Effected March 1st 2018, Nucleus will be removing support for certain outdated, deprecated or unused features.

The following components and features are deprecated:

Apache Tomcat
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
mod_php, mod_perl, mod_python Apache modules
PHP 4

Apache Tomcat drop

Tomcat usage among Plesk users has been steadily declining over the years, and our statistics do not show any evidence that this trend is going to change. Nevertheless, if the demand will be significant, we will consider a possibility of supporting Tomcat in some way.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 shipment drop

The official vendor support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 has ended on July 8, 2014, and we’d like to keep your server from using such outdated software.

mod_php, mod_perl, mod_python Apache modules drop

Previously these modules were very popular and widely distributed, but nowadays usage of these components is deprecated and is not recommended. Using these modules in a shared hosting environment is a security risk for the following reasons:

1) File security. mod_php, mod_perl, and mod_python run under the identity of Apache server itself, and therefore scripts executed by these engines can potentially access anything the server user can. For example, files containing highly confidential personal data could be read by a script from another domain.

2) Security of database connections. DBI connections of other users can be hijacked, and since all users can read each other’s code, database usernames and passwords could be visible to every user.

3) Potential system compromise. Security issues in the Apache code can lead to compromising the whole server in general.​

 

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