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Hosting Controller provides release notes for HC customers to help them identify newly added features, bug fixes, modifications and enhancements in new build releases of HC software. Visit Service Pack section to download software build with latest release.


For a full migration path from HC9 to HC10, see HC9 to HC10 Migration.


What is HC10?

HC10, the latest addition to the Hosting Controller family of products is a true hybrid control panel aimed at providing a perfectly aligned solution for managing and selling Cloud and On-Premises products and extends a single pane of glass to both 1-Tier and 2-Tier Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners for managing, selling, billing, metering and provisioning directly into Office 365. It also serves as a unified platform for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivery served off Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi hypervisors and Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) public Clouds. With an N-tier user structure and an API focused approach, it completely transforms the way companies orchestrate their Cloud workflows and sell a fusion of Cloud, IaaS, SaaS, Web and Microsoft Enterprise products (Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM) downstream to their customer base.  


You may view System Requirements for HC10 and as always, we welcome your feedback.



Version 10.7 (April 13, 2018)

  • Hybrid Exchange Module whereby HC Panel can split a mail domain between On-Premises Exchange and Office 365 New!
  • CSP: Support for Monthly and Yearly billing frequency for Office 365 subscriptions.
  • CSP: Email notification upon adding/modifying/activating/suspending any Office 365 subscription.
  • CSP: Email notification for upcoming Office 365 subscription expiry.
  • CSP: Defining number of days before sending Office 365 subscription expiry email.
  • CSP: Display of Resellership Relationship URL from Partner Center.
  • CSP: Reporting for listing Office 365 subscriptions through billing frequency filter.
  • CSP: Syncing of subscriptions with actual purchase date, of imported CSP customers.
  • Enhanced: Creation of Exchange organization and accepted domain through Auto Signup.
  • Enhanced: Creation of virtual machine with pre-defined OS templates through Auto Signup.
  • Enhanced: Assigning specific S4B user policies to Tenant-Admin.
  • Enhanced: Syncing specific Exchange Organization objects in HC panel.
  • Fixed: Correction of alignment on Add SIP User page.
  • Fixed: Where Workflow page contained additional irrelevant characters.
  • Fixed: Where Public Folder permissions in Exchange 2010 were not fetching and setting.
  • Billing: Where adding funds did not pay funds for all items.
  • Billing: Where integer value did not save for default discount under client credit limits.
  • Billing: Where Funds were adding even after clicking on Cancel button under Global Admin user
  • Billing: Where Add Funds displayed only integer value under Customer Reciepts section.
  • Fixed: Where Auto Signup did not properly install on virtual directory.
  • Fixed: Where in Auto Signup, Decrement control for "Maximum Usage Limit" displayed negative values.
  • Fixed: Where Host A and CName records did not add for parked domains.
  • Fixed: Where PHP Handler did not properly install on Windows website.
  • Fixed: Where SpamExperts search was not working properly while enabling it on any domain.
  • Virtualization: Where Dynamic RAM option did not appear for OS Templates in Central Repository.
  • Virtualization: Where Import Virtual Machine page did not display OS Template created in Central Repository.
  • Fixed: Where Global Sub admin was not able to view Enterprise Reports.


Version 10.6 (March 21, 2018)

  • HC Auto Signup online shopping cart New!
  • Enhancement: Synchronization of existing SharePoint users in HC Panel
  • Enhancement: CSP Trial SKUs listing int he Panel
  • Enhancement: Option to assign specific S4B user policies to Tenant-Admin
  • CSP: Where suspended Office365 SKUs was not syncing from MS Partner Center toward HC Panel
  • CSP: Where Tenant-Admin was not able to add/suspend CSP subscriptions
  • CSP: Where HC was not adding Office365 SKUs correctly to CSP in-direct reseller
  • Fixed: Where SharePoint group was not adding
  • Fixed: Where mail domain was also deleting along with website removal
  • Fixed: Where SIP user AD profile was not updating correctly at back end
  • Fixed: Where exchange mailbox was not adding using existing AD user
  • Fixed: Where sub-OU was not listing while adding mailbox in exchange server
  • Fixed: Correction in Date/Time format listing in Panel UI.
  • Fixed: Where HC default theme and language was not retained in browser.
  • Fixed: Where Squirrel webmail url was not showing correct server address.
  • Fixed: Where website anonymous users were not deleting from AD if IIS was running under domain controller.
  • Fixed: Where stats site was not browsing if IIS was running under domain controller.
  • Fixed: Where modified parking page template was not reflecting after website creation.

Version 10.5 (January 26, 2018)

  • Active Directory Management New!
  • Report to display service plan usage New!
  • Import host plans under reseller interface New!
  • Stamping email address while adding public folder mailbox
  • Mailbox usage reporting enhancement to list Shared Mailboxes
  • Fixed: Where mailbox was not showing in full access permission.
  • Fixed: Where Booking delegates was showing other Resource mailboxes if "All Senders" is selected.
  • Fixed: Where Email Alias missing if mailbox display name password field contain apmersand.
  • Fixed: Where exchange enterprise report menu was not showing at tenant admin interface.
  • Fixed: Where dialin policies were not shown in HC panel which were created at back end in Lync .
  • Fixed: Where Line URI was not setting correctly.
  • CSP: Transfer CSP tenant under different control panel user.
  • Fixed: Where SFB meeting URL was not adding at back end.
  • Fixed: Where distribution list incoming message size was not updating after creation.
  • Fixed: Where accepted sender in mail contact was not setting correct value.


