Why is Plesk not free to use with DigitalOcean ?

Posted September 24, 2018 18.9k views
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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 ?

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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:


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

thank you


Its Good News
Digital Ocean is providing Plesk panel as FREE upto 3 domains since 2019.

Plesk on DigitalOcean (free) includes Plesk Web Admin Edition SE, a free version of Plesk with up to 3 domains and good for small websites and certain limitations. You can anytime upgrade with Plesk higher versions.

You can follow this official documentation for easier implementation.

The free Plesk Web Admin SE bundled on DigitalOcean droplets includes 30 days of free support. Afterward, either a support subscription or an upgrade to either a Web Pro or Web Host edition is required for continuous support.

Thank you
Ravi Rathod

edited by MattIPv4