It’s the end of another cold week in the trading world and time to reflect on the advancements seen at MailBigFile this week.
1. Blog Update – MailBigFile’s Blog Gets A Big Make Over.
2. Service Update – MultiZone Database for Business – added resilience.
3. Free Service Update – Server Update.
4. Service Update – Short Links Now Appear in your History Page for Business Accounts.
5. Service Update – Other Business Account Additions.
We decided a little while ago that the MailBigFile blog could probably do with a little make over to make it more appealing to the masses, and generally more appealing to read.
With this in mind, we gave the task to our experienced web developer Craig, who has been working hard at conjuring up not only a design that was aesthetically pleasure, but also easy on the eye for reading purposes.
Of course, you can see the fruits of his labour right before your eyes. We believe this new style delivers on both these fronts and feel you will too. However, feel free to leave comments to the contrary if you believe it doesn’t meet these goals, or just to show Craig your appreciation for his work if you so desired.
We’ve also added extra resilience to the current database system for Business Accounts. Thus, in the unlikely event of a database issue and let’s say, the entire thing crashes out, the system will automatically switch to a backup system provided by Amazon which would result in minimal downtime, if any noticeable downtime.
The system is called Amazon MultiZone RDS (or Multi-AZ Deployment) and more information can be found here.
In light of the recent server migrations and changes that we’ve made recently comes another update to one of the services we provide. Although there probably won’t be any obvious front-end changes to the service itself, our coders and programmers have worked towards an update for the free service.
This update sees some backend changes to the system, allowing it to have greater resistance and fortitude in the event of an unlikely crash or problem.
As with the Pro Account upgrade previously whereby the short links for files are now appearing in their Upload History, we’ve also included this option for our privileged Business Accounts.
Of course, this will only show for files that have a short link attached to them and thus will only operate if you have the short link option enabled. Currently, we haven’t rolled this out across the board due to any potential problems it might cause but, if you did want to have this included on your account, please email email@example.com.
We’ve also made some other additions to the Business Account this week. Previously, the header on a Business Account page had to contain a link of some description and couldn’t be left as null. However, after a call we received from a customer who needed just such a functionality, we have now added this into the database. So, should you need to have the link on the header removed completely in future, now you can.
We’ve also fixed a little bug with relation to the tables on the Business Account and the colours. Previously, if you had a black background and white text, the table would also automatically revert to white (due to the black background), however this made text (literally) unreadable. We have now remedied this problem by being able to change the table colours on a whim. Again to do this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.