June 7, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Today at the first annual HostingCon 2005 convention, web hosting automation and server virtualization software firm SWsoft, announced the release of SiteBuilder 2.0, an upgrade of the next generation, browser-based application designed to quickly create and edit attractive websites. The new version delivers numerous valuable features for hosting providers, administrators and end users alike.
SiteBuilder is a powerful tool for service providers who wish to convert a high percentage of their existing site traffic into customers, said Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. Based on broad customer feedback and demand, SiteBuilder now offers an amazing amount of new functionality while maintaining its leadership in ease of use and cost of ownership.
A Flexible and Simple Way to Add Comprehensive Website Building Capabilities
With SWsofts SiteBuilder 5 step wizard-driven interface, customers are able to easily create the design, select the structure, edit/add content, define parameters and publish directly to a customers Linux or Windows server.
Selected new features for hosting providers include:
E-commerce Capabilities A shopping cart feature adds e-shop capabilities to the software. End users can now manage individual products and/or entire catalogues. Additionally, administrators can manage users and track orders as well as adjust and customize the design of the e-shop.
Blogs Administrators can now provide end users with the ability to create Blogs (personal web-based journals).
Advanced Statistics and Reporting This new module of advanced internet statistics includes twenty reports. End users can track visitors from a statistical point of view, giving them the ability to increase targeted campaigns and improve their business processes.
New features for administrators include:
Flexible Interface The external API module provides an open XML interface that gives administrators the ability to manage users and create specific parameters.
Site Management Now, administrators can manage sites that have been created within the application. Each site has a unique set of rights and parameters created in the management module of the application. Administrators can also create trial sites. This functionality gives administrators the opportunity to install different site management levels.
Plan Management This new release gives administrators the ability to manage plans within the application. The plan management function includes modules, templates, ip addresses, ftp servers and additional parameters.
Additional new features for end users include Forums, Guestbook, Counter, Voting, Forms Builder, Photo Album, Web Content (RSS feeds), Flash Introductions, Search Engine submissions and more.
Pricing and Availability
SiteBuilder 2.0 is immediately available for purchase or lease starting as low as $99 for 100 websites per server and can be downloaded at http://www.sw-soft.com/sitebuilder.