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  1. "Default Application" for server public IP

    When I create a $20 Digital Ocean server it's because I'm looking for power! When I host 2+ applications, I'm unable to control which application is attached to the default IP. What if I want application #5 to be the primary website shown when someone visit's the "default ip"?

    40 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Server Configuration Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 39 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. EWWW Image Optimizer integration

    It would be great if EWWW Image Optimizer plugin would be a part of default WordPress app installation. There is an issue with installing EWWW to an existing WordPres app.

    I arelady talk to EWWW developers about that.
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/cannot-install-jpegtran-optipng-etc-on-cloudways-hosting?replies=26#post-8260174

    39 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Wordpress  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have deployed missing packages so EWWW can fully work on top of our platform. We do not have plans to add it as default but now, anyone wanting to use it should have no problems.

    Cloudways Team

  4. Zend Guard Loader

    Please add Zend Guard Loader in stack Cloudways.

    37 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Stacks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is now live, it can be enabled through Server → Settings and Packages → Advanced Page.

    Please note it is not officially supported with PHP7.x . However it can be used with PHP5 deployements

    Cloudways Team

  5. Hosting email addresses

    Every hosting provider I have used allowed me to create as many email addresses as I wanted without an extra cost.

    At the moment, I need to pay for two servers because on your server I need to pay monthly for each email account. I have one server with you (I host my websites on it), and the other with another company (I host on it the email addresses for these sites.

    Could you make my and other life easier by adding an option in the app console for creating and hosting email accounts?

    37 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As other users pointed, we have partnered with Rackspace to offer mailboxes at a very discounted rate (best pricing for very reliable Rackspace Email mailboxes that you will find anywhere).

    More information here:
    https://www.cloudways.com/en/addon/rackspace-email-hosting.php

    We don’t have plans to support deploying mailboxes on our servers as we see email as a completely different service than web hosting, that is what we are trying to be very good at.

    Cloudways Team

  6. Manage rackspace email accounts from within console

    The current option to add mailboxes from Rackspace is extremely limited.
    The only way to order them, is via a small window and is very limited information.
    I have no details at all about current mailboxes, quota usage etc...
    Also, the only way to order mailboxes is by TYPING in the details in the window including the desired password for the mailbox???
    Afterwards, I get a confirmation back from support with the password in the email.
    It's completely unsafe to communicate about passwords this way.

    And lastly, there is no control at all about the mailboxes.
    I can't create extra…

    36 votes
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    completed  ·  6 comments  ·  Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow for custom retention period for backups (currently max 15 days)

    I would like to set retention to 1 year if I want to.

    36 votes
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    completed  ·  5 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add OpenCart as a supported application

    Hi, i think the OpenCart will be an nice app to add, many poeple prefer the OC instead the PrestaShop. Thanks.

    36 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. SPDY

    It would be good idea to start implement SPDY from Google. In this time its relatively heavy pressure for https sites (in my opinion its good idea at all). In this case Varnish is out, so put option for SPDY will be logical step for sites using SSL certificates.

    35 votes
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    completed  ·  18 comments  ·  Stacks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Upgrade PHP Version 7.2 for WordPress

    To run WordPress we recommend your host supports:
    - PHP version 7.2 or greater
    - MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater
    - HTTPS support
    .
    https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    34 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Wordpress  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 32 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add multiple domain ssl support for a single application.

    I have WordPress MU and I have multiple ssl certificates for the multiple domains but I can't use it within one application, therefore I have to create multiple wordpress instances for the domains.

    Very annoying that I can't use WordPress MU with multiple domains with multiple single domain ssl certifications.

    31 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have added a support of SAN in our platform, which will allow you to have a support for multiple domains using single SSL certificate. Having SAN available there won’t be a need of getting separate SSL for multiple domains mapped to a single website.

    Moreover, work is already in progress for Let’sEncrypt (freeSSL) to support multiple domains using single SSL.

