Version 10 of Parallels' popular virtual server control panel released late in 2010, and Parallels has now supported that release with a new 10.1 update that adds a number of key features to the program.
Most notable among those features is the ability to give web developers access to a web design staging area within the control panel. Plesk 10.1 is the first control panel to offer such a function.
Plesk Panel 10.1 also offers Plesk VPS users resource and energy management attributes that allow it to operate with an environmental footprint two-times lower than non-virtualized environments. This is accomplished through advanced monitoring systems that disable functions not in use.
"Parallels Plesk Panel 10.1 reduces the complexity involved in running a hosting business while enabling the seamless access to commercial applications through Partner Storefront. It also delivers some powerful enhancements to the user interface, such as the new power-user mode," said Jack Zubarev, president of marketing and alliances at Parallels.
Plesk's unified nature makes it an optimal choice for webmasters seeking a simple control panel, according to a recent Web Host Review report. According to the report, Plesk takes the tasks that other popular control panels perform in multiple applications and unites them under a single platform.