H-Sphere Versions Versions Archive

Years 2002 - 2003: Features Reference by Version

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H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 8    (Update Instructions)

- Account Info security hole patched
- Queuing/sending CP system emails improved
- Issues with apache config re-posting on newly created accounts fixed.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 7    (Update Instructions)

- Processing log files by Urchin using print-log.pl improved;
- Improved Apache error document;
- Added account lock during accounting and adding/deleting resources;
- Problem with IIS instant alias re-enabling fixed;
- PGSQL user suspend script error fixed;
- Problem with ODBC double prefixing fixed;
- Fixed problem with reseller admin plan creation without Site Toolbox resource;
- Wrong DNS caching during merchant gateway transactions fixed;
- Problem with double Urchin4 resource creation fixed.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 6    (Update Instructions)

- Common User Creator fix;
- Start/end billing period date fix;
- Postgres fix for FreeBSD;
- Support for Postgres 7.3.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 5    (Update Instructions)

- Fixed problem with billing period not opening;
- Added possibility to register domains via domain registrars in MailOnly plan;
- Mailing List Trailer problem fixed;
- MonthlyRevenue cron problem fixed;
- PhysicalCreator problem fixed;
- Problem with DNS at ContentMove fixed;
- Added possibility to move users from MailOnly plan between resellers;
- Removed possibility to enter simple or similar to login passwords.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 4    (Update Instructions | VPS Update Instructions)

New Features and Improvements:

- Added compatibility with Urchin5;
- Updated print-log.pl script for Urchin;
- One Urchin login is now used for a user with both Windows and Unix accounts;
- Webalizer country lookup added;
Possibility to turn off DB prefixes for CommonUserCreator added;
- MoveVHostResources output made more verbose;
- Plan Comparison improved;

Bugfixes:

- Problems with changing IP on stopgap domains fixed;
- Problems with resetting 'failed charge attempts' counter fixed;
- Traffic calculation problem for Virtual FTP fixed;
- Problem with deleting MySQL "shared" users when deleting MySQL DB fixed;
- Fixed problem with DNS update when a moved account has two domains on Dedicated IPs;
- Webalizer problem with local referrer fixed.

VPS Bugfixes and Improvements:

- setting host name different from the main server added;
- setting different NIS domain name from the main server made possible;
- downloading required RPM packages for base Linux RedHat 7.3 installation from Internet added.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 3    (Update Instructions)

For all customers using PayPal with jdk 1.3.1:
this patch fixes problem with not receiving confirmation of valid transactions and PayPal payments not showing in H-Sphere billing.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 2    (Update Instructions)

- system's sending empty email notifications to users fixed;
- KnowledgeBase bug fixed.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 1    (Upgrade Instructions | VPS Upgrade Instructions)

Features:

- Creating KnowledgeBase by resellers;
- Viewing read-only admin KnowledgeBase in reseller Control Panels;

Fixed:

- security vulnerability in DNS zone with "Shared SSL enabled";
- hiding servers assigned as global resources for a particular reseller plan in server alias list;
- VPS traffic and disk usage (see VPS Upgrade);

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Final    (Upgrade Instructions | VPS Upgrade Instructions)

Features:

- Virtual Private Servers
- Mail Domain Alias
- Inheriting Shared SSL by Resellers
- Suspending Debtors (configurable for all users and individuals)
- Admin Notes (available in account search results -> account ID link)
- Custom Jobs (available in account search results -> account ID link)
- .us, .ca, .info and .biz Domain Registration Support
- Content Move Tools for Windows Hosting
- Resource Recreation Manager (available in account search results)

Third Party Products:

- Urchin 4 Unix/Windows Server Support
- ASP Enterprise (MS SQL) Manager
- Site Toolbox
- Updated LinkPoint Libraries

Improvements:

