New features and updates, versions 3.0.6-3.1.3 (January - June 2017)

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New features and updates, versions 3.0.6-3.1.3 (January - June 2017)

Postby pahanua » 17 Aug 2017, 18:14:50

Dear Customers,
As you know, we are in constant process of improving our services for you. Changes we are
introducing in the Customer Panel or “under the hood”, are usually being unnoticeable. That’s
because we are doing everything to ensure that the process of implementation runs as smoothly as
possible.
Often, these are just small changes and minor improvements, but from time to time we decide to
release new functions and major improvements, and we would like to proudly spread some news
about them.

We would like to present you a short summary of our work on theversions, that is, on the functions
and improvements of our Customer Panel. We really count on your suggestions, remarks and
reviews. These are incredibly helpful for us, as we want to improve the tools that you – our
Customers – are using every day.



Set up your domain in a more user-friendly way

We always make it easier for users. It is now way more friendly for you to edit the settings of your domain. The old window has been split into two tabs: one for general settings -where you can set your domain as attached or unattached, change its PHP version or give it an alias- and the other tab was exclusively designed to modify your domain’s DNS information.

Tracking the traffic of your website is now simpler

Once a website has been built and launched, there is still plenty of work to do. We know that tracking stats is one of the most important functions a webmaster has and because we care for you and your work, we have rebuilt the Statistics menu on the user panel. Besides a new –and more organized- visual, it makes your tracking experience way more complete.

Support menu was enhanced for you

Web hosting customer service is important; having a team that stands by in times of need is what makes the difference. Thinking of that, we modified the support menu so your request is more precise and our supporters can give users quick yet efficient answers. From now on, you are able to choose the type of issue you are dealing with among some predetermined options.

Our domains offer has three new features

  • If at the moment of choosing your domain name, it is not clear for you the meaning of each domain extension; For.ug has created a page for all of them. It offers new or current users detailed description, conditions and prices for those extensions you can currently buy from our site, take a look at example of domain with .us extension.
  • Looking for the best price to register your domain? We know we have it and for that reason we offer you a price comparison table with up-to-date information of market prices, it is all up to you.
  • Separated pages for SSL certificates and Hiding data in the WHOIS database features.

SSL for free domains

Have you ever wanted to provide safe connection to your own website for your own users but you could not do it because you got your domain for free and never considered buying a paid domain?

That is completely accessible for your free domain from now on!
All you need to do is going to domains menu on user panel and show how much you care for your users’ data, get a SSL certificate for your desired free domain. Imagine your lovely website -which has hundreds of users coming online every day to watch your unique content. Now all users of your own website are able to surf securely.

How many SSL certificates can I get?
SSL for free domains have weekly limit of 20. When you reach the limit, you will see notification message asking you to wait until next week.

VPS menu improvements

We have implemented feature which allows users to install ISPconfig and Webmin control panels right on their VPS tailored for their needs. Let us talk about each one of them:

  • ISPconfig

ISPConfig is an open source hosting control panel for Linux, licensed under BSD and developed by the company ISPConfig UG. If installed, the ISPconfig panel will be available on port 8080. Apache2, PHP, phpMyAdmin and Webmail will also be installed. Don’t worry if installation takes some time, it is normal. Note, that ISPconfig is available only for Debian Wheezy and Ubuntu by the moment and for VPS 1024 and higher plans only.

  • Webmin

Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems (recently Win too) It makes it possible to configure operating system internals, such as users, disk quotas, services or configuration files, as well as modify and control open source apps, such as the Apache HTTP Server, PHP or MySQL. If installed, Webmin panel will be available on port 10000. Note, that Webmin is available only for VPS 1024 and 2048 plans and for all distributions except Arch Linux

    More Linux distributions were added:
  • Arch Linux
  • Centos 6 and Centos 7
  • Debian 7 Wheezy and Debian 9 Stretch
  • Fedora 23 and Fedora 24
  • Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial and Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety

Quick information messages when adding services

Place your mouse over the information symbol and get recommendations and conditions to successfully add a service. We make it faster and easier for you.

Professional IT Services offer

Do you have some web applications problems that you cannot solve? Do you want to improve your data security? Or you just need some IT expert in order to save some time? Check our Professional IT Services offer.

Our hosting offer table was re-designed

Now users and visitors are able to check and compare the hosting plans that For.ug offers, they can go from a summarized list to a complete one showing all our products and services just by clicking on the button "More". Go over our offer and confirm why FOR.ug is the best hosting site.

We also reorganized our site into breadcrumbs, to make it a more user-friendly experience to browse through our pages. Therefore, if you click on an option you can easily go back to the previous page by using this functionality.

For.ug now has a help center available for users and visitors

Visit our help center before requesting costumer service, every day the information in the center is updated, there you can find a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and articles to help you interact with our user panel. We have also added a section concerning Content Management Systems (CMS) with step-by-step guides to install the most popular tools and if that is not enough, you can also count on a troubleshooting section for users to cope with common issues.

Livechat

Our development team is proud to present to you Livechat service. This new feature provides help desk software for our support team and online chat software for informational purposes. Just by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right corner of our website, you can try out this function. If your preferences are to get technical support, you can request directly our support team through e-mail <support@For.ug>.

What are the benefits?
Through this new feature, users and visitors can get detailed info about every product and service FOR.ug provides. This info will surely help you make a right choice and undoubtedly increase your profits either as a common user, experienced developer or as a busy entrepreneur.

ABC Hosting does not stop growing

Besides For.ug, we have released our hosting offer in other regions around the world. Beginning with CBA.pl , an option for Polish users, then adding our free hosting for users in Ukraine, through ZZZ.com.ua have given us the amazing opportunity to reframe our services in a more international scale. To make your work trouble-free and more comfortable, you can find ZZZ in Ukrainian and Russian language, Aba in arabic and English and CBA counts with Polish and English as well.
Our more recent releases have been thought for users in Latin America and Africa. Our free hosting is available in Venezuela (ZZ.com.ve) with versions in English and Spanish and in Nigeria (Hit.ng) in English. Our non-stopping work gives you the opportunity to be pent of a global hosting site.

Security improvement

  • We added Google reCAPTCHA service, replacing the old anti-bot system.
  • Registration page now requires confirmation code to be sent to your e-mail in order to proceed successfully.

And more…

    Development team has improved control panel of web hosting for Internet Explorer users
  • Generic stability and performance improvement
  • Optimization of code
  • New layouts and pages
  • Visual improvement of website
  • Improved texts of notifications and translations.

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