State of Site5: March 2011

Posted by: Admin  :  Category: Web Hosting

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Happy almost-Spring!

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.Lots has been happening at Site5, so let’s get right to it!

  • The build-out of our second generation cloud platform is nearing completion! We’re very excited about this, and we’ll be sure to post more information and specifics about it once it is ready for release.
  • SiteAdmin 2.0 is extremely close to being ready. There is a single feature left that is being added before we’ll be releasing SA 2.0 to everyone. It’s been in beta for the past couple of months, so we’d like to thank the beta testers for their feedback! A change to Backstage was pushed out yesterday in preparation for SA 2.0: the SiteAdmin tab has been moved to the far right of the tabset and sports a handy drop-down selection for easy access to a domain’s SiteAdmin control panel.
  • Our engineering team has recently begun work on completely rewriting our internal system and Backstage. Site5 was an early adopter of Ruby on Rails, and we are continuing on with Ruby on Rails for this rewrite. Rewriting our backend software will allow us to provide tighter integrations with numerous different things such as our helpdesk. That in turn will allow us to better serve our customers!
  • We are working to resume migrations within the next few weeks. Notifications will naturally be sent out to customers when their migration has been scheduled and continue throughout the migration process.
  • A couple additional location options will soon be available – Australia and Europe! We are waiting for hardware setup to complete and we should be ready to go. Additional details will be made available closer to launch.

I’m also starting something new and announcing it here. I’m adding an “Ask Site5″ feature to the State of Site5 posts. Each month, I’ll answer one user-submitted question, and if that user is a customer, their account will be credited with $ 10 that can be used towards future invoices and/or purchases with us (ie, it’s not redeemable for cash). As for stipulations on the questions that can be asked.. anything goes! Keep in mind though that only the questions that are most appealing to the widest audience will be selected. They shouldn’t be only applicable to your own account! So, start sending in your questions to asksite5@site5.com being sure to include your account number or domain name with your email if you’re a customer!

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As a sidenote, our CEO Ben and CTO Vince will be at Web Hosting Days in Germany in a couple weeks. Any one else going to be there?

As always, if you have any questions please post in the comments or on the official post in the forum. Thanks for your continued support!

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: March 2011

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