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hostControl changes

Our custom hosting control panel, hostControl, is nearing it’s 5 year anniversary. There have been a couple of minor aesthetic changes over the years (who remembers the orange hue?!) but the overall theme has remained the same. We have added quite a few features since its inception, many of which have been based on customer suggestions.

Recently we have had some requests for a hostControl that is easier to navigate and less confusing to use.We have heard the suggestions and are currently in the process of a re-design of hostControl. All of the features will remain the same, but the layout will change which will hopefully be more intuitive for both new and experienced users.

My personal recommendations have included-

  • Bald eagle animated gifs
  • Way MORE fuschia
  • Richard Marx music on auto-play

These ideas have been ‘taken into consideration’ by the powers that be, but something tells me they may not see the light of day.

If you are a current user of hostControl and have some ideas or suggestions, please let us know or leave a comment on this post!

Windows 2012 hosting is almost upon us!

StudioCoast has been testing out Windows 2012 this week in anticipation of deployment in the next week or two. Our new Windows 2012 servers will introduce ASP.NET 4.5 to our hosting network and include the new features that come with IIS8.

Windows 2012 and IIS8 will be available on all of our shared hosting plans. If you are an existing customer and would like to move your site when it’s available, just submit a support request. If you would like to be notified when our Windows 2012 hosting will be available please leave us a message on our contact page or give us a call and we will let you know as soon as possible.

Windows 2012 also provides exciting new features for the Hyper-V platform which will allow us to offer some new products such as replication services.

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