Parallels ( www.parallels.com ), has officially launched Parallels(R) Plesk(R) Panel(R) 11, the newest version of its market-leading hosting control panel software. The over 80 improvements in Parallels Plesk Panel 11 are based on customer feedback and Parallels’ vision for the hosting and cloud industries. New features include the latest Web technologies and faster performance in dedicated and virtualized environments, the addition of enhanced Web presence tools, and free priority support for hosters who select the premium Plesk Unlimited dedicated license.
Parallels Plesk Panel“Parallels remains laser-focused on helping smaller and growing Web hosters and Web site designers drive more revenue and expand their businesses,” said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels. “Parallels Plesk Panel 11 joins our unmatched investments in helping these players succeed and grow, including valuable expertise, best practices, marketing tools and other go-to-market resources that are available to our partners, including those who join our new Member level at Parallels PartnerNet.”
“Parallels Plesk Panel 11 combines powerful functionality with an easy-to-use interface. Our customers are going to be amazed by how quickly they can create and manage professional-looking Web sites,” said Colin Smith, Managing Director at Simply Mail Solutions.
Parallels Plesk Panel 11 has enhancements in key feature areas to help hosters and Web designers to simplify their business operations, lower their costs and drive more revenue. These features include:
Better Server Performance with NGINX — Linux users can now reduce their CPU and memory usage by up to 50%, through the use of the NGINX server in Parallels Plesk Panel 11. The NGINX server is installed and configured automatically in Parallels Plesk Panel 11, and accelerates Web site access and application response times beyond what is available in default Apache Web servers.
New Parallels Web Presence Builder — Parallels Plesk Panel 11 includes the new Parallels Web Presence Builder, an intuitive Web site building tool for small businesses and novice users. It allows Web hosters to provide industry-competitive self-service design tools for their SMB customers. Parallels Web Presence Builder includes drag-and-drop modules that let users easily customize their Web site content, and automatically update their Facebook pages to mirror the content, look, and feel of their Web site. For Web designers, Parallels Web Presence Builder can also be sold as an entry-level Web site building tool, which can later be leveraged to upsell customers to more advanced, custom site designs.
New Free Support Options — Parallels is introducing the most comprehensive selection of support options in the hosting panel industry, focused on the specific needs of hosters and Web designers who rely on Parallels Plesk Panel to run their online businesses.
— Customers with business-critical needs who purchase an Unlimited dedicated Plesk SKU license will now receive free support by e-mail.
— Customers who purchase Unlimited dedicated Plesk SKU with Parallels Plesk Power Pack will receive free premium support (via e-mail, phone, Skype, or live chat).
Improved Web Site Experiences for Mobile Users — Since 50% of all Internet traffic is currently estimated to originate from mobile devices, site owners need a solution to leverage their existing Web sites for a better mobile experience. Through a partnership with Unity Mobile, Parallels Plesk Panel users can now take existing Web sites and render them for optimized viewing and browsing from any mobile device. Further, the included NGINX Web server in Parallels Plesk Panel functions as a proxy server for slow connections — such as 3G — to speed Web site delivery to mobile devices.