Friday, May 10, 2019

Website Builder v7 versus v8

Here are the facts!

New users coming into Website Builder v8 have a 35% higher publish rate than in v7, publish 20% faster, and have a higher average Net Promoter Score (NPS).

Given all the changes to SEO, v8 sites also perform much better than v7 due to mobile-first focus, better performance and being optimized for conversion. Some design restrictions have been put in place to optimize website performance.

Download Website Builder Feature Comparisons, v7 versus v8 (700KB pdf)

Sunday, May 5, 2019

New SwissTronix Portal Launched

The new portal is live!

On May 1st, 2019 we launched a new portal with a design based on the wildly popular Bootstrap 4 open source toolkit for developing with HTML5, CSS3 code, Bootsnipp HTML snippets, and powerful plugins built on jQuery, a feature-rich JavaScript library.

Bootstrap is a sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile-first front-end framework for faster and easier web development, extended to swisstronix needs. This architecture also provides a highly refined structure of validated, search engine optimized code. 

Of course, it’s cross-browser,  cross-platform, conforming

Even our swisstronix logo was redesigned……with an orange smiley added to give it character!

Web design, as with all other things in life, has evolved “dramatically”. Today, Bootstrap 4 architecture is, for some, the gold standard for web development.

Design of the new portal encompasses fluidity, luminosity, lucidity; and lots of passion!

And for webmasters, we evolved our eCommerce to open the door to others who may be interested The 2 plans offered include all the massive infrastructure that goes behind such eCommerce, with 3 multi-million professionally managed data centers (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) where the servers are stacked. We have it all fully automated, it’s all click and go!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Reviewing 2018

SwissTronix has been hard at work in 2018, creating a better experience for all our current and future customers. From a new Storefront, to a brand-new Website Builder offering, it's all about polishing up our products and services to our customers with a better, more friendly experience.

Here are just a few of the recent updates:
  • Storefront updates for better visibility of offerings.
  • Multi-lingual, multi-currency capabilities.
  • Brexit and changes to .eu registrations.
  • Phasing out Fax Thru Email, a product that no longer corresponded to market demand.
  • New and improved Website Builder (including options for eCommerce coming soon).
  • Automated Website Backup plans.
  • VPS and Dedicated Servers on the Storefront (with VPS4 coming early 2019).
  • Domain Backorders.
We have also added two Reseller Plans for webmasters and customers involved in designing websites for their own clients. Details are at

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Domain Renewal Notice

All .CO.ZA domain renewals must be renewed at least 2 days prior to the expiration date to avoid a $149.99 domain redemption fee. Please refer to this help article for more details.

The country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents the Republic of South Africa.
Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.
Note: You cannot register domain names explicitly for resale. However, they can be sold and transferred.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not renew your domain(s) during the 12-day Renewal Grace Period, you will incur a fee of $80.00 in addition to the domain renewal fee. During this time, the domain name(s) will be moved to parked nameservers and any website or email services associated with the domain name(s) will stop working. Be aware that most domains, including .com, .biz and .net, can only be recovered within a maximum of 30 days after your cancel date. For further information about Domain Renewals or Canceled Domains, review the Domain Registration Agreement.

NOTE: Our free product credit policy has been updated – see Section 8 of our Universal Terms of Service for more details. Active free products created in association with free credits from this domain registration will expire 1 year from the renewal of the domain name if they have been activated. Credits that have not been activated will expire and be removed at the time the domain renews. In the event that the Credit is redeemed, after the initial free one year period, the free product will automatically renew at the then-current renewal price until canceled. If you wish to cancel the automatic renewal of the product, you may do so by visiting your SwissTronix Cyber Services Account and turning off the auto-renewal feature, or by contacting SwissTronix Cyber Services customer service.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We've retired Fax Thru Email

You might have heard, we've retired Fax Thru Email

It's part of our move to improve current products and services and make way for new ones.

