When companies decide to subscribe to virtual server hosting for their data storage and infrastructure needs, Parallels Plesk is among the most popular control panel offerings in the industry.
According to a recent article on HostReview.com, Plesk has achieved its leadership role in the industry because of its ability to manage administrative tasks on both Windows and Linux operating systems in virtual server environments.
Choosing the correct control panel can be important for companies switching to virtual server hosting, as these agreements tend to have a cyclical life cycle.
Usually, a business will start relatively small, using a shared virtual server. In a shared server, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of companies rent space on one device. While this is a cost-effective way to leverage the benefits of virtualization, many companies quickly outgrow it.
Historically, the next step would be to obtain a dedicated server. In this environment, the organization is the sole proprietor of a virtual server, allowing it to customize and scale business needs according to its wishes. It is, however, expensive to own so much space.
Recently, virtual server hosts have been using a relatively new development called a virtual private server. This set-up allows companies to enjoy the space of a dedicated server while enjoying some of the cost reduction of a shared environment. This is possible because the device is still rented by multiple organizations, but the number of tenants is much smaller.