Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 Provides Easy, Profitable and Complete Hosting Automation Control Panel

December 9, 2008

Provides Access to Hundreds of Applications through Integration with Application Packaging Standard (APS) Catalog

HERNDON, VA., December 9, 2008 — Parallels, a leader in virtualization and automation software, today announced the availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0, its comprehensive hosting automation control panel software. The new version of the world’s leading control panel incorporates several long-awaited new features that make the product easier, more profitable and more complete for Virtual, Dedicated, and Shared Hosting Providers and SMBs. The product features integration with Parallels Plesk Billing, the ability to offer hundreds of applications through the APS Catalog, and a new reseller mode.

"As a rapidly growing start-up, it is key for us to be able to focus on our core business and not have to invest too many resources in the systems that support it," said Adam Lucas, VP of PH Chemicals. "The service we use from SoftLayer, which utilizes Parallels Plesk Panel, allows us to get maximum function with minimum hassle. The control panel offers very easy navigation through an intuitive interface that makes even cumbersome tasks quick and straight-forward."

The new features of Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 include an enhanced interface for efficient navigation and the addition of a reseller mode that better enables hosting companies to market their offerings to resellers. These are joined by complete integration with leading services such as the Application Packaging Standard (APS) Catalog and Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0. The APS Catalog provides access to hundreds of pre-packaged applications, while the integration of Parallels Plesk Billing creates a full-featured hosting automation solution that eliminates the need for third party billing software.

"Having one of the world’s largest deployments of hosted VPS solutions running Parallels Plesk Panel, Media Temple is proof that its performance and value is unmatched in the market." said Demian Sellfors, CEO of (mt) Media Temple. "With the integration with the APS Catalog and Parallels Plesk Billing, as well as a multitude of optimizations, we’re anticipating increased revenue, lower operating costs and record breaking levels of customer satisfaction. Media Temple holds itself to a high standard of quality and Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 will continue that tradition."

Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 introduces more than 100 enhancements, including:

  • Easy — Complete tasks more quickly and easily through improvements to the user interface, including new home pages for each user role, more menu items in left navigation for easy access common functions, configuration of all settings from a single screen, easier navigation between objects, and a familiar Vista-like skin.

  • Profitable — Adapt to fit the market and exceed customer needs by offering any combination of hundreds of SaaS-enabled applications packaged in the Application Packaging Standard (APS) format directly from the Parallels Plesk Panel interface. The applications can be deployed with a single click, and managing updates and mass provisioning is simple and efficient, enabling service providers to better meet the fast growing demand for SaaS applications. The new reseller mode enables hosters to market offerings to resellers with separate billing management, customizable look and feel for control panel branding and full API Backward Compatibility.

  • Complete — Get the most feature-complete and extensible hosting control panel in the market with Parallels Plesk Billing integration, multi-level backup, faster execution of PHP over CGI/FastCGI, lighttpd for Control Panel server, Postfix support, @mail support, New OS support with Fedora 9, OpenSuSE 11, FreeBSD 7.0, Overselling/Overuse capability, faster and easier set-up and account migration from domain admin to client, from client to reseller, API RPC Protocol, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Support.

"The increased functionality of Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 creates a complete and easy end-user experience for individuals and businesses of all sizes," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "The integration of the APS Catalog and Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 enables service providers and resellers to build more profitable full-featured offerings to increase their revenue streams."

Availability and Pricing
Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 is available in English, German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Chinese Simplified and Russian.

The offering is available through retail, lease, or the Parallels Partner Program.

Further information on Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0’s new features and enhancements, as well as videos, screenshots and a demonstration of the new product are available at www.parallels.com/products/plesk/.

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About (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
An industry leading, Inc. 500, privately held, profitable web hosting and software application services company based in Los Angeles, California. Since 1998 the company has provided businesses worldwide with reliable, professional-class network environments to host websites, email, business applications and rich media content. (mt) is a friendly, accessible group of "technology agnostic" engineers, support professionals and business developers focused on the continued financial success of the company while adding value to the services provided to customers. For more information, please visit www.mediatemple.net.

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, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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