I'm used to configuring custom Apache installs but have never used Plesk. A job requires that I add a site to a CentOS 5.5 box with dozens of other sites already configured on it using the Plesk control panel.
I don't want anything to do with Plesk TBH and in an ideal world I want to create my own custom virtualhost directive and not have to use/learn Plesk in any way. It's evident from a nose around the box that none of the usual locations/VHost methodologies from a default Apache install are available and that Plesk has a unique setup.
My question is; Is it possible to mix and match Plesk VHosts with custom ones? Can Plesk setup VHosts and normal non Plesk set up VHosts cooperate i.e. exist happily on the same box? Does going rogue outside Plesk cause issues when the owners of this box come to upgrade Plesk for example?
There is no available image for testing and I don't trust their backups or version control so I want to be sure this approach isn't causing trouble before I attempt anything on this box.
Any input from anyone who has the Plesk experience to know if what I want to do is "A good idea" TM would be greatly appreciated and hopefully of use to others in my position.