Web Crossing Inc. announced on Wednesday that they’ve added a low-volume license for plug-ins and discussions to Web Crossing Express. The technology provides Web, FTP, and e-mail service using Web Crossing’s core integrated environment.
The available plug-ins enable a range of functionality, including discussions, newsgroups, polls, Weblogs, RSS feeds, personal and shared calendars, Webmail, and more. Discussions can be set up as either threaded or linear message boards, complete with the ability to attach files to messages, moderate the content, archive and track of messages, and run posts through a spell-check before uploading them. The low-volume license provides up to 100 page views per day.
Web Crossing Express can be configured and managed from any Web browser, with a single user directory for all Web, e-mail, and FTP services. Its collection of themes allow you to create pages with consistent navigation bars and style usage, and you can create, edit, upload, delete, and move Web pages from the browser interface. It also includes a full-featured search engine.
Security features include HTTPS for Web access and authentication for private areas, built-in allow/deny lists for incoming connections, the ability to limit access in any directory, and a built-in user database.
If you decide you want to upgrade to the full version of Web Crossing, which supports distributed and mirrored serving and removes low-volume license restrictions for all dynamic page views, you can do so simply by purchasing a serial number. There’s no need to reinstall the software. Web Crossing Express runs on Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server v.10.2 (Jaguar) or higher.