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SWsoft Announces New Plesk 6.5 Web-Hosting Automation Software for Windows Server 2003 Platform [20th November 2003]

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 Server administration.

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 solutions."

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.

About SWsoft

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 visit www.sw-soft.com.

About Interland

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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