All WP NET servers have now been updated to the latest version Plesk Panel version 12. Plesk 12 brings a refined interface and some fantastic new features, including integrated WordPress management and backup to DropBox.
This is an exciting Plesk release for WP NET. Plesk 12 allows us to provide an even greater level of security and WordPress-centric server management services to our customers. Furthermore, the WordPress Toolkit features are also available to you — the customer — so you can now update plugins and themes yourself — should you wish to do so — directly in the Plesk Panel.
Whilst the interface is mostly the same as version 11.5, there are a few notable changes and additions.
‘Websites & Domains’ page
The collection of buttons that used to be at the top of this page, has now been moved to the right sidebar. Some buttons have been removed as they are available elsewhere.
WordPress Management Toolkit
It is now possible to perform a number of WordPress management functions directly from Plesk.
- WordPress — you can install and update WordPress and you can opt in, or out of the auto-update programme *
- Plugins — you can activate, deactivate, install, remove and update WordPress plugins *
- Themes — you can activate, install, remove and update your WordPress themes
* Note that as part of our Managed WordPress hosting service, WP NET automatically installs WordPress updates and some minor, low-risk updates for WordPress plugins.
It is now possible to connect your Plesk Panel to DropBox and back up your Plesk sites directly to your DropBox. Just click the DropBox Backup button on the ‘Websites & Domains’ page. You can also schedule a daily backup. Please note that for very large sites, DropBox Backup may not be possible as your site may exceed the total upload filesize limit set by DropBox (at time of writing this appears to be 300MB for free plans).
Of course, if you’re hosting with WP NET we already have you covered with full daily backups — which you can restore directly in the Plesk Panel. However, for users who like to have multiple backups in different repositories — this new DropBox Backup feature makes this much easier.
Plesk Panel is now fully responsive
The Plesk Panel 12 web interface is now fully responsive, so will work and look great on your tablet or smart phone.
If any customers experience problems or issues with the new Plesk release, please submit a support ticket and we’ll be happy to help.