- taxes are differentiated by country and state
- users are notified by e-mail when they are granted/rejected shell access
- users switching to dedicated IP are warned about DNS propagating downtime
- dbnames and usernames for all types of DBs are set up with unique prefix ID (up to 7 character), generated of usernames, e.g.: gooduse_dbname, goodu1_username
- servers assigned as global resources for a particular reseller plan are hidden from other plan resellers in server alias list
- ability to set name servers for VPS

Fixed:

- H-Sphere CP cross site scripting vulnerability
- trouble ticket mail collection
- client side validation
- chain certificates for resellers
- Enterprise System Info licence counter
- monthly revenue report
- knowlegdebase import
- security hole of viewing reports of another users
- resource removal when deleting reseller account
- billing resellers at old prices after they change plans
- assigning the same IP to users that simultaneously switch to dedicated IP
- redirecting URL for Windows based accounts
Virtual Private Servers:
- IP is assigned to new virtual ethernet devices, not to device aliases
- removing IP from virtual server
- adding new IP to VPS server without downtime

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 RC 3    (Upgrade Instructions | VPS Upgrade Instructions)

New:
- users are notified by e-mail when they are granted / rejected shell access
- users are notified by e-mail on VPS initialization
- VPS disk space and traffic readings are truncated to the whole numbers
- users switching to dedicated IP are warned about DNS propagating downtime
- dbnames and usernames for all types of DBs are set up with unique prefix ID (up to 7 characters), generated of usernames, e.g.: gooduse_dbname, goodu1_username

Fixed:
- redirecting URL for Windows based accounts
- displaying proper numbers for free and used licenses on the Enterprise System Info page
- gathering log files for Urchin 4 statistics
- the account preview resource in admin plan wizard
- monthly revenue report
- hiding servers assigned as global resources for a particular reseller plan from other plan resellers in server alias list
- importing knowlegdebases

- complete resource removal when deleting reseller account

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 RC 2    (Installation Instructions)

Fixed bugs:
- Billing resellers at old prices after they change plans
- Assigning the same IP to users that simultaneously switch to dedicated IP
- Security hole of viewing reports of another users

Features and Updates:
- Updated LinkPoint libraries
- Suspending debtors configurable by individual users (available in Search results -> username)
- VPS new features (upgrade instructions):
   1) User and group quota enabled in VPS;
   2) Disk, memory and processes limitations fixed;
   3) Smooth VPS start and stop;
   4) The /hsphere/shared/scripts/vps-list.pl script rendering the comprehensive information about existing VPS implemented;
   5) More stable and reliable work of VPS.

Fixed Update

 

H-Sphere 2.3 Patch 6    (Update Instructions)
- possibility to view reports of another users eliminated.

 

H-Sphere 2.3 Patch 5    (Update Instructions)
- H-Sphere CP cross site scripting vulnerability eliminated

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 RC 1    (Update Instructions)
- H-Sphere CP cross site scripting vulnerability eliminated

 

H-Sphere 2.3 Patch 4    (Update Instructions)
- Interface language problem when choosing a country on the Control Panel fixed
- Max value is allowed for MS SQL DB Quota
- Mail Domain Alias problem fixed

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Beta 4    (Update Instructions)
- Suspending Debtors
- Admin notes (available in account search results -> account ID link)
- Custom jobs (available in account search results -> account ID link)
- Resource recreation manager (available in account search results)
- .us, .ca, .info and .biz domain registration support
- Content move tools for Windows hosting
- User db name prefixes to avoid identical database names across accounts

 

H-Sphere 2.3 Patch 3    (Update Instructions)

- Update to SiteStudio 1.6 RC2
- Mistakenly added mail domain alias interface entries removed from the H-Sphere
- Various validation problems fixed
- Displaying mail relays corrected
- Chain certificate fixed for Reseller CP SSL
- H-Sphere trouble ticket mail client improved.
- Link to change Shared IP to Dedicated not showing when MAX for IP is reached or 'dedicated' mode is disabled.

