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The future of Expand

Discussion in 'Plesk Expand 2.3 General Discussion' started by CSN-Carl, May 21, 2009.

  1. CSN-Carl

    CSN-Carl Regular Pleskian

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    What are Parallels plans for Expand?

    We have not seen an update since October 2008, still no proper support for Plesk 9 and no proper mail reporting.

    Have Parallels given up on Expand or is an update due soon?
     
  2. ideasmultiples

    ideasmultiples Basic Pleskian

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    Good question ...
     
  3. wsani

    wsani Silver Pleskian

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    Yeah... I have an odd feeling that they're slowing down on the development because they want to scrap it. Needless to say, f****** Parallels...
     
  4. wsani

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    Received this email from my account coordinator:

    Sigh...
     
  5. CSN-Carl

    CSN-Carl Regular Pleskian

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    Great...

    There isn't even anyway we can migrate away from Expand to single server set-ups!!
     
  6. wsani

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    Agreed, so they basically screwed us. I feel ripped off, having spent over $3000 in just license fees, and not to mention the amount of time spent troubleshooting this POS.

    Needless to say, F****** Parallels... always out to screw their customers.
     
  7. svaughan

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    Any reason why you want to upgrade to Plesk 9? I've heard there are lots of problems with it..

    We are considering moving to Plesk expand soon.
     
  8. ideasmultiples

    ideasmultiples Basic Pleskian

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    It would be good if they will discontinue the product, tell as soon as possible, so that users can consider the transition to other products.
     
  9. intosh

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    Expand failed for me many times, that POS after some updates cannot setup Sitebuilder accounts and removes Sitebuilder accounts when they are created from Plesk server and user is transformed into Expand client. Problems with setting up FrontePage accounts, not to mention all the problems with limits settings for new domains.

    After all that and bug rapporting to Parallers, emails I would like to see one not screwed up update but instead of this only nothing.

    Thanks, Parallers. :-/
     
  10. gold

    gold Regular Pleskian

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    The problem with Sitebuilder accounts was resolved here: http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=89042
     
  11. CSN-Carl

    CSN-Carl Regular Pleskian

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  12. wsani

    wsani Silver Pleskian

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    I have a pretty good feeling (and knowledge) that expand is now defunct. I'd like to congratulate Parallels for ruining my shared hosting business! There is nothing like telling our customers "Hey we're switching to Plesk", and then ending up like feeling left behind, which is essentially what Parallels has done to everyone here. Oh let's not forget the fact that we have no way of backing out of this product, moving to something else (even Parallels supported). I just love your bait and switch sales tactics, it makes for great numbers.
     
  13. Martin Svensson

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    According to our sales rep. there will be a new release in Autumn 2009 with support for Plesk 9.

    I guess we'll just have to sit and wait.
     
  14. wsani

    wsani Silver Pleskian

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    Well, according to Terry, Plesk Expand features will be used in Plesk but it will not be developed further, so don't hold your breath.
     
  15. loopback-martin

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    So you're saying that Plesk will continue to support Expand, but no new features will be developed? Sounds strange, it's a unique product.

    If you're right, it will be a nightmare when we are forced to convert our customers to another CP.

    /M
     
  16. Sergey L

    Sergey L Golden Pleskian Staff Member

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    Gentlemen, let me explain.

    Though I am not in Expand anymore, I can give some comments.

    PPP9 integration is planned to be added to Expand as soon as PPP9 product provides necessary API. PPP9 support is not just dropped off. As some of you probably know, PPP9 had no migration tool in its first version and it was added later, same story with APIs used for Expand. Just some things are developed faster than other.

    Current Expand implementation almost reached its technical limit. It is pretty hard to extend it further. But don't mix up implementation and idea. Even if implementation is over, idea is not. It should end up with another solution, with more natural fashion of integrated Mail and DNS services with Plesk, less affected to syncronization issues (which all of you were suffering a lot), probably it should be even a solid piece with PPP, not an extension. Doesn't matter what would be the new name, there should be an opportunity to upgrade Expand to it.

    Regards
     
  17. MantelleJ

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    Any news for new version of expand ?
     
  18. tubedriver

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    No news yet. I just received my SUS renewal email though. Here's an interesting quote from it:
    "...two major releases per year."? Exactly who are they trying to fool? I guess you could consider a point release a major release. However there hasn't been ANY release for over a year. Why would I renew the SUS? I was ripped off for renewing it last year since there wasn't a single release during that year. I smell a class action here.

    Then you must have the wrong people working for you. Hire me and I'll keep your programmers busy for a long time. Better yet, I'll just develop my own and actually have a QA team.
     
  19. wsani

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    Just as I had described and predicted. This product is defunct.
     
  20. eugenevdm

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    I'm demanding a refund for the $483 that I had to pay for SUS.
     
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