The Planet Adds Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0

March 10, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced support for the newest version of Parallels Plesk Panel, the industry’s leading hosting-automation control panel. Effective immediately, Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 is available to all dedicated hosting customers, including those with private and virtual racks.

The new version offers enhanced features to streamline business operations, including a new reseller user-account level, which provides greater flexibility to businesses offering shared hosting. The product is also fully integrated with the Application Packaging Standard Catalog, so customers now can access hundreds of applications directly from the control panel interface.

Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 introduces deep integration with Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0, which is also available to all dedicated hosting customers. This integration includes support for a seamless sign-on between both the billing and control panel, and enables resellers to provide end customers with views of their invoices directly from the control panel. The panel also offers new features for backing up data at all role levels.

“We continue to stay in lockstep with our technology partners to offer the latest versions of their products,” said Urvish Vashi, The Planet’s general manager for dedicated hosting. “Our customers reap the benefits of new software features as well as our IT infrastructure, with hallmarks that include around-the-clock support, SAS 70 Type II data centers and an industry-leading network.”

“With the combination of Parallels products available from The Planet, their customers can now put together an easy-to-use and complete system that will make them more profitable,” said Jack Zubarev, president of Parallels Service Provider Division. “Whether their customers are selling virtual private servers or shared hosting, the systems will have a unified look and feel that will reduce support costs and increase efficiency.”

The Planet bills itself as the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions and hosts more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 15.2 million websites worldwide.

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