Our new hardware arrived yesterday and we’ve been working hard to get our iaps.TestServer back up and running. We expect to have everything working by Monday morning, but there are no promises. The current server-interface really needs an update and some security measures put in place; which is why this process may take a while. We intend to implement an interface much like our iaps.Manage project but with much revision for server-side options; turning it into an application much like CPanel (world-wide, web-server management console). Although our server may be running by Monday, this software will not be implemented for a few weeks.
Our internal network hardware decided to give up, after 10 strong years of service. Recently, we have noticed a decrease in performance (up/down-time) and issues with our iaps.TestServer connectivity. We have put in an order to replace and upgrade some of our current hardware. We should have our test-server and internal network back up and running by the end of the week, at the latest. This upgrade does not effect any of our clients information or website but it will enhance our hardware, tremendously (including a brand new 500GB back-up hard drive). Our test-server will be re-installed and re-implemented using Ubuntu Linux running Apache, MySQL, PHP and PERL.
Organization is key, so here is a quick list of things we’re working on and in the order of release (which will hopefully be soon):
- iaps.Manage (client administrating self application)
- iaps.ManagePro (company administrating self and clients application)
- iaps.AwesomeCMS (no details will be released on this application, but it is in the planning stages; and it’s top secret!)
- we are also working on cleaning up our own website. A new marketing campaign is in effect and this site may undergo some major changes to the front-end; getting started procedure steps, interactivity, flash, etc. We are even considering switching to a div-based layout versus our current table-based, but there’s no real need for that right now.
- We decided to postpone the Microsoft Vista troubleshooting documentation in our Knowledge Base. We may remove the Knowledge Base section completely, or turn it into a full-scale news-bulletin. We are still very undecided but feel strongly that this section needs to either a) get bigger, or b) get gone…
We have put together a quick informative document concerning website privacy, regarding your email address! This article was inspired by all of the people asking why email addresses are hardly ever posted on company websites anymore…
XML is becoming a major part of iaps.Manage. Considering this, we are working on a full class of transformation functions that will permit easy creation, updates and display of XML files. When this class is complete, we will make it available for download.
We are pleased to introduce iaps.ManagePro! This new project will replace our iaps.cConsole and will provide many benefits to online businesses; including: client management, transaction processing, employee scheduling and much more! This application will be released shortly after iaps.Manage but it will have the ability to work in paralelle with it. This means that iaps.Manage and iaps.ManagePro will be used to manage and organize almost every aspect of our website and business practices.
Considering how felixble this system will be, the browser & database compatibility, security and user-friendliness, we will be making this package, and individual projects, available to you; for company integration. We look forward to telling you more once the project starts its re-development of iaps.cConsole.
A visual demo has been released with minimal customization options, but detailed enough to show you what you get! Read more…
With the PHP upgrade, and added security it provides, we came across a few issues with our coding; which essentially prohibited users from only being able to see our sites homepage. It was a quick 10 minute fix and everything should be working properly. If you notice any problems with our site, please submit a bug report.
We now have to wait for the nameservers to populate throughout the web.
We will be moving our domain to a new server within the next few days, which may result in some downtime. This transfer is required to upgrade our currently implemented PHP 4.4.4 up to PHP 5.2.4; making use of the newly added Object-Oriented security features. This problem was noticed when we loaded our iaps.Manage project from our local test server to our web server; producing many errors. *giggle* We assumed our web server would have its’ PHP version up-to-date. This also means that iaps.Manage – Account Management is down until our server transfer is complete. We thank you for you patience.