Strong businesses and communities are driven by people. We’ve responded to COVID-19 by doing whatever we can to keep your business open and our workforce safe. Our services are up and running and our remote teams are ready to help. At Plesk, about two-thirds of our more than 250 employees work from home. Currently, this number is even higher. Working from home doesn’t have to mean your company is less effective. In fact, when done right, a remote workforce can be efficient and happy.
Enabling A Remote Workforce
As your web host and cloud partner, Plesk is here to get you online. With products that power business — now — when it matters most. There are several Plesk extensions that make it easy for your team to communicate and collaborate, and track each other’s progress for multiperson projects.
Plesk’s suite of email and collaboration tools, Plesk Premium Email, powered by Kolab, comes integrated with real-time and interactive team solutions. With our email tool, you can synchronize email, calendars, contacts, files, and notes on any desktop or mobile device. We talked to Frank Garcia, CEO of Co-Solutions about how his team is coping with the sudden transition to remote office. “Having the right tools in your business can make all the difference, especially when times are turbulent or in transition,” He noted. “For our remote teams, there are four tools that we absolutely cannot live without, Plesk Premium Email, Seafile, Mattermost, and Collabora.”
The Seafile extension acts as your secure, private file cloud. The extension allows you to store big files and images in Seafile. The Mattermost extension for Plesk Premium Email serves as a secure messaging platform. It allows for teams to have greater connectivity, daily conversations and mini-celebrations. With the Collabora Online extension, teams can focus on collaborating directly on documents, spreadsheets and presentations in real-time.
Takeaways from Managed Cloud Services
Managed cloud services provide business continuity and agility, which are extremely valuable for companies in periods of uncertainty and crisis. Some of our partners have been very agile in adapting and launching new managed services to respond to their customers’ needs.
A good example is NetNation, a leading provider of white-label web service solutions that has built a new generation of managed WordPress to help customers operate their business in these unprecedented circumstances.
We talked to Alex Goncharov from Product Management at NetNation about the WP Toolkit — Plesk’s solution for managed WordPress hosting. He told us that, “From online ordering to day-to-day management, WP Toolkit has provided a complete solution for our Gate.com brand’s Managed WordPress offering.”
We also talked to Niclas Alvebratt, CEO of Beebyte. Beebyte has been a Plesk partner for a year and a half now. It offers a unique and custom-built control panel for virtual servers, VPS, and shared hosting. Beebyte offers Shared WordPress hosting as one of its main, high-performance solutions.
Niclas told us that, “Adding the Plesk management layer to hosting services or managed WordPress offering has helped us grow beyond unmanaged services”. Today, Beebyte is at the top when it comes to WordPress and e-commerce hosting in Sweden, regardless of whether it’s shared hosting, VPS, or multi-server load-balanced solutions. Thanks to its success, Beebyte can focus on continued services to all its users.
We’ve put together some new offers to help you adapt during these uncertain times. All new offers can be found on our pricing page.
- Free 6 months of Plesk Premium Email for a yearly subscription, including Seafile and Mattermost for secure file sharing and team messaging.
- Free 3 months of Plesk Web Host Edition for a yearly subscription. The package includes unlimited domains, full reseller account, subscription and hosting plan management.
- Free 6 months WP Toolkit for a yearly subscription, including remote management for agencies.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely, and further increase our commitment to meet the changing demand patterns within the various industries in which we serve.
Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact us.