Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced the availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5, the newest versions of the company’s control panel and presence builder software. Building on the success of Parallels Plesk Panel 11, the fastest growing hosting control panel product in company history, Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 further enables hosting providers to grow their businesses with rich hosting plans and to use innovative technologies to provide the most intuitive experience for customers. Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5 further helps hosting providers attract new customers and differentiate their offerings with more advanced tools to convert active prospects into buyers.
Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5
Version 11.5 of Parallels Plesk Panel allows service providers to maximize and control upsell processes with the management of panel promotions, notifications and licenses. Hosting companies can also mix and match PHP versions on a single server, allowing easy consolidation of websites into the latest version of the panel.
Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 demonstrates the company’s commitment to enabling profitable hosting for web hosting providers and website designers by addressing their key business objectives including driving business growth by easing the customers’ upgrade process, upselling services and delivering world-class usability.
“We are proud to be the first hosting company to make Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 available to its customers,” said Chandler Vaughn, senior vice president, Codero Hosting. “Codero is a customer-centric company, and we wanted our customers to benefit from best-in-class usability, security, and reliability the new control panel offers. "Based on our long history with Parallels, the decision to make this upgrade available quickly was easy. The performance and security enhancements will give Codero the edge to deliver a superior hosting experience to its customers.”
“SMBs today have many choices when selecting hosting and cloud services,” said John Zanni, vice president, Service Provider Marketing and Alliances, Parallels. “They expect best-of-class service from their service provider so they can focus on their customers instead of worrying about IT. Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 comes with additional usability, performance and security benefits that make it a no-brainer upgrade. It’s the only choice for professional hosting service providers.”
Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5
Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5 gives web hosting companies of all sizes even more advanced tools to attract and retain SMBs with an entry-level hosting solution and an easy-to-build business website. The latest version delivers many improvements to enhance the look and feel of small business websites both within a web browser and on mobile devices. Users can now create more sophisticated website designs and export or import design templates for sharing and third-party design work. Additionally, websites created with Parallels Web Presence Builder are automatically optimized for mobile devices ensuring that mobile visitors have a good experience.
According to Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™, primary and proprietary Parallels research that profiles the buying behavior of SMBs with regard to cloud services, six million SMBs entered the market in 2012. Many of these companies are turning to website building tools to create professional looking websites quickly and inexpensively. In 2012, 22 percent of US SMBs reported using website building tools, and Parallels expects this number to grow rapidly over the next several years.
“Parallels Web Presence Builder helps us acquire new customers who want to build their own business websites,” said Luigi Buta, country manager of Italy, Elb Group. “It’s cost effective, easy to support, available in many languages, and our customers love using it.”
Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5 delivers many improvements for end-users, including:
• Adobe Flash integration to embed objects within text, image, logo and banner modules;
• Google Maps module integration to display maps and directions;
• Google Web Fonts support to enable hundreds of new fonts for website customization.
Parallels Web Presence Builder is available in 12 languages and can be deployed on a variety of platforms including Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Plesk Automation, Parallels Automation and cPanel.
Parallels (parallels.com) is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.