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Netfirms Launches New Version of Web Hosting Control Panel — XL6
Control Panel XL6 designed to take advantage of new technologies
Toronto, ON - November 2, 2005
- Netfirms (, the leading web hosting provider for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), launched today an upgraded version of their Control Panel, named XL6, which allows webmasters to conveniently manage websites, registered domains, e-mail addresses and web-based applications from one location with a single log-in.
Control Panel XL6, exclusive to Netfirms, is available immediately on all products and features increased speed, enhanced features and an improved user interface. Similar to all Netfirms customer websites, Control Panel XL6 is served from a robust, load-balanced, clustered hosting platform.
A Revolution in Control Panel Design
"This is a major development in Control Panel design," said Jason Matheson, Product Manager at Netfirms, "We've put the needs and wants of the customer first, and designed it from that perspective. When it comes to features, usability and speed, there's nothing on the market that even compares to this - it's in a league of its own."
Among the new features in Control Panel XL6 is an unparalleled Domain Manager that lets users perform complex domain-related functions with just one click.
New features in XL6 radically improve the account management process.
For example, users can quickly:
  • Install bundled applications (eg. WordPress, Commerce Pro) with one-click
  • Add new domains and manage multiple websites
  • Forward to filenames as well as directories
  • Create and manage e-mail addresses and forwarding
  • Renew and upgrade accounts
  • Upload and edit files through the File Manager
  • Administer PHP and MySQL options
  • Conveniently link to the Netfirms Knowledgebase for quick answers
  • Access bundled Google AdWordsTM coupons
"We're continually looking at ways to improve the customer experience," said Thomas Savundra, President of Netfirms, "As the product element that the customer interacts with most often, the Control Panel is central to that extraordinary experience, and its design is extremely important."
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About Netfirms
Netfirms, Inc., founded in 1998, is the premier provider of web hosting solutions and technology to successful small and medium-sized businesses, home office, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. Netfirms hosts over 1,200,000 websites, delivering trust, quality, and reliability each and every day. With offices in the U.S. and Canada, Netfirms is one of the largest web hosting companies in the world.

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