Webcrossing Server Upgrade – Export & Import Enhancements

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 | No Comments

This new version of the Webcrossing server highly optimizes the export of entire site information to SGML files, particularly for very large sites with customization. The enumeration of internal objects is blazingly faster than in previous versions, allowing you to export entire databases in much less time than before.

In addition, we have fixed a database import bug that would sometimes cause crashes while importing large databases to an empty Webcrossing server – which is a task you might want to do when cleaning up databases or performing other maintenance.

Export and import is also useful for moving or copying parts of your Webcrossing forums hierarchy around the same site, or when transferring information to another Webcrossing server.


The latest release version is now Webcrossing 6.4 source: origin/6.4-1305 2016-01-14.

Note: The format of our version numbers has changed with a change in our versioning system.

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.

Here is a recap of other recent upgrades:

Version 1691 2015-10-23 (the last build to use the old versioning number format) was released in November 2015 and included upgrades to Webcrossing’s server-side JavaScript.

Version 1688 2015-07-09 was released in July 2015 and included an important search stability upgrade and a fix for secure access port listening.

Version 1682 2015-02-14 was released in February 2015 and prevented the “POODLE vulnerability” and upgraded all incoming and outgoing connections to require TLS (deprecating SSL v3). There was also a fix for persistent HTTP connections to missing pages (HTTP 404 errors) which were sometimes not released.

Version 1678 2014-12-02 was released in December 2014 and added a new Unified Email Digest feature (previous versions only could send digests from each folder separately).

Version 1675 2014-09-27 was released October 8, 2014 with enclosure reference count fixes.

Version 1673 2014-08-31 was released September 8, 2014 and fixed attachment deletion and cluster attachment propagation issues.

Version 1670 2014-04-25 was released May 7, 2014 and fixed an important stability issue which, under certain circumstances, could cause a Webcrossing server process to silently quit, leaving the site unresponsive, and also added a new feature to allow guest users to visit sites licensed for a limited number of users (a so-called “seat license”).

The latest release includes all those fixes and enhancements.