An upgrade is scheduled for tomorrow (3rd Feb 2016) between 8:30 -- 11:30 AM BST, during which the servers will be upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2.
The servers will not be accessible during this time, and you will not be able to use WebsitePanel.
If you have any problems after the upgrade, please open a support ticket.
Please note that at the end of November I will be closing down the free cfmldeveloper email service.
I have been offering this free email service using google apps for a few years now, but I have had very few users actually signup for an account in all these years and those that have, do not use it. Stats show that most have not logged in within last 4 years, many have never logged in once to their account, In fact there are only 2 users who have logged in at all this year.
Since It is evident that this service is of no value and is not being used, I have therefore made the decision to shut it down.
If you have any data stored in your account which you need to keep, then please download it before the end of the month. You can optionally use Google Takeout
to export everything from your account in a single download.
<p>I have now installed LUCEE and it is set as the default CFML engine. So any new webiste
created in WebsitePanel will have Lucee enabled by default, no other steps are required.</p>
<p>The LUCEE admin can be found at yoursite.cfmldeveloper.com/lucee/admin.cfm<br />
The default web admin password is : TempPassword!ChangeIt!</p>
<p>I will be removing Railo from the server at the end of the month, as well as CF9, so all users should switch their sites to either LUCEE or CF10, I recommend LUCEE due to the fact that you can have full control and manage everything yourself via the Lucee admin if nothng else. Enabling CF10 is still as per the instructions in the FAQ.</p>
<p>The easiest way to switch to LUCEE is simply to delete your Railo or CF settings from the web.config. If this does not get Lucee working, then you may need to delete and re-add your site as well to pickup the default handlers. Don't worry, this does not delete any files, just the website.</p>
As some of you will know I have been trying out Blesta for the last few months, which the developer kindly gave me a free copy of. While this solution was certainly better than iCloud 360 system I was using before, it still sadly was not very intuitive or user friendly, and frankly not very pleasant to use. The documentation was patchy at best and getting the software working requires posting endless questions on the forums and you need an understanding of PHP to process the answers. Basically my impression is that Blesta is written by a PHP developer for other PHP developers who run a hosting business.
After some 6+ months I was still having issues with things not working properly and it was taking too much of time trying to fix along with the manual intervention to deal with new user signups as it did not integrate with WebsitePanel. So I have finally had to bite the bullet and switch to WHMCS. This was somehting I was trying to avoid, as it has an associated cost for me, but at the end of the day I know WHMCS really well as we use it over at host partners, and I know it does everything I need, is pretty easy to use and integrates with WebsitePanel. So better the devil you know as they say, and of all the billing/client management systems I have tried thus far, WHMCS while not perfect, is easily the best.
I have already written a blesta to WHMCS migration tool and have moved all those users, and am now in the process of writing a tool to get all the WebsitePanel users and spaces imported, so over the coming weeks you should receive an email with your new account details and account renewal notifications for those of you who have not had one in the last year.