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  1. possibility to change permission

    It is hard to work with cloudways limited umask for new files and folders
    drwxr-xr-x
    the «read and execute only» for group www-data prevent extremely easy handling of own scripts.
    It should be possible to change the limited permission at least with ssh command line chmod() or php's chmod().

    Only then will it be possible to work efficiently and smoothly.

    1 vote
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  2. Enable playbooks from ansible for Cloudways-Server

    With playbooks a lot of manually daly-works can do by one (1) click.
    This simplifies everyday life:
    - Prevents errors
    - Makes most complex work child's play
    - Every customer can use an infinite number of possibilities
    - Every customer can reuse tons of created playbook from library
    - clone from local to remote
    - create-file
    - change value with preg_replace
    - use variable in sequenced-daly-jobs
    - ...

    1 vote
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  3. backup notes

    It will good to add simple notes for backups. So we can see restore points with notes. We can only see dates. If we can see the notes it will be better to recognize which restore point is for what.

    2 votes
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  4. Shell script for migrating via Terminal

    Can you provide a cPanel > Cloudways SSH script that we can run in the terminal and change the parameters for each site (we used one similar once to migrate 30+ sites from Plesk to Virtualmin). It's simple to use once you have copied and pasted the settings for each migration

    1 vote
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  5. Share benchmarks to know which is the best service that fits our projects

    I have read many reviews with different benchmarks, but for new people like me, it would be nice to have some documentation to know which server and which plan fits our project, based on the number of pageviews, CMS, etc.

    1 vote
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Add pricing plans

    Put back the a 2GB RAM, 2 Core Processor VULTR plan in your Pricing. Your support agent that this is possible because VULTR is an upstream provider.

    3 votes
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  8. Enable subdomains for apps using backend and frontend with same DB

    Enable the possibility to create esily subdomains for alternate access to the app. For example myapp.com and backend.myapp.com.

    2 votes
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  9. Virtual Windows Servers, Windows Apps with Sql Server add-on

    It woult be great if you could implement and offer that kind of solutions. I know that Vultr offefrs Windows solutions

    7 votes
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  10. Allow to install webmin

    Allow to install Webmin in any server or have by default with any application

    2 votes
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  11. Let us select our own Digital Ocean Server Droplet

    It would be great if you can let us select our own server for Digital Ocean. I am an affiliate who promotes various hosting companies.

    As you know, Digital Ocean offers you $25 for every referral who successfully signed up with Digital Ocean.

    So it is not feasible for me to use CloudWays.

    I won't mind paying the server management charges.

    3 votes
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  12. Add file (img) storage and organization ability

    There is currently no way to store images in a folder on the server and view them without the exact URL. I recommend adding a feature like this. It's pretty basic and a helpful function.

    1 vote
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  13. Allow restricted server access but full app access to team members

    Lets say you have a staging server with multiple apps/sites on it. A dev on your team might be working on multiple apps on that server, and need access to all of them.

    This is currently not possible, unless you also give FULL server access to that team member. Which then means that just because the person should be able to access and work with all the apps on the server, he/she also has access to potentially harmful settings such as package control, scaling, and even server deletion.

    Simply, all the permission checkboxes are good as they are, but we…

    2 votes
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  14. distributed architechure

    I think it will be good to have more flexibility in server options. Like having separate server for web and database. Having clusters of servers. This enables to serve large customers

    1 vote
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  15. Pricing page should list how many visitors each plan serves

    Hello,
    Your web site should list front and center, on the home page and the pricing and plans pages, how many visitors each plan serves...

    E.g., 17/month ... 30-40k visits monthly
    34/month ... 100k monthly, etc
    This info is not easily found and it is frustrating.

    1 vote
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  16. Mailbox server

    NEed incoming and outgoing mail box server softwares like webmail, horde at application & server levels. Rackspace is expensive as we work with more employees in an organization.

    4 votes
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  17. allow bash profiles

    As a developer I'm drawn to hosts where I can set up my own bash profiles and use ssh, so I can recreate the same workflow on many sites. Would appreciate the ability to do so here.
    I'm in the habit of binding "rm" to "rm -i" for one thing, which is all of a sudden a very dangerous habit that I'm in.
    I don't know the security risks very well to allowing profile creation, but I've seen many hosts allow it.

    5 votes
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  19. Transfer Billing To Another Account (With Affiliate Commission)

    It would be great, especially for freelancers and agencies, to be able to create a new server with an application and then transfer the server to another account for billing. (Just like Flywheel does.)

    I am aware of this feature https://support.cloudways.com/how-to-transfer-server-to-another-account/ but I don't believe the affiliate commission is gained from such transfer. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Another great feature that would go well with this one is to setup test/demo sites for clients at no charge: http://feedback.cloudways.com/forums/203824-service-improvement/suggestions/17827789-providing-a-test-server

    11 votes
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  20. Take a backup right before deleting a trial server (so it can be recovered to latest state)

    I have just finished a trial account. Very happy with the initial trial, wanted to pay via PayPal which in itself was a problem (waiting for it to be setup).

    When the trial was expiring I asked the customer support to enable Paypal payments and asked if I would be able to continue from where I left off. I was told nothing is removed for 7days after the trial.

    After finally managing to pay via PayPal my trial account was restored to a state of 6am in the morning....although my trial didn't expire to later in the afternoon.

    I even…

    1 vote
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