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  1. Ability to install ElasticSearch Plugins.

    Example:
    cd /usr/share/elasticsearch/

    bin/plugin install analysis-phonetic
    bin/plugin install analysis-icu

    Thanks.

    19 votes
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  2. Use supported PHP timezones (America/Chicago instead of US/Central)

    Some of the PHP timezones listed on the basic settings and packages page are not supported by PHP. For example, I can select "US/Central" as a timezone, but PHP only supports "America/Chicago", which isn't an option. See: https://secure.php.net/manual/en/timezones.others.php

    2 votes
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  3. Wishlist member & NGINX compatibility

    Currently wishlist member cannot protect individual files unless changes are made to the Nginx configuration. The support team are unable to make these changes on an individual basis, so the whole configuration needs to be updated system wide.

    1 vote
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  4. 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.

    6 votes
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  5. 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

    35 votes
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  6. Best nginx configuration for improved security(and performance).

    Below i am posting some configuration which is to affect the website performance alot.

    This are the best NGINX Features needs to implemented.

    addheader X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN;
    add
    header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;
    add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";

    / Expire Headers /

    location ~* .(css|js|gif|jpeg|jpg|png|svg)$ {

    expires 1M;
    
    add_header Pragma public;
    add_header Cache-Control public;
    add_header Vary Accept-Encoding;

    }

    14 votes
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  7. Allow customers to retain their servers when leaving

    I understand you need to limit control. If I need to migrate away from cloudways can you give me access to the server and "detach" from cloudways? Most clients will be fine, but if we hit a "wall" where need to do something you won't let us then want to take entire server config and since we already have the droplet - just let me have it! You can even charge a migration out fee.

    1 vote
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    21 votes
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  10. Choose PHP Version for every Application (not for Server)

    It should be possible to choose different php versions on a single server. This is possible in most shared hosting environments and is a big advantage.
    It is expensive to create a new server only because you need for example an old php version for a specific application which is not compatible.

    148 votes
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  11. Invision Power Board (IPB) + Varnich Compatibility

    Your Varnich settings currently are not compatible with IPB as it is blocking its' cookie.
    I highly suggest you to make IPB Compatible with your Varnich setting.

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    6 votes
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  14. 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.

    10 votes
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  15. Bring back Power Cloud!!!!

    We're looking for a plan that offers root access, and had heard that Power Cloud was the way to go. But your CSR chat tells me that is no more.

    Our coder won't work without root. And we've heard great things about you but this is a deal breaker.

    2 votes
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  16. 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)…

    34 votes
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  17. Prevent caching on specific pages

    I'd like to add a list of pages that will never pull from cache

    1 vote
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  18. 5 votes
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  19. Add tcsh and csh to your Debian distro

    Add tcsh and csh to your Debian distro

    2 votes
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  20. 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

    2 votes
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