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28th November 2008 - Got an iPhone? Want to access Command Post through it and control and manage your website from anywhere? Now you can with our new iPhone control panel that features the following functions, all designed for use on your iPhone;

  • Manage your domain names
  • Manage all your web hosting accounts
  • Log in to your webmail
  • View the system status updates
  • View your Webalizer analytics statistics
  • One click install CGI scripts such as WordPress*
  • View your invoices
  • Backup & restore your website
  • Conduct a WHOIS search for a domain name
  • Set up scheduled tasks

To access this using your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch go to and log in as usual. We do the rest.

30th July 2008 - Introducing Command Post 2.0, our completely updated web hosting control panel. Command Post 2.0 builds on our already popular control panel. Using the latest Internet technologies we have streamlined Command Post to make it work for you. Command Post 2.0 is easy to use and lets you manage your files, install CGI scripts, create databases, configure your email and more. The all new look makes it easier to find the tools you need, you can drag, drop and collapse panels to make Command Post work for you. New file manager uses the latest technology and provides super-fast web based file upload. Bandwidth statistics let you see how much bandwidth you use each day and month. Website Redirects let you forward your website to another website. Three scheduled tasks per account rather than one adds to the flexibiity.
Try Command Post 2.0 by clicking here

27th February 2008 - It can sometimes be difficult to understand how something works by description alone! We have solved this problem by setting up working demo versions of two of our most important features, Command Post and Website Builder including Website Builder Plus. Now you can try before you buy and see how easy it is to both build your website and then use the control panel that is Command Post to manage all your email, website features and all your ftp applications. To look at all the full list of features in Command Post click here.

28th October 2007 - We are pleased to announce that all WebMail mail boxes have now been upgraded from 250 MB to 1 GB. IMAP has been enabled on all mailboxes allowing you to connect to any of our mailservers using IMAP. With IMAP your mail is stored on the server, you can create folders and delete email and all these actions happen on the server. This means that you can use any IMAP compatible mail client such as Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Outlook on any computer connected to the Internet to read your email. Each mailbox can store up to 100 MB of email.

10th August 2007 - An RSS Feed has been added to the Shaggydog Web page so you can keep up to date with all the new products and services we offer. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is used to describe the technology used in creating feeds. When you subscribe to a feed, it is added to the Common Feed List. Updated information from the feed is automatically downloaded to your computer and can be viewed in Internet Explorer and other programs.

18th Feb 2007 - Get Blogging! Having a personal or business blog these days is a must. Shaggydog Web are proud to announce that WordPress, the worlds most popular blogging software is yours free to install with Dynaimc or Business Plans. To view a demo go to the Shaggydog Web Demo Blog and see what you can do.WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful! WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.

2nd Feb 2007 - One of the features of Dynamic and Business Plans is the free Forum phpBB. Easy to install it will enhance any website by offering visitors the chance to discuss your website or any topic you want. phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable Open Source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites. View the Shaggydog Demo Forum here and feel free to take part in the discussions!

5th June 2006 - The UK Web Design Association was established in 2001 to encourage and promote industry standards within the British web design and new media sector. The UKWDA is the largest internet association in Europe. Being accepted means that members should make every endeavour to ensure that they conduct their business affairs in a professional manner and avoid behaviour that could bring the UK Web Design Association (UKWDA) or its membership into disrepute. Members should conduct their business affairs on sound, ethical principles and make every endeavour to trade fairly and honestly with employees, clients and suppliers.

17th May 2006 - Shaggydog Web is pleased to announce that in response to customer feedback we have added Locked Area Lite to the suite of scripts that can be installed from the Command Post control panel. Locked Area Lite is a sophisticated password protection and membership management system that gives your users access to a password protected members area. Locked Area Lite manages the users login details and allows the webmaster to email and manage users from a simple web interface.

Signup Features

  • Automated membership registration.
  • Inputs info into a member's database and .htpasswd with encrypted passwords for increased security.
  • .htpasswd passwords are encrypted using DES randomised salt encryption for extra security.
  • Emails registrant with confirmation details once they've registered.
  • Additional form field for collecting extra information about your users.

Member Features

  • Account modification facility.
  • Account removal facility.
  • Password changing facility.
  • New password request facility.
  • userdetails.cgi script that displays a users account details.

Administration Features

  • List all users facility.
  • Account removal tool.
  • Create accounts facility.
  • Bulk email tool with member's db data import.
  • Powerful member's area statistics system.
  • All failed administration panel logins are logged.
  • All configuration is done via the administration panel.

Other Features

  • Quick and free online support.
  • Customisable headers and footers for all public parts of the script.
  • HTML held in external text files.
  • Separate headers and footers for administration section.
  • All configuration is done within one simple file.
  • Randomised DES password encryption for increased security.
  • Passwords held in member's database are encrypted for extra security.
  • Easy customisation of fonts and colours.
  • Notification facility for administrator so they know when a user removed themselves from the member's area.
  • Signup online/offline facility to allow the administrator to close the registration from and stop new signups.

Locked Area Lite is included with all our Dynamic and Business hosting packages, to place an order click here.

3rd April 2006 - We are pleased to announce that the following new scripts have now been added to Command Post:-

Zen Cart
Zen Cart is a popular shopping cart program that puts the merchant's and shopper's requirements first. Zen Cart has been developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think e-commerce could be and should be done differently.

Mambo CMS
Mambo is a full-featured content management system that can be used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.

WordPress Blog
WordPress is arguably the most popular blogging software available today! It's easy to install and use and will allow you to have a great looking blog in minutes.

7th March 2006 - Introducing Nucleus
In response to customer demand we have added another blog to the list of installable scripts that are included with many of our web hosting packages.

Nucleus is one of the most popular blogs available and offers you the building blocks you need to create a web presence. Whether you want to create a personal blog, a family page, or an online business site, Nucleus CMS can help you achieve your goals.

Nucleus has many features including the ability to operate multiple blogs from one installation, multiple authors as standard, built-in commenting system, drafts and future posts management and a plug-in manager so you can add community written plug-ins that work for your blog.

This new feature is standard on Shaggydog Web Dynamic & Business plans. Why not order one now?


28th February 2006 - Introducing PHP5
We are pleased to announce today that the new version of the popular PHP programming language is available on all the Shaggydog Web servers.

PHP5 has many new features including a streamlined and faster running core.

To preserve our current PHP setup all existing scripts are unaffected, customers wishing to run PHP5 should call their PHP5 script something.php5 which will ensure that the web server runs the script as a PHP5 file.

All of our hosting packages include PHP4 and PHP5. To order web hosting click here.

8th February 2006 - New Free Web Resources!
The latest update includes 100 new professional website templates, 16 Macromedia Flash based website templates, 5 Professional "Web Hosting Company" website templates and over 100 company logos that can be easily adapted for your business.

These new resources help our customers get their website online faster with a more professional image. To access the new resources simply login to your Command Post Control Panel and click the Web Resources" link".