DataPipe Signs Exclusive Agreement with SWsoft; Switches From Multiple Control Panels to Plesk

June 9, 2004

Leading Web Hosting Company Selects Plesk to Power Windows-Based Dedicated Solutions

Herndon, VA and Hoboken, NJ — June 9, 2004DataPipe Managed Hosting Services, a New Jersey-based hosting provider, today announced an agreement to offer Plesk for Windows from SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, as its exclusive control panel for its dedicated solutions. Through the agreement, DataPipe will switch from offering multiple control panels to only installing Plesk for Windows to new dedicated customers.

“Control panel management is a key element of success in the hosting business, and Plesk for Windows is the most stable and reliable solution available,” said Robb Allen, CEO, DataPipe. “Windows-based Web hosting is a key offering for us. We switched from Ensim’s control panel to Plesk because it is the best product to help our customers improve reliability and roll out new services that significantly ramp up their revenues.”

Today, DataPipe services more than 4,500 clients and manages more than 2,500 servers in three data centers. While many hosting companies and ISPs have failed in the last three years, DataPipe has had average growth of more than 50% year over year and has been profitable for more than three years.

“DataPipe is one of the largest Windows hosting companies in the world and we’re excited they’ve selected Plesk,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “More hosting service providers are exclusively selecting Plesk to power their offerings because of its long history of security, stability and scalability in Windows and Linux hosting environments. Windows hosting is rapidly growing, and with the upcoming introduction of Plesk 7 for Windows, we provide customers another reason to switch to Plesk because of its easy interface, broad features and native integration with Microsoft technologies.”

The Standard Control Panel for Windows
Proven through years of professional production usage, Plesk server software is considered the industry benchmark for dedicated and shared single server environments. Wrapped in an XP-like interface that is both familiar and comfortable to users, Plesk offers many valuable features exclusive to the Windows version, is fully customizable, and has all the award-winning functionality of Plesk for Linux control panel. Plesk for Windows has makes it possible for hosting companies to utilize the benefits of Microsoft® .NET for connecting information, people, systems, and devices.

Availability of Plesk for Windows
Plesk 6.5 for Windows is currently available. Plesk 7 for Windows Beta and Plesk Expand Beta, a new centralized multi-server add-on solution, can be downloaded at

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

About DataPipe
Built on financial stability, a rock-solid network and immediate live customer support, DataPipe is a trusted hosting company providing managed solutions for any size business. Our specialized teams of passionate professionals take a personal interest in our clients’ unique needs, allowing businesses to outsource with confidence. To find out more about DataPipe, please visit us at

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