sql-server-2014If you’ve been anxiously awaiting SQL Server 2014 you will be happy to know that you can add an MS SQL 2014 database to your site right now in the MS SQL Manager section of Control Panel.

We continue to offer and support SQL 2008, SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012 as well. And as always, there is no extra charge for MS SQL databases.

 

We just released a new round of App Installer updates:

  • Acquia Drupal 7.27.32
  • DotNetNuke 7.2.2 Community Edition
  • Joomla 3.3
  • mediaWIki 1.22.6
  • mojoPortal 2.4.0.3
  • Moodle 2.6.2
  • nopCommerce 3.3
  • phpMyAdmin 4.2.1
  • SilverStripe CMS 3.1.4
  • Umbraco CMS 7.1.1
  • WordPress 3.9.1

Please note that nopCommerce 3.3 requires the ASP.NET 4.5.1 Framework in order to run properly, and that is only available on our Windows 2012 R2/IIS8 servers.  If you’re having trouble getting it to work, please open up a support ticket to have your account moved to one of those servers.

 

You’ve been asking us for the ability to auto-renew domain names, and now you can!

When we sent out the email notice of the availability of the new option we also mentioned that everyone who switched to automatic domain renewal would be eligible to win a free year of hosting.

Well we’ve chosen two winners, and they are Rodrigo Sandoval from Santiago, Chile and Bruce Roeser from Florida. Congratulations, gentlemen, and thanks for using WinHost!

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For those customers who just absolutely have to have the latest and greatest, here’s a list of updated applications available from the WinHost Control Panel:

  • Acquia Drupal 7.26.30
  • BlogEngine.NET 2.9.1.0
  • DotNetNuke 7.2.1 Community Edition
  • Joomla 3.2.2
  • Kooboo 4.3
  • mediaWIki 1.22.3
  • mojoPortal 2.4.0.2
  • MonoX 4.9.40.4907
  • Moodle 2.6.1
  • phpMyAdmin 4.1.9
  • Umbraco CMS 7.0.4
  • WordPress 3.8.1
 

You’ve been telling us that you need more. More everything; space for your files, memory for your applications, so we put our heads together and said, “What can we do to make that happen?” The answer was simple: increase all the quotas! Now! So that’s what we did.

Okay, I’m making it sound a lot easier than it was. But over the past day or so we’ve rolled out new quotas for every WinHost plan. The changes are now in effect on all web and SQL servers.

Here are the details:

Ultimate
Site memory has increased to 500MB, a gain of 200MB
SQL database disk space has increased to 5GB, a gain of 2.5GB
Number of SQL databases is now unlimited
SQL database disk space has increased to 5GB, a gain of 2.5GB
Number of MySQL databases is now unlimited

Max
Site memory has increased to 300MB, a gain of 100MB
SQL database disk space has increased to 2GB, a gain of 1GB
Number of SQL databases is now unlimited
MySQL database disk space has increased to 2GB, a gain of 1GB
Number of MySQL databases is now unlimited

Basic
SQL database disk space has increased to 500MB, a gain of 300MB
MySQL database disk space has increased to 500MB, a gain of 300MB

If you have any questions about these changes, just let us know. We want you to be able to grow at WinHost, and we hope that these quota increases help a lot of you do just that.

Go on now, get busy!