Version 10.4 (January 01, 2018)

  • Active Directory Management (Preview Release)  New!
  • Import Exchange Organization using HC Panel Interface with zero downtime New!
  • Import multiple existing websites New!
  • Transfer ownership for a service   New!
  • Support for International Domain Names  New!
  • SNI Certificate support for Linux websites  New!
  • Support for Exchange 2013/2016 CU8 New!
  • Fixed: VM VHD size was not allocating properly when Central Repository was selected.
  • Fixed: Where database resource was missing from Quota report.
  • Fixed: Where website deletion was giving error if /stats virtual directory did not exist in IIS.
  • Fixed: Where default document pages were not showing URL Redirection.
  • Fixed: Where Server Health was not showing Linux Server status.
  • Fixed: Option to disable HC billing menu for Resellers and Clients.
  • Enhanced: Mailbox search option.
  • Enhanced: Soft delete of CSP tenant (remove record from HC database only).
  • Enhanced: Auto validation of Server connectivity credentials on edit server page.
  • Change: Panel user menu changed to "Control Panel Users".
  • CSP: Where educations CSP SKUs was not showing in panel.
  • CSP: Where edit subscription was not modifying in Microsoft Partner Center.
  • Fixed: Distribution Group now default option will set "Need administrator approval to leave from the group".
  • Fixed: Where Linux server status was not updating in the HC Portal Server.
  • Fixed: Where latest Trouble Ticket was not showing on top.
  • Fixed: Where deleted organization was showing under create SIP domain page.

Version 10.3.7 (November 24, 2017)

  • Control Panel authentication from Active Directory New!
  • Azure Service Provisioning under CSP account New!
  • Skype for Business support in CSP New!
  • Office365 SKUs will list now category wise  New!
  • Cron Job is added for Linux Server  New!
  • Fixed: Advanced delete was not automatically executing.
  • Fixed: Advanced delete was not working under reseller account.
  • Fixed: Advanced delete was not removing services from back end.
  • Fixed: Provisioning sub-admin was not able to view website’s dashboard.
  • Fixed: Spam Expert link will not show now if disabled from “Additional Services”.
  • Fixed: Bandwidth calculation for log parsing has been improved.
  • Fixed: Disk Usage reporting is now showing detail report against each services.
  • Fixed: Where MX record was not adding along with website and mail domain.
  • Fixed: Where installation on fail over HC Portal was not inserting correct entries in HC database.
  • Fixed: Where HC installer was not accepting more than 20 characters in password.
  • Fixed: Where taking snap shot pop up was not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed: Mailbox was not updating in Icewarp.
  • Fixed: Trouble Ticket status was not updating correctly on Panel summary page.

Version 10.2.10 (October 13, 2017)

  • Support for Exchange 2016 CU7 New!
  • Support for MariaDB 10 New!
  • Support for Dedicated SSL in Windows and Linux web server New!
  • Option to use different CustomAttribute for mailbox segregation other than CustomAttribute2  New!
  • Option to set Mail Enable for Public Folder types Calendar, Contact and Task  New!
  • Enhanced: Improvement in domain creation email template.
  • Enhanced: Dynamic tags can now be used in email subject field.
  • Enhanced: Improvement in import website and database operations.
  • Fixed:  Where Trouble Ticket notification did not generate email.
  • Fixed: Where Email Templates included Private IP address.
  • Fixed:  Where more than 20 mailboxes were not listing in the panel using simple Mail Server.
  • Fixed:  Where Exchange mailbox password was not changing using 2016 OS.
  • Fixed:  Where edit mailbox in bulk was not working for setting mailbox protocol.
  • Fixed:  Where General Properties of Exchange existing Mailboxes were not fetched.
  • Office365: Where Verify Domain Anomaly for Office 365 Domains is sorted out.
  • Office365: Where Additional Exchange Online Domains were not showing under Customer's interface.
  • Fixed:  Where VM Dashboard was not opening at Client HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where SpamExperts Web Access URL was not generated properly by HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where simple URL could not be set correctly in Skype for Business.
  • Fixed: Where password did not change for linked mailboxes.
  • RBX: Where RBX backup session was stuck if MySQL db did not exist at back end.
  • RBX: Where RBX backup session timed out if webspace was more than 30 GB in size.
  • Linux: Where Linux Website was not accessible in latest Apache Server.
  • Linux: Where /Stats virtual directory was not accessible in latest Apache Server

Version 10.2.4 (August 31, 2017)

  • Support for Exchange 2010 with HC10New!
  • Support for a new eCommerce Market Place nopCommerce. New!
  • Support for CSP Indirect Provider and Indirect Reseller (Tier-2 CSP). New!
  • Ability to add any third party script such as live chat in HC panel Interface. New!
  • Shifting of all Reseller clients to Global Admin. New!
  • Enhanced: Improvement in HC Panel Home page and Services Dashboard.
  • Enhanced: Option to pull existing SIP users in HC Panel.
  • Billing: Implementation of CSP Customers suspension due to non payment.
  • Fixed:  Where Host Panel access restrictions were not working properly.
  • Fixed:  Where Global Sub-Admin was getting error while deleting entire Organization.
  • Fixed:  Where Office 365 Organizations reports were not showing in HC.
  • Fixed:  Where Archive Mailboxes were not adding in Office 365 via HC10.
  • Fixed:  Where while setting Mail Forwarding to Office 365 mailboxes, Exchange On-Premises objects were listing.
  • Fixed: Where Exchange Online Groups of type Security & Distribution were not adding via HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where Database Size Unit was not showing on Databases listing page.
  • Fixed:  Where Accepted Senders were not adding in Exchange Online mailboxes.
  • Fixed: Where wrong SMTP address was set in HC panel for Exchange Online Resource Mailboxes after editing their General properties.
  • Fixed: Where clicking on  Exchange Online Resource Mailbox Membership page was throwing 500 error.
  • Fixed: Where HC was not enabling mailbox button on assigning Exchange Online License to user.
  • Fixed: Where CSP License/Subscription Allocation to the Admin User was throwing error in HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where FTP user password was not changing properly if Domain Password Policy was enabled on Domain Controller.
  • Fixed: Where Mail Domain associated DNS zone is not deleting upon mail domain deletion.
  • Fixed: Where Mail Domains were not adding if DNS Role was not enabled in HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where HC provisioning service was crashing when renaming a File/Folder using folder Manager.
  • Fixed: Where 500 Server Error was thrown while adding Public Folders in Exchange Online.
  • Fixed: Where Distribution List Administrator was neither showing in HC panel nor HC was allowing to add new Distribution List Administrator.
  • Fixed: Where Database Users were not deleting upon deleting the website.
  • Fixed: Where Virtual Machine’s additional IPs was not assigned correctly.
  • Fixed: Where password for Linked Mailboxes was not changing from HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where MSSQL Role was allowed to be disabled from Cluster Settings even databases existed on MSSQL Server.
  • Fixed: Where country and state were not showing as selected in Exchange mailbox General Profile page.
  • Fixed: Where single Custom fields can now be used for both User and Billing Profile

