Feature Deprecation Plan

Overview

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

Feature Deprecation Version Removal Version Recommended Actions
File Sharing 18.0.27 (May 2020) 18.0.28 (June 2020)

Use a different solution (for example, the Seafile Plesk extension).

Mod_bw 18.0.27 (May 2020) 18.0.28 (June 2020)
Debian 8 support 18.0.28 (June 2020) 18.0.28 (June 2020)

Either migrate to a supported OS using Plesk Migrator or run dist-upgrade to upgrade your Debian 8 instance.

CentOS 6 support 18.0.33 (November 2020) 18.0.33 (November 2020)

Migrate to a supported OS using Plesk Migrator.

Cloud Linux 6 support 18.0.33 (November 2020) 18.0.33 (November 2020)

Migrate to a supported OS using Plesk Migrator.

Deprecated and Removed Features

Feature Deprecation Version Removal Version Recommended Actions
The Plesk VPN component Plesk Obsidian