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IP.Nexus 1.3.0: Hosting

Posted by Mark , 29 April 2011 · 2,860 views

Following our IP.Nexus 1.3 updates, here are the changes to hosting integration:

Screenshots shown are subject to design change.


Improved Error Log

If a server experiences temporary issues, Nexus is unable to make calls to the server to create, suspend, terminate accounts, etc. When this happens, a log is made so that you can review and resend the failed commands.

In IP.Nexus 1.3, we've improved the interface for dealing with errors so that you can quickly locate the account it relates to, and view the full API call information.

On the subject of dealing with API errors - there may be times when an account cannot be created or it is manually edited on the server.
IP.Nexus now has an easy interface for associating a record in it's database with an account on the server. You can just enter in the username on the server, and Nexus will figure it out.


Improved Server List

IP.Nexus lists the current load average when viewing the list of servers in the Admin CP.
When there are lots of servers, this can sometimes cause the page to load slowly.

In IP.Nexus 1.3, the load will be fetched by AJAX after the page loads so that there is no delay.


Editing Account Information

Sometimes you may need to edit the Nexus database without calling the server, for example, if a username is changed on the server and you just need to update the Nexus database.]

In IP.Nexus 1.3, when editing a hosting account, Nexus will notify you which fields will be updated on the server and allow you to override that if you desire.

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Along with the above, when cancelling a purchase, Nexus will allow you to optionally not terminate the account on the server (which it previously did automatically).


Partial Domain Search

I previously mentioned the Live Search support in IP.Nexus 1.3.
This supports partial searching for domains and account usernames which was not previously supported.



Feel free to comment on this blog entry below or, if you have feedback unrelated to this blog entry, start a new topic in our feedback forum. If you have feedback related to changes beyond what this entry is referring to, please start a feedback topic.

  • Black-Elmo, Stephane, McG and 3 others like this



Looks like a great Improvement :) Nice work.
    • Asiaforum.no and TURBO12357 like this
The more improvements I keep reading about IP.Nexus is getting me closer to taking away the checkbook from the wife.
    • Ryan Ashbrook, Asiaforum.no and TURBO12357 like this
Just have to comment:

I know that hosting is a focus for IPS as a company, but honestly, you've GOT to know that it's not exactly a major issue for most of your your customers... Right? ;-)

Just saying what i'm sure a lot of other folks are thinking. I'm sure there are a few IPS customers that are in the hosting game (and this is AWESOME stuff for them) but it's largely "meh" for the rest of the customers that use IPS as a community software solution. Not trying to be a bah-humbug type, just interjecting some perspective.

James
    • Edward Shephard, Maxxius, Boost Samurai and 1 other like this
Agreed^ Since when do forum communities allow members to buy hosting? I've only been to one hosting site that had a forum, but I'm pretty sure if anyone is to be taken seriously with hosting, they will want their own hosting scripts and not sell it via IP.Nexus (and only have the forum as a side thing). Just saying...
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Boost Samurai
Apr 30 2011 12:06 AM
It's nice, but it really should be it's own app, the whole hosting thing I mean!

Just have to comment: I know that hosting is a focus for IPS as a company, but honestly, you've GOT to know that it's not exactly a major issue for most of your your customers... Right? ;-)Just saying what i'm sure a lot of other folks are thinking. I'm sure there are a few IPS customers that are in the hosting game (and this is AWESOME stuff for them) but it's largely "meh" for the rest of the customers that use IPS as a community software solution. Not trying to be a bah-humbug type, just interjecting some perspective.James


Of course we know ;)
But that doesn't mean it's not a very important focus for those that do use it.

I've seen several people in fact use IP.Nexus as the front application, sometimes disabling the forums entirely. This is fact how invisionpower.com works (IP.Nexus and IP.Content).
I have to be honest that I would consider signing up for an account on IPS for hosting if the services were in line with what my current webhost provides. I just think that the limit of the number of users logged on to your site, would hamper what my website currently does. I would like to see that restriction lifted and brought more in line with charging a set price for the type of service you want.

For instance, I go through Hostgator and while I don't expect IPS to have unlimited resources, having a hosting account that would allow for 10 mysql databases, some email accounts associated with that hosting account as well as having no limits to how many users/guests can be logged on at one time, it would prove to be an incentive for more clients.

At any one time, I have anywhere from 8-15 members logged into their accounts and will have as many as twenty to around 60 guests logged in. While I have the anti-spam filters turned on, I don't have a problem with spammers getting through or anything like that. I don;t expect IPS to achieve that kind of level of hosting ability but I would like to see more options as an incentive to sign up since I already purchase licenses for IPS and IP.Content and renew them when they're due to be renewed.
I've got it all set up on my site, but alas, none of my members have purchased hosting from me using this. Hosting seems to be a difficult thing to sell these days. :unsure:

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