Tool Tips: Elevated X

Stephen Yagielowicz
One of the most critical foundations of any adult paysite is its infrastructure, including the platform used to manage and display the site's content. Seeking to ease many of the most common (and often most time-consuming) chores facing webmasters are software solutions known as content management systems or CMS.

One player in this field is Elevated X, whose proprietary content management system, according to the company, was custom designed and developed from the ground up with the needs of producers, cash program owners and webmasters in mind. Boasting easy and inexpensive customization and a frequent update schedule, Elevated X "is a powerful software product that will manage your content while automating the management and updating of nearly every aspect of your paysites and enable your member areas and tours to run on autopilot if you so choose."

"Elevated X was created to accommodate the industry's A-tier companies by acting as the core infrastructure for rapid deployment (or expansion) of an entire network of sites while at the same time providing the features, functionality and ease of use required by a hobbyist or single site operator," states the company's website. "This means that the Elevated X CMS will do the job whether you need to manage one small solo model site or 100+ sites that use a multi-server, load balanced setup."

It is this level of flexibility that has endeared Elevated X to a number of operators, including DeeCash, Swank, Club Jenna and more.

The Elevated X team claims to use "the same technologies Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, UPS and Sun Microsystems have chosen to employ for their online operations," coupled with "the same performance optimizing caching methods that's in use on high traffic sites like YouTube, Facebook and Wikipedia."

Optional plugin modules target tasks such as updating an "all access" network site or cutting video into clips. These modules extend Elevated X's capabilities beyond some of its competitors by encoding video into multiple formats including embedded Flash videos that can be used to automatically generate affiliate-ready free hosted galleries (FHGs).

The company cites its sole focus as a provider of content management technology as the driving force behind its constant development of Elevated X and claims that the product will work with any billing company, any affiliate software and any third-party site security or password management script.

Features include a graphical, icon based administration panel accessible online or via an iPhone or other mobile device and a template-driven design. User-defined variables allow for extended customization and professional installation and setup is included.

A searchable knowledge base, step-by-step guides and U.S.-based 24/7 technical support will assist clients in making the most of Elevated X's extended feature set.