Now 100% SSD-Based and Server 2012 R2-Based!

ASPnix is proud to announce that we now rely 100% on SSD-based storage for all web and database servers!  As most know, SSD drives provide an extremely high throughput when compared to standard magnetic spinning disks. This allows us to be a greener company as the average power consumption per-drive is about 50% less than the traditional drives. Other benefits include faster RAID rebuild times after a drive failure, more responsive websites, and ASP.net websites compile faster!

We are also pleased to announce that all Windows servers are now running Windows Server 2012 R2! The Server 2012 R2 platform has brought improvements in security as well as performance. The combined power of Server 2012 R2 and SSD RAID systems help us provide you with a very high performance web hosting platform!

We are very excited to share these updates with you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Windows Control Panel Feature Addition – DNS Module Upgrades

We are very happy to announce another great addition to our growing Windows Control Panel system! Our DNS Module(s) have been updated to allow the creation of 2 new DNS record types – SRV and SPF. SRV records are required for users who use Office365, Microsoft’s Lync, Google Apps, VoIP applications and many other uses. SPF records are the official record type for email SPF strings, while TXT records also do work for this, the SPF record type is the official way to define an SPF record. We do still recommend that you define a TXT record as well for your SPF record as not all servers support this.

We hope everyone enjoys the new addition as much as we did developing this! As always if you have any questions about this or any suggestions for other features you want to see please contact our support department.

Thank you for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

Windows Control Panel Feature Addition – FTP Permission Control

Since we introduced our new Windows control panel many users have been asking for more permission options for FTP accounts beyond the standard “read” and “write” permissions. While this was a simple addition to our systems it was low on the to-do list simply because it was not a big issue at the time and there were more pressing updates / features to deal with at the time.

Well we have finally completed this update / addition. You may now have very fine control over FTP account permissions, including:

  • Read / Download
  • Write / Upload
  • Delete Files
  • Append / Resume Files
  • List Files
  • List Directories
  • Create Directory
  • Delete Directory
  • Access sub-directories
  • SSL-Only mode

You can mix and match permissions as you require for different accounts. This is great for users who share files between co-workers, web development teams, managers and other groups. For example one customer wanted the ability to allow his support staff to create directories and upload daily reports, but not be able to delete directories or already uploaded reports, this was of coarse not possible without intervention of our support staff.

We hope everyone enjoys the new addition as much as we did developing this! As always if you have any questions about this or any suggestions for other features you want to see please contact our support department.

Thank you for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!