Pending
    • Canceled
    • Processing
    • Suspended
    • Failed
    • Pending renewal
    • Completed
    • User input required
    • Fraudulent
    • Collections
    • Expired
    • Started
    • Stopped
    • Submitted
    • Transferred
    Administrators do not have a tool for selecting subscription statuses.
    The set of subscription statuses is the following:
    • Active
    • Pending
    • Canceled
    • Processing
    • Suspended
    • Failed
    • Pending renewal
    • Pending upgrade
    • Completed
    • User input required
    Administrators can easily switch a subscription’s status.
  8. [*]  Quick subscribing to plans with zero prices in online stores.. Now, subscribers do not fill in the payment details if the price of their order is zero.

  9. [*]  Immediate provisioning of new subscriptions. The new task manager enables CBM to start provisioning a subscription immediately after the payment is processed.

    Before Now
    Provisioning tasks run once in a certain period of time. Thus, customers cannot access their subscriptions right after they pay their invoices. Provisioning tasks start immediately after the corresponding payment is received.
  10. [*]  Manual refunding of gateway transactions. Now, providers can refund credit card transactions manually, for example, by check or cash, and mark the transaction as refunded without processing the refund through the gateway.

    Before Now
    If a provider needs to refund a payment received through a payment gateway, they should process the refund through the gateway. Providers can refund gateway transactions outside the gateway and mark the transaction as refunded manually.
  11. [*]  Improved processing of declined transactions.. Customer & Business Manager 11.5 lets providers define how to process gateway transactions that cannot be completed, for example, because of insufficient balance.

    Before Now
    If the system fails to charge a credit card, it keeps trying to do this until the transaction is successful. Administrators can define how many attempts to charge a credit card the system should do and how much time it should wait between two consequent attempts.
  12. [-]  Customer & Business Manager did not apply taxes to custom invoices.

  13. [-]  Subscribers could not submit the domain registration form of the OpenSRS registrar because of incorrect validation of the provided values.

  14. [-]  Administrators were unable to apply custom localizations to domain registration information page for certain TLDs.

  15. [-]  Customer & Business Manager ignored settings on the All Settings > Editable Profile Fields page.

  16. [-]  Customer & Business Manager did not offer registration of the .co.za domain names through the OpenSRS registrar.

  17. [-]  Installation of Customer & Business Manager failed with the error “Cannot parse server's certificate.”

  18. [-]  Customer & Business Manager sent payment information to the PayFlow gateway in the incorrect format.

  19. [-]  Customer & Business Manager failed to upgrade subscriptions imported from Panel. The following error occurred: “ Plan #2 'Bronze Hosting' is not configured. At least one IPv4 or IPv6 address should be selected.”

  20. [-]  Customer & Business Manager did not automatically levy taxes on customer accounts created by administrators.

  21. [-]  Resellers could not log in to the system until their subscriptions were provisioned even if administrators forced activation of their accounts.

  22. [-]  Domain name customers could specify alphanumeric values in the Fiscal No. when purchasing a domain name in the online store. This lead to an error when trying to register the domain name through the OpenProvider registrar. Now, only digit values are allowed.

2.3. Parallels Presence Builder 11.5

  1. [+] Background images. The editor now provides a selection of 75 background patterns and textures for use on sites.

  2. [+] Descriptions for images. Users can add descriptions for images that they upload through the Text & Images module. Descriptions can be shown over or under images, and they will serve as alternative text (alt text).

  3. [+] Links to e-mail. Users can insert links to e-mail addresses through the Text & Images module's toolbar.

  4. [+] Reordering images in galleries. Users can change the order of images in image galleries by dragging them.

  5. [+] Map module in website topics. The Map module was inserted into all website topics where it is appropriate. Now map is prefilled with the information specified on the topic selection screen.

  6. [+] Cookie notice. Site owners located in the European Union can show a notice about the use of non-essential cookies on their sites to comply with the EU legislation.

  7. [+] Support button. Providers can add the Support button to the editor's toolbar > Help menu to enable customers to submit technical support requests from the editor.

