Herndon, VA, December 17, 2003 - SWsoft, the world's leading provider of hosting software, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with 1&1 Internet to sell Plesk in the US dedicated hosting marketplace. 1&1 Internet, a global hosting company, will upgrade new customers on its dedicated hosting platform to the industry leading and proven Plesk software. 1&1 Internet will also deploy servers based on SWsoft's Confixx platform, which as a result of 1&1's European market penetration has become the most widely used hosting software for dedicated servers in Europe. 1&1 Internet, the world's largest web hosting provider boasts 2.5 million customer contracts and more than 3.5 million domain names worldwide recently expanded into the US hosting market and will offer SWsoft from January 2004 onwards.
"SWsoft's Plesk is the right product for the mass market we are addressing and gives our customers the best possible value for money," said Andreas Gauger, CEO of 1&1 Internet AG. "SWsoft's suite of products provides 1&1 with the comprehensive solutions demanded by today's sophisticated hosting consumer. By offering Plesk, our customers can manage more primary and secondary applications in a seamless easy-to-use manner than with any other control panel software. "
1&1 Internet's expansion into the US hosting market is preceded by 11 years of success in Europe providing innovative fully-featured web solutions, including hosting and ecommerce services for small and medium enterprises and sophisticated private users. 1&1 Internet operates four data centers managing 20,000 servers. 1&1 Internet is one of the most mature and profitable hosting providers in the world.
"We are thrilled and excited to expand our relationship with the largest and most successful web hosting company in the world," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "It further proves that Plesk is a must for major providers of dedicated hosting and it is what enables them to profitably offer services at very competitive prices and allow for a happy and growing customer base. We are very committed to Plesk, since the acquisition, SWsoft has tripled the Plesk R&D budget and will be releasing 100's of new revolutionary features on this product line at a very rapid pace, leaving any competition behind. "
Plesk is an Internet or hosting server control panel software developed to manage both primary and secondary server applications through a simple and easy-to-use web interface with the ability to delegate management resellers, domain administrators and mail users. Plesk is a cost-effective server management tool that allows Internet novices to do in seconds what takes IT administrator's hours to do and dramatically decrease the number of tech support required.
Plesk is designed to meet the needs of both individual server administrators and professional web hosters. Proven through years of production service, Plesk 6 works on multiple flavors of Linux, FreeBSD and Windows and provides advanced features for traffic management, customization, anti-spam, tiered administration, IP and name-based hosting, automated account creation and DNS, making it the Internet staple of web server administration software programs.
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