Version 10.1.9 (August 03, 2017)

  • Enhanced: Server Name and Platform filters are now available while viewing Websites, Mail Domains etc
  • Enhanced: Exchange Reporting to view consumed composite resource by the customers.
  • Fixed: Where mail contacts were not adding in Office 365 using HC panel.
  • Fixed:  Where HC Panel was allowing us to create DNS Only Zones without adding any tld in the zone file name.
  • Fixed:  Where wrong quota enforcement for User/Resource Mailboxes was done.
  • Fixed:  Where Wallet amount on Customers Dashboard was showing 0 dollars.
  • Fixed:  Where Archive Mailbox Database was not properly set by HC panel upon editing it.
  • Fixed:  Where next page was not showing for DL Membership tab on Mailbox Dashboard.
  • Fixed: Where while Editing bulk mailbox, PF Mailbox was not pulled.
  • Fixed: Where search was not working for Distribution Lists at Mailbox Dash board under Forwarding tab.
  • Fixed:  Where Importing Virtual Machine was throwing error when owner was specified as non-GlobalAdmin User.
  • Fixed: Where Tickets for Service Provider were not adding via HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where Exchange On-Premises Bulk Mailboxes were not working via HC.
  • Fixed: Where generate password was not working if you select display password text.


Version 10.1.7 (July 07, 2017)

  • Support for newly designed HC Billing Module. New!
  • Integration of Linux platform in HC10 cluster. New!
  • Assigning dynamic memory (RAM) for Hyper-V. New!
  • Import of existing Office 365 tenants. New!
  • HC9 Linux data migration in HC10 PanelNew!
  • Enhanced: FTP User, DNS Zone and mail domain creation option while adding website. 
  • Enhanced: Option to sync Domains, Subscriptions, Users and their licenses in Office 365.
  • Enhanced: Option to see subscription assigned to each customer.
  • Enhanced: Option to restrict Global Admin Panel access under “Host Panel Access” menu.
  • Enhanced: Option to assign or suspend any subscription via HC panel.
  • Enhanced: Reports section added for Office 365 subscriptions, licenses and organizations.
  • Enhanced: Out of Office implementation for Exchange Server.
  • Enhanced: Server Health option displaying server stats now available on Server Listing Page.
  • Enhanced: Database name will always be prefixed to its owner name.
  • Enhanced: FTP user name will always be prefixed to its website name.
  • Enhanced: Recipients creation on Sub-OUs up to nth level in the hierarchy.
  • Enhanced: Multiple Admins can now be added against Distribution List.
  • Fixed: Where ACL permissions were not applying correctly while adding a website.
  • Fixed: Where adding Bulk Mailboxes in Exchange was throwing error.
  • Fixed: Where MySQL backup and restore was throwing error.
  • Fixed: Where Softaculous was not adding scripts on remote web server.
  • Fixed: Where virtual directory was not adding with correct permissions.
  • Fixed: Where Office 365 number of subscriptions was not showing correct sold quantity in HC UI.
  • Fixed: Where irrelevant resources were pre-selected while adding Office 365 Service Plans.

Version (May 02, 2017)

