GoWest Hosting Announcements & Updates
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Staying in touch is a vital part of our focus on customer support. Check this page periodically for news about upgrades, potential issues, special promotions or other important things affecting your GoWest Hosting account.
2011-03-25 SmarterMail Version 8 is here!
All GoWest ColdFusion hosting webmail accounts have been upgraded to SmarterMail 8 Enterprise. Log in to your GoWest webmail account to see the new look and feel of SmarterMail from SmarterTools. See all ColdFusion hosting plans and features to take advantage of all your account has to offer. A list of new features in SmarterMail 8 (and previous versions) can be found here.
2011-02-10 ColdFusion Update: Adobe Hotfix applied to all CF accounts
All GoWest Hosting ColdFusion 8/9 accounts have been updated with the recent Security Hotfix from Adobe, released February 8. This important update resolves several vulnerabilities related to cross-site scripting, Session Fixation, CRLF injection and information disclosure in ColdFusion.
2010-12-10 All ColdFusion Hosting accounts now include SmarterMail 7 Enterprise
As part of the continual maintenance and improvement of our ColdFusion hosting services, all accounts have been upgraded to the latest and most robust version of SmarterMail, our popular web-based email interface.
Learn about the new features in SmarterMail 7 in this SmarterMail New Features video , or log in to your account at http://smartermail.gowesthosting.com to see the new interface in action.
2010-07-07 Increased Resources on All ColdFusion Hosting Plans at No Additional Charge
In our continuing efforts to deliver the most value possible to our ColdFusion Hosting customers, we have recently increased the bandwidth and storage (disk space) limits on ALL Windows IIS / CF9 hosting plans, at the same affordable rates we've offered for more than 2 years. Our basic plan now includes up to 2gb storage and 200gb of bandwidth for only $19.95/month! Details and other options: http://www.gowesthosting.com/hosting-plans.cfm
2010-03-11 MySQL / MS SQL Database Services Expansion Complete
All mySQL and MS SQL databases on our shared Windows/ColdFusion hosting services have been successfully migrated and are now operating under the upgraded resources of our expanded dedicated database hosting system. The maintenance was performed on schedule with very few interruptions and no issues reported.
2010-03-08 Windows (IIS) shared hosting upgrade / maintenance Wed. 3/10
(Maintenance Outage Expected Wed., March 10, starting at 7:30pm Mountain Time)
In our ongoing attempts to meet the growing demands of our customers, and continue to provide worry-free, low-congestion resources for the many sites and web applications entrusted to our care, we will be performing an extensive expansion of server hardware on our current Windows (IIS) shared hosting configuration. Outages may occur, especially for MS SQL or mySQL services, as we upgrade and expand our hardware configuration. (Note: applies to Windows hosting only, not relevant for our Linux/cPanel hosting customers)
2010-03-01 Expanded Database / ColdFusion 9 Hosting Resources
We are pleased to announce yet another expansion to our robust lineup of ColdFusion 9 Hosting resources, including expanded ColdFusion 9 server space, dedicated database server power and Helm control panel hosting resources. Our ColdFusion reseller hosting customers will benefit from this recent increase in hardware, server software and speed for a long time to come.
2009-10-19 ColdFusion 9 Hosting Upgrade Complete
As of Sunday, October 18, all GoWest Hosting ColdFusion hosting accounts have been upgraded to ColdFusion 9 at no additional charge. Experience the powerful new features of ColdFusion 9 with a 100% money-back guarantee and no setup fees - from a single site to robust reseller packages, GoWest Hosting offers the ideal environment for your CF application. Compare our ColdFusion 9 hosting packages ~ sign up today to get started with ColdFusion 9!
2009-10-18 Upgrading to ColdFusion 9 : Sunday Oct. 18
All ColdFusion / Windows hosting accounts at GoWest Hosting will be upgraded to ColdFusion version 9 this Sunday, October 18, beginning at 10pm Mountain Time (8pm Eastern). While we anticipate a smooth transition process, there will be some downtime while we perform the upgrade installations.
This will affect all Helm Control Panel -based retail and reseller accounts. Assuming all goes well, on Monday morning, your site will be running the newest, most powerful version of ColdFusion!
2009-09-16 MS SQL Hosting Uptions Upgraded
In an ongoing attempt to meet the needs of our expanding customer base, we will be upgrading our MS SQL services to include more available storage and faster interservice connections to our shared ColdFusion hosting. As a result, some CF sites will be offline for a few very brief minutes tonight (Sept 16) while we reboot to complete the installations.
2009-09-14 New GoWest Hosting Website Launched
We are pleased to announce the launch of a completely overhauled and updated website at www.gowesthosting.com. Enhanced features included updated hosting features and pricing, ColdFusion and Linux reseller hosting account details, updated hosting terms and policies and information about our easy Authorize.net secure merchant accounts.
We pride ourselves on complete customer satisfaction, providing top-class ColdFusion hosting and reseller plans at very friendly prices. See www.gowesthosting.com for details.
2009-08-04 Now featuring SmarterMail Enterprise Edition 5.5
All GoWest Windows Hosting accounts have been upgraded to SmarterMail 5.5 Enterprise Edition, with the option for secure (SSL) email.
SmarterMail delivers an industry-leading Webmail interface for accessing email, calendars, contacts, tasks, and notes. The intuitive AJAX Web interface makes use of drag-and-drop, keyboard shortcuts, pop-up windows, snapping panes, splitters, and tab controls. Enjoy increased mobility with the mail server software’s full collaboration features and synchronize your email, calendars, tasks, and notes with the latest smartphones from anywhere there is an Internet connection.
2009-07-24 GoWest Hosting now offering Linux Reseller Hosting
In addition to our lineup of generous windows reseller hosting packages, we are happy to announce the availability of our new Linux cPanel reseller hosting accounts. Contact us for details and pricing.
2009-06-12 GoWest Hosting Spam Filtering Upgrade
In the ongoing battle against the evil scourge known as email spam, your reliable providers at GoWest Hosting have upgraded all Windows hosting accounts to the latest versions of Declude Anti-Virus and Message Sniffer Spam Filtering.
All users should notice an immediate reduction in junk mail volume. Be sure to check out the available options in your SmarterMail control panel for spam-tagging and junk mail deletion options. We also recommend regular checks of your SmarterMail junk folder to look for occasional mis-tagged messages. For advanced tips and help with SmarterMail web-based email, see the customer support tutorials at http://www.gowesthosting.com/hosting-tutorials.cfm
2009-05-04 GoWest Hosting SmarterMail Upgrade
All GoWest Web Hosting accounts have been automatically upgraded to the new SmarterMail Enterprise 5.5. Enhanced features include easy drag-and-drop message sorting, faster ajax-based email interface, and advanced settings for filtering, contacts, message searching and more. Log in to your SmarterMail account at http://mail.gowesthosting.com to check out the new version!