New Navigation and External Linking Functions Increase Ease of Use of Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder

October 2, 2008

Version 4.5 Enables Migration of Parallels SiteStudio Websites and User Data, Supports New Platforms

RENTON, Wash., October 2, 2008 — Parallels today announced the introduction of two new modules in the latest version of its website building application, Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5. The browser-based website creation and editing application enables service providers using Windows, Linux or Unix platforms to publish sites to a single server through a five-step wizard and 16 dynamic modules. Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5 also adds migration from existing Parallels SiteStudio sites and additional operating system platform support.

The next-generation software introduces two new modules: Sitemap and External Page. Through the Sitemap and External Page modules, service providers will see a dramatic increase in the flexibility of Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5. While Sitemap aids in the ease of navigation within a site by allowing owners to display a clickable, hierarchical model of their site structure to visitors, the External Page module allows site owners to link menu items to external websites.

Users can now migrate all websites and user date into Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder from Parallels SiteStudio, giving current SiteStudio customers access to a more powerful wizard and over 500 quality templates.

Additionally, in order to provide all customers with the easiest way to build a website, new supported platforms include: Windows Server 2008, Fedora 8, Ubuntu 8.04, and SuSE 10.3.

"This application enables our service providers to take website creation and management to a new level with innovative features that improve ease of use," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "By adding Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5 to their existing service offerings, service providers have the ability to provide a more powerful, flexible and easier to use solution."

The new version of Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder is fully integrated with the Parallels Plesk Control Panel and is available, along with over 170 applications from the APS Catalog, to be included in service offerings. The APS Catalog is a list of applications that comply with the Application Packaging Standard (APS) used by ISVs and service providers to seamlessly integrate applications to offer to more than 10 million businesses and individuals that use Parallels products.

The latest release of Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5 is now available for purchase at the Parallels online store. Service providers with Software Maintenance (SUS) can upgrade to Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5 by downloading the new version for Linux/Unix or Windows.

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