Why is Plesk not free to use with DigitalOcean ?

September 24, 2018 6.7k views
Control Panels

Most of the cloud providers are offering free Plesk Onyx Control Panel which makes it really easy for people like me to start hosting websites really easily.
I am so obsessed with Digital Ocean that i keep using trial versions of Plesk just to stay with Digital Ocean. Why is Digital Ocean not providing Plesk free of cost ?

3 Answers

Hey friend!

Honestly, I’ve never even thought about it. I imagine many others inside DO would say the same. It’s a cool idea. No guarantees, but I’m happy to share the idea internally and see what (if anything) comes of it.


Edit: Plesk one-click image, with free license for 3 domains (upgradable), is now live. You can read more about this here: https://www.plesk.com/blog/product-technology/deploying-plesk-onyx-digitalocean-now-easier-ever/

+1 for this


correct - Plesk has now published a one-click app based on DO’s Ubuntu 18.x environment. When you launch a droplet, just go to one-click apps -> Plesk on Ubuntu 18.x . It will take you about 1min to deploy after the post-install configuration of Plesk.

And yes, it’s a full Plesk version - with some limitations. But for any basic website project, it should be more than enough :-)

To see the full list of limitations (and how you can switch to a full Plesk on DO), please check https://www.plesk.com/upgrade/

thank you


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