SWsoft Delivers Plesk Expand Beta for Centralized Management of Multiple Servers

May 27, 2004

Ideal for Any Shared or Dedicated Provider with Multiple Plesk Servers;
Robust Capabilities with Same Ease-of-Use as Plesk 7

Plesk Expand

Herndon, VA - May 27, 2004 - Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced the public beta availability of Plesk Expand. Plesk Expand is a critical add-on to Plesk 7 that offers hosting providers centralized management of their growing multi-server Plesk environments. Customers can download Plesk Expand at http://www.sw-soft.com/en/products/plesk/expand/. The final release of the product is expected to be available in June 2004.

"Our customers have demanded a product like Plesk Expand, and we're proud to deliver an eagerly anticipated beta," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. "In addition to central management of Plesk servers, Plesk Expand is being developed to include fully distributed Mail, DNS, and database deployments as well as clustered environments, update management, centralized back-up, and a host of other features."

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"We've had a great experience with Plesk 7 and it has helped us scale our business to the point where we needed to pull everything together under one centralized view," said Andrew Cranson, Director, Transnexis. "After evaluating the Beta, we believe Plesk Expand will help us seamlessly integrate all of our existing Plesk 7 servers and support our growing needs. As a long-term Plesk user we have always felt there was something missing, Plesk Expand completes the package and helps strengthen our presence in the hosting industry."

Plesk Expand Offers Cross Platform Support, Web-Based Installation, and Other Features
Plesk Expand combines multiple Plesk 7 servers into an integrated hosting environment. Plesk 7 is the latest release SWsoft's professional hosting control panel software. It ships with SpamAssassin anti-spam software, a new sub-domain manager, a multi-level trouble ticketing system, and an optional "Application Pack" allowing point and click installation for hundreds of applications.

Plesk Expand will give hosting professionals the ability to centrally manage Windows, FreeBSD, and Linux-based Plesk 7 servers. In addition, Plesk Expand offers a Web-based auto install, enabling hosting providers instant implementation of a centralized infrastructure based on their existing Plesk 7 servers.

Plesk Expand Beta includes the following key features:

  • Centralized Client Management: Add clients to multiple Plesk servers regardless of platform, change their status, and configure a client's settings, such as limits and permissions.
  • Centralized Domain Management: Manage any customer's domains, create new domains, activate/deactivate a domain or a group of domains, and configure domain limits, permissions, and DNS settings.
  • Centralized Login for All Customers: Leverage a single login place for all client, domain owners, and mailbox owners across Plesk servers.
  • Full XML API: Easily integrate Plesk Expand with the rest of their infrastructure such as billing system through open XML API.
  • Centralized IP Management: Manage IP pools and allocate ranges of IP addresses to a specific Plesk server, a specific Plesk client, and/or a specific Plesk managed domain. IP addresses can be allocated either automatically or manually.
  • Centralized DNS Management: Control DNS records of all customers' domains from a single point.
  • Centralized Server Management: Easily monitor server resources, manage services, and control server settings.

The Plesk Expand Beta is currently available to the public and can be downloaded by visiting http://www.sw-soft.com/en/products/plesk/expand/. Customers are encouraged to download the beta and provide their feedback by email to expand-beta@sw-soft.com.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 50,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft's products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete, and Confixx. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.

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