SWsoft Releases Innovative SiteBuilder for Web Hosting Providers and End Users

November 18, 2004

New 5-Step Wizard-Driven Tool Offers Advanced Features and Support with Flexible Pricing

Herndon, VA — November 18, 2004 – - Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced the public release of SiteBuilder, a next generation Web-based site building and publishing tool for hosting service providers, Web designers and end users. Already featuring more than 100 advanced website templates, SiteBuilder is the first and only website creation tool that was built from the ground up to be fully integrated with a provider’s infrastructure utilizing Plesk and other 3rd party control panels or used as a standalone site building application.

"SiteBuilder is an exceptional tool that provides an intuitive way for our non-technical customers to easily build their own websites," said Leonard Geiger, president, WebIntellects (www.webintellects.com). "We have received a recent surge of requests for adding personal site building capabilities, and SiteBuilder provides a cost effective way to meet that demand."

"The response we’ve received from our SiteBuilder beta program has been overwhelmingly positive," said Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. "SiteBuilder easily extends a hosting provider’s ability to broaden its revenues by leveraging an easy 5-Step wizard for individuals and small to medium businesses to create or redesign their websites."

Non-technical Users Need a SiteBuilder Tool
A recent survey of the Web hosting industry conducted by research firm Yankee Group (www.yankeegroup.com) has shown the small and medium-sized business hosting market has a large potential for growth. According to the survey, 36 to 60 percent of small and medium-sized businesses with Internet access have a website, leaving room for a potential market growth of at least 40 percent. In addition, the analysis of the survey states that the market has even greater potential, because hosting providers could sell additional services to the 36 to 60 percent of the market that need to upgrade or improve their websites.

"In partnership with our customers, we continue to bring to market solutions that address strong growth opportunities," said, Daniel. "SiteBuilder addresses the need to offer an easy-to-use tool that novice users can create or redesign quality websites while easily offering hosting providers an additional customer attraction tool and related profit stream."

Cost Effective SiteBuilder Tool for Hosting Providers
SiteBuilder is a next generation Web-based site builder application for creating and editing websites. roviders and end-users alike will be able to quickly and easily create the design, select the structure, edit/add content, define parameters and publish directly to a customer’s server.

SiteBuilder advantages include:

  • Easy-to-Use Web Interface — Five step point-and-click wizard that includes design and layout templates, page structure, sample text, and a powerful WYSIWYG editor for non-technical users.

  • Designed for Differentiation — Providers and end customers can select an assortment of skins to integrate with their control panels and modify look-and-feel for private branding.

  • Advanced Design Templates and Features — More than 100 sophisticated templates included in combination with advanced statistics, photo albums and a powerful WYSIWYG editor.

  • Open Architecture — Ability to modify default templates designs and add new templates, page sets and modules for more advanced users.

  • Ready for Integration — Only site building tool with complete integration with SWsoft’s Plesk, HSPcomplete, and PEM as well as integration with 3rd party or in-house control panels.

  • Professional Support and Road Map — High quality SWsoft support along with regular updates included.

SiteBuilder Pricing and Availability
SiteBuilder is available for purchase or lease starting as low as $10 for 100 websites per server per month and can be downloaded at http://www.sw-soft.com/en/products/sitebuilder/. For a limited time, existing SWsoft customers can add SiteBuilder to a Plesk server and receive a twenty percent discount until December 31, 2004.

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, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete and SiteBuilder. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.

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