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Plesk Acquired by Oakley Capital Private Equity for $105 Million

Plesk announced today that it has completed its separation from Parallels Holdings Limited having been acquired by mid—market private equity investor, Oakley Capital Private Equity (Oakley Capital), in a transaction valued at $105 million (€95.9 million). As an independent company and with Oakley Capital’s investment, Plesk will move beyond traditional web hosting into the hyperscale cloud. By forging a strong partnership with Automattic — who operate WordPress.com, Plesk anticipates becoming the market leader in WordPress management. Plesk will offer web professionals push-of-a-button access to advanced tools like Docker, support for microservices, and simplified cloud management. Jan Löffler, Chief Technology Officer, Plesk said in his statement, “The growing dominance of hyperscale clou...

Softaculous 4.2.7 Released with Automated Backups Feature and a Few Bug Fixes

Softaculous  today announced the release of Softaculous 4.2.7.  The news comes three months after the release of Softaculous 4.2.2, which came with   Auto upgrade feature, Password Strength Checker etc. Softaculous 4.2.7  comes with Automated Backups of installations and a few bug fixes. Some of the key changes are: Automated Backups : Users can now choose from the install form/edit installation page to take automated backups (i.e. Daily, Weekly, Monthly). Admins can now choose to prepend a prefix for Admin Username field for their endusers on the script install form. All scripts requirements can be checked from the Softaculous Admin panel to determine which scripts might not work on the server. Added settings in Softaculous Admin panel to individually disable New installation, Remove inst...

“We Are Looking to Fund Our Resellers and Help Them Grow”- Shridhar Luthria, ResellerClub

A relatively low risk investment with limited startup cost, Reseller hosting is a lucrative opportunity for IT entrepreneurs looking to kick-start their own business. However, with a gazillion established web hosting firms out there claiming to provide white-label hosting solutions with customized plans, value added features and technical support, cutting through jargon and making an informed decision of choosing the right reseller hosting provider can be a herculean task. There are only few web hosting firms who’ve the right infrastructure, experience, resources and skillset in place to provide their resellers with just about anything they need to start and successfully manage their web hosting business, and ResellerClub is one such organization. A veteran Web Presence products &...

Softaculous Auto Installer apps library now has 300 scripts and 1115 PHP Classes

Softaculous Ltd., now has 300 apps in their library. Several new scripts were added and outdated  disabled in the process to make the library better. In a recent interview with DailyHostNews, Mr. Pulkit Gupta, CEO, Softaculous did mention plans to introduce new scripts as per review suggestions of partners and end users. Softaculous Auto Installer integrates into popular hosting control panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere and Interworx and allows the user to install any application by the click of a button and also upgrade when a  new version is available. The categories of scripts include blogs, forums, micro blogs, wikis, social networking, image galleries, ERP, Project Management, Educational, etc. We have added many promising apps which will allow users to find the best ap...

DailyHostNews Announces BigRock as Winner of the March 2013 Editors’ Choice Award

DailyHostNews announces BigRock web hosting, a provider of Domain Services, Web Hosting Services, E-Mail Hosting Services, Website Builder Solutions, and SSL Certificates as winner of it’s March 2013 Editor’s Choice Award. Given an overall “A” grade  after a thorough evaluation of aforementioned services on various parameters, including, but not limited to representation of services in terms of ease of use for the end term user, services’ position as global market innovator, unique implementation features, scalability, speed, value for money, reliability, customer support and  quality of online assistance resources; this Award recognizes the fact that  BigRock’s services  have top-shelf  features and a market appeal second to none. A full Internet services company, BigRock  offers shared w...

“As programmers we make stuff which touches lives of so many others”-Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous

Entrepreneurship has no bar on age, but nevertheless its surprising to see some youngsters making it big as entrepreneurs. In the age where most youngsters choose a conventionally safe career path, its fascinating to find people who take first steps down new roads, having complete belief in their vision. Building an Auto Installer from scratch might’ve seemed ill-fated in an industry with big players like Fantastico and Installatron. But that didn’t stop Pulkit Gupta. Born with a silver spoon, Pulkit the teenager could’ve easily followed footsteps of his father, a textile industrialist; but then the world wouldn’t have got a product that single-handedly altered the way auto-installer market worked- Softaculous. We were lucky to bag an interview with this great guy, ...

