SWsoft, the worlds leading provider of hosting automation solutions, has
announced the general availability of its newly redesigned Plesk software
(formerly PSA ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Plesk Server Administrator). The latest release of Plesk 7 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â
professional hosting control panel software used on more then 25,000 servers by
more than 2,000 hosting providers worldwideÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â ships with SpamAssassin the open
source anti-Spam software, a new sub-domain manager, a multi-level trouble
ticketing system; and optional ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œApplication VaultÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â allowing point and click
installation for hundreds of applications ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ including dozens of pre-packaged
ones – to an installed base of more than 2 million businesses.
thrilled to have completed a deal with SWsoft to be the first web hosting
provider in the world to offer Plesk 7 for Red Hat 9,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Andreas Gauger, CEO,
1&1 Internet AG. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve found the interface redesign to be cleaner and more
powerful, and certainly the best choice of hosting control panels for our
customers. Thanks to Plesk, weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re able to offer 1&1 customers the ability to
configure, administer, control and maintain their dedicated server and email
The new Plesk ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œApplication VaultÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, sub-domain management
interface, and added tools for Spam, site building, and e-commerce solidify the
commitment SWsoft has made to improving and developing solutions for
professional hosting providers.
Plesk 7 is the second major update in
less than a year for the software. The new release delivers more than 60
additional enhancements to the software and clearly signals SWsoftÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s intention
to solidify its position as the leader of hosting and data center automation
Customers will find the new Plesk 7 software delivers
significant improvements in these key areas:
- New ergonomic XP-like Interface. Plesk 7 sports a completely new look and
feel. With interface familiar to hundreds of millions of users worldwide, Plesk
7 is easier to learn, faster to use and manages more features than ever before.
Plesk Application Vault. A new extendable repository of Site Applications
provides service flexibility limited only by imagination. With Application
Vault, hosting companies can package, offer, deploy, and configure any
application to any domain on the system while Site Owners have an ability to
self-provision those applications.
- Anti-SPAM Support Interface with SpamAssassin. Plesk 7 answers one of
todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s major hosting challenges ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Spam protection – by including ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚ÂSpamAssassinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Anti-Spam Software in the base installation with a built in configuration
interface for SPAM rules server wide or on a per mailbox basis.
- Custom Button and Skin Management. Plesk 7 raises the bar by allowing to
easily extend functionality and integrate Plesk with third party software using
custom buttons that can added and managed through the redesigned Plesk
Site Builder Tool. Plesk 7 includes a powerful website building
tool giving Domain users an ability to create websites from dozens of pre-built
templates using intuitive WYSIWYG interface.
- osCommerce E-commerce Software Support. Included in the Application Vault
for Plesk 7 is OS-Commerce e-commerce package allowing users to quickly deploy,
and manage e-commerce solutions for their customers.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSince the acquisition, we tripled the investment in Plesk-related R & D
and now it pays off,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft, Inc, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ In addition to
Plesk 7 and Plesk 8, we now have several other incredible products in
development for 2004 including a Multi-server distributed management system for
Plesk servers providing hosting resellers with centralized management
capabilities from a single uniform interface. Tighter integration of our Plesk
and VirtuozzoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ technologies that adheres to our commitment of delivering
complete and integrated portfolio of solution for the hosting industry is also
in the works now and will be released shortly.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
For a limited time, SWsoft is offering a special deal on Plesk 7 and its new
Add-on Features. All new licenses purchased before March 1, 2004 will include
the new Plesk Add-ons for free:
- Multi-level Support Ticketing System
- ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSpamAssassinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â anti-Spam software support
- ColdFusion integration management interface
- New Plesk ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œApplication VaultÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â with the osCommerce E-commerce software and a
Site builder tool.
SWsoft is an advanced server and networking software
Technology Company. With focus on the development of its patent-pending
VirtuozzoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ technology, SWsoft provides end-to-end solutions and services for
hosting service providers such as Internet data centers, application service
providers, managed hosting providers and Web hosting companies. SWsoft’s
products deliver powerful and comprehensive solutions that can help data centers
automate management, accelerate operations and provide excellent return on
investments. For more information about SWsoft, please visit www.sw-soft.com.
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a
profitable public company with 3,500 employees. 1&1 was established in 1992
and has registered some 4 million domain names, while 22,000 servers run on the
companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s four state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s global community is 2.8
million customers strong.