  • Support for SharePoint Online in CSP automation. New!
  • Exchange Server advanced usage report. New!
  • Exchange Server SPLA reporting. New!
  • Support for Enom Domain Registrant. New!
  • Support for Simple DNS Plus 5.2 New!
  • A new section for User Restriction Permissions Manager. New!
  • Ability to change password for Office 365 admin user from HC panel. New!
  • Enhanced: White labeling option for HC panel (page-title, favicon and powered-by text.).
  • Enhanced: Improved OU browsing performance for remote DC.
  • Enhanced: Styling and CSS changes can now be done under Themes folder.
  • Enhanced: OSTemplate repository management feature now available in HC panel.
  • Enhanced: Office 365 SKU management now available in HC.
  • Enhanced: Out of Office implementation for Exchange Server.
  • Enhanced: Secure communication between HC Provisioning Service and HC Web API.
  • Enhanced: Improved WHMCS integration.
  • Enhanced: Optimized Mailbox dashboard performance.
  • Fixed: Where Mail Delivery Settings could not be saved in HC.
  • Fixed: Where ActiveSync Policy status label was incorrect.
  • Fixed: Where DB Restore operation threw unhandled exception.
  • Fixed: Where Non-Exchange mailboxes once deleted from panel could not be recreated via HC.
  • Fixed: Where Skype for Business service could not be enabled for existing AD users.
  • Fixed: Where under General Settings, Company Name was showing even after its successful removal.
  • Fixed: Where while editing SharePoint Group, its members list could not be modified.
  • Fixed: Where while editing SharePoint Group, its Roles could not be modified.
  • Fixed: Where SharePoint Group could not be added via HC.
  • Fixed: Where duplicate users were appearing while adding SharePoint services against existing AD users.
  • Fixed: Where OUs were not listing while adding AD Trust.
  • Fixed: Where while adding DL, HC was not allowing to select the DL Administrator.
  • Fixed: Where SharePoint Site Collection could not be created on existing Exchange OU.
  • Fixed: Where Exchange Resource mailboxes were listing under user mailbox section after sync.
  • Fixed: Where Exchange mail domain was listing multiple times in HC while adding Linked Mailboxes.
  • Fixed: Where HC SharePoint Site Collection description was not saving at the backend in SP.
  • Fixed: Where Exchange Active Sync Policy was disabled by default at the time of mailbox creation.
  • Fixed: Where SmarterMail mailbox password could not be changed via HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where Advanced Deleted confirmation was prompted multiple times.
  • Fixed: Where file was uploading to root of directory instead of webspace path.
  • Fixed: Where SmarterMail Web URL option pointed to an incorrect URL.
  • Fixed: Where HC was not allowing to rename folders via Folder Manager.
  • Fixed: Where Line URI could not be unassigned from Skype For Business users.
  • Fixed: Where re-enabling Exchange mailboxes threw an exception for those mailboxes which were created using existing AD User option.
  • Fixed: Where Mail Contacts could not be added as DL members at the time of DL creation via HC.
  • Fixed: Where default  Domain.Com_DL was showing while adding existing Exchange DLs in HC.
  • Fixed: Where Bulk Mailboxes could not be added if mail domain name case sensitivity mismatched in csv file.
  • Fixed: Where Exchange PowerShell commands could not be executed at Global Admin level.
  • Fixed: Where Added Custom menus were appearing at the bottom.
  • Fixed: Where Email Alias could not be added to Exchange mailbox which had X.500 SMTP address added to it.
  • Fixed: Where OSTemplates could not be added for Azure.
  • Fixed: Where SharePoint User state reverted back to Alabama.
  • Fixed: Where WHMCS Server connectivity failed for existing servers.
  • Fixed: Where threshold value for Disk/Bandwidth Usage could not be saved properly.
  • Fixed: Where only 20 records showed for Mail and DNS at host level.


Version (Feb 10, 2017)

  • Responsive and device friendly GUI: To make the panel usable on every device e.g. mobiles, tablets, desktop New!
  • Bootstrap: A GUI framework for responsive (device friendly) GUI New!
  • Asynchronous and partial loading of GUI components: To improve speed dramatically New!
  • Ajax: To improve the efficiency and speed and reduce bandwidth usage New!
  • RESTful API New!
  • User friendly login screen New!
  • Microsoft MVC: Latest Microsoft web application development framework with latest web standard New!
  • JQuery: Cross platform and cross browser JavaScript library to minimize cross browser issues New!
  • Microsoft WCF: Latest communication framework by Microsoft for communication between Control server and Secondary servers New!
  • Multiple customizable protocols and their settings for different provisioning servers to improve security and efficiency New!
  • Multiple authentication mechanisms for secondary servers New!
  • Programmable Hooks: Availability of programmable hooks to extend its functionality New!
  • Graphical representation of various reports (bar and pie charts)
  • Accurate and enhanced analytics and daily, monthly, yearly usage summaries
  • N-tier user architecture (Global Admin, Reseller, Sub-Reseller, Client) New!
  • Horizontal Staff Members as separate panel users (Global Sub-admin, Server Sub-admin, Provisioning Sub-admin, API Admin) New!
  • Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) support for Direct and Indirect CSP partners New!
  • Managing, selling, billing, metering and provisioning directly into Office 365 New!
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) through Microsoft Azure New!
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) through Amazon Web Services (AWS) New!
  • Hybrid Service Plans: Ability to package Cloud and On-premises products of choice into a single Service Plan New!
  • Composite Resources (CR): Consolidated service packages specific to Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, Hyper-V and various other products. Useful for handling different business scenarios New!
  • Windows Task Schedulers used for performing various recurring (scheduled) operations instead of HC's Windows Services New!
  • Ability to make a single machine part of multiple HC clusters New!
  • 450+ enterprise ready applications available via Softaculous Auto Installer New!
  • Reporting for infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Buckets for AWS  New!
  • Web console available for Microsoft Hyper-V New!
  • SharePoint 2016 support New!
  • Multiple Web Applications support for SharePoint server New!
  • Linked mailboxes for Exchange New!
  • Lightweight installers New!
  • Expedient integration with existing billing systems and storefronts through the most powerful definitions of a RESTful API
  • Enhanced Exchange reporting
  • Easy front/back navigation via breadcrumbs
  • Improved UI for Exchange mailbox dashboard. Display of all information associated with a mailbox on a single page
  • Improved Auditing and Logging
  • HC Database: Improved and Optimized for minimum response time
  • Actions: Search/Paging/Sorting
  • Number of records: Millions of records
  • Avg. completion time: less than 2 seconds
  • RBX backup settings can be performed from within HC Panel
  • HC installation not required on Skype for Business Front-End servers
  • Password protected virtual directories
  • Password protected Awstats URL

Version 9.25 (May 10, 2017)
For Windows

  • Fixed: Where HC was incorrectly saving CName entry in a DNS Zone file.
  • Fixed: Where HC was creating a sub folder for .com in the MS DNS Server

