Lunarpages Advances Virtual Private Server Offering; Leverages Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to Power Hosted Solution

July 21, 2009

Receives 55% Increase in VPS Sales in June — Includes Upgrades from Shared Hosting and New VPS Installations

HERNDON, Va., July 21, 2009 — Virtualization and automation leader Parallels, today announced that Lunarpages, a leading Web hosting company, is leveraging Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to deliver its customers Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting services. The solution is available on both Windows and Linux servers and provides a cost effective solution for businesses that have outgrown shared hosting, and do not need the full capacity of a dedicated server.

“Parallels, and Parallels Containers in particular, contribute significantly to sales conversions and support,” said Amy Armitage, Director of Business Development at Lunarpages. “In the last month alone, Lunarpages has seen an increase of 55% in VPS sales and a 43% increase for the previous two-months. We attribute the growth to Parallels robust VPS container solution and also their commitment to service and support, such as helping Lunarpages improve its Web site.”

VPS gives companies more control and flexibility of their outsourced Web sites and Web applications — allowing users to install applications and gain direct access to the underlying operating system, but at a more affordable price than getting an entire dedicated server. End-users will now be able to run needed applications, multiple domains, Web sites and configure a customized VPS while Lunarpages manages the complex operating systems and hardware maintenance.

Lunarpages is utilizing technology enabled through Parallels Virtuozzo Containers with the Parallels Plesk Panel inside. Parallels Containers create isolated virtual environments or “containers” on a single physical server and OS instance — data is protected and isolated from everyone else. The technology also has burstable memory so the user can scale-up performance as needed. When used with the Parallels Plesk Panel, the user is presented with a single seamless interface to manage both the control panel and virtual private server simultaneously.

“Parallels’ virtualization software together with Lunarpage’s dedicated support, is ideal for SMBs and resellers that require more server space and enhanced scalability than standard shared hosting plans provide,” said Jack Zubarev, President of Service Provider Division at Parallels. “This aggressively priced VPS plan comes with fully managed hardware and operating systems and delivers high-capacity functionality for growing businesses.”

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About Lunarpages

Lunarpages Web Hosting launched in 1998 in order to provide affordable and reliable hosting for personal websites, small business, ecommerce shops, Fortune 100 corporations, dedicated customers, and more. Lunarpages hosts the biggest and the best in the industry, utilizing the knowledge that has made us the largest web host in the world. Since 1998, Lunarpages has tailored each web hosting solution to fit the unique needs of its clientele, ensuring that every level webmaster can build, design, and launch their businesses and projects with our help every step of the way. For more information, visit http://www.lunarpages.com/virtual-private-server/.

About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 650 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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