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  • Jay Versluis 1:38 am on February 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: Plesk ( 76 )   

    How to remove Customer and Business Manager in Plesk 

    Let’s remove those links

    One of the questions that came up at Parallels Summit recently was how to uninstall Customer and Business manager. Plesk doesn’t offer a solution to uninstall things – even though you can add modules, once they’re installed they’re installed.

    Luckily I remember a good forum thread that’s a bit long so I’ll give you a concise version here.

    Note: this works in Plesk 10.4.4 and 11.0.9 for Linux (CentOS) – I haven’t tried earlier or later versions or other distributions at the time of writing. If you have any feedback, please leave a comment.

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    • dem 10:22 am on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great work, thanks for the help

    • Jay Versluis 7:59 am on October 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Parallels now have a knowledgebase article on this subject. They reckon we need to do a few other things too:

    • Jerremy 2:16 pm on February 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      This article helped me on top of the article from Parallels. Thanks a lot!

    • shiloh 10:45 am on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      hi, thanks for this, is this one safe if you have already customers and websites setup on the server? thanks!

      • Jay Versluis 10:52 am on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Shiloh, it *should* be – Customer and Business manager is separate from the rest of Plesk, so your Pleak customers and websites should not be affected by removing Business Manager. Having said that, I havent tried it myself – I suggest you backup the psa database just in case something doesn’t work out. Good luck, let me know how it goes.

        • shiloh 11:15 am on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

          hi jay,
          thank you so much for the very quick response. I will give it a try, we have sites hosted there and im afraid i might screw it up. ill just backup psa. ill message you back when i have done it. im using plesk 12. (sorry about double post, you can remove my other reply)

  • Jay Versluis 3:01 pm on February 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Categories: Plesk ( 76 ), WordPress ( 145 )   

    FIXED: The Problem with running PHP as FastCGI Application (WordPress and Plesk) 

    We’re currently on our way to Kissimmee, FL to join Parallels Summmit, an annual conference from the people who make Plesk. We’re also taking exams in Plesk 10.4.4 so we’re studying it in-depth – I’ve been using the software for over two years now but never had formal training in it. Well here goes!

    In preparation for the exam tomorrow I’ve come across something the instructor mentioned: namely the benefits of running PHP as a FastCGI application instead of an Apache module. Sadly I’ve also come across some drawbacks when using this option in regards to WordPress. I thought I’d mention those here, alongside how to avoid those.

    UPDATE: Thanks to Boldock this problem can be fixed 😉

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    • Diego 11:10 pm on April 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      How you configure Plesk to run fastcgi ? I’m trying to use apc cache, but Parallels says that is not compatible.

      • Jay Versluis 8:04 am on April 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Diego,

        You can change this under Hosting Settings in the individual subscription, or in the hosting plan and then update several subscriptions at once.

        You can choose to run PHP as a classic Apache Module, FastCGI or CGI. The problem I’ve described in this article has thankfully been fixed as of Plesk 11.

    • Luka 3:20 am on July 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Can u explain how to set fastcgi with Plesk? Can not find that option?
      It would be nice if someone write article how to setup MPM with plesk (who claim to not support it). Also SQL optimisation article would be great!

      • Jay Versluis 8:08 am on July 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Luka,

        Sure thing: you can find the FastCGI option under Service Plans – select a plan – Hosting Parameters – Scripting. There’s a dropdown menu which lets you choose how to run PHP scripts (options are Apache Module, CGI and FastCGI).

    • Frank 2:50 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I need for compatibility the direct php apache modul with the version 5.6.6 or 5.6.7.

      Every one how I can to tat?

      I can php update only for cgi / fastcgi in drop down (with Plesk), but not direkt for the apache php.

      Can you help …

      Thanks ahead Frank.

      • Jay Versluis 3:32 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Frank,

        I can’t tell you how, but I can tell you why: when Plesk runs PHP as CGI or FastCGI module, it is executed as the subscription’s system user and not as Apache. Therefore, when you add multiple versions of PHP to Plesk that way, the actual Apache daemon is not affected by that change. The system wide Apache version number depends on the distribution’s vendor packages.

        The only two distributions I know of that support PHP 5.6.6 / 5.6.7 right now are Fedora (rawhide) and Debian (Jessie). Both are in beta stages at the time of writing. If you desperately need PHP 5.6 for the overall Apache daemon on your Plesk system, your only option is to completely remove it from the system and compile it from source (good luck with that).

    • Frank 4:14 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jay,

      Im hopefull to compile in plesk same like cgi & fast cgi php (drop down menu) in Plesk…
      Only with Apache2 php with drop down menu to switch version.

      The problem is, my programmer written a very big PHP, the script load arround 7.000 articels to my shopsystem, and this works only with Apache2 PHP, not with CGI or fastCGI, CGI and fastcgi brocken the transfer after 12min….

      Thanks for you’re information…

      Thanks for luck ;)…
      Greadings Frank.

    • Frank 5:41 pm on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply


      I compiled again and again, and now works with CGI :)…

      … I hope it will work if I recompile again :).

      I can say now, It works better, als only with Apache2!

      Maybe it’s the engine.

      Nice Weekend and Greedings Frank.

    • jasonjudge 8:41 am on July 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      So the PHP files are all owned by the same web user that runs them? That is very convenient. But what a security nightmare – one tiny chink in the armour of one script, and you have a rampant hacker putting backdoors into every, single, PHP script on that site. There is a reason why you need to mess around with file and directory permissions to get a site running. That reason is security.

      • Jay Versluis 8:52 am on July 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Your comment is a bit off-topic here, but isn’t that the point of running PHP as CGI module or using suPHP? So that every website is run as a separate user? Otherwise ALL websites would be run by Apache, and THAT is the security nightmare you’re talking about.

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