Parallels Launches Beta of Parallels Plesk Control Panel 9.0

October 13, 2008

New Features Increase Usability and Functionality for Service Providers, Resellers and End-Users

Renton, Wash., October, 13 2008 — Parallels today launched the beta of Parallels® Plesk Control Panel 9.0, the upcoming new version of its popular control panel, used by hosting providers around the world for shared, virtual and dedicated hosting offerings. The solution is designed to simplify the management and administration of websites by automating a large number of tasks, enabling service providers to reduce operating costs and resources while at the same time increasing profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Parallels Plesk Control Panel 9.0 will include more than 100 new features designed to increase ease of use and functionality.

"The new version of Parallels Plesk Control Panel has been specifically developed to meet the evolving demands of our users: service providers, resellers, domain owners, and end-user organizations," said Jack Zubarev, President of Service Provider division, Parallels. "Increased functionality such as a more intuitive interface and full integration with the APS catalog will not only enhance the user experience, but also enable service providers to build more flexibility into their service offerings, helping them increase their revenue streams."

Beta testers will have a preview of the features in greater detail during a live webcast held tomorrow, October 14th from 1:00pm — 2:00pm EST (10:00am — 11:00am PST). All attendees will be invited to join the beta program. Details and registration are available on our website at www.parallels.com/en/webcasts.

New features in Parallels Plesk Control Panel include:

  • Vista-Style Interface — Version 9 boasts a completely upgraded user interface designed to help users navigate and perform their tasks faster and easier. The most popular and important actions are available right on the user Home Page. Navigating is faster than ever due to the ability to select Resellers, Clients, Domains and Mail accounts via the path bar.

  • APS Catalog Integration — Browse web applications packaged in the APS Format and published at www.apsstandard.com/app/ directly from the Parallels Plesk Control Panel. Also, you can add them to the server Application Vault online without the hassles of manual uploading. These applications can be made available to all customers or their distribution can be restricted for provision on a per-user basis, allowing you to conveniently sell the applications according to the hosting plans you provide.

  • Resellers Level — Parallels Plesk Control Panel’s user hierarchy is enriched with a Reseller level account in version 9. Resellers are given the same capabilities as admin level accounts with the exception of server access. This enables resellers to sign up their own clients and resell web hosting services to them.

  • Total Control Backup — Completely revised Backup/Restore functionality provides users with a more powerful and flexible backup solution than ever before. Selective data backup and restoration through is now a comfortable, painless, and fully controllable process. On-the-fly restoration conflicts resolution offers a variety of ways to resolve restoration conflicts prior to actual update of the system, thus guaranteeing success and complete control over the restoration process.

For more information on Parallels Plesk Control Panel, visit: www.parallels.com/products/plesk/

About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, o company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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