iTools — not to be confused with Apple’s iTools, which became .Mac — was recently upgraded to version 7.3, which includes new features and performance enhancements as well as Apache 2.0.49.
Among the new features are tools for creating message boards, displaying photos or a blog on your Web site, sharing calendars, and setting up Web portals. Tenon notes that the add-on utilities now include phpBB for hosting message boards, Gallery for setting up photos, b2++ for blogging, and PHP-Nuke for automating content management.
Other new additions include optional use of encryption during browser-based configuration sessions, FastCGI support, server daemon restart manually or automatically, extra log viewing options, extensions for add-on packages in the automatic system update facility, and more. The desktop iTools Manager has also seen a significant performance boost.
Tenon adds that a number of bugs have been fixed and that the documentation was updated.
ITools 7.3 is US$349, but it’s a free upgrade for existing iTools 7 users. A bundle with Post.Office 3.5.3, a companion mail and list server, is $720. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” or higher, or Mac OS X Server.