  8. [+] Removal of sites from hosting accounts upon clicking the Remove Site button. Providers can configure the editor to remove published sites from hosting accounts when their owners click the Remove Site button in the editor.

  9. [+] Design templates. Users can change the design of their sites with one mouse click, choosing from more than a dozen design templates. There are design templates generated automatically by Presence Builder and templates manually created by graphic designers.

  10. [+]  Custom design templates. Providers can extend the list of design templates by creating their own designs in Presence Builder, exporting them as a file and adding them to the list of special designs available on the server.

  11. [+] Custom banner images. Providers can extend the editor's library of banner images for websites.

  12. [+]  Internet Explorer 10 is now supported.

  13. [+] The Image Slider module. The Image Slider module displays a slide show with multiple images, using different transition effects. It is possible to add descriptions to images and link images to specific pages of a website.

  14. [+] The Map Module. The Map module, based on Google Maps, enables users to easily add maps with their locations.

  15. [+] Flash files support. Users can upload Flash files in the SWF format in the Text & Images module, Logo, and Banner.

  16. [+] Switching off editor's modules. Providers can make certain modules of the editor unavailable to their customers.

  17. [+] Changeable background width. Users can make backgrounds of page areas elastic, leaving content width the same. This allows design studios and users to create diverse and unusual designs.

  18. [+]  Site owners can use many fonts from the Google Web Fonts library. These additional fonts are now selectable in the Text & Images modules.

  19. [+]  Extended support for editor rebranding and white-labelling.

  20. [*]  Now it is possible to modify existing localization and add custom locales without changes being lost during upgrade.

  21. [*]  The Give Feedback button in the editor's toolbar > Help menu directed users to the Parallels forum. This button is now hidden; however, providers can set up their own links for sending feedback.

  22. [*]  Websites are optimized for display on mobile devices.

  23. [*]  By default, Dashboard is not shown to site owners after login.

  24. [*]  Users are offered a larger selection of diverse design templates in Design tab & Templates.

  25. [*]  Website description and meta keywords in Settings tab > Basic now act like templates for all new and existing site pages. Users can change the description and keywords for specific pages, but when they erase them, the default values will be restored.

  26. [*]  The banner selection dialog was redesigned. Now it shows more thumbnails per page and thumbnails are larger.

  27. [*]  The background selection dialog in Design tab > Colors was redesigned. Now it shows larger thumbnails with gradient fill examples, and provides access to a selection of background patterns and textures.

  28. [*]  Users can customize the colors of drop-down menu items in the site navigation blocks.

  29. [*]  Area highlighting and module borders. PPB now highlights all areas where modules can be inserted, and indicates which areas are site-wide, and which are page-specific. Modules now have much more visible borders to make it easier for users to work with them.

  30. [*]  Now Image Gallery can be aligned to the left, right, or center. Image borders were removed to improve the visual experience of image galleries for different website designs.

  31. [*]  The usability of the editor's user interface for managing website backgrounds was improved.

  32. [*]  The Contact Form module now uses the protection from automated spam postings based on reCAPTCHA, which is one of the best CAPTCHA systems on the market. Site owners can switch it on and off in the module settings.

  33. [*]  Site owners can resize a site logo right in the editor.

  34. [*]  The editor displays a different "installed" icon for modules that were already added to a website and cannot be added anymore (one-per-website modules).

  35. [*]  It is now possible to resize uploaded images without keeping their original aspect ratio.

  36. [*]  Large websites are now published to hosting accounts faster.

  37. [*]  Websites are now published in the HTML 5 standard.

  38. [*]  Websites are optimized for display on mobile devices.

  39. [*]  By default, Dashboard is not shown to site owners after login.

  40. [*]  Users are offered a larger selection of diverse design templates in Design tab & Templates.

  41. [*]  Website description and meta keywords in Settings tab > Basic now act like templates for all new and existing site pages. Users can change the description and keywords for specific pages, but when they erase them, the default values will be restored.

  42. [*]  The banner selection dialog was redesigned. Now it shows more thumbnails per page and thumbnails are larger.

