As far as control panels are concerned, Plesk offers it’s subscribers the ability to have a rich user interface to manage their server. It is generally suggested to use on a Windows hosting environment that many Hostwinds clients choose to use for their VPS.
Minimum System Requirements
The minimum amount of RAM required for installing and running Plesk.
|512 MB + 1 GB swap||2 GB|
The minimum amount of free disk space required for installing and running Plesk.
|10 GB||30 GB|
Our recommendations are based on the following presumptions:
- Only 10% of all websites on shared hosting are active (have any persistent number of visitors per week/month).
- 128 MB of RAM is fine for most typical websites.
- WordPress: 64 MB
- Joomla: 64 MB
- Drupal: 128 MB
- Symfony: 128 MB
- No more than 1-3 simultaneous visitors per website, no more that 500 unique visitors per website per day.
If the above is true, we recommend having 1GB of RAM for every 40-50 websites on a shared hosting node.
If you are hosting websites that generate more traffic (5-10 simultaneous visitors per website, between 1000 and 30000 unique visitors per website), we recommend having between 500 MB and 1 GB of RAM per website.
In addition, having sufficient disk space for memory swapping is highly recommended:
|Amount of RAM on the server||Recommended free disk space for swapping|
|Less than 1 GB||1 GB|
|1 GB or more||1/2 * the amount of RAM|
We recommend having this much disk space for hosting:
|Type of hosting||Recommended free disk space for websites|
|Typical shared hosting (100-500 websites per server)||Between 2 and 2.5 GB per website|
|Dedicated VPS hosting (1-10 websites per server)||Between 4 and 12 GB per website|
Plesk can be installed on either Linux or Windows VPS and you can purchase the license from Hostwinds here. Furthermore, upon request in a ticket, our technical support will assist with any installation needs as long as the service is managed and not unmanaged. Resources for Plesk gathered from their official website here