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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 10.14 (April 24, 2019)


Feature: Domain Registrar. New!

Feature: ZA Central Registry. New!
Feature: SharePoint SSL support for Web Applications and Site collections
Two Factor Authentication (Email, Google Authenticator & SMS Twilio) at Panel Login screen KB ArticleNew!

Feature: Dynamic Distribution GroupNew!

CSP: Microsoft Customer Agreement enforcement while on-boarding new tenant.

CSP: Allow to purchase Office 365 SKU from different in-direct resellers.

CSP: Option to upgrade an SKU.

CSP: Disk & bandwidth usage button will not display to CSP customers.

Enhanced: Database indexing to improve panel performance.

Security: HC will send email to owner upon invalid control panel login attempt.

Enhanced: Payment gateway integration has been improved.

Enhanced: Option to select default panel theme and language for the new customers.

Enhanced: Import & export mailbox as pst process has been improved.

Enhanced: Audit log has been improved for the case where panel is set as Group Authentication.

Enhanced: Allow to transfer ownership of Exchange Tenant.

Enhanced: OpenGatewayAPI source code has been simplified to integrate any payment gateway.

Linux: Where mysql db size was showing zero in panel.

Fixed: Where mailbox usage in reporting section was resetting  to zero after exchange sync task execution.
Minor fixes and adjustment in search filter on UI.

Fixed: Where more than three characters TLDs were not adding in domain registration section.

Fixed: GUI fixes related to domain registration.

Fixed: Where wallet amount was not consuming while registering a new domain.

Fixed: Where few user profile fields was not properly aligned.



Version 10.13 (February 20, 2019)

Feature: HC mobile app available for HC control panel under Google Play Store. New!

Feature: Import utility to import billing history from HC9 version. New!
Feature: Azure spending reporting
Ban of IP address on specified number of invalid login attempts (Option under panel host>Control Panel Access. New!

Feature: Sync of existing Hyper-V system resources with HC. New!

Enhanced: Display NAT IP against a private IP address in Hyper-V

Enhanced: Auto download option to update MarketPlace and HC click & install app.

Enhanced: Audit logging has been improved.

Enhanced: Sold plan page has been improved.

Enhanced: Enable-Disable mailbox method has been improved.

Enhanced: Primary SMTP domain name listing in CSP activity email template.

Enhanced: HC will allow to create and import same CSP tenant name under different customers.

Enhanced: Option to download, cancel and print customer invoices.

Enhanced: PST file removal from exchange machine after import/export mailbox pst file.

Fixed: Where duplicate SharePoint users sync issue has been resolved.

Fixed: Where blocked Domain if deleted cannot be re-added in Exchange.
Where Skype User creation was throwing an exception.

Fixed: Where Skype User was not creating via HC10 if the sip address included period in it.

Fixed: Where display Name of Skype User if modified in Active Directory was not syncing in HC10 panel.

Fixed: Where HC Panel authentication if set with AD Group Auth was not working for users which was member of multiple groups.

Fixed: Where HC was unable to fetch users from SharePoint databases.

Fixed: Where DNS Zone name entries were not removed from named.conf file if Bind DNS was configured with chroot mode.

Fixed: Optimization for listing large numbers of PFs in panel.

Fixed: UI optimization on mail forwarding and send-as permission page if there were large number of mailboxes under a single organization.

Fixed: UI optimization while adding resource mailbox.

Fixed: Where enabling a disable mailbox exchange was setting mailbox alias in weird format.


Version 10.12 (January 10, 2019)

Feature: Support for MS CSP Customer Agreement (MCA).
Feature: Static MAC addresses can be added in HC panel and assigned to Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Diagnostic report to check control panel basic required configurations.

Feature: Setting Exchange Mailbox signature from panel.
Feature: Adding mail contacts in bulk.

Feature: Configurable AD user password expiry policy.
Enhancement: Hyper-v and VMWare range of IP addresses can be assigned to a particular customer.

Enhancement: HC plan can now be sold along with new panel user creation.
Enhancement: Allow multiple files removal from folder manager.
Enhancement: Office 365 reporting have been improved.

Enhancement: Syncing Exchange & Office365 objects in HC system has been optimized.

Enhancement: Import Office 365 tenant page improvement "alphabetic display, Search field, Primary domain listing against customer tenant".

Enhancement: Automatic import CSP tenant in HC Panel.
Enhancement: Auto transfer CSP tenant record in HC from one in-direct reseller into another (Tenant must be moved first in CSP Partner center).
Fixed: Various issues related to DNS zone entries at backend in DNS Server.