 

H-Sphere 2.3 Patch 2    (Update Instructions)

- Entering dynamic parameters in quota and usage warnings fixed
- Reading trouble ticket attachments fixed
- Deleting FTP sub-accounts on FreeBSD fixed
- Collecting traffic from two web servers on one box fixed
- Urchin3 checkbox in plan editor fixed
The patch doesn't include ProFTPd and CP server apache updates.

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Beta 3    (Update Instructions)

- Inheriting Shared SSL by Resellers (admin | reseller)
- Trouble Ticket mail collection fix
- More improvements to client side validation

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Beta 2    (Update Instructions)

- Improvements to Virtual Private Servers
- Urchin 4 Windows Server Support
- Taxes differentiated by country and state
- Improved client side validation (now works with all popular browsers)
- Improved mail domain aliases
- Fixes in chain certificates for resellers

 

H-Sphere 2.3.1 Beta 1    (Update Instructions)

Features:

- Virtual Private Servers
- Urchin 4
- Mail domain alias (experimental)
- MS SQL Manager
- Site Toolbox

 

H-Sphere 2.3 Patch 1    (Update Instructions)

Features:

- Home directory path moved from Plan wizards to logical servers page;

Bugfixes

- Several problems with migrating users between boxes fixed;
- Rlimit warning added into Plan Wizards/Editors;
- Localization added to 'Enlarge credit' and 'Add debit';
- Billing problem of several refunds on one recurrent fixed;
- Billing info removed from the Trial signup moderated form;
- Problem with removing migration task fixed;
- Problem with searching users by physical servers fixed;
- Real Server problem fixed;
- Problem with statistics missing in webalizer and modlogan fixed.

 

H-Sphere 2.3 Final

2.3 Final incorporates all new features and bugfixes of 2.3 release candidates including:

Features:

- Moving Virtual Hosting between servers within one H-Sphere cluster;
- Miva Empresa 4.02 and Miva Merchant 4.16 support;
- Securing reseller control panels with SSL;
- Disabling global resources, logical servers, reseller CP SSL and reseller DNS IP;
- Summary Disk Usage;
- Domain Registrar Manager;
- Enhanced Account Search by logical/physical servers, reseller disk usage/traffic, disk usage, CC processing errors, IPs.
- Series of Trouble Ticket System New Features;
- Knowledgebase to Enhance Customer Support Services;
- New mail resources: Mailing List Trailer, Mail Autoresponder;
- Added Support of mail resources with identical names.
- Online Payment Providers support added: WorldPay, PayPal, 2CheckOut.
- New Merchant Gateways: PayFlow Pro, Skipjack, Plug'n Pay, AuthorizeNet(Sim), IonGate, Surepay.
- Handling CC Charge Request Failures.
- Moderation of Problem CC Signups;
- E-mail Notifications About Trial Signup Moderation;
- Mass Mail Spellcheck;
- Enabled viewing Log Files from CP;
- DNS logical server role assigment changed from random to comparing;
- DNS servers usage expanded with assigning DNS logical servers for resellers;
- New phpBB version 2.0.4;
- WebShell update to version 3;
- New osCommerce version 2.2-MS1;
- PHP version 4.3 update for webservers;
- Reseller plans included into Compare Plans utility;
- Ability to change plan from moderate signup section;
- Signup with 5 affiliate program links;
- Quick access for admin plans;
- Improved Plans screen design.