  43. [*]  The background selection dialog in Design tab > Colors was redesigned. Now it shows larger thumbnails with gradient fill examples, and provides access to a selection of background patterns and textures.

  44. [*]  Users can customize the colors of drop-down menu items in the site navigation blocks.

  45. [-]  On published websites, drop-down menus in the site navigation appeared behind the Image Slider module. For this reason, users were unable to access some of the menu items.

  46. [-]  On published websites with blogs, the links "Read the rest of the entry" were not shown. For this reason, it was not easy for users to access the full text of blog posts.

  47. [-]  Users were unable to insert images and videos by using the option Edit HTML source in the Text & Images module.

  48. [-]  If providers switched off the Getting Started video by editing Presence Builder's configuration file, users could no longer embed videos by using the Embedded Video module.

  49. [-]  The editor incorrectly aligned logo on published websites.

  50. [-]  Users of Internet Explorer 8 were unable to type text in Contact Form modules.

  51. [-]  After users reduced the site width, the logo image, site title, and description disappeared from the banner.

  52. [-]  Users were unable to see the Commenting module on pages containing an apostrophe in the title.

  53. [-]  The order of images in Image Galleries was randomly changed after image descriptions were edited.

  54. [-]  When users logged in to the editor, they encountered an error and were unable to perform any operations in the editor. The following error message was recorded in the sitebuilder.log file: "PHP Notice : Trying to get property of non-object".

  55. [-]  Users were unable to publish websites and encountered a message about an internal server error. This could happen because of corrupted publication_list.xml files.

  56. [-]  Published websites were not removed from hosting accounts after users clicked the Remove Site button in the editor. Now, providers can choose whether the button should remove sites from hosting accounts.

  57. [-]  Site content import from SiteBuilder 4.5 stalled for an indefinite period.

  58. [-]  Images could not be uploaded to Image Gallery because of a JS error.

  59. [-]  Users of Internet Explorer 9 could not see more than 10 blog posts.

  60. [-]  The favicon could not be seen in the search results shown by Yandex.

  61. [-]  An error occurred when users added more than 300 pages in the editor.

  62. [-]  The user documentation did not provide instructions on how to customize the Give Feedback link in the editor.

  63. [-]  The height of banner images could not be set to 50 pixels or less. Now an information message explains the minimal acceptable size.

  64. [-]  The Commenting module did not accept shortnames.

  65. [-]  Removal of user accounts in Disqus disrupted the operation of editor's Dashboard and site publishing.

  66. [-]  In the Text & Images module, numbering of list items in numbered lists restarted from the ninth item.

  67. [-]  Users could not import sites from SiteBuilder 4.5 if incorrect links were present in the «downloadable content» module.

  68. [-]  Processor load was increased during extension of site columns.

  69. [-]  Sites could not be published because of disappeared blogs.

  70. [-]  Users of Internet Explorer 8 could not open image galleries.

  71. [-]  Under Internet Explorer 8, hyperlinks did not work on sites with gradient backgrounds.

  72. [-]  It was not possible to change horizontal margins on the Design tab.

  73. [-]  The Search module did not show on websites made in French.

  74. [-]  Errors on the server side were not processed correctly by the Contact Form module.

  75. [-]  The German translation of the text used in Contact Form was corrected.

  76. [-]  Publishing of websites failed when Presence Builder tried to remove non-empty directories by means of FTP.

  77. [-]  CAPTCHA was not working properly in Contact Form.

  78. [-]  Sites were generated in Presence Builder with an incorrect layout.

  79. [-]  Users encoutered an error on attempting to open the WPB application on Facebook.

  80. [-]  Users could disrupt the operation of Presence Builder by installing PHP on the server where Presence Builder was installed.

  81. [-]  In some cases, websites could not be opened and users encountered the following error: "Unexpected server behavior". This could happen due to an internal error.

  82. [-]  Users of Internet Explorer 8 were unable to type text in Contact Form modules.

  83. [-]  After users reduced the site width, the logo image, site title, and description disappeared from the banner.

  84. [-]  Users were unable to see the Commenting module on pages containing an apostrophe in the title.

  85. [-]  The order of images in Image Galleries was randomly changed after image descriptions were edited.

