Installing Plesk Solution Servers on Microsoft Azure

About Plesk Solution Servers

Plesk Solution Servers are Plesk products, specifically crafted to ideally fit the needs of certain businesses. They are Plesk servers configured with all the components and extensions, which enable all the necessary functions for a specific business.

Choosing a Solution Server provides the following benefits:

  1. Compared to a regular Plesk server, a Solution Server requires very little preparations before it can be deployed into production.
  2. Solution Servers with all its components and extensions are licensed at a single price point.
  3. Total price is lower than retail.

The following Plesk Solution Servers are currently available in the form of Microsoft Azure VM images.

Business Server

Plesk server with all the necessary tools installed and configured to suit the needs of startups and SMBs with few employees and non-technical focus.

Plesk edition

WebHost

OS

CentOS 7 x64

Feature packs

  • Developer Pack
  • Email Security Pack II (Kaspersky Anti-Virus, MagicSpam)

Pre-installed extensions and components

  • Kolab (10 users)
  • MagicSpam
  • WordPress Toolkit
  • Plesk Security Advisor
  • Plesk Firewall
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • Fail2Ban
  • ModSecurity
  • Let’s Encrypt
  • Symantec free SSL certificate (Basic)*
  • Boldgrid (Premium Plus)*
  • Welcome – Business Server

Pre-configured settings

  • Service Provider View
  • Firewall activated
  • Web application firewall activated with Basic Rules from Atomicorp
  • IP address banning via Fail2Ban activated

* This extension is currently in development. As soon as it is released, it will become available as a part of the nearest update.

WordPress Server

Plesk server designed for web professionals and agencies.

Plesk edition

WebPro

OS

CentOS 7 x86

Feature packs

Developer Pack

Pre-installed extensions and components

  • WordPress Toolkit
  • Plesk Security Advisor
  • Plesk Migrator
  • Plesk Firewall
  • Fail2Ban
  • ModSecurity
  • Addendio WordPress Plugins and Themes
  • Let’s Encrypt
  • Symantec free SSL certificate (Basic)*
  • Google PageSpeed Insights
  • Azure DNS Plugin*
  • Datagrid reliability and vulnerability scanner
  • Boldgrid (Premium Plus)*
  • Welcome – WordPress Server

Pre-configured settings

  • Power User View
  • Firewall activated
  • Web application firewall activated with Basic Rules from Atomicorp
  • IP address banning via Fail2Ban activated

* This extension is currently in development. As soon as it is released, it will become available as a part of the nearest update.

Obtaining and Installing Plesk Solution Servers

Plesk Solution Server images are available at Microsoft Azure Marketplace:

The process of installation is the same as with the regular Plesk server. For instructions, refer to Installing Plesk on Microsoft Azure.

 

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