[development] FYI: Plesk 8.2 offers Drupal as a site application

Michael Favia michael at favias.org
Fri Jul 13 15:08:27 UTC 2007

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> Plesk is very finicky about the versions of software you install
> and very jealous of its own configuration file.
> So, once a server is running Plesk, it controls everything from
> Apache to MySQL to PHP. You can't modify a setting in Apache.
> Plesk will roll it back for you in few minutes.
> This means tuning things on a Plesk server is a pain. It also
> means you cannot upgrade things from RPMs, ...etc.
This is an often misunderstood aspect of plesk. Yes the configuration 
files are autogenerated and replaced anytime a system configuration is 
changed but there is always a place for you to inject your changes in a 
way that lets them remain persistent.

* In the case of a global setting you just add a custom conf file to 
/etc/httpd/conf.d/ named anything.conf and it will be picked right up.
* In thew case of a domain specific setting you create/edit a vhost.conf 
file in the sites conf directory.

If you didnt know about these two insertion points i can see why ou 
might think plesk a pain but it really is a decent way to manage 
configuration files and allow custom modifications too. (This is not an 
endorsement of plesk as a whole).

Michael Favia                   michael at favias.org
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