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WestHost - BErickson
11-01-2006, 01:03 PM
WestHost Client Connection
News & Updates from WestHost
Volume III, Issue VI

Contents of this issue:

*Important Notices
- IMAP Server
- RoundCube Webmail
- Site Application Upgrades
- .mobi Domain Launched
- Reseller User Management
*What We Are Working On
- Sendmail Alternative Ports
- SpamAssassin 3.1.7
*Current Specials/Promotions
- End-Of-Fall Special Plan
- Dedicated Server Special
- Reseller Special
- Free Domain Registration
*Featured Service
- Web Design
*Support Stats
- E-mail, Live Chat, & Phone
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Important Notices

- IMAP Server 1.0 -

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a protocol for accessing
e-mail from your local server. It is also a protocol in which e-mail
is received and held for you on your Virtual Private Server. You (or
your e-mail client) can view just the heading and the sender of the
letter and then decide whether to download the mail. All your mail
stays on the server in multiple folders, some of which you have
created. This enables you to connect to your mail server from any
computer and see all your mail and mail folders. In general, IMAP is
great if you have a dedicated connection to the Internet or you like
to check your mail from various locations. IMAP is available in
addition to POP3 (Post Office Protocol) Mail, which is already
supported at WestHost.

IMAP Server 1.0 is available to new accounts now, and will be
available to existing hosting accounts within the next few days. It
can be installed from within the Site Applications section of your
control panel (Site Manager).

- RoundCube Webmail 0.1.2 -

RoundCube Webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP e-mail client
with a fast and intuitive application-like user interface. It
provides all the functionality you would expect from an e-mail
client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation,
message searching and spell checking.

RoundCube Webmail is available to new accounts now, and will be
available to existing hosting accounts within the next few days. It
can be installed from within the Site Applications section of your
control panel (Site Manager).

- Site Application Upgrades -

The following Site Applications have recently been released.
Deployment of these applications will be complete within the next
few days, and they will then be found and can be installed from
within the "Site Applications" section of your control panel
(Site Manager):

Joomla! 1.0.11 - 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 web sites to complex corporate
applications. This version is the latest stable release.

WordPress 2.0.5 - This powerful blogging application allows you to
publish information instantly to a web site. Although many blogs are
nothing more than an online journal, WordPress has taken things a
step further with themes, links, calendaring, integrated search,
categories, password protection and more.

Dada Mail 2.10.10 - A number of updates come with this popular
mailing list manager release. Dada Mail allows you to create and
manage large distribution e-mail lists, send HTML as well as text
e-mails simultaneously, and a number of other powerful features.

UebiMiau Web Mail 2.7.10 - Uebimiau is a great web mail application.
With it you can view your mail directly on your mail server from any
computer with Internet access. It is a simple, yet efficient
cross-platform mail reader.

phpBB Version 2.0.21 - phpBB is the world's leading Open Source flat
style discussion forum (message board) software. It is high-powered,
fully scalable, and highly customizable. It allows your site visitors
to communicate openly by posting new topics, replying to existing ones
and more.

- .mobi Domain Launched -

You can now register .mobi domains! Don't miss out on this
opportunity to secure the domain name you have always wanted with
this newest extension. Released just days ago to the general public,
.mobi is the first Top Level Domain (TLD) specifically designed for
viewing on mobile devices (cell phones, PDA's, etc.). Make sure that
you get your desired new domain, or at least ensure that each of your
current domains has a .mobi equivalent before it is too late.

To register, go to: http://www.westhost.com/domainreg/

- Reseller User Management -

Resellers now have the ability to create additional administrative
users for their control panel, "Server Manager". In addition, they
will be able to restrict access to specific sections of the Server
Manager, allowing their users to access only the functionality they
require. This launch follows closely to a recent substantial upgrade
to what was formerly known as Reseller Manager. The new interface,
called Server Manager, has shown dramatically improved speed, and
promises greater reliability and functionality.

What We Are Working On

- Sendmail Alternative Ports -

Sendmail is responsible for sending and receiving e-mail in your
VPS account via the SMTP protocol. Installing this application will
allow you to send e-mail through port 2525, which is useful
if your ISP has blocked you from using port 25 (the default port).

This application will be available within the Site Applications
section of your control panel (Site Manager) within the coming weeks.

- SpamAssassin 3.1.7 -

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 newest version of includes a number of bug fixes. Once
launched, SpamAssassin will be able to be installed from within the
Site Applications section of your control panel (Site Manager).

Current Specials/Promotions

- End-Of-Fall Special Plan -

For a very limited time, get up to 3 free months and host up to 100
web sites on one plan for an incredible price -- and guaranteed for
the life of the account!

Annual Billing - $16.95 ($203.40) + 1 Month Free
2 Year Billing - $14.95 ($358.80) + 2 Months Free + 2 Years Free Domain
3 Year Billing - $12.95 ($466.20) + 3 Months Free + 3 Years Free Domain

For details go to:

To UPGRADE to this plan, go to:

- Dedicated Server Special -

We are continuing to offer huge bandwidth increases and reduced
setup fees when signing up for a new Managed Dedicated Server plan:

- Bandwidth TRIPLED on plans
- Setup fees reduced from $199.95 to $49.95 (on all plans)
- Great deals on Dedicated Server Closeouts!

This is a perfect opportunity if you are considering an upgrade from
shared hosting.

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

- Reseller Special -

We are doubling (2x) limits on new Reseller Hosting Plans for a
limited time. Sign up for one of our Reseller Plans and get a free
month, and double (2x) the space and bandwidth limits for the life
of the account.

For details, go to:

- Free Domain Registration -

Sign up for a new hosting plan with 2 year billing and get 2 years
domain registration or transfer fees waived. Get 3 years waived
with 3 year billing.

Note: The free domain to be registered or transferred must be
submitted with a new hosting plan order.

For details, go to:

Featured Service

- Web Design -

We recently launched a professional web site design division here
within our corporate office. This new department provides both quick
solutions for getting online and maintaining a web site, as well as
custom services for those with very specific needs.

Our new Web Design Packages are template-based, can be designed in
as little as 2 weeks, include professional consultation, search
engine submission and application customization, and start at only
$24.95/mo. On the other hand, our Custom Design Services allow for
even more creativity, programming, and development, yet are still
affordable (from $49/hr).

1. We can now make changes and updates to your web site for you with
affordable maintenance plans.

2. We can now install and customize all of our e-commerce solutions
for you, to insure seamless integration with your current web site.

3. We can now add additional pages to your current site, or redesign
the entire web site from scratch.

4. We can handle custom design, development and programming needs.

View our design packages at: http://www.westhost.com/web-site-design.html
Add our design services at: https://corp2.westhost.com/webdesignaddons/

Current Technical Support Stats

Average E-mail Response Time - 2 Hour 45 Minutes
Average Live Chat Hold Time - 30 Seconds
Average Phone Hold Time - 2 Minutes 30 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.