Announces New Plesk 6.5 Web-Hosting Automation Software
for Windows Server 2003 Platform [20th November
HERNDON, VA, Nov. 20, 2003 (MARKET WIRE
via COMTEX) -- SWsoft, Inc., the leader in hosting automation
and enterprise server software, today announced the
release of Plesk 6.5 for Windows Server 2003, a new
addition to the Plesk Server Administration Web-hosting
Software family and is immediately available through
Interland (INLD) .
Plesk 6.5 for Windows delivers the proven
rock solid reputation demanded by professional hosting
service providers (HSP) worldwide wrapped in the familiar
interface already in use by tens of thousands of Linux
server administrators everyday. Tiered Windows self-administration
simplified by a nice looking, easy-to-use interface,
brings a staple in Linux hosting automation to Windows
Developed for easy setup and quick deployment
of Microsoft Web-hosting servers, Plesk 6.5 installs
all applications necessary for managing the services
offered by today's professional HSP including support
for Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft.NET,
a completely new interface for administration, new sub-domain
setup and management, and additional Microsoft Server
2003 native programs for webserver administration.
"Our customers require solutions
that simplify the management of Web hosting functions
like provisioning/managing Web hosting accounts, integrated
email management, and integrated DNS management,"
said John Lally, director of product management for
Interland. "Our team has worked extensively with
SWsoft's development team on Plesk 6.5 to ensure this
release is the first step toward creating a complete,
integrated solution for both Windows and Linux servers,
from the leading provider of Web hosting automation
In addition to the feedback from beta
users, Interland provided exceptional support in the
testing of Plesk 6.5 for Windows. As the first adopter,
Interland demonstrated the true meaning of partnership
by committing significant resources to the launch by
participating in the joint testing, integration, and
development training of sales and support teams.
"With the acquisition of Plesk
and Confixx in June of 2003, SWsoft became the license
leader in the control panel market," said Joshua
Beil, Tier 1 Research. "The release of Plesk 6.5
is quite timely and addresses the needs of its customers
that are looking to leverage the enhanced scalability
and security features found in Windows Server 2003."
The introduction of Plesk 6.5 further
enhances SWsoft's position as the leader in Web-hosting
software development and the number one provider of
Web-hosting server administration software in the world.
Plesk 6.5 addresses an additional 40% market size and
marks SWsoft's inclusion into a $2 billion yearly market.
"Since its inception .NET has gained
traction in the hosting marketplace increasing Windows
popularity. Until now, there really has been no solid
tiered self administration software for the Windows
Platform," said Tim O'Rourke, VP of Business Development
and Sales for SWsoft. "Our global customer base
typically offers both 'Nix (Linux and FreeBSD) and Windows
servers but lacked the single interface to manage both.
SWsoft's Plesk furnishes just such an offering -- and
we're excited to be able to provide a Windows product
to match our popular Linux program."
Plesk 6.5 is available beginning on
November 20, 2003, and customers will be able to purchase
the product license or lease the software license on
a monthly basis from SWsoft's online store, direct sales
group, channel resellers and Independent Software Vendors.
Interland, a Plesk Platinum Channel Partner, is the
first partner to offer Plesk 6.5. For more details,
please go to www.interland.com/dedicated.
SWsoft is an advanced server and networking
software technology company. With focus on the development
of its patent-pending Virtuozzo(TM) technology, SWsoft
provides end-to-end solutions and services for hosting
service providers such as Internet data centers, application
service providers, managed hosting providers and Web
hosters. SWsoft's products deliver powerful, comprehensive
solutions that can help data centers automate management,
accelerate operations and provide excellent return on
investments. For more information about SWsoft, please
Interland, Inc. (NASDAQ: INLD) is a
leading Web hosting and online services company dedicated
to helping small and medium businesses achieve success
by providing the knowledge, services and tools to build,
manage and promote businesses online. Interland offers
a wide selection of online services, including standardized
Web hosting, e-commerce, application hosting, and Web
site development, marketing and optimization tools.
For more information about Interland, please visit www.interland.com.
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