Site Manager Tool - A tool to help you keep track of domain and hosting information
If you manage many websites, you may have encountered the problems that I have. With over 30 sites to manage, many of which have changed hosting companies several times due to poor service, I have found it extremely difficult to keep up with all the information needed to manage each. Which domain registrar did I use? What are the usernames and passwords associated with it? Which hosting company am I using? What are the ftp parameters? Support info? Stats info? What happens if I get sick and need someone else to manage the sites? I've tried Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, etc., but they didn't present a quick visual of everything I needed to know about each domain.
So I set about a quest to create a small application to handle all of this info. Unfortunately, I'm not a standalone app programmer. I tried...I really tried hard. But it got to the point where I needed to reach out for help. I am glad I did. I hired a company called Pariahware, Inc. to finish up the app for me. Now, the application isn't beautiful. It's not fancy. It's just a basic database application that runs on your desktop to help you keep track of all of your site information. It also reminds you a week ahead of time when your domains or hosting accounts are due to expire by popping up an alert box. Plain, simple, but hopefully useful.
And best of all, it is free. There are several versions - Windows, Mac Classic (8/9), Mac OSX, and Linux. I've only tested the Windows version, since I don't have access to the other types of machines. But I trust that they also work. Feel free to download them and use them free of charge. They contain nothing funky, no spyware, adware, viruses, or anything malicious. I don't guarantee that they will meet your needs. In fact, I don't guarantee anything about them at all, nor can I promise that I would be capable of fixing any problems you might find. Just wanted to share something that I thought might be useful to some of you.
There's no help file included, but I'm pretty sure it is self-explanatory. The only tip I think might be needed is that you need to press the Add New Site button to add a new site, and then once you enter the data, press the Save New Site button. Use the drop-down box at the top to choose a site to view or edit. If you edit a site, press the Save Edits button. Or if you wish to delete a site, press the Remove Site button.
So here are the various downloads for each operating system. I hope they help some of you keep all your site information organized.
|Mac OSX version|
|Mac Classic version|