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Changelog

New

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bug fixing

Further news: 2020, 2019

PHP Update

14. January 2022

PHP version 8.1 is now available on all our servers. So you can choose from the following PHP versions:

PHP 5.0
PHP 7.0
PHP 7.1
PHP 7.2
PHP 7.3
PHP 7.4
PHP 8.0
PHP 8.1

SPAM Filter

11. January 2022

We have installed a new SPAM filter version on the Linux and Windows servers.

PHP Update

28. December 2021

Updated PHP 7.4 to version 7.4.27.
Updated PHP 8.0 to version 8.0.14

SiteDesigner Update

03. December 2021

We have installed updates in the SiteDesigner. Some bugs in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

Redis Cache Server

18. November 2021

From now on, our super-fast Redis Cache Server is accessible via port 6379 on all UNIX hosting.

SiteDesigner Update

15. November 2021

Enlarge and reduce the height of sections with our new height adjustment feature.

Friendship Advertising

9. November 2021

From now on you can create your own friend referral. The referral service is available in the “Invoices” menu under “Affiliates”. how this works exactly you can see here

Windows 11

27. October 2021

Windows 11 is now available for order with every root server.

PHP Updates

26. October 2021

Updated PHP 8.0 to version 8.0.12.
Updated PHP 7.4 to version 7.4.25.

Debian 11

25. October 2021

Debian 11 is now possible for all root servers.

Windows Server 2022

21. October 2021

From now on, you can also order a Windows Server 2022 for every root server.

SiteDesigner Update

14. October 2021

We have improved the control panel with a new visual design. You can find the element control panel by clicking on “Add widget” in the toolbar.

PHP UPDATES

06. October 2021

Updated PHP 8.0 to version 8.0.11.
Updated PHP 7.4 to version 7.4.24.
Updated PHP 7.3 to version 7.3.31.

2-factor authentication

05. October 2021

A banner in the customer area now points out the 2-factor authentication if the account has not yet activated it.

Edit Office documents online with mobile devices

05. October 2021

Now you can use Firestorm’s cloud storage to back up your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to our server via your mobile devices and edit them online.

SiteDesigner Update

01. October 2021

An additional design for the contact section has been added to encourage website visitors to get in touch with your staff.

SiteDesigner Update

29. september 2021

We have added 3 new content sets. You’ll also find new colour schemes and fonts in the SiteDesigner.

 

 

 

 

SiteDesigner Update

28. september 2021

Consistency is the key to a professional looking website. For this reason, we have introduced image format control for images.

Simply click on the image you want to edit and choose between 3 different image formats: Square, Landscape and Portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiteDesigner Update

14. september 2021

We’ve improved the visual design and usability of the gallery and slideshow settings.

Quickly add and remove images, reorder and add image attributes (title, description, link) — all in one place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiteDesigner Update

14. september 2021

We have added a fixed sidebar layout that is fixed in position when the page is scrolled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting interface

07. september 2021

We have revised our hosting interface and made it clearer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud storage updated

2. september 2021

We have updated our cloud storage and added new features. With Firestorm’s cloud storage, you can back up your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to our server and edit them online.

Optimisation of the ordering process

30. august 2021

We have optimised the ordering process. The price list has been made clearer.

The menu structure for hosting packages has been simplified

24. august 2021

In the web administration we have simplified the menu structure for all hosting packages and integrated the DNS administration under domains.

Extension of the translations

24. august 2021

We have expanded our translations in the web administration.

Mail server is automatically backed up with SSL certificate

23. august 2021

The mail server is now automatically secured with the SSL certificate. So now you don’t have to enter sr00.firestorm.ch as incoming and outgoing server, but it is enough to use your own domain name like musterdomain.ch.

Optimisation of the order form

23. august 2021

We have optimised the order form. The domain extension no longer has to be selected from a long dropdown and can be defined yourself.

Improvements to the autoresponder

12. august 2021

We have made improvements to the autoresponder in the Windows hosting packages.

Faster root servers

05 august 2021

From now on 10x faster flatrate! 10 Gbit in Silver, Gold and Platinum Server.

Enable DKIM

04 august 2021

From now on all Unix customers can activate DKIM in the mail server settings.

