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Netfirms adds powerful new features to Web Hosting Platform
Control Panel XL6 now available in English, Spanish and French
Toronto, ON — March 22, 2006
— Netfirms (, the leading web hosting provider for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), recently launched several new advanced features, including enhancements to its Better Than Dedicated(TM) Web Hosting Platform.
"Netfirms is committed to providing web developers the ideal platform for building websites," says Thomas Savundra, President of Netfirms, Inc. "We're excited to launch these new features and feel they go a long way towards expanding the potential of our customers."
Multi-lingual Control Panel XL6
Control Panel XL6 users now have their choice of viewing the Panel in any of three languages: English, Spanish or French. This capability helps Spanish and French speakers more quickly and easily navigate the Control Panel, where the majority of account and website management takes place. With thousands of customers in all parts of the world, Netfirms expects this highly-requested feature to be very well received.
New features added to the Netfirms Better Than Dedicated(TM) platform include:
  • WordPress updated to version 2.0, enabling many new features including an improved text editing tool, hideaway user options and drag-and-drop image importing
  • Secure FTP (SFTP) allows users to upload over an encrypted connection, ensuring that files and passwords stay secure
  • Third-party SSL Certificates are now compatible with all hosting plans, providing additional security for websites and e-commerce transactions
  • Dedicated IP addresses are now available from Netfirms for customers wanting to use a third party SSL Certificate or optimize for search engines
  • ModRewrite is now available — many applications utilize ModRewrite to ensure web addresses are easy to read and search engine friendly