MaxESP Features Part 1 – Secure SSL VPN

Making sure that you can publish your content and manage your site securely was one of our top priorities while developing MaxESP. Typical shared hosting relies on unsecured FTP for publishing, resulting in your content being sent in clear-text across the internet. With application content containing secure and sensitive information such as encryption keys and passwords in their content, we wanted to ensure that you could publish your content in a secure manner while using MaxESP.

To accomplish this we’ve done two things. The first is to enable FTP over SSL. But not every publishing application supports FTPS. So we’ve included a secure SSL VPN with every MaxESP account. If you’ve already have a MaxESP account, simply log into the MaximumASP Account Center and click the VPN tab. This page will guide you through the requirements needed to connect via our SSL VPN and directs you to the SSL VPN.

We’re very excited about this feature, and not just for MaxESP. We’ll soon be rolling this out to all MaximumASP customers. This will allow all kinds of new possibilities for new and existing customers to securely manage their hosted applications.

Announcing MaxESP

maxesp Sorry for the lack of updates of late, but it’s been for a good reason. We’ve been hard at work creating our latest product, MaxESP.

MaximumASP started in 2000 doing shared hosting, and over the years we’ve grown into doing dedicated server hosting, virtual server hosting with our MaxV product, and soon we’ll be doing co-location at our new data center. But we haven’t forgotten where we came from, and MaxESP lets us get back to our roots.

We still have customers looking for a secure and scalable solution that is easy to manage and easy on their budget.  So we’ve taken our nine year's experience doing web hosting and combined that with our expertise in cutting-edge Microsoft products like Windows 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5. Like all of our offerings, it is supported by our excellent support staff, and built upon our proven infrastructure.

Our goals for creating this product were simple. Make it flexible, easy to use, highly available, secure, reliable, and PCI compliant. In the next few days we’ll keep posting more details on the features that we’ve built to accomplish those goals.

In the meantime, we’ve opened up a private beta for our existing customers. Shoot an e-mail to with your account id and we’ll get you a beta account created. If you are a software vendor that would like to verify that your application is compatible with our environment, let us know and we can get an account built for you. We definitely want to make sure we support as many applications, frameworks and libraries as possible.

For a quick preview of MaxESP, check out this overview video.