Separately we've already advised users of the service about the change, and they'll get in-store credit for any time left on their plans.

Here's what has started to happen:
  1. September 1, 2018 — New sales of Fax Thru Email ended.
  2. November 30, 2018 — Monthly renewals will be disabled.
  3. December 31, 2018 — The service shuts down for good.
  4. January 2, 2019 — We issue the in-store credit.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Introducing new Website Security, powered by Sucuri

Website Security is our new and improved replacement for SiteLock. What does this mean for our customers? Better site protection, ease-of-use and industry-leading customer support.

Here's what you need to know.
You don't have to do anything. In the coming weeks, we'll notify our SiteLock customers and automatically move them to Website Security.

You'll continue your subscription without any security gaps or downtime and renew at the same or lower price, depending on the plan.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Hosted Exchange Product Sales & Service are being retired November 11, 2016

Hosted Exchange will be retired from our product offering on November 30, 2016 as Microsoft is no longer supporting Exchange 2010 and focusing on the Office 365 platform.

SwissTronix proposes Business Class Email with 3 plans at modest monthly rates:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Unlimited Business
All Plans Include:
  • FREE Calendar†
  • FREE Online Storage†
  • FREE Webmail, including PDA/handheld & light versions
  • Mobile access, including iPhone® and Blackberry®
  • Secure 256-bit encryption
  • POP3
  • Text-mail service
  • Strong virus, spam and fraud protection
  • Desktop notifier
 Visit and look for email plans under EMAIL ACCOUNTS.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Latest changes @

New domain names available for you.
Check out these eye-catching domains, perfect whether you love animals or gaming.
.PET  /  .BET
Our new email marketing product has launched.
Customers who were using Express Email Marketing have been notified and upgraded to our new email marketing product. We've also added new information to the email marketing product page where you can view the different plans by clicking this link.
We have a new Personal Website Builder promo.
Now our customers can get Personal Website Builder for just $12 for their first year - that's $1 per month! Rush now, click this link, the promo is valid for 3 months only!
New failed billing process.
In order to be ICANN compliant, we're making an update to the failed billing process. Now, when a customer's billing fails, we'll change the nameservers for their domains to look something like this:
When a nameserver changes, a new web page will come up for our customers. It will include a message to let them know something is wrong with the domain and they need contact us.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Email Marketing - Newsletter & Communication Software

The transition from Express Email Marketing to the new software platform, Email Marketing, has been completed.
Customers on the older platform have been upgraded free and new customers signing up for this service will automatically be on the new software platform.
The new software is far more user friendly; drag and drop style. For instance, uploading images from your desktop into the image database is a single mouse click; click to drag and release to paste. The same is true for moving an image from the image database folder to the template. Images will also auto-size to a standard place holder but with a simple click and drag motion can be extend or contract to a more suitable size.
As can be expected, your newsletter or communication can be personalized, e.g. Dear Sam, but with a fallback if you do not have the first name, for instance, Dear Customer,

Dear {{first_name,fallback=Customer}},
Address lists can be uploaded from CSV, TXT, vCard, Excel files as well as entered one by one. 
The new software will also generate your signup form(s) and generate you the code to embed your form into your website, blog or add a link to your outgoing emails.
For more details, visit and click for Email Marketing under "Marketing Tools".

Friday, January 15, 2016

Coming soon, free upgrade of Express Email Marketing®

During the month of March 2016 we will be automatically upgrading Express Email Marketing® customers to a new more modern version of the application platform, for free. 
As of immediately existing SwissTronix customers can manually request the upgrade to their account at no charge for the remainder of their purchased term. 
The free upgrade will include moving all subscribers, lists, images and social links over to the new platform. After the early upgrade period is over we'll automatically move any remaining customers to the new platform before removing the older Express Email Marketing accounts. 
For those who have still not tried Express Email Marketing®, this is the time to try it out and convince yourself of the virtues of such a system for legal eMail campaigns.