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  1. start to host Vultr's new High Frequency Compute Packages

    The new High Frequency Compute packages from Vultr are a huge improvement over their previous packages at a tiny increase in cost.

    Benchmarks of 2413 Geekbench ($5) vs 4883 Geekbench ($6), 25GB vs 32GB storage, high clock CPU's and NVMe Local Storage for just an extra dollar!

    Having to use a management solution to host these packages such as runcloud, serverpilot etc is an extra hassle for the average consumer and I have no doubt this will offer a huge surge of customers who are willing to pay for the convenience!

    Many thanks :)

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  2. White Label Domain

    For agencys, it would be great for us to be able to globally white label the URL

    For example,
    from:
    wordpress-000000-000000.cloudwaysapps.com

    to:
    000000-000000.mydomain.com

    61 votes
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  3. Allow Bills to be sent via Email

    Some time ago the billing process used to be that bills were sent via email each month and we would forward these by a rule to our finance system for OCR input.

    Now we need to login with 2FA, download the invoice and email it to our finance system. This process takes roughly 5 minutes vs 0 seconds and is a backwards step from an automated process.

    Can we bring back the option to have bills sent via email?

    5 votes
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  4. Add DigitalOcean Spaces Object Storage

    An inexpensive S3-compatible object storage with a built-in CDN that makes scaling easy, reliable, and affordable.

    6 votes
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  5. You should add File Manager feature.

    There's no File Manager option in your Cloudways admin dashboard. It's very bad thing though! You must have this "File manager" feature. It's a common feature for all the Hosting provider.

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  6. ability to exclude certain files/folders on staging > live push

    This would give the ability to exclude certain staging related configuration files or logs, etc. Would be very helpful for a lot of users I think. If you agree vote up!

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  7. Allow restore points to be cloned to staging

    Often, I have glitches that creep in to my websites, It would be good to be able to clone a restore point to the staging server so I can see an old version or perhaps get some files back that I have deleted or revert to a css versions from a few days ago. Currently, I have to restore to live (not ideal!!) then make a staging site then revert back to pre restore.

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  8. Pageviews report in the cloudwaysd administrative panel

    pageviews report in the cloudwaysd administrative panel!

    it would help a lot to know how many pages were viewed monthly

    primarily to inform agencies how much each application/server is consuming on page views

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  9. Notification Email on Destory/ Delete of Server or App

    When I destory/delete a Server or App;
    I would like to receive an email with Details for the Server/ App Deleted or Destroyed!

    As this is important for record-purpose!

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  10. manual backups . rather than automatic.

    Currently, the backups are automatic. Which is ok.But sometimes i would want a single back up and restore it whenever there is a problem in the site.

    Automatic backups also problematic in a scenario where the site had malware and that gets backuped as well.

    then we have to work from scratch and copy the content.

    Right now i have to use WP extensions but that is NOT ideal and a bit of a hassle

    so please consider adding this option

    thanks

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  12. Fix the code for the article on enabling Gutenberg support for CPT

    The article is here: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/gutenberg-wordpress-custom-post-type/

    The fix is in the comment by John Laprairie who provides an extended list of array values for 'supports'.

    In particular, at least the 'title' value is required or when a new CPT is added, there will be no 'Add Title' field in the Gutenberg editor and no way to add a title for the CPT.

    It's easy to overlook the correct comment and simply use the code in the article with the expectation that it should work, without having to spend considerable time debugging. Maybe there has been an update to Gutenberg which requires…

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  13. Add averages to data displayed on Monitoring Details tab

    When viewing the Monitoring / Details server tab you can see charts which display data for a selected period, e.g. 7 days. I would like to see an average somewhere for the displayed data.

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  14. Add date and time to local backups!

    So currently, when you create a local backup of your server the file is simply called:"backup.tgz".

    To make everyones life easier, why not add the date and time to the filename so its called:"backup27112019__0030.tgz" or something similar for example.

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  16. Enable php_mssql.dll & php_pdo_mssql.dll in php.ini

    We are trying to connect to Azure MSSQL using php and this need to enable phpmssql.dll & phppdo_mssql.dll in php.ini, and this is not supported.

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  17. When a mistake is made during phone registration, let people delete it and start over.

    I tried to register and my phone was out of service, I was asked to give my phone number, and as soon as I gave it, there was a text sent I could not retrieve, and it wouldn't let me start over. I tried to delete the account months ago and just checked back and it's still not deleted. So I still can't get started. you should change this so you get more business and customers aren't forced to use a different service.

    2 votes
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  18. Ability to have backups not dependent on server being backed up

    Was recently told that restoring backups are 100% dependent on a server being functional. I believe we should be able to spin up a new server from a backup without having the original server 100% up and running. I understand it takes time to fix issues with a server, but if it is quicker to change servers, I want to be able to do that. Your engineers can fiddle with fixing things in their own time. I need my servers up.

    1 vote
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  19. Slow queries debug guide

    I would suggest your team to make some extensive guide on how to debug like slow redirects, slow ajax calls or slow checkout/order processing, long TTFBs etc ... everything that debug bar cant show, often even slow log cant show why it is happening ...

    Especially now where you changes support policy to not helping people with such cases ... I honestly cant find any reliable guide that would help to learn solving this issues and not paying hundreds and thousands for developers

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  20. Enable less strong *staging site* passwords

    Hi

    I notice that recently you have put in place tools which force a strong username and password for staging sites. Previously the username and password could be anything at all.

    I'd like to suggest that you should roll back this change. Although (of course!) I am wholly in agreement that passwords should be strong in almost all cases, I believe that staging sites should have an option for this not to be the case.

    Why?


    1. Mainly - because the most obvious use case here is for sharing with a client. Whereas we could previously have for instance "demo" and…

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