Major bugfixes and improvements:

- Number localization problems with registrar/ reseller prices and credit limit in plan wizards fixed;
- PayPal localization fixed;
- Locale settings of reseller and system default languages, system number and currency format improved;
- Problem with resetting Free Disk Usage value to 0 after editing with Plan Edit Wizard fixed;
- Free Reseller CP SSL IP and Taken Reseller CP SSL IP added to IP Address Report;
- Parameter allowing PHP to store sessions in database is added to the configure.php;
- Redundant moderation warnings removed from trial accounts moderated signup;
- Nomenu admin interface improved;
- Problem with Reseller traffic in Reseller Plan Wizard fixed;
- Cache memory allocation optimized;
- Billing synchronization improved;
- Problem with attempts to create resources on non-existing servers fixed;
- NAT support of external IPs in reseller admin panel improved;
- Moving users between resellers improved;
- Suspending and resuming features improved;
- Accounting error messages delivery corrected;
- Usage Loader optimized;
- Zero bill entry added to separate log to save history;
- SiteStudio fixed to use customer's real domain when instant alias is disabled;
- Critical resources set as mandatory and can't be disabled;
- Source code optimized in Domain Registration Manager;
- Suspend reason form improved;
- Error tracking and messaging improved in Enom and OpenSRS;
- Charging resellers setup fees for end user resources when Free value isn't set or set to zero in reseller's plans fixed;
- DB usage script checking PostgreSQL and MySQL in the box improved;
- Deleting accounts from moderate signup within reseller account corrected;
- Reseller CP made accessible at the default URL after changing reseller CP URL during DNS update;
- Including reseller traffic and disk usage resources fixed in reseller plan wizards;
- Message added to inform real domain users about domain propagation period if the Instant access domain alias is off;
- Error fixed in Urchin License Manager;
- Mail&DNS plan removed and MailOnly plan enhanced with service domain, domain alias and database support;
- MS SQL transaction log percentage and database size increased.

Version 2.3 RC5

Bugfixes Included into RC4 Patch 1:
- number localization problems with registrar/ reseller prices and credit limit in plan wizards fixed;
- TTAutoclose cron looping fixed;
- descriptions to exported bill entries added;
- correct directory for Virtual FTP + VFTP anonymous in the ftp config file provided;
- System Info and Reseller System Info overload fixed;

Other bugfixes and improvements:
- resetting FATTS from a moderated signup page added;
- error in FTPVHostResource fixed;
- not sending invoices for check accounts with negative balance corrected;
- system warning added when Pg SQL user is created with a name that already exists in a database;
- problem with resetting Free Disk Usage value to 0 after editing with Plan Edit Wizard fixed;
- Free Reseller CP SSL IP and Taken Reseller CP SSL IP added to IP Address Report;
- wrong PayPal number formatting fixed;
- mass mailing fixed in the Content moving report;
- parameter allowing PHP to store sessions in database is added to the configure.php;
- redundant moderation warnings removed from trial accounts moderated signup;
- fixed expressing taxes in round numbers;
- quick access for admin plans added;
- added new phpBB version 2.0.4;
- added new osCommerce version 2.2-MS1;
- nomenu admin interface improved;
- errors with the ' character in hsphere_lang.properties file corrected;
- missing icons added into nomenu admin interface;
- problem with Reseller traffic in Reseller Plan Wizard fixed;

Version 2.3 RC4

New Features:
- Moving Virtual Hosting between servers within one H-Sphere cluster
- Miva Empresa 4.02 and Miva Merchant 4.16 support
- Skipjack merchant gateway support
- Plug'n Pay merchant gateway support
- AuthorizeNet Sim protocol support
- IonGate merchant gateway support
- 2CheckOut support
- WebShell update to version 3

