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  1. Configure MySQL thread_stack to 256k

    The default and recommended minimum setting for thread_stack on 64bit systems is 256k. The current setting is 192k, which is the default for 32bit systems but the stack is built on 64bit.

    2 votes

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  2. add elasticsearch service to auto-restart

    Our elastic search service stopped for whatever reason and had to be restarted manually. This makes it quite unreliable because when it does happen it can only be restarted manually. Service should auto-restart like all other services.

    3 votes

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  3. Move from APC to Opscache

    Upgrade from APC to Opcache

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    HTTP2 is now fully supported and available for all browsers. It was activated yesterday.

    Customers who already have HTTP2 enabled in their servers, need to disable and re-enable it to update browser support. Other customers, just need to enable it (done from Server Settings in NEW CONSOLE).

    Cloudways Team

  5. Add elasticsearch as an option to be deployed to the servers

    You can add it as a new package that can be deployed to the server along with redis, mariadb ...

    7 votes

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  6. Nginx SSL and Varnish

    Nginx SSL and Varnish:
    Hope you can add this

    How to add HTTPS support to Varnish, with Nginx performing the SSL termination:

    https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-varnish-cache-4-0-with-ssl-termination-on-ubuntu-14-04

    http://edoceo.com/howto/nginx-varnish-ssl

    73 votes

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  7. Automatic Scaling

    Would be nice if we had an auto scaling feature where the server would automatically upgrade to the next level in the event a site is posted on a news site or all of a sudden got a rush of traffic.

    Example the server load is 85% the system knows to upgrade. The downtime for an upgrade on Amazon is about 5-10 mins. That's better than having your site down for an hour because the server is overloaded.

    20 votes

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    Kyup is now live from Cloudways. Automated scaling up is available. Scaling down is not automated by now, but we are working with Kyup to make it a reality asap.

    Cloudways Team

  8. 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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    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

  9. Change Mysql timezone for entire server

    I am from Mexico and my company uses default timstamp in all our tables and we have a lot of POS installed that required exact datetime from my country

    3 votes

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  10. "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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  11. Master SFTP/SSH user for my servers (access to all applications)

    I should be able to SFTP into 1 access point and have access to all of my applications.

    19 votes

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  12. mariaDB

    Faster and better database. Created by Original developer of Mysql and Used by best of several big players as alternative for mySQL

    46 votes

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    This is now completed.

    Under Server Settings & Packages section (Server tab) you can replace mysql with mariadb.

    Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure
    that all the applications in the server will work with the deployed database.

    Enjoy!

    Cloudways Team

  13. Redis

    Redis cache is effective in session managment for magento applications

    28 votes

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