Feature Deprecation Plan
Sometimes features are removed from Plesk. We do it for the following reasons:
Some features lose popularity over time. We invest the time and resources that would be spent on their maintenance in developing new features useful to all Plesk users instead.
Some features make use of obsolete, deprecated, or insecure third party components. We remove those to shield Plesk users from possible issues.
This document serves to inform you about the features we plan to remove in the near future, and also lists all Plesk features that have already been removed.
Some features are listed as “deprecated” and some as “removed”. Here’s what it means:
Deprecated — We plan to remove this feature from Plesk soon. We do not recommend using it. We will not update this feature or fix bugs, and customizations making use of this feature may experience problems going forward.
Note: Once a feature is deprecated, we may hide it on new Plesk installations, and also on Plesk installations where the deprecated feature has never been used.
Removed — We have removed this feature from Plesk, and it is no longer available.
Planned Deprecations and Removals
Deprecated and Removed Features
|Feature||Deprecation Version||Removal Version||Recommended Actions|
|Ubuntu 20.04 for ARM support||18.0.48 (November 2022)||18.0.48 (November 2022)||
Either migrate to a supported OS using Plesk Migrator or run dist-upgrade to upgrade your Ubuntu 20.04 instance.
|Simple DNS Plus (Plesk for Windows)||18.0.46 (August 2022)||18.0.50 (January 2023)||
Use Microsoft DNS.
|Node.js 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 (Plesk for Windows)||18.0.46 (August 2022)||18.0.46 (August 2022)|
|Debian 9 support||18.0.45||18.0.45||
Either migrate to a supported OS using Plesk Migrator or run dist-upgrade to upgrade your Debian 9 instance.
|Let's Encrypt as an individual extension||Let's Encrypt 2.15.0 (February 2022)||Let's Encrypt 3.0.0 (March 2022)||
Use the SSL It! extension installed in Plesk by default. SSL It! offers all features previously avaialable in the Let’s Encrypt extension and much more.
|CentOS 8 support||18.0.41 (January 2022)||18.0.41 (January 2022)||
In-place convert your Plesk server on CentOS 8 to RockyLinux or AlmaLinux OS. To do the latter, you can run the script prepared by the AlmaLinux team on your CentOS 8 server.
|Downloading database backup files (Plesk for Windows)||18.0.39||
We recommend that you use the ability to export and import database dumps to achieve the same result.
|Ubuntu 16.04 support||18.0.33||18.0.35||
Either migrate to a supported OS using Plesk Migrator or run dist-upgrade to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 instance.
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 support||18.0.32||18.0.33|
|Internet Explorer 11 support||18.0.32||18.0.33||
Use a different web browser.
|CentOS 6 support||18.0.31 (November 2020)||18.0.31 (November 2020)|
|Cloud Linux 6 support||18.0.31 (November 2020)||18.0.31 (November 2020)|
|Mod_bw||18.0.27 (May 2020)||18.0.31 (late October 2020)|
Use a different solution (for example, the Seafile Plesk extension).
|Debian 8 support||18.0.28||18.0.29||
Either migrate to a supported OS using Plesk Migrator or run dist-upgrade to upgrade your Debian 8 instance.
|The Plesk VPN component||Plesk Obsidian|