February 29, 2020

Cheap and managed cloud-based IM for business

Do you know that we offer our Bopup IM as a hosted instant messaging service for private users and business? This cloud-based solution works for end-users in a similar way like they use a self-hosted communication server except some great benefits:

Guaranteed 24/7 uptime
We guarantee 24/7 uptime of hosted Bopup Communication Server that can be run servers on Windows 2012/2016/2019 operating systems phisycally located in Moscow, Russia and Europe. This is the best choice for companies and offices that do not have a stand-alone server within 99.9% uptime accessible from Internet.

Cheap pricing per each user connection
We offer a flat price for each user per month, it is $1.50 per Bopup Messenger connection and only $1.20 per Bopup Observer. Check our calculator to see how the cost depends on a number of users.

Free version upgrades
There is no subscription service because we do update the hosted instant messaging server by ourselves immediately per customer's request in order to do not interrupt the IM service. The software will be always up-to-date within all new functions available.

Easy remote management
Control and manage the IM service like it is running locally. We do provide credentials to connect to the communication server instance from a local Management Console.

Free re-branding feature
For cloud-based solution we offer the rebrand function at no cost. It is included to monthly cost of the service and allows to rename Bopup brand shown in the client applications.

Dedicated IP address and DNS name
All hosted messaging servers have a dedicated IP address. We also configure a DNS name of the communication server in form of .bopup.me for easy remembering and using it by end-users in the messenger apps. That subdomain name is desired and chosen by customer.

In addition we can do daily backups of the server database to avoid any force majeure situations.

Interested in our cloud-based Bopup IM? It is easy to start, just go to the Orders page and switch to Hosted IM. Enter the number of IM clients you need to support and pay a monthly fee. We will run and configure a ready-to-use IM server for you within few hours. That'all! Still have questions? Then contact us via Live Chat or Support form at https://www.bopup.com website.

February 25, 2020

Major update of the instant messaging server

New version 5.6.0 of Bopup Communication Server has been released.

In this release we fully rebuilt app's files in order to remove the dependency from libpq.dll module which is related to support of PostgreSQL/Postgres Pro database server. We added such support in version 5.5.0 and noticed that the core service started to crash suddenly with a fault address located in libpq.dll So we decided to build a separate setup package with support of Postgres servers and do not link program files with this third-party library if regular Microsoft SQL Server database family is used.

Removing the dependency of libpq.dll module also reduced sizes of all installation packages because it required Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributable files which we could remove.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.6.0 — Enterprise IM server and Active Directory and message archiving support

February 9, 2020

The messenger shows image thumbnails in conversation dialog and Message History

There is a great update of the messenger app available. We released version 7.2.0 of Bopup Messenger software which added support for image thumbnails shown in conversations and Message History window.

Conversation window shows thumbnails of transferred image files
Those thumbnails are shown for image files including .bmp, .jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff and many others formats if they are transferred between users. A user can click on thumbnails of received images to see a picture in a full size (opened in a system defined viewer app). So now it is easier and handy to exchange screenshots since they are displayed in conversations!

In addition the Message History dialog also shows such previews for sent and received images.

Message History displays thumbnails for exchanged images
We plan to release some other additions and improvements soon including file exchange usability. Stay connected!

Download Bopup Messenger version 7.2.0 — Corporate messenger with built-in message and file encryption