Version 9.24 (Jan 31, 2017)
For Windows

  • New Feature: Multiple PHP version support.
  • Modified Implementation: Exchange Usage report can now  be generated using owner and organization name and will also display assigned mailbox size.
  • Fixed: Where Site Pro was not working with custom port in the configuration.
  • Fixed: Where tax value calculated incorrectly while switching Hosting Plans.
  • Fixed: Where VMWare VMs were not booting plus IP,Hostname and Passwords were being assigned to VMs.
  • Fixed: Where DKIM was changing to lowercase if added via Zone Editor.
  • Fixed: Where FTP user was not creating when subdomain was created via Autosignup.
  • Fixed: Where in SmarterMail server mail domains were not creating if SmarterMail was configured over https binding in IIS.
  • Fixed: Where Password Complexity specified at host level was not enforced at reseller/webadmin level.
  • Fixed: Where paging was creating display issue on Manage Sync Resources page.
  • Fixed: Where using Slovak Language pack, HC was not translating few information on Install Click & Apps page.
  • Fixed: Where due to some specific scenario Audit Logs were not logging.
  • Fixed: Where default theme settings specified at reseller level was not saving in HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where Search was not working for Display Name on Send-On-Behalf with Exchange 2010 & 2013.
  • Fixed: Where Journal Rule was not creating if OU name contained ampersand "&" sign in it.
  • Fixed: Where Country's State against Mail Contact was sticking to Alabama state only.
  • Fixed: Where two Distribution Group members having same Display Name were not adding in accepted sender list.
  • Fixed: Where HC was not showing existing group in AD while adding a security distribution list.
  • HCAPI: Where "Domain Type" and "Platform" Filters were not applying on GetWebsites API call.

For Linux

  • New Feature: Multiple PHP version support.
  • Fixed: Where segmentation fault error was thrown on linux server.
  • Fixed: Where Postfix group was not showing in HC panel but added in Mail Server at backend.
  • HCAPI: Where Apache server was crashing when "DeleteFTPUser" HCAPI was called with PHP-FCGI.


Version 9.23 (Nov 08, 2016)
For Windows

  • Modified Implementation: Once password complexity has been enabled by the HCAdmin and is firmly in place, no lower tier user can alter the setting.
  • Modified Implementation: Audit Logging for change Control Panel user password event has been added
  • Modified Implementation: SitePro menu name has been changed with Site Builder
  • Fixed: Where HC threw error while updating PF Mailbox name, which had spaces in it
  • Fixed: Where while creating Virtual Machines via WHMCS, the email containing VM details couldn't be generated by HC
  • Fixed: Where "All Senders are Authenticated" option was applied automatically to a Distribution List
  • Fixed: Where clicking on Site.Pro did not display a Pop-up window pointing to website
  • Fixed: Where SitePro enable/disable option threw an error
  • Fixed: Where folder manager was not working if webadmin have many websites

For Linux

  • Fixed: Where CentOS 7 template could not be added in Xen Hypervisor
  • Fixed: Where CentOS 7 template could not be added in KVM Hypervisor
  • Fixed: Where MySQL backup file couldn’t be processed if db size was greater than 5 GB


Version 9.22 (August 26, 2016)
For Windows

  • Modified Implementation: HC will not permanently remove Mailbox from Exchange Server. As per Microsoft recommendation we have adopted the same behavior as Exchange server where deleted mailbox goes to Exchange disconnected section
  • Modified Implementation: SitePro will establish FTP connection using website IP address instead of domain name
  • Fixed: Where Website could not be added with the French and Italian language interface
  • Fixed: Where some Exchange context menues were not appearing in French and Italian language interface
  • Fixed: Where Autosignup Authorization was failing because multiple pending records already existed
  • Fixed: Where DNS zone record was not saving properly for wild card Host A and MX entries
  • Fixed: Where Move Website operation could not properly be applied for linux websites
  • Fixed: Where for IPBased domain NATing IP address was not showing associated public IP address
  • Fixed: Where SIP Address could not be set properly for existing AD users
  • Fixed: Where manual changes on Lync users were not reflecting inside HC panel after running HCDBChanges
  • Fixed: Where FTP user accounts were not showing in HC Panel properly against a subdomain
  • Fixed: Where Exchange 2016 Resource mailboxes could not being edited via HC panel
  • Fixed: Where RBX was not restoring FTP user password
  • Fixed: Where RBX was not applying acl permission correctly for FTP User
  • HCAPI: Where AddSharepoint Sites was failing for a specific scenario

For Linux

  • Fixed: Where file was created in Linux website home directory while using Auto Script Copy feature in HC


Version 9.21 (June 01, 2016)
For Windows

  • Feature Added: SitePro website builder integration.
  • Modified: User restrictions setting moved to Panel Configuration :: Configure Services.
  • Enhancement: In user restrictions setting Add/Delete Operation for Website can be set.
  • Enhancement: In user restrictions additional options are provided to handle multiple exchange objects
  • Enhancement:  All UnAssigned IP address can be set as Named Base IP address in Web Server Setting.
  • HCAPI: Where in GetFTPUsers Output Parameter of Associated Website is introduced.

For Linux

  • Feature Added: Where items in CSR like Organization, Organizational Unit, Locality and state were converting to lower case.

Version 9.20 (April 15, 2016)
For Windows

  • Enhancement: Exchange 2013 CU12 support.
  • Enhancement: Hyper-V and VMWare Virtualization component is updated to support latest Linux flavors.
  • Fixed: Where CNAME entry was not adding correctly in the zone file.
  • Fixed: Where Poll Management menu was missing in click & install apps at reseller level.
  • Fixed: Where in HC Panel, Xoops hyperlink was not pointing to correct home directory path.
  • HCAPI: Additional optional parameter in AddSubdomain API method to specify web server.
  • Fixed: Where Public Folder was not visible in Owa due to HC sync scheduler problem.
  • Fixed: Where permissions were not properly set for SendOnBehalf on Exchange mailboxes if SAMAccount name and Display Name of two mailboxes were identical.
  • Fixed: Where HC was not displaying currency while adding organization in CRM 2013.

