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Control Panel Round Up - Part 4

2005-05-06 by

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1. The major features
Ensim Pro is the industry's leading single-server hosting automation solution. It includes comprehensive tools that enable hosting providers to create, control and deliver a variety of professional-quality hosting plans in minutes. Available for both Linux and Windows, Ensim Pro lets hosting providers, their resellers and their site owners centrally control and automate key hosting operations.

Automate all hosting tasks. Ensim Pro significantly reduces the costs and technical expertise required to manage key hosting activities, such as deploying new sites, configuring users and managing email.

Delegate server, reseller, site and user administration. Ensim Pro delivers tools that empower your resellers and site owners to efficiently self-manage, thus alleviating calls to your support center.

Build a profitable reseller channel. Ensim Pro's tiered reseller capabilities make it possible to reach more customers and maximize revenue per server. Resellers appreciate having complete control over their server resources and sub-resellers.

Differentiate your offerings through an extensible platform. An open API and a number of add-on modules allow for the easy integration of third-party applications, such as Urchin Web analytics or Cold Fusion development tools. Or, you can develop custom install scripts yourself.

2. About Ensim
Ensim is the global leader in hosting automation software. Today over 5000 of the leading service providers worldwide depend on Ensim to deliver next-generation hosted services. With any Ensim hosting automation solution, you can:

  • Accelerate your time to new revenue
  • Lower your ongoing operating and capital expenditures

3. CP latest technological advancements and improvements

Windows Version

Linux Version

New architecture, built natively on Microsoft Windows 2003

A redesigned user interface that includes a new powerful site administrator dashboard with vital site usage information

A suite of new innovative applications, including core Microsoft hosting applications

Extensibility built-in, enabling simple integration with third-party applications including the Ensim Power Tools Web application installer

Supports Windows 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Web Editions.

Powerful site administrator dashboard. Site owners can take a snapshot of site usage and status, so they can manage their sites more efficiently.

Web traffic reporting. Site owners can see how much traffic is going to their sites and learn how to increase it by subscribing to various site promotional services.

User and email resource reporting. Site owners can learn which users are more active with their mailboxes, and allocate resources accordingly.

Supports Fedora Core 2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (ES 03)

4. CP major characteristics:

a. Knowledge base

Yes. More info at http://onlinesupport.ensim.com/kb_search_sln.asp

b. Support

Yes. Web-based and telephone support is available. More info at http://www.ensim.com/support/support.html

c. Online Forum

Yes. More info at http://forum.ensim.com/

5. Number of customers

Thousands

6. CP testimonials
"With Ensim Pro, we are able to provide customers with a simple, yet complete toolset to control basic hosting functions, which in turn means fewer calls into our support system. It's a win-win for Affinity and our customers."

Peter Chambers
Chief Executive Officer, Affinity

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"An important partner for over three years, Ensim's Ensim Pro product was the obvious choice for our new dedicated server hosting solutions. Ensim Pro has a strong track record as the highest quality, most secure control panel on the market today."

Jaap Zuiderveld
General Manager, Active 24

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"We looked for a software solution that provided a user-friendly management tool for our server appliance and allowed for full access.  We were also interested in saving the time and expense of building one in-house.  Ensim Pro provided us a solid choice."

Kirk deViere
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations, Advanced Internet Technologies

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"Interland is introducing Ensim Pro because a large portion of our customers, especially resellers, are very familiar with Ensim Pro," said. "We chose to add Ensim Pro to our managed hosting offering because of its stability and breadth of capabilities. By providing Ensim Pro, we continue to deliver on our promise to help Interland customers succeed online."

Alfredo Narez
Director of Marketing for Dedicated Hosting, Interland

7. Advantages
With an intuitive user interface, Ensim Pro offers user-specific dashboards for frequently asked questions, as well as Quick Start Guides and context-sensitive Online Help.

The most stable hosting platform solution for provisioning the most secure Web sites.

With Ensim's secure virtual private file system architecture, you get features that enable secure access control for a single site on a shared server, with delegated remote access and scripting tools for your end customers. Ensim's virtual site application capabilities allow applications to be managed on a per-site or per-machine basis, enabling upgrades for a single server application to be replicated across multiple sites.

The most extensible control panel software commercially available.

Designed for flexibility and customization, Ensim Pro provides a number of ways to differentiate your hosting offerings. You can select from their extensive library of third-party application add-ons, leverage existing add-ons to create your own integration, or use their open API to integrate custom applications or those of other third parties. This allows you to decide when to update the application to the most recent version. You may choose to be 'bleeding edge', offering the newest application versions on the market. Others or you may choose to wait until newer software versions stabilize.

8. Features link - URL:

http://www.ensim.com/products/pro/linux.html

9. Demo Link - URL:

http://www.ensim.com/products/pro/demo.html

10. Price link - URL:

Linux - https://buy.ensim.com/items.asp?skus=linux

Windows - https://buy.ensim.com/items.asp?skus=windows

 

Features

Windows

Linux

Hosting

Database hosting management

Yes

Yes

E-commerce support

Yes , Third party

Yes , Third party

RealMedia hosting

No

No

CGI scripts installed and removed from the control panel

Yes

Yes

Reseller Management

Yes

Yes

Backup

Backup features

Yes

Yes

Mail

Manage email accounts

Yes

Yes

Webmail for all accounts

Yes

Yes

Auto-responders

Yes

Yes

Custom mail filtering

Yes

Yes

Forwarders

Yes

Yes

Mailing lists

Yes

Yes

Ability to modify an MX entry

Yes

Yes

Spam filtering

Yes

Yes

Stats

Web stats - specify

Yes, Urchin, Webalizer, and Analog

Yes, Webalizer, and Analog

Analog stats

Yes

Yes

AWStats

No

No

View latest visitors

Yes

Yes

View bandwidth usage

Yes

Yes

Billing Solution

Payment methods

Third-Party

Third-Party

Tax exemption

Third-Party

Third-Party

Reports

Third-Party

Third-Party

Billing history

Third-Party

Third-Party

Promotions for plans

Third-Party

Third-Party

Multiple billing profiles

Third-Party

Third-Party

Server Management

FTP

Manage FTP accounts

Yes

Yes

Anonymous FTP controls

Yes

Yes

Ability to kill FTP sessions

Not through CP

Yes

Site Tools

Web Protect

No

No

Custom error pages

Yes

Yes

Redirects

Yes

Yes

Marketing tools - describe

Yes, Ignite

Yes, Ignite

Development tools

Support for FrontPage 2002, Cold Fusion and scripting languages (Perl, PHP)

Support for Microsoft FrontPage and scripting languages (Perl, Python and PHP)

Domain Tools

DNS Manager

DNS Manager

Advanced tools - describe

Ensim Power Tools Web Application Installer

Ensim Power Tools Web Application Installer

Design templates

FrontPage 2002

FrontPage 2002

Pre-Installed CGI Scripts

Bulletin Board

Yes

Yes

Chat

No

Yes

Advanced Guestbook

Yes

No

Search

Yes

Yes

Banner Rotator

No

No

Language Support

Language Packs

Yes

Yes

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