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The Planet Launches API

November 18
17:54 2008

Web Host NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today launched a new Application Programming Interface (API) that extends the management capabilities of Planet Alpha dedicated hosting customers. The API allows customers to integrate functionality of The Planet’s Orbit customer portal into their own internal systems and applications.

Customers and resellers can now extend their internal management systems, tools and portals to automatically manage their hosted infrastructure without manual human intervention.

“We offer our Planet Alpha customers a number of ways to manage their own hosted environments, whether through our customer portal, our 24/7 support, or via self-service options such as KVM-over-IP or remote reboots,” said Urvish Vashi, The Planet’s general manager for dedicated servers. “With the Orbit API, we’re extending the self-service capabilities of our customers, giving them greater automation and control over their hosted servers. The API is available to all customers at no additional charge, which adds significant value on top of our world-class support, network and data centers.”

About Orbit API
The Orbit API provides programmatic access to some of the most popular features of The Planet customer portal, including:

Hardware Configuration: Details about various devices hosted at The Planet can be obtained through the API, including bandwidth utilization and hardware device lists. Server reboots can also be requested through the API.

Ticketing: Customers can integrate Orbit ticketing functionality into their own internal applications, including adding, editing or retrieving tickets.

Billing: Through the API, invoices can be integrated into customers’ internal systems and retrieved by a specific invoice ID number or date.

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 25,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 13.3 million Web sites worldwide. The Planet Alpha division provides the widest array of self-managed dedicated servers and advanced services backed by 24x7x365 support. The Planet Northstar Managed Hosting division combines a proactive methodology and seasoned IT experts to deliver a fully managed hosting solution. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit www.theplanet.com.

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