The reason for this migration is to promote better service, and keep our prices right where they are. We don’t want to change our prices, but the influx in cost of servers and networking equipment, it is getting harder to manage. For this reason we are moving sites to dedicated web hosting providers.
Sites that will be effected:
Grids, Simulators, and other opensim products will remain unaffected by this migration.
Thank you for your understanding and coroperation,
A few Zetamex clients are already now as of this morning using ZetaPanel 1.5 which we have decided to make 100% Free and no rising costs! To support this, we just added advertisements to the left hand bar. They are not intrusive and help us earn revenue to keep the ZetaPanel software free.
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As you can see above, the control panel now welcomes you directly in. On the top left you can see the navigation, to directly pull up your dashboard which is what you see now, the user guide, Support, and even launch billing. Then of course the advertisement in the left side there.
On the Dashboard you can see the layout of all your simulators and standalones. Standalone support should be launched mid next week. But you can see here, that we tell you the Name of the grid, this person has regions on their new grid End of the Metaverse. Under that, you see each simulator listed as Node 1,2,3 and what has been blurred are the names of the regions on each of those nodes, so you don’t have to remember what region is on what. For nodes that have multiple of the same name, we simple put the name and 1-X for the amount of that region there is.
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Don’t worry guys, we made our control panel easy to use and the user guide is right in the top left. As you can see from this screenshot, the layout is nice and clean, with text explaining exactly what to do.
We thank all of you for your support, we so happy to have you using our products. Don’t worry if you are a client and have not got this yet, you will before midnight tonight!
We have had a lot of questions about our dedicated packages, because they are not listed on the front page anymore. Well, they were not very popular so the link is located at the very bottom of the page under “Zetamex Products” for you to find them.
Since some people don’t know the advantages of using Dedicated packages, I want to explain they are designed for people who need tons of regions, and don’t want to purchase a simulator at a time. The discount of going bulk, and having it on your own dedicated hardware.
2x Plus Simulators (90k Prims) = $80/month
Silver Dedicated (120k Prims*) = $80/month
5x Plus Simulator (225k Prims) = $200/month
Gold Dedicated (240k Prims*) = $150/month
11x Plus Simulator (495k Prims) = $440/month
Platinum Dedicated (480k Prims*) = $195/month
*Dedicated packages can have more or less prims depending on script usage and amount of regions you use. These results are based off of standard simulator usage.
Just thank of the money you could save!
So why did it take us so long? Well we tried contracting, but people want hundreds some thousands of dollars, and well I am not a great programmer, but I learned more PHP just so I could make this. I have to say I am very satisfied with it, however I do know the first release looks a bit confusing so I have written a very detailed short ebook manual that can be downloaded here. Also shows the link on the control panel for those who need that.
For current customers this panel is available only for 2.50/month where new customers will be paying 5.00/month extra for this feature. To add to your existing server, login at http://billing.zetamex.com/ go to Product Add-Ons and add ZetaPanel, then at checkout use coupon code LOYAL this only works for existing clients.
So why is Zetamex releasing a Community Version? We believe in community, by releasing a community version that is 100% Free and 100% OpenSource, we encourage further development. We are sure people will take it, play around with it, and then go and add their own tidbits, we might even take back and put in future releases. This is much like how OpenSim works, so we want to stay with that same sort of mind set the OpenSim devs have. This will also encurage competition, which is good, as right now there is not many companies that have a big rep or are well known, and well this will help them build a name hopefully.
Zetamex is a firm believer in without competition there becomes monopolies, and innovation can become stifled. So that being said, we look forward to seeing what everyone does with ZetaPanel Community Edition when it goes live later this week!