Softaculous announces the availability of AMPPS 2.0

The Softaculous AMPPS Team has released AMPPS 2.0 and Softaculous AMPPS 2.3,  the company’s application deployment solution. This version of AMPPS updates PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, phpMyAdmin, RockMongo, fixes few bug and adds new features. Very recently, the company  announced the release of Softaculous 4.1.8,  announced major structural changes and improvements in Softaculous Auto installer during 2012,  launch of Webuzo 2.0.5 and Softaculous 4.1.7 . A complete list of changes: 1) The current version of AMPPS for Windows include: Softaculous AMPPS 2.3(Softaculous 4.1.8) Apache 2.4.3 PHP 5.4.11, 5.3.21 and 5.2.17 PERL 5.10.1 Python 2.7.2 with mod_wsgi 3.4 module MySQL 5.5.29 phpMyAdmin 3.5.6 SQLite Manager 1.2.4 MongoDB 2.2.2(Only 64-bit) RockMongo 1.1.5 FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.41 The current...

Softaculous team announces the release of Softaculous 4.1.8

SoftaculousLtd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various hosting platforms, announced the release of Softaculous 4.1.8 today. Softaculous very recently announced major structural changes and improvements in Softaculous Auto installer during 2012,  launch of Webuzo 2.0.5 and Softaculous 4.1.7 Softaculous 4.1.8 has added Task Manager which will allow Endusers to view their active tasks from Softaculous Enduser panel. – Pulkit Gupta, CEO,Softaculous. This version has several new features and a few bug fixes. Softaculous 4.1.8 has following changes: Added Task Manager for Endusers. Users will now be able to see existing tasks.  Added Error Logging system which can be accessed from the Softaculous Admin Panel. This shows the PHP errors in So...

PacificHost now includes CPremote backups for customers

PacificHost, a  provider of Linux-based cPanel hosting solutions for social media and video sharing websites recently announced the addition of CPremote to it’s shared and reseller hosting services. CPremote gives customers the ability to view, manage, and restore backups of their account on PacificHost’s remote servers. PacificHost was previously using R1soft to manage it’s backup services, however the system was plagued with issues and didn’t provide a reliable way to perform, or restore backups. In late last year, PacificHost began working on implementing a new backup solution that would increase the reliability and ease of management for it’s backup system. The company maintains backups for thousands of customers across only a handful of backup servers, ea...

Major Structural Changes and Improvements in Softaculous During 2012

Softaculous Ltd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various hosting platforms, reports major improvements in 2012, which makes the product better and easier to use. “Softaculous has undergone major structural changes to implement the Auto Upgrade by Admins feature and this will be very useful for hosts who like their user installations to be updated.” said Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous founder and CEO. “Softaculous has become a better product over the last year and we have plans to get better year after year.” Here is the complete list of major changes in 2012 : The Softaculous Admin panel gets a completely new User Interface and the End User panel changes include new Search box progress bar and many more minor improve...

Parallels Plesk Panel 10.3 Introduces Web Presence Builder

New features enhance Parallels Plesk Panel functionality as the industry’s most complete control panel solution for delivering hosting services to small and medium businesses SINGAPORE – Parallels® (www.parallels.com), the hosting and Cloud services enablement leader, today announced the latest release of Parallels Plesk Panel, its leading control panel tool for managing the delivery of hosted services to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Parallels Plesk Panel 10.3 includes numerous enhancements that extend its lead as the industry’s most complete, cost-efficient control panel for service providers who are marketing and managing hosted services to SMBs. Parallels Plesk Panel power users and customers can also now participate in the new Parallels Product Expert (PPE) program, which provid...

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