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May 27, 2020

Business Plus Plan Gets a Disk Space Upgrade, Now Offers 150 GB

We've got some really good news for all current and future ICDSoft clients - we have significantly upgraded the disk space on our Business Plus plan. The upgrade process has already been completed, and from now on the plan will offer 150 GB of disk space.

The Business Plus plan is the perfect solution for people who need more disk space and CPU resources than that available on the Business plan, but are not yet ready to move to a single-site VPS. Here are some of the main features of the Business Plus Plan:

- Disk space - 150 GB
- CPU limit  - 300 minutes/day
- MySQL usage limit - 60 minutes/day
- Maximum mailbox size - 30 GB
- Free RapidSSL certificate (worth $30 USD)

And, as with each and every one of the hosting plans offered by ICDSoft, you get and can fully utilize the resources you pay for when you get a Business Plus plan. You can use the significant amount of storage to host a heavy and popular website, keep a large collection of web files, give more space to important mailboxes containing business-related communication, etc.

Current ICDSoft clients and partners can easily upgrade an existing hosting account to the Business Plus plan, or get a brand new account for a new project, through the ICDSoft Account Panel. New customers can order the plan directly from our Web Hosting page.

May 14, 2020

Introducing ICDSoft's New Service - Extended Backups

Here at ICDSoft we have always believed that backups are an essential part of the hosting package. This is why we provide automatic daily backups for all hosting plans at no extra cost. We make these backups twice a day, and we keep them for 7 days for shared hosting accounts, and for 15 days for VPS plans.

We have received many requests for extended backups from customers. As part of our recent hardware upgrades, we fully upgraded our storage, backup, and network systems, and we are now ready to offer this service.

So, we are happy to introduce our new service called Extended Backups. It is an upgrade option which provides 12 months of extra backups for a hosting account. Extended backups start accumulating after purchasing the upgrade. With the Extended Backups service, all account data gets backed up on the 1st and 15th day of each month, and each backup is kept for 12 months on a separate server.

Clients can easily purchase the Extended Backups upgrade via the Upgrades section available in the management page for each hosting account in the ICDSoft Account Panel.

No matter whether you have a shared hosting account, a powerful single-site VPS plan, or a multi-functional SmartVPS where you can host multiple hosting accounts on a single VPS, our Extended Backups service has you covered. All data gets backed up on a separate machine, and you can easily restore from it at any time via the Restore section in the hosting Control Panel. What's more, if you purchase an "Extended Backups" upgrade for our newest VPS plans (SmartVPS and SmartVPS Pro), it will automatically apply to each individual account hosted on such a plan.

For the best possible account protection, clients can combine the Extended Backups upgrade with our Advanced Security service that can also be ordered at the Upgrades section.

May 8, 2020

Special Price for New .EU Domains

We are happy to announce that until the end of this year (2020) all new .EU domains will cost 1.75 EUR for the first year of registration (when purchased with hosting). So, if you are eligible to register a .EU domain, grab one now together with a hosting account at a fair price. You can find more information about the .EU domain extension on our .EU Domain Names page.

We sell domains at a fair price even if you don't get a hosting account with us. You can check our Domain Registration Pricing List for more information.

 

Apr 24, 2020

New Webmail Client Available - Roundcube Webmail

We are happy to announce the availability of a new webmail client for all our users.

A new and improved webmail client was one of the features our users requested the most. We have chosen a great open-source email program - Roundcube, as the base for our new webmail client. Some of the most notable features the Roundcube email client has to offer are:

- Drag-and-drop message management
- Responsive interface with mobile device support
- Three-column view, similar to desktop email programs
- Multiple sender identities
- Full-featured address book with groups
- Threaded message listing
- Spell checking
- Canned response templates
- Available in multiple languages
- Attachment previews
- Find-as-you-type address book integration
- Searching messages and contacts

The interface of the Roundcube Webmail client is more akin to a standard desktop email program, with a three-column view, drag-and-drop support, and responsive design (for mobile device compatibility):

To start using the new Roundcube Webmail interface, just select the "Roundcube Webmail (new)" option at the ICDSoft Webmail login screen.

For everyone who wishes to continue using our current webmail client - rest assured that the current Webmail interface, now called Webmail Classic, will remain on our servers and will continue to be actively supported.

We have a brand new section in our online documentation dedicated to webmail. You can check it at:

https://www.icdsoft.com/en/kb/webmail

Apr 23, 2020

Free video conferencing and web meetings by ICDSoft

We just launched a free video conferencing service for all our clients based on the open-source Jitsi Meet (https://jitsi.org) software.

At ICDSoft, we have a long history of working from home - a Work From Home policy was implemented in our company back in 2009.

During this period, we used various ways to facilitate internal company communication - SIP phones, Jabber/XMPP server, local email, internal forums, Skype meetings, etc.

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, video meetings suddenly became very popular. We don't like using external cloud solutions which often don’t meet our strict privacy requirements, so we quickly found an open-source solution that we could host ourselves and which satisfied our needs – Jitsi  (https://jitsi.org).

We started using the Jitsi software locally (installed on an internal server), and we quite liked it.

Last year, we completed a hardware upgrade cycle and, as a consequence, we have lots of spare hardware resources (we always over-provision our hardware to ensure quick and easy replacement in case of failed servers, etc.).

With all this spare computing power available, and the great open-source software we all liked, we decided to develop a solution that would allow our clients and partners to communicate online the same way we do.

We configured three Jitsi server clusters at the three data center locations we use – America, Europe, and Asia, and built a custom management interface in our ICDSoft Account Panel:

This video service is fully powered by the open-source software Jitsi (https://jitsi.org) and is available for free to all ICDSoft partners.

ICDSoft partners can start a free video meeting via the Video Conference section in the Account Panel – https://accounts.icdsoft.com.

If you don’t have an ICDSoft account already, you can sign up for free at https://www.icdsoft.com/en/reseller.

After sign-up, you will be able to use the video service powered by Jitsi completely for free.

Since partner accounts get automatically created upon purchase of any service through our website, basically any client who orders from us will be able to take advantage of our free video conferencing service.

We hope our video conferencing solution will help all of you stay safe at home, keep your social contacts active, and perhaps even make some new ones without going outside.