The Internet is an open space. There’s always a space of some creativity pop up.
Keygen and crack version of software licenses is not something new to this Internet world.
Business is always about maximizing the profits and reduce whatever cost you can achieve. Understood.
While that’s important, running a crack version / using a non-official Plesk license key on your public facing websites / services is not the right way in maintaining your business in long run.
You are taking risks that you have not foresee. So what are the risks?
The Risks of Using a Plesk Crack License Key
Websites getting compromised.
Every software running in this tech world is a continuous development and enhancement. There are chances of bad error codes, security exploits and performance matters on each release version. Plesk as a web management control panel written as code also falls into this cycle.
Aside to that, Plesk runs on top of the Operating System such as Windows and Linux which gets updated as the developer of Windows and Linux release new version. Keeping up with the compatibility cross platform is important.
When you run a crack version of Plesk license on your Plesk server installation, it shuts down the communication to the Plesk update servers, prohibiting you from getting the updates (which is included without any cost as part of your Plesk license subscription!) that includes latest improvement on the product performance, bug fixes, and new features. ie The latest WordPress Toolkit by Plesk, or maybe MySQL server and PHP editions.
Even you are good with the release version that your crack license gets you to install, some of the Plesk components would be affected as you update your core OS patches (Linux core OS and other components / Windows Updates) that may break your Plesk installation. If you don’t run update on your OS core patches, you make another risks of exposing your entire environment for potential exploits – which leads you to data lost, websites compromised.
You are On Your Own When Sh*t Happens
With the original Plesk license key you get from our store, you get access to 24×7 of Plesk technical support in resolving any issues that could be coming from your Plesk installation (other than fixing your website broken images and enhancing your web content :)).
Your sites which are facing publicly, some of the web services may crash or screw up after a recent updates ..etc Getting a piece of mind that there will be support from the Plesk support ensure that this will be checked and resolved. If it’s a bug or workaround on your issues, you will be sure the errors will be fixed and you regain back your uptime without any panic.
Surprised On Plesk Service Lock Out.
Without the genuine Plesk license key, there are chances some of your Plesk core services will be stopped/disabled without any notification up-front.
When any of the core services such as FTP, Web services or email services get stopped and you need to find a struggle way to get it back online, it makes major impact on your website uptime or missing an important sales orders for this month. All this is bad for your personal or brand reputation.
If you manage your client’s website and services as a Web Developer or Hosting Provider role, your support team will be flooded with incoming requests for solution in allowing your clients to regain back the access.
Limited lifetime of Plesk license
There is a lifetime limit set for the Plesk crack license key you get. Some of the license will expire or will not be working after a certain period of time.
When your license key expired, you will have to look around for a new key for replacement, and chances are – you may not be able to find one. You ended up with a total service interruption.
Your client can’t get access to the Plesk web admin login to manage their sites and you start to receive enormous amount of incoming calls, support tickets – and it leads to your customers turning away to other competitors of yours. The hard work you have put in to get the client on board and maintain them for the past 6 months are gone.
Unknown Backdoor script planted
For those providers offering one life-time Plesk license key, the installation will usually be done via root access which you need to give it to them. That’s the way how they login and run some custom script to get around the crack licensing to work.
Root access is the master login for your server, you have no idea what are the changes the script would have make on your server environment. Plus, you could be in the risk of losing your customer’s sensitive information as this information are sent back to a central location without you knowing it as you start to host more on your customer’s data on the environment.
Running into law enforcement
You might think you are safe but contrary to that ISVs in alliance with government and law enforcement agencies are always on lookout for such people. Once caught you not only risk continuity of your business but also fine and jail time.
Last but least – Respect the Intellectual property.
How to check if you are on not using an official Plesk license key?
There are few ways you can check if your Plesk installation is on a crack keygen as what we know. Usually it can be easily identified.
- You are being given an encrypted script to be executed on your Plesk installation server. If it does not follows any of this Plesk license activation guidelines, you will want to watch out!
- You don’t have any access to Plesk Tech Support. Reach out to your Plesk license provider and ask them, when you need help on fixing the Plesk errors, can they reach out to Plesk technical support to escalate a helpdesk support ticket for you?
- You downloaded the license key from an unofficial website that have an indication of expiry date on the license key.
The Right Way of Doing It
Get the original Plesk license key!
Nothing more than that.
With the original Plesk license key, you eliminate completely all the troubles that you will get as we walked through above.
With just $6/mo for Plesk Web Admin license that you can license from our store (vs Plesk retail $10/mo), you get the best Plesk savings out of your pocket, instant license provisioning and you are not lock down with any contract (monthly subscription – cancel any time!).