updated 12:50 pm EDT, Wed June 14, 2006
iTools goes Universal
Tenon today released iTools 8.2.2 with the latest Apache 2.2.2 as a Universal Binary for both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. Apache 2.2.2 is a maintenance update to the 2.2 Apache fork, and is considered the Apache gold standard. iTools 8.2.2, also a maintenance update, includes updated packages -- phpMyAdmin 2.8.1 and MySQL 5.0.18, with Apple's suggested configuration for improved MySQL performance -- as well as new Apache modules to enable both legacy Macintosh applications and various other Web tools to run with iTools 8.2.2. The updated version of iTools supports Maxum's NetCloak, SmithMicro's WebDNA, OmniPilot's Lasso, and Macromedia's ColdFusion packages. iTools is available in two separate packages: The Universal Binary version is priced at $350, while an iTools bundle that includes Post.Office and WEBmail with one year of support is priced at $1,000.
Apache 2.2.2 has new architectural features resulting in significantly improved memory/disk utilization, support for files greater than
2GB, a new database API, and new database modules that enable database applications to work more efficiently. Additionally, Apache on an Intel Mac mini is found to perform better than a Dual G5 Power Mac, according to the company.
iTools is an eighth-generation commercial Web-based GUI for configuration and management of Apache, allowing users to automate hosting tasks and delegate administration. Sub-administrators can manage their own name or IP-based websites and can view their own logs without compromising the privacy of a multi-server machine.