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  • Talk about Parallels – the Company 2003 Plesk, Confixx 2007 Sphera, EnsimPro, H-Sphere/P-Soft, Helm 5 year plan to integrate all control panels and billing systems under a single system
  • Non-Windows specific services (example in parenthesis) Mail (SmarterMail) FTP (Gene6) Anti-virus (Dr. Web) ColdFusion Web Statistics (Urchin, SmarterStats)
  • Talk about a web design company that has 5-50 clients and wants to host on behalf – point to reseller button and explain why this is great.
  • Business Use A server (or VPS) without Plesk is just a server than cannot be managed except by technical folks A server (or VPS) with Plesk is a tool that can be used by non-technical businesses Security - using Plesk is more secure because departments and clients do not need to have root access to the server Domain counts describe usage patters: Under 10 domains suggests SMB usage (over 65% of users) 10-30 domains could be any usage (15%) Over 30 domains suggests hosting service providers (20%) Managed or unmanaged – usually Plesk is sold as part of a “managed” offering
  • Note 1: Centralized DNS, Mail = Plesk Expand Centralized Billing = Parallels Business Automation Note 2: Parallels Automation will support IIS7 in late March/early April in release PSA 2.7
  • Fast CGI support Enables significantly faster processing of PHP-based sites than IIS 6 provided Can be switched on during the setup of a hosting account Integrated Pipeline Mode FYI – enables native-code ISAPI filters and extension components AND managed-code application components (ASP.NET) to be run in same pipeline
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  • Parallels Presentation Materials

    1. 1. Parallels Control Panels for Microsoft Windows Servers Microsoft Hosting Days Presenter: Doug Johnson Date: February 21, 2008
    2. 2. Parallels Company Overview Market Leadership <ul><li>#1 in Desktop Virtualization (Parallels Desktop for Mac) </li></ul><ul><li>#1 in OS-level Virtualization (Parallels Virtuozzo Containers) </li></ul><ul><li>#1 in Server Automation Control Panels (Parallels Plesk Control Panel) </li></ul>Proven Track Record <ul><li>Powering more than 1 Million Servers and Desktops </li></ul><ul><li>Serving more than 10 Million End-Customers in 125 Countries </li></ul><ul><li>27 Awards in the last 12 months </li></ul>Strong Foundation <ul><li>Founded at the end of 1999, 8+ years of rapid growth </li></ul><ul><li>Profitable with close to 900 employees worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>500+ Partners, including Microsoft, Apple, Intel, AMD, Dell, HP & IBM </li></ul>
    3. 3. Automation Is Important <ul><li>Parallels provides 100% automation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automating tasks eliminates human errors and saves money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automation delivers 24x7 service </li></ul></ul>Phone call: “I forgot my password.” Phone call: “I need to add two Exchange users to my service.” Email: “I need to change my billing options.” Email: “I need ASP.NET 2.0 for my website.” Email: “I need a new FTP user.” Email: “I need to change my domain settings.” “ No hurry – 5 minutes is fine.” Phone call: “Can you send me a new license key for my software?” Email: “Can you add a new database to my site?” Fax: “I need to update my credit card information.” Phone call: “Mr. Smith no longer works for my company, please delete him.” Email: “I would like to upgrade my service plan.” Email: “Change my 404 message to …” After Parallels, you may never hear these questions again!
    4. 4. What is the Parallels Plesk Control Panel? <ul><li>Server management software which allows non-technical users to manage and delegate server management tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly provision a professional, user-friend interface for user self-service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize the desktop for faster task-oriented administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy IIS7 driven hosts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy DotNetNuke or .ASP sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy Microsoft SQL datbases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy Windows firewall / Internet Connection Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy Microsoft DNS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make dozens of widely used Windows applications instantly available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Windows-based server management tool </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Hierarchical Management <ul><li>Tiered control panels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable XP “like” interface for customer self-service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable panels for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service providers / administrators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resellers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Domain owners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mail users </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Parallels Plesk Use Cases Hosting Providers Business - SMB <ul><li>Businesses use Plesk to simplify and secure server management. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated servers – manage and configure DNS, email, databases, applications, web services (IIS 7, ASP.NET), FTP, SSL, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared servers – delegate functions and server management to departments </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting providers use Plesk in managed offers to delegate server management to clients. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated servers – sold to resellers as well as end-user clients </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual dedicated – less expensive “dedicated-like” offering using Plesk inside Virtuozzo </li></ul><ul><li>Shared hosting – sell web hosting services to many clients on a single server </li></ul><ul><li>Other hosting – sell mail only or application hosting plans to clients </li></ul>Resellers <ul><li>Resellers use Plesk to offer shared hosting to clients from a single server. </li></ul><ul><li>Web servers – re-brand and delegate tasks to domain owners. </li></ul><ul><li>Other services – databases, applications, web design, etc. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is Parallels Automation? <ul><li>All services are managed on a single server </li></ul>Single Server Architecture (Parallels Plesk) <ul><li>Growth involves adding new servers with a new copy of the management software </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new services and updating applications requires touching each server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized billing, DNS, and email are provided separately </li></ul></ul>Centralized Architecture (Parallels Automation) <ul><li>Centralized management of resources on server farms and clusters. </li></ul>Web Email Database DNS
    8. 8. Plesk 8.3 for Windows Major Enhancements <ul><li>Windows 2008 Server, IIS7 and MS FTP7 Support </li></ul><ul><li>PHP FastCGI Support </li></ul><ul><li>Single Sign On (SSO) SAML </li></ul><ul><li>Application Packaging Standard (APS) Licensing & Upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>New Mail and Anti-Spam Software Support </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-virus and Anti-spam statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Cold Fusion 8 Support  </li></ul><ul><li>Webmail per Domain </li></ul>
    9. 9. Parallels Plesk 8.3 for Windows Demo Click black box to start video with sound
    10. 10. Parallels Plesk Plus One year of the most comprehensive technical support available 24/7 Email Support Our packs convert the text in your Plesk interface to the available language of your choice Unlimited Language Packs With active Software Update Service (SUS), receive each and every new Plesk add-on feature developed by Parallels All Future Parallels Add-on Features Included Unlimited Domains of the leading multi-platform control panel Unlimited Domain License Description Feature A bundle of our most popular add-ons including SpamAssassin, Application Pack, Tomcat support, ColdFusion support and more Parallels Plesk Power Pack Software Update Service includes all new version releases, service patches, and updates for Plesk One Year of SUS
    11. 11. Parallels Plesk Plus Promotion <ul><li>*Valid through June 30, 2008, new licenses only </li></ul>Save 10% off Parallels Plesk Plus (total savings over 34%) when you purchase Parallels Plesk 8.3 with Windows Server 2008 <ul><li>Take advantage of IIS7 features such as Fast CGI and Integrated Pipeline Support for faster and more reliable hosting. </li></ul>Click here ( and enter discount code: PARA-JW81 $1,169 FINAL DISCOUNTED PRICE (total savings over 34%) ($130) Microsoft Windows Promotion with Windows 2008 Server* $1,299 TOTAL (after bundled discount) ($497) Bundled Discount $1,796 TOTAL (Undiscounted) $299 Unlimited Language Packs $399 24/7 Unlimited Email Support $299 Plesk Power Pack $799 Plesk Unlimited Domain License (including 1 st year SUS)