Release Notes

10 June 2024

  • Cloud Container Metrics: Dozens of beautiful new graphs

    Closely monitor your Cloud Container servers and individual containers with a new, detailed Metrics dashboard. Graph out server load, CPU usage, RAM usage, database disk usage and more over periods from 5 minutes to a year (once that much data has been collected). Read the introductory blog article, get more detail from the Knowledge Base, or log into your SiteHost Control Panel and open any Cloud Container (or Cloud Container server) to find the new Metrics link.

05 June 2024

  • More details in lists of SSH users

    Take a look at your list of Cloud Container SSH users and you'll notice that it's had a bit of a tidy-up. As well as visual changes, like switching the 'User Type' to an icon, we've added more details. Now you can see the keys that each user has, without having to click into each one. We've had a lot of requests for this update so we're stoked to deliver it.

20 May 2024

  • Cloud Container backups tell you the image at the time

    When you view your list of Cloud Container backups, you'll now see what image the container was running at the time. If you want to restore a backup that was taken before the image was upgraded or changed, we recommend changing the image back before restoring. See how to restore a Cloud Container backup in the Knowledge Base.

13 May 2024

  • "Production mode" setting for managed Cloud Containers

    If we manage and monitor your Cloud Containers, there's a new "Production Mode" setting within their environment variables. If this setting is off, we'll know that the container isn't production-ready and we won't monitor the website. When it's on, so is our round-the-clock monitoring.

28 March 2024

  • Faster Control Panel updates for Cloud Containers

    A little known fact is the Control Panel is eventually consistent for Cloud Containers. That means if a change is made directly on your server (like a container shuts down) or a job takes longer than we expect, that change will appear in the Control Panel soon(ish). We've now made this process much faster (push vs pull) – so the rare scenario where information might not have been quite up-to-date is now even rarer!

  • SSH/SFTP sessions get the boot less

    When logged into a container via SSH/SFTP there were certain scenarios where your session could be rudely terminated, one example being when a database was created and linked to that container. This was annoying, so we've carefully audited this behaviour to improve our manners and will no longer unceremoniously destroy sessions unless it is absolutely required.

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

  • 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.

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.

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