In this version of Plesk, you can extend the functionality of your control panel without upgrade. This can be done by installing additional functional components, available as modules developed by Parallels or third parties.
The modules can be easily installed, removed, and configured directly from the control panel.
The modules come as a single RPM package, a self-extracting shell script, or in any other form suitable to your operating system. If you wish, you can also install the module from the command line. When you install the module on server using the control panel, you are taken to the module's configuration screen.
The following modules are available for Plesk 8:
Acronis True Image Server management module - Allows to create server disk backup images without interrupting server operations and perform easy and fast recovery of the entire system. This module is free, however, the Acronis True Image Server application requires a license key, which you can purchase and install through Plesk control panel.
*Battlefield 2 Game Server module - Allows to install and manage Battlefield 2 game servers.
*Counter-Strike Game Server module - Allows to install and update Half-Life: Counter-Strike game server, to create and manage games.
Firewall module - Helps you protect your host and private network from unauthorized access.
Kaspersky Antivirus module - Scans mail traffic for viruses and provides filtering of e-mail attachments.Samba Fileserver Configuration module - Helps you share your directories in SMB network.
Virtual Private Networking module - Builds a secure network over insecure channels.
Watchdog module - Monitors Plesk control panel services and scans your server for security vulnerabilities.
Plesk modules marked with asterisk (*) require installing additional license keys for being used.
When you install Plesk on FreeBSD systems, all modules are installed by default. During installation of Plesk on RPM/Deb package-based systems you are prompted to choose the modules you would like to install.