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Web Wiz Forums 9.50 Released

01 May 2008 - Posted by Web Wiz Development Team, in Web Applications

Web Wiz Forums 9.50 is a milestone release of Web Wiz Forums with many changes particularly to the Free Express Edition which now no-longer contains adverts and also incorporates a limited Private Messaging system.

For a list of comparisons between editions please see Web Wiz Forums Editions Comparison Chart.

Other changes also include extra security protection for Adobe Flash and YouTube movies, as well as making it simpler to spot new Topics and Post since the visitors last visit to the forum.

Changes to version 9.50 include;

  • No Adverts in Free Express Edition
  • Private Messaging now available in Express Edition (limited functionality)
  • New live 'Check for updates' admin tool
  • 'Today' date now shown in bold to make it simpler to see new Topics, Posts, Members, etc.
  • New Topic and Post listings now shown in bold if unread since last visit
  • Improved placement of the subject of the latest Topic on main forum index page
  • Improved security for Adobe Flash content posted in members forum posts
  • Improved security for YouTube movies posted in members forum posts
  • Improved upload support for images created/edited in Adobe software
  • Improved HTMLsafe(TM) security filters
  • Bug fixes for Existing Member API
  • Plus other changes and bug fixes

More information on Web Wiz Forums is available at www.webwizforums.com

The following page lists changes to this latest release; https://www.webwiz.net/web-wiz-forums/kb/release-notes.htm

Web Wiz CAPTCHA Version 4.0 Released

14 April 2008 - Posted by Web Wiz Development Team, in Web Applications

Web Wiz is proud to announce today, Monday 14th April 2008, the launch of free CAPTCHA security image software, Web Wiz CAPTCHA version 4.0.

This new release is a major milestone with complete redevelopment in the way the CAPTCHA security image is generated. The CAPTCHA image now generates a unique security image on the fly.

Web Wiz CAPTCHA has also been made simpler to integrate into your own site's forms and now supports 'postback' to submit the page back to itself.

A full list of new features include;

  • Unique CAPTCHA image created each time on the fly
  • Abbyy FineReader 9 Pro (one of the best OCR software available) could not recognise at present default settings
  • Protects from spam bots remotely submitting spam to your sites emails forms, etc.
  • Protects against dictionary and brute force hacking; to protect login forms and secure areas
  • Simpler integration into your websites forms with support for 'postback'
  • Each unique CAPTCHA image is created on the fly with configurable colours, noise, and distortion levels
  • Characters that course confusion are not used, including (0 and O, 1, l and I, 9 and g, 4 and A, etc.)
  • Configure the amount of noise and distortion within the CAPTCHA image
  • Configure Background, Border, and Character colours
  • Enable/Disable different distortion and noise types
  • Over 12 different colour, distortion, and noise levels can be configured
  • Configure your own balance between human readability and automated programs reading the CAPTCHA image
  • Distortion and noise types include;
    • Random pixilation, with 2 levels and 2 colour types
    • Random noise lines, with 2 levels and 2 colour types
    • Random character skewing
    • Random line placement

For further information and free download see, www.WebWizCAPTCHA.com

Upgrade to Mail Servers

25 March 2008 - Posted by Web Wiz Hosting Support, in Hosting Services

As part of our ongoing solution to bring our customers the best possible service we have over the Easter break upgraded both our Primary and Backup Mail Servers to bring you improved performance, AJAX webmail, improved anti-SPAM and anti-virus protection, and increased backup frequency.

New AJAX Webmail

The new AJAX webmail service brings you the power of a desktop email client to your web browser, allowing to use your Web Wiz Mailboxes from any computer with an internet connection and a web browser.

The use of snapping panes, drag-and-drop, and other intuitive user controls give the Web Wiz Webmail service one of the most advanced Web interfaces available. The powerful interface with numerous tools can also have the Contacts and the Events Calendar synced with Outlook on your own PC giving you access to your Contacts and Calendar while being out of the office.

New Anti-SPAM and Anti-Virus Server

We have introduced our new Artemis Server based on Linux SpamAssassin and ClamAV. This new Anti-SPAM and Anti-Virus Server improve on our present anti-spam solution scanning all incoming email and marking any emails detected as being SPAM with a Low, Medium, and High subject prefix allowing you to use this with your own anti-spam solutions.

All email to our network is scanned for viruses and any email detected as containing a virus is removed before it ever reaches your inbox.

50% Off Web Hosting February Promotional Discount Code

14 February 2008 - Posted by Web Wiz Hosting Support, in Promotions, Hosting Services

Hurry this offer must end 29th February 2008!

For a limited time, only Web Wiz are offering 50% off with all new Web Hosting Accounts.

All Hosting Accounts include FREE Web Wiz Forums Premium Edition (normally $249.99) installed, optimised, and updated for free by our own developers, using SQL Server as the database backend.

Pay as little as 1.66 per month on annual payments with this huge 50% discount.

All packages include Windows 2003 Server Web Hosting with ASP, ASP.NET 1.1/2.0/3.5, SQL Server 2005, mySQL, Web Wiz Forums Premium Edition, webmail, POP3 Mailboxes, and loads of other features.

To get your 50% deduction just enter the promotional code below when placing your order:-


For more information on all our Hosting Package see; www.webwiz.net/web-hosting

New TLD Domain Registrations Available

10 January 2008 - Posted by Web Wiz Hosting Support, in Web Wiz News, Domain Names

Web Wiz is proud to announce that we have extended the number of TLD's that you can register through our Domain Name Registration Service. As well as the more traditional .COM, .ORG and .NET. domains you can also now register domains under the new TLD's below:-

  • .mobi
  • .us
  • .eu
  • .ws
  • .tv

As with all domains registered through Web Wiz, you have full control over your domains, Nameservers, Contact's, Web Forwarding, etc. in real-time through our online Client Area Domain Name Management System.

We also hope in the coming months to extend our Domain Name Management to also include DNS services using our own DNS servers, with real-time editing of DNS zones. Our Primary DNS Server is located in the UK and our Secondary DNS Server in the US giving a total redundant DNS solution.

For more information please see;
Web Wiz Domain Name Registration Service

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