State of Site5: October 2010

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Happy Fall! I for one welcome the change in weather!

We post a State of Site5 update once a month to let our current and future customers hear about what we’re working on and give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our company.

SiteAdmin 2.0

SiteAdmin 2.0 is coming together very nicely! While we were hoping for the initial release by the end of September, we simply were not able to hit that target. There are so many pieces involved in this undertaking, and we need to ensure 100% functionality prior to launching. We would hate for there to be issues with it which could affect our customer’s ability to effectively manage their hosting accounts.

At this time, we’re shooting for a mid-October release, and we’re very optimistic that we’ll be able to meet that target.

PHP 5.3

Our first beta tests of PHP 5.3 have begun! Volunteers are already testing this for us so that it can be used in real-world applications by the people that know them best. Once beta testing is complete, we will roll this out to our entire fleet.

Support will be opt-in to ensure currently-installed applications remain unaffected. So if your application doesn’t support PHP 5.3, you won’t have any problems! More information about utilization will be posted once it is installed fleet-wide.

Rails 3

We’ve fielded a lot of questions about when we’ll be supporting Rails 3. We’re hesitant to do so because doing so would cause all unfrozen apps to utilize Rails 3 and could potentially break production apps. With that in mind though, it is possible for customers to install Rails 3 within their own home directory so that their apps can use it.

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Surprisingly though, documentation on this is extremely difficult to find, so we have created a tutorial that takes you all the way from installing Rails 3, Bundler, and configuring Phusion Passenger to setting up a sample app.

Blesta Available Free for Resellers!

We announced that reseller accounts (including cPanel-based VPS and Dedicated Server clients) are now given a free Blesta license! Customers simply have to request their license via Backstage.

Staff Update

We’re now up to 50 staff members! Remember – we’re here to serve you, so if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to shoot us an email, call us, or hop on live chat.

Redesigned Blog!

As you can see, we redesigned the Site5 Blog to incorporate the same design as site5.com. We love the fluid feel and hope you do too!

If you have any questions please post in the comments or on the official post in the forum.

Thanks to Site5 for this post! Site5 provides web hosting, reseller hosting, and managed dedicated servers for webmasters, coders, designers, businesses, and creative people!

State of Site5: October 2010

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