Interland First to offer New Plesk 6.5 Web-Hosting Automation Software for Windows Server 2003 Platform

SWsoft Announces Proven Software for Self Administration of Services on Microsoft Platform



Atlanta, GA — (Business Wire) — Interland

(Nasdaq: INLD), a leading provider of Web hosting and online services

for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced the availability

of Plesk 6.5 for Windows Server 2003. SWsoft, Inc., the leader in

hosting automation and enterprise server software, today announced this

new addition to the Plesk Server Administration Web-hosting Software


Plesk 6.5 for Windows delivers the proven rock solid reputation

demanded by professional hosting service providers (HSP) worldwide

wrapped in the familiar interface already in use by tens of thousands of

Linux server administrators everyday. Tiered Windows

self-administration simplified by a nice looking, easy to use interface,

brings a staple in Linux hosting automation to Windows Server


Developed for easy setup and quick deployment of Microsoft

web-hosting servers, Plesk 6.5 installs all applications necessary for

managing the services offered by today’s professional HSP including

support for Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft.NET, a

completely new interface for administration, new sub-domain setup and

management, and additional Microsoft Server 2003 native programs for

webserver administration.

“Our customers require solutions that simplify the management of Web

hosting functions like provisioning/managing web hosting accounts,

integrated email management, and integrated DNS management,” said John

Lally, director of product management for Interland. “Our team has

worked extensively with SWsoft’s development team on Plesk 6.5 to ensure

this release is the first step toward creating a complete, integrated

solution for both Windows and Linux servers, from the leading provider

of web hosting automation solutions.”

In addition to the feedback from beta users, Interland provided

exceptional support in the testing of Plesk 6.5 for Windows. As the

first adopter, Interland demonstrated the true meaning of partnership by

committing significant resources to the launch by participating in the

joint testing, integration, and development training of sales and

support teams.

“With the acquisition of Plesk and Confixx in June of 2003, SWsoft

became the license leader in the control panel market,” said Joshua

Beil, Tier 1 Research. “The release of Plesk 6.5 is quite timely and

addresses the needs of its customers that are looking to leverage the

enhanced scalability and security features found in Windows Server


The introduction of Plesk 6.5 further enhances SWsoft’s position as

the leader in Web-hosting software development and the number one

provider of Web-hosting server administration software in the world.

Plesk 6.5 addresses an additional 40% market size and marks SWsoft’s

inclusion into a $2 billion yearly market.

“Since its inception .NET has gained traction in the hosting

marketplace increasing Windows popularity. Until now, there really has

been no solid tiered self administration software for the Windows

Platform,” said Tim O’Rourke, VP of Business Development and Sales for

SWsoft. “Our global customer base typically offers both ‘Nix (Linux and

FreeBSD) and Windows servers but lacked the single interface to manage

both. SWsoft’s Plesk furnishes just such an offering – and we’re excited

to be able to provide a Windows product to match our popular Linux


Plesk 6.5 is available beginning on November 20, 2003 and customers

will be able to purchase the product license or lease the software

license on a monthly basis from SWsoft’s online store, direct sales

group, channel resellers and Independent Software Vendors. Interland, a

Plesk Platinum Channel Partner, is the first partner to offer Plesk 6.5.

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About Interland

Interland, Inc. (Nasdaq: INLD) is a leading Web hosting and online

services company dedicated to helping small and medium businesses

achieve success by providing the knowledge, services and tools to build,

manage and promote businesses online. Interland offers a wide selection

of online services, including standardized Web hosting, e-commerce,

application hosting, and Web site development, marketing and

optimization tools. For more information about Interland, please visit

About SWsoft

SWsoft is an advanced server and networking software technology

company. With focus on the development of its patent-pending

Virtuozzo(TM) technology, SWsoft provides end-to-end solutions and

services for hosting service providers such as Internet data centers,

application service providers, managed hosting providers and Web

hosters. SWsoft’s products deliver powerful, comprehensive solutions

that can help data centers automate management, accelerate operations

and provide excellent return on investments. For more information about

SWsoft, please visit