Bugfixes and improvements:
- Trouble tickets autoclose fixed;
- Cache memory allocation optimized;
- Billing synchronization improved;
- Problem with attempts to create resources on inexistent servers fixed;
- Mail fixed to keep copies of e-mails when mailboxes and forwards have the same name;
- Web interface glitch with editing mail resource properties fixed;
- PayPal problem with PassThrough value fixed;
- Multi-currencies support for PayPal implemented;
- Trial invoice problem with adding recurrent to the balance fixed;
- NAT support of external IPs in reseller admin panel improved;
- Queries for Users Search report corrected;
- Moving users between resellers improved;
- Suspending and resuming features improved;
- Accounting error messages delivery corrected;
- Series of billing problems fixed;
- DNS logical server role assigment changed from random to comparing;
- KnowledgeBase problem fixed;
- Additional services link on the Search results page changed;
- Logging of apache-vhost problems when parameters are missing fixed;
- 4.3 PHP version update for webservers added*;
- Usage Loader optimized;
- DNS servers usage expanded with assigning DNS logical servers for resellers;
- Reset reseller URL fixed;
- Zero bill entry added to separate log to save history;
- Problem with full_amount in WorldPay, PayPal, etc fixed;
- Problem with hostnum for Windows FTP VHostAnonymousResource fixed;
- Series of email problems fixed;
- Fixed problems s currency format, number format, change interface;
- Shell Requests Manager added to Global Resources;
- Locale settings of reseller and system default languages, system number and currency format improved.


*PHP Update Warning for H-Sphere 2.3 RC4
Once you have updated to version 2.3 RC4, it is highly recommended that you update your PHP to version 4.3 to have the new version of WebShell running. However, mind the following:
- the /usr/local/lib/php.ini file is backed up and then replaced during the update (by the H-Sphere default php.ini file).
  If you have any extraordinary php.ini settings, check the file after the update and reconfigure it according to your requirements;
- new version of PHP doesn't support some of the old PHP scripts that may cause problems;
- osCommerce 2.0 may stop running, so make sure to update osCommerce to version 2.2.


 

Version 2.3 RC3

New Features:
- Securing reseller control panels with SSL (Apache installation only!)
- Disabling global resources and logical servers
- phpBB 2.03 support
- Reseller plans included into Compare Plans utility
- Signup with 5 affiliate program links

Bugfixes:
- a utility added to check the system for reseller Summary Quota overcharges;
- e-mail invoicing improved to notify resellers when fees are accrued to end user accounts;
- Webalizer and Modlogan index.html pages included;
- SiteStudio fixed to use customer's real domain when instant alias is disabled;
- new messages showing up in the Trouble Ticket system corrected;
- "Service record doesn't belong to this DNS zone" error occurring when deleting a server alias or service DNS zone fixed;
- critical resources set as mandatory and can't be disabled;
- source code optimized in Domain Registration Manager;
- suspend reason form improved;
- the creation of wwwuser account under deleted reseller plans made impossible;
- wrong tooltip changed in the Search menu -> Accounts -> Set Billing Date;
- viewing logs in H-Sphere CP improved;
- MAX value fixed for MS SQL, PgSQL and MySQL database quotas;
- error tracking and messaging improved in Enom and OpenSRS;
- problem with custom signup forms fixed;
- charging resellers setup fees for end user resources when Free value isn't set or set to zero in reseller's plans fixed;
- DB usage script checking PostgreSQL and MySQL in the box improved;
- non-US locale charset format in Plan Wizards corrected;
- deleting accounts from moderate signup within reseller account corrected;
- series of Knowledgebase bugs fixed;
- Reseller CP made accessible at the default URL after changing reseller CP URL during DNS update;
- summary disk usage implemented for no billing plans;
- summary disk usage added to email-only plan;
- including reseller traffic and disk usage resources fixed in reseller plan wizards;
- Summary Disk Usage added to the "Warning Settings" menu;
- changing plan from moderate signup section made possible;
- "No signup_id available in signup" error appearing when create is clicked twice in moderated signup section fixed;
- comment for credit in Search result page -> Credit shortened to 255 symbols;
- message added to inform real domain users about domain propagation period if the Instant access domain alias is off;
- error fixed in Urchin License Manager;
- Mail&DNS plan removed and MailOnly plan enhanced with service domain, domain alias and database support;
- Server side validation double messaging problem fixed in Windows Plan Creation Wizard;
- Incorrect ASP resource creation with enabled Stopgap domain fixed;
- MS SQL transaction log percentage and database size increased.


