Meet some of the Odin Product Experts

Amin Taheri

Forum Name: Amin Taheri
Odin Product Expertise: 8.x, 9.x
Short Bio: I am a Sr. Software Engineer for a large Domain Registrar and web hosting company, with a degree in Network Administration. I have been in the hosting business since 2002 and have contributed to several control panels in that time.

David Cottle

Forum Name: 105547111
Odin Product Expertise:
Short Bio: Native of Los Angeles and currently serving as the Director of Engineering in the Satellite Communications division.

Faris Raouf

Forum Name: Faris Raouf
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk for Linux, Virtuozzo for Linux
Short Bio: Former technical journalist at PC Magazine (UK), now runs an ISP based in North Wales. Composes music on those rare occasions when he’s not working. Top OPE of the Year 2013.
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Valics Lehel

Forum Name: lvalics
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk for Linux
Short Bio: I am from Targu Mures, Romania. I've been working in the tech industry for 20+ years now. I run a small web development company where we also provide webhosting services, which is why we use Plesk! We manage dedicated servers, provide system security and advanced server technical support. We've also developed PLESK add-ons like ‘Power Toys’ and ‘Backup on Demand’. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, pike fishing, and I also run a small hobby shop on the side.

Jan Adriaenssens

Forum Name: Linulex
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk
Short Bio: Plesk user since version 1.3. Studied Computer Science. Founder and co-owner of Linulex Hosting.

Daniel Anliker

Forum Name: danliker
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk for Linux, Virtuozzo for Linux
Short Bio: I am a system administrator from Switzerland. Working in the IT Business since 1994 and in the Hosting Business since 2002.

David Spencer

Forum Name: SacAutos
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk for Linux
Short Bio: Currently builds and manages websites for a living. User of Plesk since version 6 was released. SacAutos services auto dealers, repair shops and dismantlers in the Sacramento region of California but is not limited to the auto industry. Other clients include local businesses and the State of California Departments of Parks and Recreation.

Joseph Ben-Abdi

Forum Name: Joseph Ben-Abdi
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk for Windows/Linux
Short Bio: I am a Software Engineer for a Web Hosting Company, with a degree in Computer Science, Masters in Internet Systems. I have been in the hosting business since 2003 and have directly been involved in the developments of several control panels and billing applications in that time.

Kristian Marcroft

Forum Name: KristianM
Odin Product Expertise: Parallels Cloud Server, Parallels Virtuozzo for Linux, Plesk, Odin Business Automation Standard
Short Bio: Founder and CEO of LiWiNeA GmbH, which trades as providing VPS on Parallels Virtualisation Technologies.
Won the Odin Partner Award 2014 and has successfully passed several Parallels Certifications.

  • Parallels Certified Virtualization Professional (PCVP PVC Linux)
  • Parallels Certified Virtualization Engineer (PCVE PVC Linux)
  • Parallels Certified Automation Professional (PCAP PP Linux)
  • Parallels Certified Automation Engineer (PCAE PP Linux)
  • Parallels Certified Automation Professional (PCAP PBAS)
  • Parallels Certified Virtualization Professional (PCVP PCS)


Stéphan Schamp

Forum Name: StéphanS
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk Win/Lin: 7.5.6, 8.6, 9.5, 10.4, 11, 11.5, and 12
Short Bio: Senior SysOp at Stone IS, CTO and Co-Owner at 1EuroHost. Entered the hosting business in 2010 and was fortunate enough to have been granted access to many growth opportunities. I focus on optimizing, maintaining and expanding Plesk for Shared Hosting on large scale environments. Always on the lookout for new technologies to integrate with Plesk.

Uwe Filthaut

Forum Name: UFHH01
Odin Product Expertise: Plesk Web Pro/Host Edition (since version 9)
Short Bio: Hotel F/O shiftleader, amateur webhoster (since 2009) and webdesigner

Mickaël Salfati

Forum Name: Mickael Salfati
Expertise: Plesk
Bio: I am a system administrator from France and Plesk user since 2004. Founder of and Associated in hosting companies, I manage dedicated servers and provide advanced server technical support.