Expanded features help shared hosters attract more small businesses with new services
Renton, WA – April 15th 2010: Cloud enablement leader, Parallels, today launched Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 with significant upgrades including Google Services for Websites, PCI compliance, free installation, migration and upgrade support, support of most virtualization platforms, self-diagnostic tools and automated bug fixers.
It also includes free Parallels Sitebuilder 100 and free Parallels Billing 1000 (supporting USD, AUD, CAD and GBP) when purchased with Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 Unlimited version.
"Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 is the most feature-rich and easiest control panel for shared hosting," said Jack Zubarev, President at Parallels. "These significant updates enable shared hosting companies to generate new revenue streams and deliver better services to their small business customers."
Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5, the number one control panel in the world, is also the first commercial control panel to offer Google Services for Websites which enables hosting companies to monetize the applications available through Google Services for Websites.
"Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 will be instrumental in helping us launch new services to our customers," said George Karidis, Chief Marketing Officer at SoftLayer. "This will enable us to reduce customer churn, decrease our operating costs and make us even more appealing to our valued customers."
For dedicated and shared hosting companies, the new updates are appealing. Support for the leading virtualization platforms including Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Parallels Server Bare Metal, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, Citrix Xen and KVM hypervisors allows flexibility in offering diverse virtualized services, access to thousands of applications ensures a complete and easy end-user experience, self-diagnostic and automated bug fixers allows small businesses to resolve problems quickly and efficiently and PCI Compliance ensures security of transactions.
"What Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 does is let us concentrate on what we do best," said Patrick Ahler, Director of Sales and Business Development at Superb Internet. "Its ease of use, micro-updates and self-diagnostic tools all combine to deliver the best end user experience available."
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 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.