Real Time Logic Announces BarracudaDrive 3.9, an easy to use web server for small businesses and consumers.
Orange County - David Burgess, Software Manager of
BarracudaDrive now automatically configures the network for business
and consumers. There is no need to know how to configure port mapping
in the router or install a Dynamic DNS client as the server now
automates this process. Users can choose between no -cost sub -domain
names or their own registered domain name.
The new version includes a Content Management System (CMS) and an
Electronic Bulletin Board (forum).
The CMS makes creating web pages as easy as creating a document in
Microsoft Word. The integrated editor allows content to be directly
edited or pasted in from other editors such as Microsoft Word. The CMS
is also compatible with external blog editors such as Microsoft Live
Writer. Since the CMS is so easy to use practically anyone can be
their own webmaster. BarracudaDrive together with the Microsoft Live
Writer makes it very easy to insert photos and videos, maps, and lots
of other content, all in a snap.
The included forum is designed using cutting edge web -technology and looks
and behaves more like a traditional Windows application than a web
application. After the initial load, the bulletin board is extremely
fast since the bulletin board is using AJAX technology when
communicating with the server.
In addition to the CMS and forum, BarracudaDrive includes the following:
- A WebDAV server that makes it possible to map a remote
BarracudaDrive server as a standard Windows drive. Use your
company/home computer as a secure centralized Internet file server.
- A Web File Manager that lets users manage their files using a browser,
view photos, and stream music using the integrated MP3 player.
- A HTTPS tunnel server, which provides secure access to back -end servers
and resources such as E -mail servers.
- Various HTTPS tunnel clients such as the SSL VPN alternative: GetMyLAN.
For Web designers and developers:
Developers can customize and write their own applications by using the
integrated scripting language Lua Server Pages, which is based on the
super fast scripting language Lua. The server includes its own
integrated database engine, thus making it possible to create
configuration less database powered applications such as the CMS. The
server also includes Bindows, a "zero -footprint" Rich Internet WEB 2.0
Application framework. Database and AJAX powered WEB 2.0 applications
such as the included forum can easily be developed using the
BarracudaDrive Web Server.
The integrated scripting language Lua Server Pages (LSP) is similar to
how ASP and PHP works. BarracudaDrive LSP applications are deployed as
standard ZIP files. The ZIP files, which are in the "applications" sub
directory are loaded and mounted as read only file systems by the web
server. The server can also load "non deployed" applications. The "non
deployed" Lua Server Pages (LSP) are compiled on demand just like PHP
and ASP pages are compiled.