PHP UPDATES

04 august 2021

Updated PHP 8.0 to version 8.0.9.
Updated PHP 7.4 to version 7.4.22.

PHP UPDATES

08 July 2021

PHP 8.0 has been updated to version 8.0.8.
PHP 7.4 was updated to version 7.4.21.
PHP 7.4 was updated to version 7.3.29.

Mail Log

07 July 2021

From now on you can view the log data of the emails in the hosting administration under Mail Log.

DKIM UPDATED

02 July 2021

On all Windows servers we have updated and improved DKIM.

PHP optimizations

01 July 2021

We have made optimizations to PHP on the Linux and Windows servers.

Spam filter

29. June 2021

We have implemented a SPAM filter update. The mails are now filtered even better.

partner management

29. June 2021

We have revised the partner administration. Now you can invite users. You can find instructions here: https://www.firestorm.ch/en/kb/manage-partner-access/

Relocation

17. June 2021

With the new “Relocation” service, we transfer your website safely, quickly and easily.

SiteDesigner test

17. June 2021

À partir de maintenant, vous pouvez tester le SiteDesigner en un seul clic dans l’interface d’administration Web.

PASSWORD PROTECTED DIRECTORY

15. June 2021

From now on you can create password protected directories in SiteDesigner.

DNS server updated

15. June 2021

For even more secure mail delivery, DMARC has been activated for all domains registered with us and TLSA DNS entries are now available in the administration interface.

Sitedesinger update

15. June 2021

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some bugs in templates were fixed and the functions were improved.

PHP Updates

9. June 2021

PHP 8.0 was updated to version 8.0.7.
PHP 7.4 was updated to version 7.4.20.

WINDOWS Updates

8. June 2021

ASP.NET Core 5.0 has been updated to version 5.0.6.
ASP.NET Core 3.1 has been updated to version 3.1.15.
ASP.NET Core 2.1 has been updated to version 2.1.28.
Node.js 12 was updated to version 12.22.1.
MariaDB 10.5 was updated to version 10.5.10.
SQLite was updated to version 3.35.4.
Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server was updated to version 17.7.2.1.

NodeJS updated

8. June 2021

From now on the following NodeJS versions are available at Linux Hosting:

12.22.1

14.17.0

15.14.0

16.2.0

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New promotion for .eu domain

1. June 2021

From now on, a .eu domain costs only CHF 9.00 instead of CHF 18.00 in the 1st year. The promotion is valid from today until 31 June 2021.

SiteDesigner Update

1. June 2021

We have made it quicker and easier for users to add sections to their website.

SiteDesigner Update

1. June 2021

We have added 24 new content sets that can be selected when preboarding for website creation.

PHP Update

5. May 2021

Updated PHP 8.0 to version 8.0.5.
Updated PHP 7.4 to version 7.4.18.
Updated PHP 7.3 to version 7.3.28.

SSL certificates

29. April 2021

We have made optimisations to the SSL certificates. New domain names are now automatically secured with SSL certificates even faster.

New promotion for .com Domain

15. April 2021

From now on a .com domain costs only CHF 10.00 instead of CHF 15.00 in the 1st year.

DNS Administration

14 April 2021

DNS management has been updated. From now on the display is clearer and easier.

Windows Server

March 24th, 2021

Included with all Windows Server new:

  • Asp.Net Core 5.0.4
  • NET Framework 4.8

Reseller Hosting

February 12, 2021

Resellers can now log in to their reseller package directly via the admin interface.

 

Server update

January 27, 2021

New server updates:

Linux:

+ NEW: Brötli (bread roll) compression is enabled by default. Web pages are compressed 20% more. This improves the search engine rank as well as the loading times

– Mailserver is updated

– PHP 7.3.26 updated

– Webmail updated

 

Windows:

Update: ASP.NET Core 5.0.2

Update: ASP.NET Core 3.1.11

Update: ASP.NET Core 2.1.24

Update: Node.js 12.20.1

Update: PHP 7.4.14

PHP version

January 18, 2021

From now on the newest PHP version 8.0 is available for all customers in the web administration. PHP 8.0 is still very new and is not yet compatible with all applications.