PagePlanet Software has updated Modular Gateway Interface, the WebSTAR plugin, to version 2.1. The new release offers improved performance and other enhancements. According to PagePlanet:
PagePlanet Software, Inc. is proud to announce the Golden Master release of Modular Gateway Interface (MGI) version 2.1 for Macintosh and Windows NT/2000.
MGI 2.1 is a plug-in to 4Dis award-winning web server, WebSTAR, and ISAPI web servers such as IIS. MGI 2.1 allows web site developers to integrate hundreds of functions from counters to shopping carts with easy-to-use, HTML-style tags. MGI tags are coded directly into the HTML of a page and integrate seamlessly with any page layout or design.
For server administrators, MGI 2.1 is plug-and-play. All functions are fully secure across multiple regions on a web server making MGI ideal for web hosting companies, ISPs, and businesses with multiple divisions in addition to machines running single domains. Web-based server administration lets you enable MGI modules, configure custom error pages, and set up HTTP file upload on a domain-by-domain basis. And one MGI license can be used for ALL domains on a server.
All MGI 2.1 tags with database capability are now enabled with ODBC hooks to third-party databases such as FileMaker Pro, dBase, FoxPro, and Oracle 6 and 7 (with Oracle 8 and SQL 7 coming soon), in addition to flat-text files.
These are just some of the other functions that MGI can add to the web sites on your server - e-commerce with web-based admin, built-in database, encryption, pay-per-view, banner ads, polls, quizzes, web-based e-mail, HTTP and file includes, password-protection, guestbooks, forms processing, send mail, cloaking, redirects, counters, julian dates, file modification, cookies, no cache directives, string manipulation, and data validation plus low-level customization tags including conditionals, switches, and loops.
The MGI 2.1 demos are full Commerce versions with NO timeout, however the demo versions server a "demo" header and footer on each page.
Now through 11 March 2001, buy MGI 2.1 for 30% off the retail price. Thatis just $699 for Commerce, $419 for Essentials Plus, $209 for Essentials and just $69 for the Forms Processor.