Fixed: Where quota calculation was not done properly for mailboxes.
Where ACL Permissions were not reflecting on Dashboard of website under ACL settings.

Fixed: Where Advanced Zone editor option was not appearing while running HC panel in French language.

Fixed: Where while importing VM, HC now picks IP of VM and also adds it to Pool of IP Addresses in HC10 panel.

Fixed: Where Hyper-V RDP Web Console was throwing warning if Portal was configured with HTTPS bindings.

Fixed: Where Unnecessary users were pulling under list of SharePoint users in HC panel.

Fixed: Where Email Aliases of Disabled Mail Domain were not reappearing on mailbox dashboard.

Fixed: Where Exchange Mailbox Dashboard was throwing exception in event viewer for mailboxes whose picture was not set in Exchange.

Fixed: Where Access denied error was thrown at client’s level in HC panel on Import/Export of Exchange mailboxes.

Fixed: Where Skype Response Queues which were added without Response Group were not updating in HC10.

Fixed: Where Skype Users were adding with space in their SIP Address causing issue while updating it.
Fixed: Where on Workflow Dashboard, Success/Failure messages were not returned for Music on Hold and Welcome message.
Fixed: Where Distribution Lists were not creating using Composite Resource.


Version 10.11 (October 25, 2018)

Feature: Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019.
Feature: Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019
Support for Microsoft Skype for Business 2019.

Feature: PSiGate Payment Gateway added KB Article.
Feature: Simple DNS Plus v8 added KB Article .
Enhancement: Import and export exchange mailbox as .pst KB Article.
Enhancement: Payment transaction report has been added in billing section.
Enhancement: Option to add profile picture in exchange mailbox.

Enhancement: Educational SKUs listing in Office365.

Enhancement: Mailbox type can be changed from user mailbox to shared mailbox and vice versa.
Enhancement: Preferred DNS and alternate DNS values can be set while adding Public IP Addresses for Virtualization module.
Search is improved by adding new filter of Domain Name under Office 365 Customers and Exchange Organization pages.
Enhancement: Send As permission option is now available for Distribution Lists.
Where error description has been improved for already existing SMTP address in case of Exchange mailboxes.

Fixed: Where addons listing has now been improved in HC panel.
Where now deleting SIP User from HC panel is now keeping AD User at the backend which is Lync Control Panel behavior.

Fixed: Where error handling has now been improved while deleting an AD account having multiple services enabled on it.

Fixed: Where Eslect Gateway was not showing in panel.

Fixed: Where Amazon VM Sizes were not setting from EC2 Virtual Machine Dashboard.

Fixed: Where Azure VM Sizes were not setting from Azure Virtual Machine Dashboard.

Fixed: Where Journal rule was not properly deleting from HC10 causing issue while creating same journal rule.

Fixed: Where MySQL Database was not creating if username was longer than 15 characters.

Fixed: Where VLAN IDs were not assigning properly from Virtual Machine dashboard.

Fixed: Where phpMyAdmin was pointing to wrong database server.

Fixed: Where Credit Limit was not adding without setting any default discount percentage
Fixed: Where Office 365 customers did not show in HC panel due to multiple Primary Domains.
Fixed: Where DL members were not adding to 21st or later DLs if total number of DLs was greater than 20.
Fixed: Where Booking Delegates were not setting from Resource Mailbox Dashboard.
Fixed: Where wrong mailbox size was shown for In-Place Archive of a resource mailbox while editing it.
Fixed: Where under specific scenario email alias of a mailbox was not setting correctly.
Fixed: Where User MBX DBs check boxes were reverting to enabled state against all Mail Stores names at Reseller level.
Fixed: Where resource mailbox created via HC panel was not automatically allowed to accept meetings.
Fixed: Where  "Forward Request to Delegates" was not setting on Resource Mailboxes.
Fixed: Where 56 or greater characters OU & Mail Domain threw error in HC.
Fixed: Where Enom configurations were not saving in HC10 database.
Fixed: Where Sip User creation on existing AD User was not possible if there were more than 20 OUs under a panel user.
Fixed: Where Disk Usage Reports and warning emails are not sending via HC panel.
Fixed: SNI binding in IIS were not setting as all unassigned .
Fixed: Where Mailboxes protocols were not showing under CR of a resource mailbox.
Fixed: Where Add-on search was returning wrong results.
Fixed: Where wrong mailbox size was displayed for In-Place Archive of a resource mailbox.
Fixed: Where Federation and Agent Anonymity features were not enabling on S4B WorkFlows.
Fixed: Where Resource Mailbox Count was not showing at the Home Page of HC panel.
Fixed: Where Exchange mailboxes with '+' character at the end of the password field were not able to sign-in into OWA.
Fixed: Bread Crum was not working on Mail Domains page and also the label was wrong.
Fixed: Where IPN URL was not returning to proper HC URL.
Fixed: Where Exchange Mailboxes were not creating in bulk upon using a Composite Resource quota.
Fixed: Where Bulk Mailboxes were creating on single mailbox database even though Mailbox Database Selection mode was set as Automatic.
Fixed: Where SharePoint User was not adding to SubOUs.
Fixed: Where SharePoint Users were not adding on existing AD Users under SubOUs. 
Fixed: Where WHMCS was not showing exact errors fetched from Microsoft Partner Center while adding Office 365 Customers.



