11 September 2023 Reading time: 5 minutes

How can I get ispmanager for free? How many people on your development team? Why there is a // ?


What’s in the offing for ispmanager business? How can I get an ispmanager license for free? How do our developers work? Find answers to these and other questions in our new article.

1. How many developers are working on the product?

For now, we have eight people manning the back end and front end. On top of that, there are two UX designers, a systems analyst, three testers, and two DevOps engineers on the team, supporting the development.

2. What are your development cycles like?

Before we discuss the development cycles, it’s important to explain where the features come from and how they get into development.

Features for development come from user feedback and the market needs. Our featurequest is a source of feedback. We would like to thank those users who leave comments and improvement ideas and vote for improvements on there! We appreciate it! Please keep it up! We also get lots of feedback from tech support: our engineers bring in a huge amount of user feedback for us to work on. In addition to that, we certainly keep an eye on the market.

Once we have defined the feature we want to do, the research phase begins. The systems analyst joins us at this point, helping us to think through the technical nuances, if necessary. This assistance is crucial for sophisticated features, especially those involving the fine-tuning of server software. A UX designer also gets to work at this juncture. Their job is to visualize the feature as part of the product.

After the product designer and the analyst finalize their vision of the new feature, it enters the pre-development approval stage. This is the juncture where we decide whether the project is, or is not feasible.

Now development may begin according to previously designed technical specifications. The team write the code, which is then subjected to a mandatory code review. The code review is followed by a testing process. Documentation for the new feature is drafted after the testing. Then the feature gets released. All new features are released in beta, to be subsequently stabilized.

3. Which programming languages do the ispmanager developers use?

Ispmanager is mainly written in C++. Some modules are written in Go and Python. Shell scripts are used in selective locations: some are used in packages, others at installer level. We have Typescript and JavaScript at front end.

4. I purchased ispmanager business thinking it’s the best version, but it turns out that it isn’t. How come?

That’s a good question. We do get this kind of feedback from our users. There is this expectation that the business edition is the most powerful and functionally advanced one. People probably assume it’s the best because it costs more than any other edition. The truth is, the business edition is a product intended for a different set of tasks.

The lite, host and pro editions are designed to serve individual users or small developer teams. They are primarily meant as a web server administration solution.

Ispmanager business, on the other hand, is a solution designed for the administration of a huge infrastructure, i.e. a fleet of dedicated and virtual servers. It is a solution that enables hosting service providers to provide shared hosting services to their clients. Accordingly, the business edition comes with a different internal architecture and is geared towards the handling of different tasks. Ispmanager business was not conceived as the best or most functionally advanced edition.

5. Please share your further development plans for ispmanager 6 business

With ispmanager business, we have encountered a few technical limitations that do not allow us to add new features to it at the same pace we have kept up with lite, host and pro. The rub here is that the business edition has a different architecture.

We are currently seeking ways to standardize our architecture. With uniform architecture, we will be able to release new features simultaneously for all ispmanager editions. Our intent in this is to give ispmanager business users more value-added features.

6. Is the company planning to keep a single product? Or are you planning to add something new while keeping the ispmanager control panel as your main specialty?

Our company is continually on the lookout for complementary solutions, like theDr.Web or DDoS-Guard. On top of that, we have been vigorously expanding our SSL-certificates business.

7. Can I get ispmanager at cut price or even for free?

We have promo deals that are available all the time:

  • One offers 10% off when you subscribe to our blog. This is a one-off deal valid for a month or a year, depending on your license extension period.
    The subscription form you need to claim the discount is at the end of the article (editor’s note).
  • We have an unlimited-time deal that gives you 20% off on your annual license when you migrate from an ISPmanager 5 or 4 lifetime license to ispmanager 6. To take advantage of this offer, contact our tech support via your Client area.
  • We are now in the process of launching similar migration deals for other control panels. All users migrating from Plesk, cPanel, or a free control panel are entitled to a free or cut-price license, depending on the control panel they are migrating from. When you migrate from a commercial control panel you get to use ispmanager free of charge for a year. When you migrate from a free control panel you get free ispmanager use for three months. . Learn more about how to get ispmanager for free when you migrate from other control panels.

We also have sales from time to time. You can follow them on Discord or subscribe to our newsletter. For example, just recently we were offering SSL for free with the purchase of an annual license.

8. Why is there a pause sign on your logo?

Логотип ispmanager

It’s a double slash, not a pause. The logic behind it is that we found the one thing that unites all websites, as we mainly work with websites. Every website has an address line that starts with a https://. We took the double slash part for our logo.

9. Which department is the largest in your company?

Tech support is the largest department in our company. Every ticket initially gets to our first line of tech support. Then, if applicable, it is passed on to second line. We have a dedicated line to serve our partners.

We also have a quality assurance department which controls the performance of tech support and provides staff training.

We want our engineers to always do their best work. Our tech support is available 24/7. We have recruited engineers in different time zones, so when some of them go to bed, others are just starting work. To contact us, use the phone numbers from our website, email us, or contact us via your Client area, which is faster and easier.