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SWsoft announced the launch of Plesk 8.3

SWsoft, a software and automation provider, announced that service providers can now offer their customers instant license renewals and upgrades for software applications with the latest release of the Plesk control panel solution.

The company claims that Plesk 8.3 supports a new licensing and upgrade format as part of the Application Packaging Standard for packaging software programs running on hosting platforms, which simplifies integration and makes it easier to deliver software-as-a-service solutions.

And further states that now the end-users can use the Plesk interface to upgrade any third-party application installed through the Plesk Application Vault, a repository for APS-based applications.

The company avers that Plesk 8.3 also includes support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Internet Information Services 7.0, which features an enhanced FastCGI module for faster, more reliable hosting.

The company also states that Plesk is the multi-platform control panel designed to meet the needs of small to large hosting providers, resellers and end users. With patented hosting technology, the software is easy to use and automates a large number of tasks that allow service providers to reduce operating costs while increasing efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.

"Plesk 8.3 includes new features to improve end-user performance and adds support for key Microsoft software to address the hosting requirements of our customers who use Windows," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft.

"With support for the APS Standard in the latest Plesk software, we've achieved another milestone in our Open Fusion initiative with continued innovation in hosting automation."

"We're excited that Plesk now supports PHP FastCGI, which will significantly improve performance and reliability for our dedicated hosting customers," said Lou Honick, CEO of

"In addition, Plesk's support for IIS7 will help our Windows-based customers go to market faster with new services with minimal cost and improved manageability."

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