The Hepsia Control Panel goes mobile
As mobile surfing has turned into a daily routine for almost 1/3 of Internet users, coming up with a phone-friendly, easy-to-navigate account management interface has become a necessity for us.
After months of extensive testing and interface adjustments, we have finally released the mobile version of the Web Hosting Control Panel.
From now on, mobile users will be automatically redirected to the brand new phone-friendly Hepsia interface.
What’s different about the new mobile Hepsia interface?
As you know, the original Hepsia Control Panel is jam-packed with tools and features that cover the needs of both beginners and advanced users.
To make this full-featured interface fit into a smaller phone screen, we had to filter out about 30% of the available controls.
We needed to weigh out all the functionalities in Hepsia’s arsenal and pass only the phone-applicable ones on to the mobile version.
It took us months of testing and tweaking to find the right set of features and to make sure that no handy control capable of ‘speaking the mobile language’ is left behind.
As a result, website owners will get all the crucial site management controls, wrapped in a lightweight, mobile-user-friendly foil:
What are the main sections of the mobile version of the Hepsia Control Panel?
On Hepsia’s index page, users can get instant access to all major sections via several quick icons – Domains, Emails, Files, FTP, Databases, Apps, Advanced and Stats.
Here is a quick overview of each one of them:
Domains – the mobile Domain Manager
In contrast to the desktop version where Registered Domains and Hosted Domains are standalone sections, here they are subsections of the Domains section.
By clicking on the Registered tab, you can see all the domain names that you’ve registered or transferred so far:
Icons will inform you of their registration status, as well as of their expiration date:
To manage a domain, just click on it and you’ll see a list of all the applicable controls (Edit DNS settings, Edit Whois, Redirect domain, etc.):
By clicking on the Plus icon in the top right corner, you can quickly register a single or multiple domains.
The streamlined domain registration wizard will look like this:
By clicking on the Hosted tab, you can see a list of your hosted domains, as well as icons indicating their DNS and SSL status:
To see all the available hosted domain controls, click on the red arrow:
Here is how the Edit host management panel will look like on your mobile phone:
Like in the Registered subsection, to add a new hosted domain, click on the Plus icon.
Here is how the simplified Add host interface will look like:
Emails – the mobile Email Manager
The Email Manager in the mobile version of the Hepsia Control Panel will give you the controls that you’ve already grown used to.
You can quickly create a new mailbox, edit an existing one, add email filters, set up email forwarding, etc.:
Files – the mobile File Manager
File management is essential for any website owner. This is why, we’ve incorporated most of the features offered by the regular File Manager into the Control Panel’s mobile version.
This way, you can upload a new photo, quickly edit a file, copy a folder, move a website from one directory to another, and much more:
Databases – the mobile Database Manager
Database management is just as important as file management, since today almost every website has a database working silently behind the scenes.
We’ve implemented all the controls offered by the regular Database Manager in the Control Panel’s mobile version, so that you can have full control over all your databases from any location:
FTP – the mobile FTP Manager
Like in the desktop version of Hepsia, you will have full control over all your FTP accounts and you can quickly create a new FTP account whenever you need one.
App installation is as fast as it is with the regular App Installer. Again, no setup will be required from you – simply point where you want the new app to be installed and enter the admin username and password – we will handle the app installation and the database setup for you.
The fully featured PHP Configuration section allows you to quickly change the PHP version for your account or to make quick changes to the php.ini file. More advanced options will be added in the following months.
You can check what is going on with your websites in real time – how many visitors you have, where they came from and how they got to your website. We have several updates planned for the Stats section, so stay tuned.
General navigation controls
Users can easily navigate between the separate sections. No matter which section of the Control Panel they are in, they can click on the Sandwich menu in the top left corner of the screen and select the section they want to jump over to:
Also, from there they’ll be able to renew their plan with a click of the mouse, or to upgrade to a more powerful plan, or to just add upgrade services to their existing plan:
Using the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen, users can manage their account settings.
They can easily edit their account owner details or change the current password:
With the mobile version of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will make a giant step toward reaching your customers’ hearts.
The ability to access their Control Panels through their phones will give them greater freedom in managing their sites and will surely make them feel more comfortable using your web hosting services in the long run.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that the new version of the Control Panel is optimized for mobile phones only. For now, tablet users will be redirected to the desktop version. We’re planning to launch a special tablet version too, so stay tuned.
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