Release Notes

24 January 2024

  • New Cloud Container servers now default to MariaDB, not MySQL

    Every time you spin up a new Cloud Container server, a database container is automatically created. This used to be a MySQL container, but we've now switched to MariaDB. MySQL is still an option, just not the default. Only new servers will be affected. You can read why we've made this change on the blog.

18 January 2024

  • NodeJS 20 image added to Cloud Container platform

    The heading says it all, really. We've released a new service image for Cloud Containers, NodeJS 20. To upgrade older NodeJS containers is a simple matter of swapping images (the Knowledge Base explains how) - and then checking that your application still works, of course.

11 January 2024

  • Bulk domain renewal

    Managing a lot of domains? Now you can select as many of them as you like, and then renew them all at once. This time-saver has been requested a lot, and we're looking forward to seeing it get plenty of use.

  • Volumes extended to Cloud Containers running service images

    Volumes have been out for a few months, letting you share files and folders across mulitple Cloud Containers. The most recent update lets you attach Volumes to service containers. If you're new to Volumes, relive August's launch in the blog or get full details from the knowledge base.

05 December 2023

  • API tweaks to container end points and docs

    A few updates for users of the SiteHost API, mostly concerning dates on container end points. First, you can now see the created and date_updated information for container servers via the cloud/server/list_all endpoint. Secondly, the cloud/server/list_all, cloud/stack/list_all and cloud/stack/image/list_all endpoints now let you pass an updated_since parameter to only return items that have been modified on or after the specified date. All these changes are noted in our API documentation which has also had a once-over to fix some mistakes and clarify example code.

14 November 2023

  • High Performance Virtual Server platform launched

    Our new High Performance Virtual Servers (HPVS) are around 5x faster than our regular Virtual Servers. This is thanks to entirely new hardware which includes AMD Ryzen 9 CPUs, NVMe storage, and a brand new virtualisation platform. From today you can choose plans from 1 to 30 cores and start spinning up your own HPVS via the Control Panel.

31 October 2023

  • Improvements to viewing Volumes in the Control Panel

    When you click on Volumes in the Control Panel you'll see all Volumes across your servers, rather than just the Volumes on the first alphabetical server. Super useful!

    Conversely when viewing Volumes for a specific container, we default to only showing you Volumes that are attached to that container. Also super useful!

  • Better error handling for container cloning when no space is available

    If your attempt to Clone or Overwrite a container fails due to your server's storage being full, we'll now provide more useful error messages.

30 October 2023

  • Better Cloud Container activity logs

    We've done a nip and tuck on a whole bunch of messages and logs for Cloud Containers, so when you're in the Control Panel and viewing your Account ยป Activity Logs, things should be much clearer and less noisy.

  • Respecting ownership on container clone

    In some cases we weren't respecting the ownership of files when cloning a container on the same server. This would result in the files being owned by root, which is bad. This has been fixed and files will correctly stay as www-data.

09 October 2023

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2022 arrives on Cloud Containers

    For the first time on Cloud Containers we're officially supporting SQL Server, with our release of SQL Server 2022 as a Service Image. Pairing it up with our already supported .NET Core Web Image opens the doors to many projects across the .NET ecosystem. Read all about .NET Core and SQL Server in the Knowledge Base.

  • More Cloud Container job improvements

    We've tweaked a bunch of jobs across the Cloud Container platform, tidying up the order of operations and further improving performance. As a result, jobs like changing a container image will be a bit faster with less downtime.

26 September 2023

  • Easy backup restores for Managed Cloud Containers

    Cloud Container backups just got even easier to restore for Managed servers. With the new "Backups" tab you can see all automated and manual backups from the past 14 days, and restore your choice with a simple button press.

    It's an easier, faster and safer way of restoring should something go wrong. It's also another reason to ensure your Cloud Container has Server Management. Read more in the Knowledge Base!

  • Updating redirects with uppercase characters

    Sometimes people put uppercase characters into URLs. Unusual? Perhaps, but we're sure there's a good reason. Which is why any Domain Redirects that you edit with uppercase characters will now update correctly.

15 September 2023

  • Account admins can now enforce 2FA

    The role of account Admin has only been around for a few days, and here's its first power boost. By enforcing 2FA (two-factor authentication) across the entire account, Admins give every current and new user 48 hours to set up an extra security check at login, or be locked out. See how to enforce 2FA in the Knowledge Base.

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