ASPnix Monthly Newsletter — January 2010

January’s newsletter is focusing again on our service updates, new products, and changes to our hosting services.

We would also like to wish everyone a happy and successful 2010!

TeamSpeak 3 Now Available

TeamSpeak v3 has been in development for over 4 years and is now ready and available for everyone’s use! This is one of the most anticipated software releases of the new year and promises to set new standards for the VoIP market.

TeamSpeak 3 has been rewritten from the ground up with a brand new GUI with all new features! The new feature list for TeamSpeak 3 is amazing, including the new Tabbed severs interface allowing users to have 1 TeamSpeak client running, but connected with multiple servers. 3-D positional audio, new permissions system, bookmarks, user profiles and avatars, file uploader / file browser, friends list, plugins, skinable client, text-to-speech and more!

As with our other VoIP product offerings, we are offering 5 voice-slots free for life!

For more information on TeamSpeak 3

For information on our TeamSpeak 3 pricing

Gaming Servers launching soon

Saving hostages, fragging zombies, saving the world from a terrorist attack is just around the corner! Within the next few weeks we will be introducing our new Gaming services with huge PC titles such as; Counter-Strike (1.6 and Source), Day Of Defeat, BattleField 2142, Call Of Duty, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, and Left For Dead 2. Of coarse this will not be all the games we host, but they are the major titles.

Our gaming services will also be complete with a fully automated control panel known as TCAdmin, this will allow you to control your gaming services, install mod’s, modify configuration files, control user access, rcon access and more all from your browser!

Through our gigabit backed network we can provide you and your friends, or clan mates with a lag free, super low latency gaming experience!

New VoIP / Gaming Server Locations Available

We now offer TeamSpeak (v2 and v3), Mohawk Voice, and our Gaming services in 2 locations. San Francisco California, and Washington D.C. We are still planning a central US location, and a european based location this year. Offering extra locations for latency sensitive services like VoIP and gaming allows us to bring better services, lower latencies, and faster response times for our VoIP and gaming solutions.

MySQL Server Upgrades / Server Discontinuation / PHP 4 Discontinuation

With last months newsletter we stated that we would be migrating from MySQL v4 & v5 to the latest GA stable release of MySQL, v5.1.x. True to our word we have begun the migration process and have removed MySQL v4.1 from our control panel and you will no longer be able to create MySQL v4 databases.

You can still manage your databases through our PHPMyAdmin utility as normal. However effective February 1st 2010 at 12:01AM, we will no longer be running our MySQL v4 servers and they will be shutdown. All clients have until this time to migrate / upgrade their databases to support the latest MySQL standards and technologies of v5.1.

For information about MySQL v5.1 see the below links

This is also a reminder that PHP v4 will be discontinued on our servers, and everyone will be moved to the latest PHP v5.2 release. This will happen the same day as the MySQL v4 upgrade. PHP v4 is no longer supported by the PHP Group, and is deprecated and no longer being developed against. We urge all clients that utilize PHP v4 to check their site against PHP v5.2 to insure all scripts and pages load without issues.

We hope that everyone understands the need to pull away from the older unsupported servers and services. If you have questions you can submit a ticket to our support department. email or logon to our forums and post your concerns there.

Graphic Design Services

ASPnix is proud to be offering Graphic Design services. We have the design needs to meet your businesses requirements and budget! Make this new year even better with a brand new identity for your business by getting a new logo, business cards, and any other graphical work your business may need!

Our Graphic Design services are professional level services, we do not provide clients with “clip art” or “templates” or graphics made with Microsoft Paint or other low quality graphical applications. Our graphics are unique to each design and are hand created with industry standard applications like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign so everything is very high quality, scalable, editable, and print shop reproducible. For more information contact