StarNine Technologies has shipped WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0, the latest version of its widely used Internet server software, positioning it as an integrated, easy-to-use solution for common Internet services. WebSTAR 3.0 added several features to WebSTAR’s traditional Web-serving toolkit (including a proxy server and a built-in FTP server). WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 expands that range still further by rolling in feature-rich SMTP, POP, and IMAP mail servers (with, naturally, Web-based email access) and new tools based on Blue World’s Lasso middleware technology for serving information from FileMaker or ODBC databases. WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 also integrates SSL encryption and advanced security options directly into the main application, and includes numerous under-the-hood performance enhancements that can double WebSTAR’s serving capability and significantly reduce connection latency.
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 is available from StarNine for $599; owners of WebSTAR 3.x can upgrade for $199, and discounts are also available for owners of WebSTAR 2.x, educational use, and volume purchases. StarNine provides fully operational 30-day evaluation versions of WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0, ranging from 8.7 MB to 37.9 MB in size. WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 requires at least a PowerPC-based system running Mac OS 8.1 or higher.