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I recently tried overGrive to sync my Google Drive account to my computer.  After trying it for about a week I was quite pleased with it.  There are a lot of options but my needs were very simple so it did what I needed.  Also, the $5 price tag made it a no brainer.


Since tearing down all of our walls, offices, and dividers in favor of one large, open room with rows of desks, we’ve received anecdotal reports that rather than fostering camaraderie and creative breakthroughs, the new space is “distracting” and “demoralizing.”

Our open floor plan was decided upon after rigorous research that primarily involved looking at what cool internet companies were doing and reflexively copying them. We’re dismayed and confused as to why their model isn’t succeeding for our own business, and have concluded that we just haven’t embraced the open floor plan ideals as fully as we possibly can.

So team, let’s take this open floor plan to the next level! In the spirit of transparency and collaboration, we’re implementing the following policies:

Traditional Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. - George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. - H. L. Mencken

Roundcube is the default webmail software as of Plesk 11.5.22 released on 02-Apr-2013.

If you are running Plesk 11.5.22 or greater you do not need to continue with these instructions. Please consult the Plesk documentation.

If you prefer to update your Roundcube immediately after a new release or have a need to tweak files in the Roundcube installation (plugins, skins, etc) then you can install your own custom Roundcube with these instructions.


I'm sure there are numerous ways to install Roundcube webmail on a server running Plesk 11 with Red Hat/CentOS 6.x but here is how I did it.  The key focus of my approach is to take advantage of the Plesk infrastructure as much as possible and minimize any custom changes outside of Plesk.

Some of the advantages of this approach are:

  • By staying within the Plesk environment you take advantage of Plesk's management of the environment (Apache, PHP, FastCGI, etc) while avoiding any unintended conflicts with Plesk.  I've used Plesk for quite a few years and although it's more forgiving than it used to be I still find that configuration changes made outside of Plesk can cause problems, especially during updates/upgrades.
  • You can use the Plesk Backup Manager to backup the Roundcube installation and restore to multiple servers making it much easier to set up Roundcube on a new server.
  • The same approach can be used for Windows and Linux servers.

This procedure should work for versions of Roundcube prior to 0.8.x, Plesk 10 and Red Hat/Centos 5.x but I haven't tested it.  It should also work for Windows servers if you start at Step 2 (again, I haven't tested it).



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