Do Plesk PHP packages have WebP support?

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    Deniss Korsakovs

    GA Released, where is WEBP support?

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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello @Deniss,

    Indeed WebP support is planned to be added to Plesk Obsidian after GA release, which was this week.
    This means that WebP support is planned to be added in one of the future Plesk Obsidian updates.

    The more precise ETA will be available later.

    If you subscribe to this article by clicking "follow", you'll be notified about changes in the article.

    I'll update the article.

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    Deniss Korsakovs

    Hello Ivan. Thanks for info.

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    Robert

    Any update on this?

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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello @Robert,

    As soon as there'll be any news, the article will be updated.

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    Luis Zubeldia

    +1

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    Robert (Edited )

    Why is WEBP still not supported.  It cant be so hard to add it for plesk php .   

    Or at least give us a way to add it manually

     

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    José Sánchez

    +1

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    Anton Maslov

    Hello, it is on our roadmap and will be added later. To add this manually you need to build a custom PHP with a corresponding configure flag (--with-webp-dir=/usr) for WebP support:

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    Rouven Schwarting

    You are right, its possible to build an own PHP but, like you can read in the Article, its based on own risk.

    Warning: ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ARE TO BE PERFORMED AT OWN WILL AND RISK

    Plesk is a payed solution and not Freeware or Open Source, so i will have all Components original and default,
    to avoid problems. 

    WebP is a a bit new of course, but Google Pagespeed rates a Website down if WebP is not used. So its important
    to get Plesk up to Date with these Feature.

    Have a nice Weekend.

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    Anton Maslov

    Rouven Schwarting Plesk is still flexible and allow you a lot of customization, you just need to do them in a recommended way. All guides we publish we verify and reuse several times first to make sure it works fine, however we don't perform automatic regular test on all kind of possible configuration to guarantee 100% working result for everyone, that's why we keep the warning.

    We know about WebP value and we are for sure have plans to add this to Plesk. I'd say optimistic date is Q1 2020, thought it may change depending on other factors.

    Also, if you believe that WebP support is worth adding for your site & business you may hire our Professional Services team to compile PHP for you.

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    lenala (Edited )

    Love the "hire our Professional Services team" upsell answer for a must-have feature with 0 (known) security risk.
    It's not a "high candy" or "bells and whistles" request. It's a best practice in modern webdev, usually requested by our own customers.
    Lack of "native" Plesk support for GD WEBP is a business loss in our highly competitive hosting industry.
    Of course you could compile custom PHP, but your "guides" are missing an essential mention : lock your custom compile to prevent overriding on every Plesk update (especially if it's set to AUTO).

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    Paul Dunne

    Any ETA for web-p support now GA release is out?

    This is hugely important to our clients and we are considering moving away from Plesk if we cannot find a solution soon. Web-p is now seen as the gold standard for fast image loading and something our new website clients look for as a quick Google Page speed test will recommend it.

    Any sort of firmer date for its implementation would be hugely helpful in persuading our clients we will be able to add it in the future. Many thanks.

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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello,

    lenala and Paul Dunne

    Thank you for the feedback and notice.

    I will try to clarify more precise ETA.

    As soon as there's be any news, I'll post it.

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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello Paul Dunne

    The preliminary ETA is Q1 2020.

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    Paul Dunne

    Fantastic, I appreciate the follow-up. We will eagerly await Q1 2020! 

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