For Linux

  • Feature Added: suPHP is now supported with Apache 2.4

Version 9.19 (Updated February  23, 2016)
For Windows

  • Feature Added: Where "Send Email" button is introduced at Preview invoice page in HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where HCSync schedule was leaking memory on the HC Exchange portal.
  • Fixed: Where Public Folder of type Contact,Calendar and Task were not creating when Exchange 2013/2016 was setup on a remote server(without HC installation on it).
  • Fixed: Where error was thrown in HC panel while adding Exchange 2010 mailboxes on existing AD user accounts.
  • Fixed: Where Public Folder having same display name was not being added to second organization on Exchange 2016.
  • Fixed: Where Disclaimer was not adding for OU which contained space and brackets in it's name.
  • Fixed: Where some menus were missing from Vogue Tree.
  • Fixed: Where DNS zone containing erroneous records was not updating.
  • Fixed: Where IPs associated with the deleted ESXi instance were assigned to VMs.
  • Fixed: Where Advanced Delete Emails were not being sent via HC panel.
  • Fixed: Where Exchange 2016 Mail Contacts were not properly synchronizing via HCDBChanges command 
  • Fixed: Where GetMailBoxes API call was not working with MailOnly MailDomains.

For Linux

  • Fixed: Where default mailbox password for linux maildomain was not setting correctly.
  • Fixed: Where default page for website was not overwriting by reseller's provided page in Auto Script Copy.


Version 9.18 (January 01, 2016)
For Windows

  • Fixed:NAT Manager is now working with SpamExperts.
  • Fixed:Where Mail Domain entry was not deleted from SpamExperts interface as you perform delete operation on the Mail Domain from HC panel.
  • Fixed:Where DLs having same Display Name were not created in Exchange 2010 in two different OUs.
  • Fixed:Country Code was not converted in Upper case while generating CSR.
  • Fixed:Where Clicking on Exchange mailboxes option threw Unhandled Exception if no mail domain existed in the organization.
  • HCAPI:Where HCAPI DeletUser API call was not deleting user if the user was already disabled in HC panel.
  • HCAPI:Where AddDatabase API call was not working for MySQL Databases.
  • HCAPI:Where Distribution Group was not adding with correct email address with secondary Mail domain name.
  • HCAPI:Where reseller was unable to sell plan to a end user.
  • HCAPI:Where sub domain was not adding.
  • HCAPI Added:Where new method Change FTP user password was added to Domain Manager Webservice.
  • HCAPI Added:AddMailboxSendAsPermissions method has been added.
  • HCAPI Added:AddMailboxSendOnBehalf method has been added.
  • HCAPI Added:AddDistributionGroupSendOnBehalf method has been added.
  • Click&Install:Wordpress v 4.4 has been upgraded.
  • Click&Install:Joomla v 3.4.6 has been upgraded.
  • Enhancement:Audit log search filter has been improved.

For Linux

  • Feature Added:Ability to add additional FTP users with PHP in Fast-CGI mode.
  • Feature Added:SNI support for installing SSL on Linux Namebased websites.
  • Click&Install:Wordpress v 4.4 has been upgraded.
  • Click&Install:Joomla v 3.4.6 has been upgraded.

Version 9.17 (October 27, 2015)
For Windows

  • Feature Added:Support for Microsoft Exchange 2016.
  • Feature Added:Hyper-V 2012-Generation 2 VM provisioning.
  • Fixed:Where Panel performance issues was occurring due to a handle leaks opened by HCSync and HCRemoting services respectively.
  • Fixed:Where debug logs were not listing in descending order.
  • Fixed:Where HC was not allowing to create multiple Exchange DLs using same display name.
  • Fixed:Where new webadmin was unable to add mail domain if manual load balancer setting was enabled.
  • Fixed:Where Click Apps quota was not fetched by default at webadmin level.
  • Fixed:Where HC was unable to add Mail domain on secondary Exchange Server, if primary Exchange went down.
  • Fixed:Where Journal Mailbox was not adding in Exchange 2010 only.
  • Fixed:Where Resource Mailbox was not being deleted from HC.
  • Fixed:Where "Password never expire" flag was not being set for AD user on creation of Exchange Mailbox.
  • Fixed:Where HC was unable to pause virtual machine on Windows 2012 Hyper-V
  • Fixed:Where there were some translation issues in slovakian language.
  • Fixed:Where Invalid disk usage / bandwidth calculation was seen in GUI for clients using non-English OS.
  • HCAPI:New API method “IsUserMemberOfDistributionGroup” is added to check if mailbox is member of group.
  • HCAPI:APImethod “GetDistributionGroups” is updated with an optional parameter “MANAGEDBY” to return all Distribution groups being managed by given email address in that organization.
  • HCAPI:APImethod "AddMailbox" is updated to add mailboxes of type Resource.


For Linux

  • Fixed:Where acl permissions were not being set properly on files containing space in their file names uploaded via Folder Manager.


Version 9.16 (August 24, 2015)
For Windows

  • Fixed:Where folder manager was not showings files and folders for websites created with HC8 directory structure.
  • Fixed:Where folder manager was not showing files and folders if a root drive letter was specified as the website storage path.
  • Fixed:Where HC was taking a long time to set permissions on PF for an organization containing thousands of mailboxes.
  • Fixed:Where HC was not displaying Organization Unit correctly in IE browser.
  • Fixed:Where payment was not adjusting in Panel for BluePay Gateway.
  • Fixed:Where Lync Only plans were not visible in auto signup.
  • Fixed:Where Distribution List was not creating in Exchange 2010.
  • Fixed:Where HC Mail log was increasing abnormally due to some back end HC schedule.
  • HCAPI:Where GetMailboxes method was returning same mailbox multiple times.
  • HCAPI:UserManager API calls can now be referenced without host credentials.

