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 http://teamspeak.com/?page=teamspeak3

For information on our TeamSpeak 3 pricing http://aspnix.com/voip/teamspeak3-voice-server/

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 support@aspnix.com 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 design@aspnix.com.

ASPnix Monthly Newsletter — December 2009

Decembers newsletter is extending November’s highlights on service upgrades and service additions, we are proud to announce a few new services, service upgrades, and the new face of ASPnix!

We hope everyone enjoys our new web site, forums, and support system as much as we have enjoyed developing them!

New Web site Launched

We now have a new face at aspnix.com with a designed and refreshed look and feel to our web site! We are very pleased to have launched the new face of ASPnix along with our new services which are also highlighted below.

There will still be continuous small cosmetic changes to aspnix.com as time goes on, new features added, new content, and more services as we grow. If you have any comments, feedback, additions, (or subtractions!) regardless if they are negative or positive please leave your comments in our new Community Forums at http://community.aspnix.com/showthread.php?2476-Website-and-Forums-Feedback-Please

New Community Forums Launched

We are happy to add that we have migrated from Community Server to the very well known and widely used vBulletin. vBulletin allows us to have a more “community” feel to our services and web sites, also allows us to better show our services and assist community users with questions.

Our community forums are not just for clients either, we will be adding new categories for programming, graphic design, web development and design, server setup, 3rd party software and more!

For clients who used our CommunityServer link tracking system, please contact us for a new link which will be generated and tracked by our billing system.

New Support System Coming Soon

Within the next day or so we will be launching our new hosting support system based on the world renowned Kayako SupportSuite. This will be a clean installation not a migration from SmarterTool’s SmarterTrack as there is no migration available. We believe that this move is the best as SupportSuite is a far superior product to SmarterTools and will allow us to provide an unprecedented new level of service to all clients.

SupportSuite will allow us to offer higher level service / support agreements with VPS and Dedicated server clients.

We will also be completely redoing our FAQ / Knowledgebase to bring all articles to current date. Also with this new support system will introduce an automated support system to aid in the most common support issues.

Mohawk Voice Service Launched

We are now an authorized hosting provider for the brand-new VoIP service Mohawk Voice. Mohawk Voice is a brand new VoIP application much like TeamSpeak and Ventrilo, but Mohawk Voice has a few additions / features and quality that neither TeamSpeak or Ventrilo offer! Voice quality is near HD-Quality at 44.1KHz / 16bit, and it uses a completely custom SpeeX codec to achieve this amazing quality with a very low hit on system resources and bandwidth.

Right now we are offering 5 voice slots free for life for all new Mohawk Voice signup’s! Yep you read it right, free for life! Mohawk Voice is great for gamers, clans, business, and anyone else looking to have a very simple VoIP application with crystal clear voice quality.

For more information about Mohawk Voice check out their web sitehttp://www.mohawkvoice.com/. You can also view our Mohawk Voice pricing here http://aspnix.com/voip/.

Gaming Servers Coming 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!

MySQL Server Upgrades / Server 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

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 dept. email support@aspnix.com or logon to our forums and post your concerns there.