Fixed: Where wordpress was not installing correctly on Linux websites.

Version 10.10 (August 17, 2018)

Feature: SharePoint 2010 support in HC v10.
Feature: Hyper-VBandwidth calculation
SNI Certificate Support in IIS Web Server.

Enhancement: Invoice download in pdf format.
Enhancement: CSP SKU add-on support.
Enhancement: Option to add Shared Mailboxes in bulk.
Enhancement: Mailbox deletion prompt message is now improved.
Enhancement: HC auto load balance has been improved for user db creation.

Enhancement: Move file/folder option in folder manager.

Enhancement: Three new website scripts in click and install app list.
Fixed: Where SIP user was not adding for imported SIP domain.
Where display name of mail contact was not setting properly.
Fixed: Where "Sell Plan / Setup Invoice" email did not contain the invoice information.
Where Tax rule percentage value was not showing properly in recurring emails.

Fixed: Where PHP Handler mapping was not adding properly.
Where Exchange Triggers were not executing.

Fixed: Where alpha-numeric values was not accepting while adding fund.

Fixed: Spelling correction on tax report page.

Fixed: Where with AD Auth settings in HC , the Global Admin auto-signup was not installing properly.

Fixed: Where DNS zone was not adding properly in MSDNS server.



Feature: Let's Encrypt is supported in HC v10 KB Article.

Fixed: Where WebMail related entry was not adding in Apache configuration file.

Fixed: Where Squirrel Mail config file was not modified automatically upon saving Postfix configurations.

Fixed: Where error was thrown while generating CSR on Linux websites.


Version 10.9 (July 02, 2018)

Feature: Click and Install Apps support for Windows and Linux platform KB Article
Feature: Google re-captcha support added on panel login screen
Advance DNS Editor support in panel.
Skype 4 Business & SharePoint Services creation via WHMCS.
Enhancement: Creation of Skype 4 Business line URI in bulk.
Enhancement: Option to set default general profile value for sip users against an organization in Skype 4 Business.
Enhancement: Option to switch virtual machine record to another Hyper-V node.
Enhancement: HC email templates has been re-designed in HTML format.
Billing: Option to generate manual invoice for a customer.
New reporting section has been added to display & download Tax amount value.
Subscription ID and Billing frequency will list in CSP activity email templates.
GDPR Policy: 
Cookies consent checkbook is added in panel display settings.
GDPR Policy: General and Billing Profiles information stored as encrypted in HC database. 
GDPR Policy: 
User Consent added for storing Language and Theme selection in cookies.
GDPR Policy: 
Security and privacy improvement at panel back-end level implementation.
API Security Policy: 
Block an IP address after 3 consecutive login attempt within 5 minutes using API 
Where zip and unzip option was not working in folder manager.
Where add/delete virtual directory operation was not working.
Where 'All Senders' option was reverting to 'Only Senders in following list' for resource mailboxes Booking delgates, accepted sender and public folder.
Where sub-OU were not creating in Active Directory module at client level interface.
Where domain creation via WHMCS was not adding MX records in the DNS zone file.

Fixed: Where accepted domain was not adding in Exchange Server using Whmcs.
Where different currencies other than US Dollar was not showing in auto signup order page.

Fixed: Where Start/Reboot/Pause buttons were not working in Amazon VM.

Fixed: Where ampersand & sign was creating issue in Journal rule creation.

Fixed: Where Mail Forwarding and Full Access Permissions was not showing in panel interface.

Fixed: Where Exchange/mailboxes API GET command was not showing mail domain ID.



Version 10.8 (May 25, 2018)