Version 2.3 RC1- RC2

New Features:
- Domain Registrar Manager
- Summary Disk Usage
- Handling CC Charge Request Failures

- Retrieving IPs with IP Report
- Searching Accounts by Logical/Physical Servers and Groups
- Disk Usage Report
- Reseller Disk Usage Report
- Reseller Traffic Report
- CC Processing Errors Report

- View Log Files from CP
- Moderation of Problem CC Signups
- E-mail Notifications About Trial Signup Moderation
- Mass Mail Spellcheck

- Knowledgebase to Enhance Customer Support Services
- Releasing Trouble Tickets Back to the Main Queue
- Automatic Trouble Tickets Closure
- Putting Trouble Tickets On Hold
- Trouble Tickets Spellcheck
- Trouble Tickets Quick Search
- Mass TT Assignment and Closure from the Main Queue
- Highlighting Special Emails in Trouble Ticket Queue
- Mailing List Trailer
- Mail Autoresponder as an independent mail resource
- Support for mailbox, forward and mail responder identical names

Third-Party Software Support:
- WorldPay Payment Provider Support
- PayPal Payment Provider Support
- PayFlow Pro Merchant Gateway with SSL Support

Improvements:
- Showing HTML tags in TT messages
- Warning on Removing phpBB DB
- Improved Plans screen design


Version 2.2    (Update Instructions)

Third Party Software Support:
- ASPSecured (Windows based accounts)
- ASP Net technologies (Windows based accounts)
- osCommerce update to 2.2
- phpBB now available both for Windows and Unix platforms

Control Panel Features and Improvements:
- Improved Suspending Resellers
- Retrieving zero entries and enhanced description for Billing reports
- Providing Support To Resellers' End Customers
- FrontPage mail settings for Windows based accounts
- Descriptions for customers' bank credit card statements
- Plain text and HTML format support in mass mail messages
- NAT support
- Domains with www prefixes can be secured with SSL
- Problem signups are placed into Moderate section until resolved
- MySQL security update
- Portuguese language support
- Showing domain type and service DNS zones in domain search results
- Miva Empresa can be added as a separate resource without adding Miva Merchant and buying Merchant licenses
- Separate generation of descriptions for BillEntries and Reseller BillEntries


Version 2.1

Third Party Software Support:
- IMP webmail package.
- PSiGate merchant gateway
- PayReady merchant gateway
- Urchin log analyzer for Unix and Windows Adding Urchin Licenses.
- phpBB bulletin board package (Unix accounts)
- mnoGoSearch site search engine (Unix accounts)
- FormMail, a WWW form to e-mail gateway (Unix accounts)

Admin control panel:
- Forcing e-mail invoicing on/off for all users
- Enabling/disabling e-mail invoicing per plan
- Tracking down IPs for moderated signups
- Creating automatic signup moderation rules (filters)
- Getting user billing history in admin cp
- Removing physical servers free of logical boxes and custom server groups.
- Moving accounts between resellers
- Choosing between charging resellers for factual or booked traffic
- Advanced debiting for premium services
- Physical Server real time monitoring
- Mail Relay Management

User's control panel:
- Multiple navigation skins and skin manager
- Friendlier billing history and invoice format for users and resellers
- Improved online price reference for each resource type
- Deleting billing profiles by users and resellers
- Creating accounts without any domains
- Changing POP3 mailbox passwords without logging into the control panel
- Adding and removing generic CGI scripts from the cp
- Optional removal of web content when removing domains
- Option to delete incoming mail

Improvements:
- Improved summary traffic calculation for resellers
- Improved reseller branding in WebShell, htProtect, phpMyAdmin, phpPgAdmin, SqWebMail, and IMP
- Different security model in Win2K hosting: sites now run under their owners
- Improved multilingual support in system e-mail notifications

Version 2.09.6

Version 2.09.5

Version 2.09

Version 2.08


See also

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