Datapipe Signs Exclusive Agreement with SWsoft; Switches From Multiple Control Panels to Plesk

Herndon, VA and Hoboken, NJ — June 9, 2004 — Datapipe Managed Hosting Services, a New Jersey-based hosting provider, today announced an agreement to offer Plesk for Windows from SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, as its exclusive control panel for its dedicated solutions. Through the agreement, Datapipe will switch from offering multiple control panels to only installing Plesk for Windows to new dedicated customers.

“Control panel management is a key element of success in the hosting business, and Plesk for Windows is the most stable and reliable solution available,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Datapipe. “Windows-based Web hosting is a key offering for us. We switched from Ensim’s control panel to Plesk because it is the best product to help our customers improve reliability and roll out new services that significantly ramp up their revenues.”

Today, Datapipe services more than 4,500 clients and manages more than 2,500 servers in three data centers. While many hosting companies and ISPs have failed in the last three years, Datapipe has had average growth of more than 50% year over year and has been profitable for more than three years.

“Datapipe is one of the largest Windows hosting companies in the world and we’re excited they’ve selected Plesk,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “More hosting service providers are exclusively selecting Plesk to power their offerings because of its long history of security, stability and scalability in Windows and Linux hosting environments. Windows hosting is rapidly growing, and with the upcoming introduction of Plesk 7 for Windows, we provide customers another reason to switch to Plesk because of its easy interface, broad features and native integration with Microsoft technologies.”