  86. [-]  When users logged in to the editor, they encountered an error and were unable to perform any operations in the editor. The following error message was recorded in the sitebuilder.log file: "PHP Notice : Trying to get property of non-object".

  87. [-]  Users were unable to publish websites and encountered a message about an internal server error. This could happen because of corrupted publication_list.xml files.

  88. [-]  Published websites were not removed from hosting accounts after users clicked the Remove Site button in the editor. Now, providers can choose whether the button should remove sites from hosting accounts.

3. Software Requirements and Prerequisites

Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 for Microsoft Windows can run on the following operating systems:

Operating system SNI support IPv6 support
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter editions) -
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter editions, and Windows Web Server) -
Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter editions, and Windows Web Server)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter editions)

The Windows Server 2003 is no longer supported by Panel, we recommend that you use later operating system versions considering our lifecycle policy.

A static IP address should be configured in the operating system before installing Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows.

Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows can be installed only on NTFS partition.

In order for your server to support Active Server Pages (ASP), Adobe ColdFusion, and Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions, you need to install these components yourself.

Windows Installer 4.5 is required for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installation. If it is not installed in the system, you can download it from the Microsoft official website.

If you plan to use Microsoft SQL Server support in Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows, the SQL Server should be installed and configured to use standard or mixed security mode. If Microsoft SQL Server is not installed, you can select it to be installed with Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows and configured with administrator name "sa" and a random password.

IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend that you install Parallels Plesk Panel for Microsoft Windows on a clean server.

4. Supplied Components

Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 for Microsoft Windows distribution packages include the following components:

* – requires PHP 5.3

5. Supported Third-Party Components

This is a contracted list of supported third-party components, it does not include the components supplied with the Panel distribution, as they were already mentioned as distributed and supported.

Web servers

  1. Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5

Mail servers

  1. MailEnable Standard / Professional / Enterprise 5.10 - 8.0
  2. SmarterMail 6.8 - 12.0 (Please check Known Problems and Limitations part)
  3. IceWarp Mail Server 10.0 - 11.0.0

Webmail tools

  1. MailEnable Web Client
  2. SmarterMail Web Client
  3. IceWarp (Merak) Mail Server Web Client

Spam filtering tools

  1. SmarterMail Spamfilter
  2. IceWarp (Merak) Mail Server Anti-Spam

Antivirus tools

  1. SmarterMail Anti-Virus
  2. IceWarp (Merak) Mail Server Anti-Virus

DNS servers

  1. Microsoft DNS Server
  2. Simple DNS Plus 5.2.x

FTP servers

  1. Microsoft FTP Server 7.0 – 8.0

Web statistics

  1. SmarterStats 5.0 – 7.7

Web scripting

  1. Apache Tomcat 7.0.x
  2. Perl v5.10 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
  3. PHP 4.4.9
  4. PHP 5.2.17
  5. PHP 5.3.28
  6. PHP 5.4.23
  7. Python 2.6
  8. ASP
  9. ASP.NET 1.1
  10. ASP.NET 2.0
  11. ASP.NET 4.0
  12. MIVA Empresa 5.06
  13. Adobe ColdFusion 8 – 10
  14. Microsoft FrontPage 5.0.2.5012

Database servers

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 2012
  2. MySQL 4.1.22 - 5.1 (5.5 for remote database servers)

6. Earlier Versions Supported for Upgrade

Panel 11.5 supports upgrade from the following earlier versions:

7. Notes on Installation, Upgrade, and Migration

We recommend that you read information about the product installation, upgrade, or migration before you start deploying Parallels Plesk Panel. This information, including detailed instructions, can be found in the Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide located at http://download1.parallels.com/Plesk/PP11/11.0/Doc/en-US/online/plesk-installation-upgrade-migration-guide/index.htm".

Parallels Installer and PVC Templates downloads are available at http://www.parallels.com/partnernet/rtmdownloads/panel/.

Parallels Plesk Panel Knowledge Base can be accessed at http://kb.parallels.com.

Known Problems and Limitations

8. Other Known Problems and Limitations

9. Contact Information

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