Interland, 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 family.

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 administration.

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 program.”

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. For more details, please go to