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WebCrossing, also known as Webx forum software, Webx and Web Crossing is an object-oriented, scriptable web-based collaboration server with forums, post-by-email, built-in web server, email server and an ftp server. It includes a native object-oriented NoSQL database and server-side scripting. The purpose of WebCrossing is to drive internet forums, social networks and Web 2.0 applications. It differs from phpBB and other forum engines in that it includes (1) a native object-oriented NoSQL database, (2) built-in servers for HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, NNTP and other protocols. Server-side JavaScript allows for overwriting existing features and adding new web applications and features. It is the main program at the Eldis Communities website, as well as at edWeb.net.

It is highly customizable via control panels and scripting, is very reliable, has built-in cluster support for large-scale growth and has a convenient user interface.[1] It allows easy differentiation between registered users and guests. It was originally designed by Lundeen & Company.[2]

The Webcrossing product line was acquired in March, 2013 by Elliptics Ltd.[3]

Version history[edit]

Versions 1 and 2 were released from 1995 until 1999. Version 3.1 was released in December, 1999. Version 4.0 was released in February, 2000 and added server-side JavaScript for the object-oriented native database. Version 4.1 was released in September, 2000. Version 5.0 was released in April, 2001. Version 6.0 was released in August, 2004. Version 6.4 was released in March, 2007.

Version 6.4 is the current release number. The server has undergone numerous revisions since 2008, maintaining the same release number. The latest build date is December, 2016.


  1. ^ Webcrossing review by Lawrence M. Hinman, Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, University of San Diego, accessed 7/25/07.
  2. ^ Creating A Community, by Teresa W. Carey, informationweek.com, 4/23/01, accessed 7/25/07.
  3. ^ [1] WebCrossing Acquisition FAQ

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