For Linux

  • Fixed:Where during installation of HC9 Linux on 64bit machine file copy error was occurring.
  • Fixed:Where folder manager was not showings files and folders for websites created with HC8 directory structure.

Version 9.15 (July 24, 2015)
For Windows

  • Feature Added:Option to add existing AD groups as distribution groups in Exchange
  • Modified Implementation:Paging feature on Lync UI
  • Modified Implementation:Option to specify generic control panel URL which would be sent in Domain creation email.
  • HCAPI:Ability to fetch plan name against a mailbox using HCAPI.
  • HCAPI:Additional optional parameters were added in “ExchangeManager.GetMailboxes” method in HC API to filter the results.
  • HCAPI:Fixed Where enable/disable user call was not working.
  • HCAPI:Fixed Where mailbox size was not correctly set for a newly created mailbox using HC API.
  • HCAPI:Fixed where Domain creation and advanced delete emails contained invalid panel URL.
  • HCAPI:SetDistributionGroupAdvancedProperties method was added with additional optional parameters.
  • HCAPI:SetDistributionGroupAcceptedSenders and SetDistributionGroupRejectedSenders were added which would later replace SetMailListAcceptedSenders and SetMailListRejectedSenders.
  • HCAPI:Added method AddDistributionGroup which would later replace AddMailList.
  • HCAPI:Optional parameters were added for SetMailboxAdvanceProperties method.
  • Fixed:Where in some cases HC was showing unwanted fields related to Lync User while adding Lync User.
  • Fixed:Where HC Panel home page was showing Arithibit exception.
  • Fixed:Where Suspend/Unsuspend user account methods were not working via WHMCS.
  • Fixed:Where Advanced Delete Confirmation email did not contain port 8787 when Advanced Delete initiated by WHMCS.
  • Fixed:Where HC was unable to delete the Hyper-V virtual machine whose creation failed while adding it.
  • Fixed:Where HC was unable to upload the files through folder manager if "www" folder was empty.
  • Fixed:Where HC was unable to set unlimited size using bulk edit mailboxes option.
  • Fixed:Where HC was unable to rebooth Hyper-V 2012 machine.

For Linux

  • Fixed:Where Auto Script Copy was unable to replace default document of a website.


Version 9.14 (June 18, 2015)
For Windows

  • Feature Added:Integration ofSkype for Business in HC Panel.
  • Feature Added:Support to Allowed and Blocked Domains for Federation in Lync.
  • Modified Implementation:Option to select Resource Sync for Lync organizations at host level.
  • HCAPI:HC API Exchange method calls without requiring HC Host user credentials, now API can also be called with end user credentials for Sharepoint Manager, Communication Manager, DNS Manager.
  • HCAPI:Where HCAPI AddMailBox method was not setting proper mailbox size at the backend in Exchange Server.
  • Fixed:Where change a mailbox password was not updating in the Exchange Server.
  • Fixed:Where HCDBChanges sync_mailboxes command was not working.
  • Fixed:Where Send As permissions, Full access permissions not displayed in panel after applying CU8 for Exchange 2013.
  • Fixed:Where HC was unable to add a mailbox if “show password” for mailbox was clicked before generating password.
  • Fixed:Where Advanced Report Menu was shown even in absence of Exchange 2010 server in the cluster.
  • Fixed:Where HC Messages were not being displayed in message center.
  • Fixed:Where Mail Forwarding was not saving in the HC panel for SmarterMail when MailServer having different IP Address than the server IP added in HC cluster.

For Linux

  • Fixed:Where Postfix server settings were not being saved in HC Panel.
  • Fixed:Where cron jobs Add/edit/delete was not being done if cronjob command contained & sign in it.


Version 9.13 (May 12, 2015)
For Windows

  • Feature Added:Option to set an Expiry Alert for a Website.
  • Feature Added:Exchange remote management without installing Hosting Controller on Exchange Server (CAS/MBX). Now a HC Host can assign Exchange Mail role to any HC windows machine added in the cluster to manage the Exchange Services remotely using remote powershell.
  • Modified Implementation:Support for Automatic Mailbox database assignment by the Exchange Server when you create a mailbox through HC Panel.
  • HCAPI:Where WHMCS was failing to provision services because of updated parameter,we strongly recommend to download latestHC.phpfile and replace in whmcs installation HC directory.
  • HCAPI:HC API Exchange method calls without requiring HC Host user credentials, now API can also be called with end user credentials.
  • Fixed:Where Journal rule was affected if its associated DL was deleted from HC Panel.
  • Fixed:Where in whmcs custom profile field was effecting provisioning process in HC Panel.
  • Fixed:Where Country info was modified in AD while enabling Lync Services on an existing Exchange AD mailbox account.
  • Fixed:Where Anti Spam menu was listing in HC even if it was disabled in Cluster Settings.
  • Fixed:Where Virtual Machine was stuck in pending state once its creation got initiated via HC panel.
  • Fixed:Where a scheduler was running multiple times even if it wasn't required on a specific machine.
  • Fixed:Where Exchange segregation was not applying correctly on room mailbox.

For Linux

  • Feature Added:Option to set an Expiry Alert for a Website.
  • Fixed:Where log directory deletion via Folder Manager crashed apache server.
  • Fixed:Where Awstats configurations were not saving in /etc/HostingController.conf file.
  • Fixed:Where hcremoting service was going into halt state on next resources sync interval.
  • Fixed:Where WWW Host Header associated with park domain was not removed as park domain was deleted from HC.
  • Fixed:Where Auto Script Copy was not working on linux website.

