Parallels, a provider of virtualization and automation software, recently announced the availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 10, one of the industry leading control panel. According to Parallels, Plesk Panel 10, enables service providers to easily deliver the most profitable services to their hosting customers.
With more than 100 new features, Parallels Plesk Panel 10 includes features like a new and more intuitive user interface, intgrated Billing Software and Site Building capability.According to Parallels, two components are now bundled with Plesk Panel 10 at no charge into the product: it has now bundled two components at no charge into the product: Parallels SiteBuilder, and Customer and Business Manager. SiteBuilder provides SMBs an easy wizard to build a website and update website content. Customer and Business Manager gives hosts a completely integrated billing, ordering and payment processing solution.
System Requirementsfor Parallels Plesk Panel 10:
Parallels Plesk Panel 10 for Linux
266 MHz Processor
512 MB of RAM (1 GB when hosting many accounts; 768MB minimum when also using SiteBuilder)
10 GB Hard Disk
Parallels Plesk Panel 10 for Windows 2003
550 MHz Processor
768 MB of RAM (1.5 GB when hosting many accounts)
20 GB Hard Disk
Parallels Plesk Panel 10 for Windows 2008
1GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4GHz (x64 processor)
1 GB of RAM (2 GB when hosting many accounts)
32 GB Hard Disk
Supported Linux Operating Systems
CentOS 5.x, 4.x (version 5.5 recommended)
CentOS 5.x for AMD64 (version 5.5 recommended)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.x,4x (version 5.5 recommended)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.x for AMD64 (version 5.5 recommended)
Ubuntu 10.04, 8.04 LTS
Ubuntu 10.04 for AMD 64 (also 8.04 LTS)
openSUSE 11.1, 11.0, 10.3
openSUSE 11.1 for AMD64 (also 11.0, 10.3)
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, 4.0
Debian GNU/Linux 5 for AMD 64 (also 4.0)
CloudLinux 5 for AMD64
Supported Windows Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Datacenter, Enterprise, and Standard Editions)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Datacenter, Enterprise, and Standard Editions)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions)
Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions)
Windows Server 2003 SP1 (Datacenter, Standard Editions)
Parallels Plesk Panel 10 Delivers More Than 100 New and Enhanced Features for the Easiest, Most Profitable and CompleteControl Panel Solution.
Easy to use
New! Simplified and customized user interfaces
A structured, easy-to-use, end-user control panel simplifies users’ hosting management experience, reducing both churn and support costs. And the intuitive Web-page model lets users learn quickly, rapidly find the desired functionality, and still have full access to all needed power.
New! Separate administrator user interface
Parallels Plesk Panel now comes with a separate administrator interface, optimized for server and business management.
New! Power-user mode
Have a full-featured yet simple interface freed from shared hosting business functions.
New! Server health monitoring
Health-monitoring capabilities simplify server troubleshooting and let you configure alarm thresholds for automatic notification.
New! Control panel improvements
Performance improvements for control panels make pages load much faster.
New! Upgradable Apache configurations
Your customized Apache configurations will now remain in force when you upgrade.
New! Role-based access
Customer administrators can specify application access based on user roles, enabling them to easily limit access to only those users who need it.
New! Easier, faster upgrades
A host of new features make upgrades faster and simplify recovery from upgrade failures. Key enhancements include:
Better protection against source environment inconsistencies, with the ability to resolve conflicts on the fly.
Database rollback when problems occur.
Templates that let you specify whether Parallels Virtuozzo Containers will upgrade automatically or not.
A post-upgrade account transition assistant.
Forward-compatible lease license keys, so you’ll never have to replace them when you upgrade.
Ability to assign licenses you issue in Key Administrator to IP addresses and have them delivered automatically to your servers.
Support for native packaging systems, with optional automatically updating system components for CentOS and RHEL.
Broad range of domain and client management capabilities
Complete customer and business management capabilities include support for account resources, FTP, SSL, e-mail accounts, Web mail, favorites, databases, traffic limits, DNS management, service rebooting, Web statistics, shell access, service plans, cron jobs, backups, and search capabilities — plus an internal file manager.
Built-in support for English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), and Japanese means you don’t have to worry about localizing your hosting services.
Built-in VPS support
A built-in power panel provides a seamless, single interface for VPS management, simplifying administration.
Single-sign-on capabilities simplify administration, eliminating the need to maintain multiple user names and passwords.
New! Ability to easily add and sell applications
Now you can increase your revenues and reduce churn by adding applications, mobile Web sites, and site-building software to your service plans, using an easy, one-click installation procedure. You can also sell premium commercial applications to your customers through a Provider Storefront and applications catalog, with special application pricing based on deals we’ve pre-negotiated. More than 200 applications are available, including free open-source software.
New! Improved security and performance
FastCGI lets you isolate sites in a shared hosting environment and limit the resources available to each user, resulting in increased uptime for your customers, enhanced customer satisfaction, and reduced churn. When you use Plesk Panel 10 with Cloud Linux, you also get SecureLVE jail shell support, enabling you to isolate data as well.
New! PCI compliance for panel and billing system
Full PCI compliance in both Plesk Panel 10 and the Customer & Billing Manager means you can confidently launch e-commerce applications, knowing they will pass any PCI compliance scans.
New! Improved VPS optimization
VPS optimization for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers delivers the lowest memory consumption and highest server density available anywhere.
New! Improved password security
Assignment of random default passwords and a password strength indicator protect your servers from hackers and lower support costs attributable to broken passwords.
New! More flexibility in hosting plans
New and more flexible hosting concepts support a superior growth path to the future. Key features include multi-domain hosting; ability to assign multiple add-on plans to a subscription; and ability to automatically update subscription settings when plans change.
New! Caching server support
Now you can put a caching server in front of Apache to support faster performance and more Web sites without adding hardware.
New! Migration without additional disk space
You will save money on hardware costs when migrating, because migration no longer requires twice the disk space.
Support for unique service plans
You can easily assign groups of resources to service plans, enabling you to create unique plans that appeal to different sets of customer needs.
Support for broad range of third-party applications
You can offer richer service plans by purchasing third-party products (such as spam filtering, antivirus software, e-commerce applications, game servers, domains, SSL certificates, backup software, and Google Tools) along with your license key and integrating them with specific service plans.
Built-in product management tools
The panel comes with an auto-installer and auto- and micro-update capabilities, saving you time and money.
You can increase your profitability by having others help you sell. Built-in reseller support lets you easily create reseller accounts.
New! Fully integrated billing and customer management (free with Plesk Unlimited licenses)
Now with European tax and invoicing capabilities, completely automates your hosting experience and simplifies management of the full customer lifecycle, from service plan creation to account provisioning to invoicing and billing.
New! Intuitive and modern SiteBuilder (free with Parallels Plesk Panel Unlimited licenses)
The brand-new SiteBuilder, rebuilt from the ground up, enables instant Web site creation. It includes point-and-click and drag-and-drop capabilities, plus over 60 prebuilt templates, complete with content appropriate for different small business types and personal interests.
New! Multiple FTP accounts
Allows multiple users to utilize FTP simultaneously.
Broad development platform support
You can choose from a wide array of development platforms, including Apache Tomcat, Adobe ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails, .NET, and DotNetNuke.
Widest operating system support
Broad operating system support lets you “run what you brung,” whether that’s Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2008 R2; CentOS, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Cloud Linux, or openSUSE.
Most extensive support for Windows solutions
The panel comes with built-in support for Internet Information Services (with native support for IIS 7), ASP.NET 4.0, and SQL Server.
Broad support of virtualization technology
You can choose whichever virtualization technology you’re most comfortable with, including Parallels Virtuozzo Containters, Parallels Server Bare Metal, VMware EXSi, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat KVM, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Direct API access
You can tie Parallels Plesk Panel to any external systems you want, such as external billing solutions or domain registration software.
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