(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, today announced that it has launched support for IPv6 addresses and Server Name Indication (SNI). This one-two punch allows service providers to future proof against the imminent shortage of IPv4 addresses.
The announcement is part of the Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 update that provides support of IPv6 on either Linux or Windows servers. Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 can run each new subscription on IPv4, IPv6 or as a dual stack for both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously. Service providers can also preserve their existing pool of IPv4 addresses by implementing SNI which allows multiple SSL certificates to be pointed to a single IP address for different domain names.
“Parallels Plesk Panel is the only control panel that supports IPv6. It enables us to be an industry leader in seamlessly moving to IPV6,” said Patrick Pulvermüller, Managing Director at Host Europe GmbH. “Parallels Plesk Panel keeps us ahead of our competition, ensures our IPv4 addresses are preserved and that all future addresses sold will work for many years to come. It really is ensuring our customers are confident with our business.”
Facebook, Twitter and Share This can now be added easily to Websites through Parallels Sitebuilder in this latest update to Parallels Plesk Panel. A new embedded video module has also been added. The new Sitebuilder tool has the ability for end users to build Website content and, if happy with the design, purchase the Website immediately.
In a recent SMB survey conducted by Parallels, 54% of those with a Website have a Facebook page, 23% use Twitter, and 20% have a blog. Web-savvy SMBs are clearly looking to extend their Web presence by using social networking. It is therefore vital for service providers to introduce easy-to-use publishing tools like Parallels Sitebuilder to help SMBs integrate their website with their social networking activities.
With Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2, VPS providers can also offer special VPS-optimized versions that are more efficient than its competitors. In fact Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 is the only control panel that delivers a 2x lower resource footprint in virtualized environments. This reduces operational costs for service providers without impacting the end user experience. By enabling only the functions that a virtual server needs, each virtual server uses a fraction of the normally required resources.
“We continue to enable our partners to deliver the most innovative services to increase their profits in the cloud,” said Jack Zubarev, President of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. “This update to Parallels Plesk Panel helps service providers to remain innovative while ensuring their business is future-proofed.”
Other updates to Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2 include:
• Multiple SSL sites can be run (with independent certificates) on a single IPv4 address.
• Modern browsers supported include IE7+, Firefox 2.0+, Opera 8.0+, Chrome 6.x, Safari 4.0+ etc.
• Operating systems supported include OpenSUSE 11.3, Ubuntu 10.4, Debian 6.0, Red Hat 6, CentOS 5.5.
• Hoster Site Template now provided in Sitebuilder to make it easier for hosting businesses to setup a full website in just minutes.
• Renovated Online Store in Customer and Business Manager with alternative themes and easy customization.
• Pre-made skins designed by Parallels will help personalize the experience for your customers better.
Parallels 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 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. You can follow updates at www.parallels.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ParallelsPanel and www.twitter.com/ParallelsCloud.