SWsoft’s Plesk 7 for Windows Increases Momentum Around the Globe;
More Hosting Providers Utilize Leading Control Panel on the Microsoft Platform

September 9, 2004

Herndon, VA— September 9, 2004 – Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced that several leading hosting service providers have bundled SWsoft’s Plesk 7 for Windows control panel with their hosting offerings.

Launched in July 2004, Plesk 7 for Windows is featured by a broad array of US and International hosting providers that offer shared, discount dedicated and managed dedicated services. Providers that have recently adopted Plesk 7 for Windows include: Rackspace, DataPipe, ServerMatrix, IPOWERWEB, SERVER4YOU, ServerBeach, Flexservers and many more.

"With over 10,000 dedicated Linux servers in our data centers in Europe and the US, we will now launch Windows servers in all of our markets worldwide,” said Thomas Strohe, marketing president, SERVER4YOU. “SWsoft has been a terrific help in this process by providing really great support and a superior product. Plesk 7 for Windows is the most stable control Windows panel and as easy to use and install as the Linux version."

Plesk 7 for Windows includes native support for Microsoft technologies along with more than 50 new innovative features and overall ease-of-use that professional hosting service providers have come to expect from SWsoft. The product offers the same proven functionality of Plesk for Linux/UNIX and includes additional features exclusive to the Windows version.

“Plesk has helped catapult our Web hosting business by selling more servers with Plesk,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Operating Officer, ServerMatrix and The Planet. “Our customers know that with SWsoft, they are going to receive a stable and secure solution that they can depend on in a crunch. Now, with virus and spam protection baked into the Windows product in addition to all of the other great features of the Linux version, Plesk is our long-term control panel solution.”

The Control Panel of Choice — Windows Hosting Made Easy Around the World
Wrapped in an XP-like interface that is both familiar and comfortable to users, Plesk 7 for Windows is fully customizable and installs all applications necessary for offering and managing virtually any hosting service. Plesk provides a secure control panel that offers one-stop server management and includes a complete Application Vault with AntiSpam, AntiVirus, Site Builder, eCommerce, Firewall Management, Auto Update, Backup and more.

Plesk 7 for Windows is fully localized for more than ten different languages. Users at every level can view and work in the system in multiple languages simultaneously. Plesk allows resellers to work in one language while selling domains in another.

“Windows growth is expanding into Europe at a rapid pace, and Plesk quickly became the control panel of choice for our customers,” said Arno Vis, CEO, Flexservers. “With its multiple language support capabilities combined with a robust feature-set, Plesk is flexible enough to help us grow into new countries and new markets.”

“In order to grow without limits, service providers today must have a unified control panel that spans both Linux/Unix and Windows platforms,” stated Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. “Plesk gives hosting providers an unmatched ability to offer lower priced shared and dedicated server offerings that do not sacrifice reliability, functionality, support or Microsoft integration.”

Availability and Download Site
Plesk 7 for Windows is currently available to purchase or lease at www.sw-soft.com/en/products/pleskwin/. Plesk pricing starts as low as $199 for purchasing 30 domains and $29.99 for leasing 30 domains.

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 70,000 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 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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