March 25, 2009 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web host DiscountASP.NET has announced expanding their Open Control Panel API with the addition of APIs for DNS management. The new DNS management APIs is part of DiscountASP.NETs Open Control Panel Initiative, whose goal is to provide customers with maximum control over their hosting presence management.
Previously, DiscountASP.NET introduced an ASP.NET web service API library which customers can use to develop their own web, desktop, or mobile applications that interface directly with their web hosting account management. Over the years, DiscountASP.NET has exposed methods to retrieve resource usage information, to recycle application pools, and to backup SQL 2008 and SQL 2005 databases. Today, DiscountASP.NET exposes methods for customers to retrieve, add, and delete their A, CNAME, MX and TXT records.
DiscountASP.NET customers can activate access to the API library via their hosting control panel and are assigned a unique Authentication Key. A Sandbox Key is also provided so customers can test their applications without the risk of making changes to their hosting account.
The Open Control Panel Initiative is a step forward toward our vision of a next-generation hosting experience. said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing. We want to provide our customers with increased flexibility and the power of choice to manage their hosting service in different ways. To this end we provide the traditional hosted control panel application, but with these APIs, customers can also create their own customized solutions.