Parallels H-Sphere delivers a multi-server hosting automation solution for Linux, BSD, and Windows platforms. H-Sphere includes its own controls panels, automated billing, and provisioning solution in a single integrated system. It is scalable to any number of boxes — more Web, mail, database, and Windows hosting servers can be added without downtime.
H-Sphere was first released in January 1998 as a tool to reduce operational costs associated with running a web-hosting business. On the front-end, it has a user-friendly interface which allows online ordering and customer self-care. On the back-end, it delivers a system for managing hosting plans, operating systems, database platforms, and e-commerce services.
Parallels H-Sphere can provide support for many services including domain registration, shared web hosting (Windows and Linux), virtual private servers, database hosting, and mail hosting. Services can be configured to run on a single server or spread across several servers with load balancing and shared storage.