In its latest update to its popular hosting control panel, cloud software provider Parallels (www.parallels.com) has made significant upgrades including Google Services for Websites integration, PCI compliance, and free installation, migration and upgrade support, as well as support for most virtualization platforms, self-diagnostic tools and automated bug fixers.
By offering Google Services for Websites, Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 is the first commercial control panel to enable hosting companies to monetize the applications available through Google Services for Websites. According to Parallels’ Thursday announcement, Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 provides new features to attract more small businesses customers, making it an easy and profitable control panel for shared hosts.
“Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 is the most feature-rich and easiest control panel for shared hosting,” Parallels president Jack Zubarev said in a statement. “These significant updates enable shared hosting companies to generate new revenue streams and deliver better services to their small business customers.”
The latest version of Plesk Panel provides support for the top virtualization platforms: Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Parallels Server Bare Metal, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, Citrix Xen and KVM hypervisors. This gives managed and shared hosting companies flexibility in offering diverse virtualized services and thousands of applications, ensuring a complete and easy end-user experience, self-diagnostic and automated bug fixers allows small businesses to resolve problems quickly and efficiently and PCI Compliance ensures security of transactions.
Plesk Panel 9.5 will be helping web host SoftLayer (www.softlayer.com) launch new services to customers, according to chief strategy officer George Karidis. “This will enable us to reduce customer churn, decrease our operating costs and make us even more appealing to our valued customers,” Karidis said in a statement.
Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 Unlimited version includes free Parallels Sitebuilder 100 and free Parallels Billing 1000 (with support for US, Australian, Canadian and UK currencies).