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  1. More servers located in Brazil!

    The only server located in Brazil is from Amazon. The value is too high for more common applications. Please, we urgently need more servers in Brazil regardless of the provider.

    5 votes

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  2. Allow change of PHP opcache max_accelerated_files setting

    I would like to change PHP setting opcache.maxacceleratedfiles. Its default value, 2000, if far smaller than number of files I need for my 3 apps - there's about 30000 php files that could be cached. This is very "low hanging fruit" for performance optimizations. Please add the option to change this php setting.

    5 votes

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  3. run script after git deploy

    the ability to provide a .sh script that will be run after each git deploy if the file cloudways/build.sh is found for exemple.

    this way you can run npm install, or anything related to a framework deploy (symfony commands for exemple), or even database migrations

    54 votes

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  4. Allow asynchronous logging via Loggly, Papertrail, or Splunk

    Allow asynchronous (fast, non-blocking) logging via syslog daemon.

    You don't even need to make it a 1-click installation for Loggly, Papertrail, or Splunk.

    Just allow us to use the syslog daemon and then we can follow instructions at https://www.loggly.com/docs/php-logs/ or http://help.papertrailapp.com/kb/configuration/configuring-centralized-logging-from-php-apps/ or wherever.

    Those instructions say they'd require root access (which Cloudways customers don't have), but it wouldn't require root access if you did the first steps for us.

    Thanks!

    19 votes

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  5. 7 votes

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  6. Improve Drupal 8 Varnish Integration

    Drupal 8 installs on cloudways currently include the varnish module which is unstable and not recommended for production use. This should be replaced with the purge module, as per the project page:
    https://www.drupal.org/project/varnish

    Additionally, Drupal 8 has a very robust built-in caching api, which can be configured to work together with Varnish for much more efficient caching / cache invalidation. This would require custom configuration of the Varnish vcl for Drupal 8 instances, see the official drupal documentation here:
    https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/api/cache-api/varnish

    9 votes

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  7. Allow SSH2 on your servers

    I want to use a simple application that requires SSH2, and this is not compatible with your server configuration for some reason.

    2 votes

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  8. Allow to change nginx config to take care of redirects

    Hello, since nginx is at front, would be great if cloudways allows us to change nginx config to take care some redirects, like non-www to www.

    24 votes

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  9. Install Ghostscript

    Just that, please install Ghostscript as it's a requirement for other tools such as GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick

    Thanks!

    7 votes

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  10. Allow Server Master Credentials to access all MySQL databases.

    Having a single user account that can access all the databases under a given server would simplify administration. The Server Master Credentials seems like a logical choice.

    Currently I open an SSH tunnel for database access and it would be great if the same tunnel credentials could also connect to the databases.

    4 votes

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  11. Percona DB (for performance)

    Percona DB would be a nice addition to the packages available on Cloudways (if you care about performance).

    What You Need to Know About the MariaDB & Percona Forks of MySQL
    https://blog.appdynamics.com/database/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-mariadb-percona-forks-of-mysql/

    TL,DR summary: MariaDB is better for advanced features, the latest security and adapting to new tech. Percona excels at database performance and diagnostics. Either one will put you in good company with cutting edge technology firms around the world.

    14 votes

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  12. Exclude HTML from Nginx static cache

    Currently HTML is included in the static cache of nginx.
    This results in pushing an expires 30 days header on html content request and ignoring htaccess directives.

    This is particulary dangerous, since there is no way to purge that cache unless the expiration on nginx is set to 0 for all assets.

    4 votes

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  13. Change path for deployment

    Possibility to change path for deployment from "/public_html" to "/"

    2 votes

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  14. Offer Application Migration to make PHP 7 Upgrade Easier

    While I'm glad to finally have the ability to upgrade to PHP 7, it's very frustrating and time-consuming to have to clone every application in order to make that happen.

    That means new IP addresses, new FTP user accounts, new IP Whitelisting setup, SSL certificate setup, reconfiguring the SMTP mail add-on...and of course, DNS propagation time. What a hassle!!

    Please develop an auto-migration tool to move an application (or server) to a new server, rather than clone it, keeping the abovementioned settings intact.

    This would also help for Digital Ocean server downgrades -- rather than cloning to a new (smaller)…

    35 votes

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  15. Allow changing Varnish config file (VCL) after application setup

    A dropdown with options next to the "Varnish Toggle" button allowing us to choose which VCL is configured with this application would allow us flexibility to change our stack without having to create a whole new application and reconfigure ours.

    7 votes

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  16. Allow server timezone settings to automatically adjust for BST (summer time change)

    In Ireland and the Uk the clock changes twice a year to adjust for BST which becomes GMT+1 this means the server timezone for all apps running London/Dublin location become inaccurate by an hour.

    So it would be better if server time zone could match site application time zone (eg Drupal timezone) or else if server timezone can automatically adjust for BST changes.

    11 votes

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  17. Add AWSCLI from AWS to your servers

    Adding awscli will allow users to use all the power of amazon aws system on your servers, including sync data to S3, and much more.
    It is really easy to install, official development from Amazon and it will offer great possibilities to admins.

    7 votes

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  18. Vultr bare metal option

    Vultr now offers dedicated bare metal servers at a good price when I compare it to the virtual servers and maybe to the cloudways pricing too.

    So it would be great in the future to be able to clone over to bare metal dedicated from digital ocean or other provider. I only propose this if there is actual countable benefit over your current virtual options. Well it definitely makes a difference to applications that have a high load and traffic.

    Vultr also offers Ddos protection.

    7 votes

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  19. Back up on google drive

    As to keep old copies of the backup google offers unlimited drive space so if the backup and automatically be done to a google drive will help save lot of space on the server

    5 votes

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  20. Awstats to see serverside visitor statistics

    It would be great if there's option to enable awstats or similar software to application or server.

    many of my clients wants that, dont know why :D

    they're getting google analytics reports also.

    25 votes

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