What's new in Plesk Obsidian?

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  • Applies to: Legacy DV & VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access
  • Applies to: VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access


With its new look and feel, Plesk Obsidian (18.0) makes it easy to get started with digital projects effortlessly, providing a modern web stack out-of-the-box, integrated security and a simplified website and server management experience.

With this update, it is no longer a single server-based control panel but evolved to a powerful server, website and WordPress management platform enabling businesses of any kind to drive digital transformation successfully. Customers have the option to upgrade through the Plesk upgrade utility.

New Features

  • New Look & Feel - the Plesk UI has been modernized.
  • SSL It! - A pre-installed extensions to purchase, install, and renew certificates from various CAs.
  • Repair Kit - A self repair tool that allows you to see processes, RAM, CPU, Disk Usage and kill those individual processes.
  • Advanced Monitoring - Tracks your server resources usage and notifies you when one or more resources usage reaches a set threshold.
  • File Manager UX Improvements - Mass uploads, file search, and additional extraction options.
  • Plesk Backup Optimizations - Minimized free space and optimized operations for backups stored remotely.
  • Mail improvements:
  • Notifications:
    • HTML-formatted messages - Use HTML templates to personalize the appearance of your notifications to make them easier to read.
    • Panel notifications - Important messages are now shown directly in Plesk user interface to ensure they are seen and addressed as quickly as possible.