A major change in our customer habits is coming: payment on demand.
Git is now available for you to push and upload your code to your Simple Hosting website. The system is currently in beta testing (to evaluate the load), and is reserved to instances in the Paris datacenter (we are waiting for machines to arrive at the Baltimore datacenter).
You can access it via the Access table on your Instance's management page. Complete information is available in our wiki at http://wiki.gandi.net/en/simple/git
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Gandi announces private VLANs for Cloud VPS systems, using innovative technology to keep the cost low: $0 to be exact.
Simple hosting now lets you use SSL certificates!
PHP/PostgreSQL is the second instance family available on our Simple Hosting cloud platform. PHP/PostgreSQL instances costs the same as PHP/MySQL ones (starting at $5 excl. VAT per month), and also has the special 50% discount promo for domain name customers at Gandi.
The version of PHP is 5.4, and PgSql is 9.2. These versions will be upgraded as time goes on.
Other instance families, with other languages, will be available soon!
You are now able to schedule snapshots for your Simple Hosting instance. Just like snapshots for your cloud VPS servers, you must subscribe to additional disk space in order to store the snapshots that were taken.
The Snapshot profile for your Simple Hosting instance only consumes 30% of the total disk size of the target instance. Therefore, if you have an instance of 10GB, you will need to subscribe to 3 additional GB. You are able to acquire these additional GB during the activation of the snapshot on the instance in question as it is integrated into the process.
The profile takes snapshots as follows:
- 1 snapshot per day
- 1 snapshot per week
- 1 snapshot per month
Caution: Please note that snapshots do not take into account any databases!
To learn more about the snapshot procedure for Simple Hosting, please visit our wiki pages.
If you would like to link several addresses to a single website (virtualhost) that you have created on your Simple Hosting instance without using web forwarding, you can now use our new Multi-address management interface!
To see how to do it, please visit our wiki at http://wiki.gandi.net/en/simple/symlink
Note that you will still need to add addresses to your virtualhost before you can set up the links (symlinks), but after that, our Multi-address management page will do the rest for you :)
Note that if you are still on the old version of the PHP/MySql instance family, you will need to update it first.
More and more customers are asking us what the difference is between Simple Hosting, and shared hosting plans
You can now log into your Simple Hosting instance with SSH. This was one of the most frequently asked for features on our Hosting Wishlist, and we have implemented it for you :)
The way it works is rather easy, and will remind many of you of how it is done with our Cloud VPS hosting. You will see a new line called "SSH console" in your instance's Access table, with a link to help you log into it.
Once activated, you will have 1 hour of connection time to your instance via the console. After that, the console will automatically disconnect (for security reasons).
For complete documentation on this, and some examples on how to use it, please visit our wiki page.