WebCrossing server stability update released

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This update is mainly about server stability. It’s possible for persistent HTTP connections to the WebCrossing server from outside to be improperly closed, and under certain circumstances the server was failing to detect some of those “stuck connections,” which could lead to an excess of allocated connections over time, forcing a server restart.

This build includes a new option to automatically clean up port 80 (HTTP) and port 403 (HTTPS) sockets after a long period of no activity, thus preventing the buildup of such connections.

We particularly encourage all sites with a large amount of traffic, including highly active self-hosted sites, to upgrade. We will make sure sites hosted by us are upgraded as needed.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1335 2017-12-12. 

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server and for details on enabling this new option. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing server security update

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This update provides an update for sites running with encryption (an SSL certificate).

If a site is enforcing SSL connections for registered users, this update also enforces the secure, encrypted connection for “missing pages” (the standard HTTP 404 error page).

Remember, in WebCrossing, which is highly customizable and scriptable, it’s possible to override the missing page template with your own customized functionality. If you are running a secure server, this update prevents registered users from manually reloading such pages as unencrypted http-only pages.

The last two builds have also used newer libraries when compiling, for added stability.

We particularly encourage all sites using secure encryption, as well as all larger, highly active self-hosted sites to upgrade. We will make sure sites hosted by us are upgraded as needed.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1333 2017-11-09.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing Server update with stability fixes and other changes

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This is a pretty important new release and we encourage all our self-hosted sites, particular larger, highly active sites, to upgrade.

The most important changes are stability fixes to avoid potential issues of lost http connectivity for extremely active sites. While the problem only affected one customer as far as we know, it’s definitely a good time to upgrade, even if only for this.

Other changes are a modification of the Export User Groups panel which changes the method of cloning User Groups, and a new option which lets sites automatically clear their small object heap (SOH) cache and database disk cache daily. This latter change, also only needed at one site as far as we know, keeps such sites running blazingly fast without worrying about creeping site performance issues which otherwise might require manual memory resets.

Anyway, you can see it’s an important release, and we particularly encourage larger, highly active self-hosted sites to upgrade. We will make sure sites hosted by us are upgraded as needed.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1332 2017-08-14.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing Server – Bug fix for time zone offset changes

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Some WebCrossing customers like to change the time offset of their server to reflect a difference from UTC, or when daylight savings time and standard time changes occur.

There was a bug in the core engine which caused script templates to not fully load when this took place, which caused certain pages to not format correctly

This bug has been fixed in this new build.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1330 2017-06-17.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.
If you are running a self-hosted site we recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing Server – Upgraded email list mirroring with secure SSL/TLS POP3 and more settings

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A long standing unique feature of the WebCrossing server is the ability to set any folder to mirror external email lists. Mail is retrieved using POP3, and mailing list threads are created as discussions in the WebCrossing folder.

Members can receive notifications, or messages via the web, and participate just like in WebCrossing forums. Very convenient!

This upgrade enhances this feature by adding secure SSL/TLS POP3 to mailbox mirroring. Just check the SSL box in the folder email list settings and instead of unencrypted port 110 mail fetching, encrypted port 995 mail fetching will be used instead.

The Email List settings for “Mirror posts from an external mail list” have also been enhanced. This means that mailbox mirroring now works with servers like Gmail, where your email address is your username, and the server name is entered separately. This should make it easy to mirror any mailbox on all standard POP3 servers and bring that email into WebCrossing as discussions in a folder. If you need more details, feel free to contact us.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1329 2017-05-13.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we strongly recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server.  If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.