Hostway UK and SWsoft Team Up to Deliver a New Breed of VPS Solution

August 26, 2004

Virtuozzo and Plesk Integration Enables Increased Profits; More Functionality than Shared Hosting and More Affordable than Dedicated Offerings

London, UK and Herndon, VA — August 26, 2004 – In a partnership between two highly influential organizations within the hosting industry - Hostway U.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hostway Corporation and one of the top 5 hosting companies in the world - and SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, have today teamed up to enable Hostway to deliver a Virtual Private Server solution based SWsoft’s Virtuozzo technology that successfully integrates systems developed by both companies.

“We supply shared hosting and managed dedicated servers to over 300,000 consumers and enterprises worldwide and invest intensively in the development of our own proprietary infrastructure, tools and software,” said Rob Lovell, CEO of Hostway U.K. “We largely attribute our success as a company to our exceptional core internal development efforts, but SWsoft opened our eyes to an entirely new VPS offering that we have been able to build on top of using Virtuozzo’s flexible architecture. Combined with SWsoft’s Plesk control panel software, the platform has enabled us to offer dedicated-like performance at a fraction of the cost, as well as expand our product range with a middle ground for Resellers, Developers and Gamers.”

“VPS offerings are increasingly becoming mainstream, and more hosting providers are relying on Virtuozzo to diversify their product portfolio because it provides more value than a dedicated server and is more cost effective for both vendors and end users alike,” said Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. “Known for having strong internal development capabilities, Hostway decided to select our technology after rigorous testing in order to expand its offering and broaden their revenues with an integrated VPS/Plesk hosting solution.”

The Hostway VPS Solution
Hostway’s Virtual Private Servers are particularly applicable for hosting resellers, online application developers, high bandwidth users and gaming server users, as they offer all the performance and functionality of a dedicated server, but at prices akin to shared hosting. Two unique VPS offerings are provided — each with root access and the ability to manage multiple domains as standard via the Plesk control panel. Customers effectively have the best of both worlds: the freedom to install and run whatever applications are needed and complete control over their server environment.

Hostway’s Linux VPS solutions start at £49.95 per month. Further information can be found at

A Powerful Combination: Plesk and Virtuozzo
Hosting Service Providers can now have another revenue stream by reselling VPSs with Plesk 7 Reloaded. For the first time, Plesk can be integrated with Virtuozzo so that resellers can introduce and manage shared hosting seamlessly via their VPS package. Furthermore, for resellers whose providers use SWsoft’s HSPcomplete solution, an easy-to-use interface, integrated billing and storefront capabilities make it effortless to open up for business with minimal costs or risk.

Virtuozzo and Plesk Availability
Virtuozzo 2.6 is now available for Linux/UNIX, and the beta for Virtuozzo for Windows is expected in September 2004. Plesk 7 Reloaded for Linux/UNIX and Plesk 7 for Windows can be downloaded at

About Hostway
Hostway UK is part of the Hostway Corporation, a company established in 1996 and now one of the five largest hosting companies in the world. With operations in the U.K., the United States, Germany, Holland, Korea, Australia and Canada, Hostway fulfils the needs of over 300,000 consumers and businesses worldwide, facilitating millions of Euros in e-commerce transactions every day. The company has a strong reputation as a full-service Web host, specializing in shared web hosting, dedicated server management and domain name registration. For more information about Hostway, visit

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 60,000 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

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