Recently I wrote about 10 things I love about Mosso Web Hosting. This article is about things Mosso can implement to make me love them even more.
1. Cron jobs
Haven’t really had to use them up until recently, you can of course work around the need for them but it’s not an ideal situation. Ideally cron jobs would be included by default straight in the control panel.
2. Hierarchical FTP access
At the moment I can access all my sites via the same FTP connection and the same username/password (which I absolutely love). But what if I want to allow a friend or staff member access to a specific site or directory within those sites and only that specified place? At the moment you just can’t do it, and it’s a big requirement of the majority I’d say.
3. PayPal billing integration
Integrating PayPal into their billing system would allow me to bill people who I host automatically instead of doing it myself. Unfortunately the masses don’t have Mastercard, Visa or American Express.
4. A development blog and/or road map of things to come
Whilst finding out about upcoming things internally makes me feel like ‘one of the team’ – it doesn’t tell everyone else about it. People visiting the site looking into the service would be much more impressed if they saw a road map showing what the company is working on. Whilst there’s a ‘but people will steal it’ complaint coming from someone – what other service is there like Mosso that could possibly steal an idea?
A blog and/or road map would vastly improve the site.
5. Small thing: statistics
In the control panel it will display ’0 of 80.0 GB’, in my mind this would be much better if it said ’931 MB of 80.0 GB’. This goes for all other statistics around the control panel too.
Also the control panel uses awstats, which is all well and good – but I feel that building something that displays information from Google Analytics, Feedburner or the like would bring web hosting based statistic packages into the current century.