    Cloudways Team

  13. Support Git push / pull to remote via SSH

    The current Git Deployment feature is great but doesn't support committing and pushing changes back to the remote repo. Files are changed when new plugins are installed or media is uploaded and these files will be excluded from the repo if they aren't committed and pushed.

    Users could bypass the Git Deployment feature all together and use native Git via SSH if they were allowed access to the .ssh folder. However in order to push and pull to a remote repo via SSH, Git needs to write to the .ssh folder which you forbid. I understand you don't want to…

    29 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Server Configuration Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the new credentials system (http://www.cloudways.com/blog/old-ssh-sftp-user-to-the-new-credentials-system/) recently deployed, you can now use all git functionality via command line (push, pull, clone …).

    This will work ONLY for master credentials (https://support.cloudways.com/difference-between-master-credentials-and-application-credentials/) as team members don’t have SSH access anymore.

    With master user now, you can create your own .ssh folder, so all git options should be unlocked.

    Please note this refers to git execution from the command line and is different from the basic Git Deployment feature integrated with our console (https://support.cloudways.com/using-git-for-deployment/), that will just pull a remote repository from the console, store it locally on the server and sync it with the public_html folder of your application and is aimed at users with basic git needs and not comfortable with the command line.

    Cloudways Team

  14. Redis

    Redis cache is effective in session managment for magento applications

    28 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Server Configuration Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow account owners/master user to create application credentials directly

    I should be able to have full control over my team members. if i want to set their login password i should be able to do it, but as it stands right now I have to bother my user and ask them to perform a password creation step that they shouldn't have to.

    I should be able to go to them and say "here is your access" as I don't want them to have access to the Cloudways console, I just want them to have an SFTP login, thats it. Requiring them to login and create their own credentials is…

    27 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Console Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for all your votes. We have now made it possible for account owners/master users to create as many application credentials as they like directly, without the need of creating team members first.

    Please note that SSH access for applications will need to be enabled from within “Application Settings > General” in order for SSH to work for any application credentials created this way.

    Cloudways Team

  16. 27 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have got into a partnership with Sucuri where we can offer their services at a discounted price. Read more here:
    https://support.cloudways.com/how-to-setup-sucuri-antivirus-website-monitoring/

    After extensive research, we think Sucuri is the best option for our customers. They are experts in the CMSs we deploy (Wordpress, Magento …) and their services have the flexibility our customers need (including on-demand site cleaning).

    Cloudways Team

  17. PHP 7.2

    PHP 7.2 is not far from release. Please can you at least provide details on an expected implementation date.

    26 votes
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  18. The ability to have multiple SSL certificates on ONE server instance

    I would like to see the ability to have multiple SSL certificates on ONE server instance. Right now you have to create another server instance, with its additional costs.

    24 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce that this has been finally completed and it is now live. We are updating KBs and creating blog posts related to it, so stay tuned.

    Cloudways Team

  19. Modern new user interface - Click&Go

    Some plans to do better interface of your panel ? I know that its not so critical than functions, but still interface need to follow great function :)
    If you check your partners DigitalOcean or now even new beta SendGrid panel it looks nice, clean and simple.

    This panel looks little bit oldies for that kind of quality technology what you offers. I think your quality service deserve also quality user interface.

    My view is, that ''member area'' looks nice and it would be much better if also panel looks similar way.

    I understand that you use many external systems…

    23 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Console Improvements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    So, a bit later than expected but our new console & website are here!. Console, while keeping the simplicity and usability of previous one, is now much nicer and modern (fully developed using Google Material-design guidelines).

    You have a link to test it inside the old console. After receiving feedback and doing the necessary improvements will set it as default.

    You can leave your feedback through a survey accessible inside the new console.

    Cloudways Team

  20. Use Let's Encrypt certificate for Cloudways database manager (8082 port) instead of a self signed cert

    Since we all can use Let's Encrypt for free (basic needs), why don't you automatically setup LE cert for database manager rather than using self signed cert which gives browser warnings.

    21 votes
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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Server Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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