CP3 is due to take over our CP2 system later this year. The main improvements focus on the user interface, making it easier to use for end users. All of the functionality from CP2 has been retained with the added improvemtn that modules are now easier to create an integrate. We have even developed a rapid deployment tool that creates an entire module, including corresponding XML configuration files and accompanying classes, from a database specification, meaning that new functionality can be incorporated within seconds. Because the system and its domains are cloud based, any new functionality is instantly available (subject to permissions) within every site in the cloud!
About the CP3 platform
From the outset we designed CPx as a cloud based domain management system, with centralised control and a host of tools that befire the long term administration of websites. For example SEO and minor content updates becomes very simple across many websites when theyre all managed from one login screen. Renewals are tracked and site details and statistics are presented in one place.
The heirarchy goes: Super, Owner, Administrator, User and different themes and permissions can be applied at all levels. For example, youre a web design agency that resells its services to other web design agencies. You are the "Super" with unrestricted access to all parts of the system including renewals, timelog, billing etc. Your customers are "owners", they can "own" any number of sites that you specify, for example you may sell a block of 10 sites at a discounted rate. The system is themed with your branding at the Super level, whilst owners and their customers see the owner branding. Optionally, each of their customes can ask that their own branding be applied to the system at any stage.
Owners have access to renewal, billing and SEO tools that relate to their customers only, and can set permissions for administrators and users, whereas only Supers can set permissions for Owners.
- Supers have access to all the tools available to owners, administrators and users.
- Owners have access to all the tools available to administrators and users.
- Site Administrators have access to all permissioned tools available to users
- Users only have access to tools and modules (eg: CRM, Orders) that are permissioned for them.
Mass Emailing System
Supers have fine-grained control of a mass emailing system, enabling them to resell an e-marketing service. The system is extremely sophisticated, allowing for timed deliveries and detailed analytics: who opened and who clicked through the mailer, bounced emails can be automatically removed from the subscriber list or moved to a seperate subscriber category. At a technical level, email can be delivered using the servers built-in mail platform, or any number of SMTP servers can be added and cycled throughout the mailing. Email addresses are categorised as either POP, Webmail or AOL, and different services can be allocated to ensure full delivery is carried out. Mail is delivered in batches of 25, 50 or 75 depending on the size of the mailing list, and each iteration can be scheduled into two minute cycles to prevent server overload.
There are a number of owner tools available to help the process of managing any number of websites such as directory submission tools, search engine trackers, time loggers, auto-backups and many more.
- Domain Renewals are managed via the administration console
With our wide datasheet view and ajax based tables, any aspect of a page (such as the meta information) can be edited directly on screen, without needing to open up the page editor at all.
Because domains within this system are cloud based, the front end requires only a set of library files. This makes for a tiny hosting footprint comprising CSS files, site specific images and a few driver files. The drivers do not need to be on the same hosting server as the platform.
Themes and skins can be file or database based and our unique skinning system makes it easy to convert designs and HTML into a fully integrated Content Management System (CMS), with many modules automatically available and requiring no technical input, simply switch them on.