Plesk Bites

I picked Plesk over CPanel as my server control panel because it was cheaper, looked better, and seemed to have all the features I wanted. What I didn’t know was that it came with PHP4 and MySQL3 at times when each was a major version ahead of that. When the good folks at my hosting provider tried to upgrade this, it conflicted with Plesk and they have to back off.

The answer, it seemed, was that I’d have to migrate from Plesk to CPanel to get those features. And now I’ve got a big database project, that’s looking more necessary than ever.

Why? Because MySQL 3.x doesn’t support query caching, boolean full-text searching, or complex subqueries.

In a simpler world, everything would be up to date and working, but in this world I’m trying to find a convenient time to migrate my stuff to CPanel.

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4 thoughts on “Plesk Bites

  1. Depending on your version of Plesk, it can be updated to MySQL 4 and PHP 4.4.x. I am surprised your hosting provider was not able to do this.

    Plesk depends upon the OS for MySQL and PHP, so the limits are really in the OS not Plesk. Plesk does have some specific requirements.

    You can run MySQL 4.1 and PHP 4.2.3 on RHEL 3 and RHEL 4.

    Check out atomic rocket turtle:

    [tags]plesk,plesk upgrade,mysql 4[/tags]

  2. Well… I have PLESK 7.5 and 8.0 on my servers with PHP v5.0.x installed… I want PHP v5.1.x which ART is releasing soon.

    PLESK is a fantastic control panel. I’m really not too into Cpanel – and I simply think it’s a preference thing.

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