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WestHost - BErickson
11-03-2005, 08:39 AM
WestHost Client Connection
News & Updates from WestHost
Volume II, Issue IV

Contents of this issue:

*Important Notices
- New Site Applications (Perl, Anti-Spam, Photo Albums)
- $50 Referral Payouts!
*What We Are Working On
- Joomla!
- Performance Upgrades
*Current Specials/Promotions
- November Special
- 50% Off Domain Registration!
*Featured Tool
- Website Creator
*Support Stats
- E-mail, Live Chat, & Phone
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Important Notices

- New Site Applications (Perl, Anti-Spam, Photo Albums) -

The following Site Applications have recently been released.
Deployment of these applications will be complete by November 9th.
They will then be found and can be installed from within the "Site
Applications" section of your control panel (Site Manager):

Perl 5.8.7 - This is the script language of choice for many Web
developers. Libraries for Perl exist for several platforms and Perl's
speed and flexibility make it well suited for form processing and
on-the-fly web page creation. This release is the latest stable and
tested version of Perl.

SpamAssassin 3.1.0 - SpamAssassin is the world's most popular open
source spam filter. SpamAssassin uses a wide variety of local and
network tests to identify spam signatures. This makes it harder for
spammers to identify one aspect and craft their messages to work
around. This new version includes a new admin interface for spam
settings, and unlike the previous version, each e-mail user will be
able to configure his/her own spam settings.

Gallery 2.0 - This open source web based photo album software gives
you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your
own website, whether you are running a small personal site or a large
community site. This application will be available on Value and
greater web hosting packages. If you are on our Starter package,
you can upgrade to a greater package at:

Perlfect Search 3.31b - A sophisticated, powerful, versatile,
customizable, and effective site indexing/searching suite.
This latest version has a number of new features and improvements.

Perl MySQL 1.48 - This application installs the Perl libraries needed
to connect to a MySQL database and enables the generation of dynamic
web pages through database queries. This update ensures compatibility
with Perl 5.8.7.

WordPress 1.5.2 - We are releasing the latest version of this
powerful blogging software. If you are looking for a solid personal
publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and
usability, look no further than WordPress.

MSA Formmail 1.9.2 - FormMail is a popular form to e-mail script that
parses the results of any form and sends them to the specified users.
It is being re-released to ensure compatibility with Perl 5.8.7.

FileManager 1.2 - This utility allows you to create, modify, and
maintain files and subdirectories within your webspace. This updated
version includes bug fixes, a modified GUI for ease in navigation, and
is compatible with Perl 5.8.7.

- $50 Referral Payouts! -

WestHost's Affiliate Program is now paying $50 dollars for your
referrals. Simply place a link to WestHost on your website, then
earn $50 when anyone clicks through and signs up for web hosting!
Our software will even allow you to track your impressions, clicks,
and sales in real-time!

For more details, and to sign up, go to:

What We Are Working On

- Joomla! -

Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management
Systems (CMS) on the planet. It is used all over the world for
everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.

Joomla! will be the upgrade to WestHost's current Site Application,
Mambo, an earlier CMS creation of the core Joomla! development team.

- Performance Upgrades -

As you may have noticed, we have recently been performing a number of
scheduled systems performance upgrades. These upgrades have yielded
increases in disk performance on our servers, which will improve the
speed and responsiveness of the websites we are hosting.

Nonetheless, as we continue to focus our efforts on providing a
higher level of service, expect more updates and upgrades to come.

Current Specials/Promotions

- November Special -

During the month of November, take advantage of the absolute BEST
hosting package on the web. Sign up for a new account and get
6,000 MB of Space and 75 GB of Bandwidth, for as little as

For details, go to: http://www.westhost.com/

- 50% Off Domain Registration! -

For a limited time, get 50% off domain registration or domain
transfers when you sign up for a new hosting package. This means
you can register a new domain for as little as $4.98/year.

For details, go to: http://www.westhost.com/domainreg/

Featured Tool

- Website Creator -

If you are struggling with the design and maintenance of your
website, you have two good reasons to try out our powerful site
building software. Website Creator allows you to create a
professional website using nothing more than your web browser.
There are virtually tens of thousands of template combinations
to choose from, and features such as forums, photo albums, and
polls can be added instantly.

All WestHost packages include the "Lite" version of Website
Creator, which can be installed in seconds from within your
control panel (Site Manager). The "Pro" version, is available
from our add-ons form:

For a demo of Website Creator, go to:

Current Technical Support Stats

Average E-mail Response Time - 3 Hours
Average Live Chat Hold Time - 1 Minute
Average Phone Hold Time - 3 Minutes 15 Seconds

Note: We recommend that whenever possible, use e-mail support. We
are better able to track problems, reply with detailed solutions, and
reserve phone lines for those that have quick questions or needs.