Version 9.12 (April 11, 2015)
For Windows

  • Feature Added:SpamExperts Email Security integrated for all mail servers including Microsoft Exchange Mail Server (KB Article)
  • Feature Added:Sharepoint Users can be added in bulk through HC Panel (KB Article)
  • Feature Added:Dynamics CRM 2013 support.
  • Feature Added:Business units and Team management features added in CRM.
  • Feature Added:Transfer a Virtual machine from one Owner to another.
  • Modified Implementation:Option to bulk modify Exchange Objects such as Mailboxes, Distribution lists, Contacts, and Public folders.
  • Modified Implementation:While adding DNS Only Services HC allows to include Mail records in the Zone file.
  • Modified Implementation:For performance optimization Panel Admin can designate a remote machine in the cluster to execute all HC related schedules.
  • Modified Implementation:Option to set host theme as a default for all Panel users.
  • HCAPI:Where plan was sold twice at the time of User creation.
  • HCAPI:Where provisioning of MySQL DBs was failing via HCAPI.
  • Fixed:Where SmarterMail 13.x maildomain was not creating if Number of Mailboxes was set to Unlimited in Hosting Plan.
  • Fixed:Where Exchange Mail Contacts were showing in HC panel even after deletion.
  • Fixed:Where Exchange Distribution List were showing in HC panel even after deletion.
  • Fixed:Where Panel was throwing exception while clicking on Mailbox Statistics button.
  • Fixed:Where wrong IP was assigned to a VM after the import.
  • Fixed:Where VM creation action was failing if VLAN option was enabled.
  • Fixed:Where in rare case Lync services were not setting for AD user due to Domain controller Latency, this has been optimized.
  • Fixed:Where New Click & Install Application was not being added in HC.
  • Fixed:Where MailEnable lists were not displaying in HC panel though these were created at backend in ME.
  • Fixed:Where after importing website into HC panel, the associated mail domain was not shown in HC panel.
  • Fixed:Where FrontPage extensions settings were not being saved in Webserver Cluster Settings.
  • Fixed:Where in WHMCS while adding a website or Mail domain, the resource was provisioned only after adding the Create button twice.
  • Fixed:Where DNN website was failing after importing into HC.
  • Fixed:Where using 2CheckOut gateway Payment was not registering via Autosignup.
  • Fixed:Where Issue with URL Length in Company Banner was resolved.
  • Fixed:Where there was some issue with the ACL Adjustments.
  • Fixed:Where CountryID was displayed in Invoice instead of Country Name.

For Linux

  • Fixed:Where website move operation was not completing properly when Webspace path contained “www” (e.g : /var/www)
  • Fixed:Where user was unable to login into a password protected awstat site.
  • Fixed:Where for parked domain on Linux machine, “www” host header was not being added via HC panel.
  • Fixed:Where FTP user could rename certain folders in the webspace which resulted in APACHE crash.



Version 9.11 (December 24, 2014)
For Windows

  • Feature Added: Lync Users can now be added in bulk through HC Panel (KB Article)
  • Feature Added:Support added for Auto-Mount enable/disable option while delegating full access permissions to a mailbox.
  • Feature Added:Black List rule for an Exchange Organization supported.
  • Feature Added:Download of invoices in PDF format.

  • Modified Implementation:Support for Exchange 2013 CU7.
  • Modified Implementation:Improvement in Lync Response Groups, Queues and IVR error messages handling.
  • Modified Implementation:Display of Date and Time tags in invoices.
  • Modified Implementation:Utility to modify Machine name and IP address of HC machine added in the cluster.
  • Modified Implementation:Previously when a mail domain was added to a regular mail server like Icewarp/SmarterMail, HC used to set the number of users in the format99999 at the backend however now with this modified implementation HC will set them according to Mailbox quota assigned in the Hosting Plan.
  • Modified Implementation:Option to refresh the usage of organization mail objects in the HC database.Previously customers were required to run the command manually incommand prompt but now they can trigger it from inside HC Panel.
  • Changed Implementation:Scheduler for Auto sync mailbox counts in HC database has been removed from HC Sync service to improve the performance of the service. If customers manually change the mailbox properties from ECP, they can sync the mail object for specific organization within HC Panel.
  • Fixed:Where Archive mailbox was disappearing if a mail was transferred to it.
  • Fixed:Where Folder Manager option was not working if website name contained capital letters.
  • Fixed:Where HC was not sending Password Recovery emails to resellers/webadmins.
  • Fixed:Where HC was not pulling VMs from ESXi host if there were more than 1 ESXi instances added in HC panel.
  • Fixed:Where HC was incorrectly modifying settings after editing Virtual Module configuration.
  • Fixed:Where sometimes HC Panel became unresponsive after adding a Virtual Machine in VMWare.
  • Fixed:Where HC was connecting to Hyper-V node, even if Hyper-V instance name was not properly mentioned.
  • Fixed:Where HC was not allowing to modify the wrong instance name of ServerName for Virtualization Server.
  • Fixed:Where HC was not allowing the addition of a virtual machine with more than 4 CPU cores.
  • Fixed:Where CRM add-on was showing in auto signup even for Shared WebHosting Plan.
  • Fixed:Where sometimes HC sync service was not triggering awstats update.

For Linux

  • Feature Added:Support for LiteSpeed Web Server (KB Article)
  • Modified Implementation:Now /sbin/nologin is set as ftp user shell rather than /bin/false.
  • Fixed:Where php session files were not created in configured directory in case of suphp set as PHP Handler.
  • Fixed:Where ftp user was unable to edit file if that file had already been edited from the control panel.

Version 9.10 (September 10, 2014)
For Windows

  • Feature Added:Support for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack.
  • Feature Added:Import of existing Virtual Machines (HyperV/VMware) in HC Panel
  • Feature Added:Import utility for Lync server to import existing Sip domains and users in HC Panel.
  • Feature Added:Assign Exchange MBX database to a Tenant Admin(Webadmin) under the Reseller Interface.

  • Modified Implementation:IPV6 is now configurable in HC NAT Manager.
  • Modified Implementation: