Today we've made a small feature release in order to make Public/Private Key generation a little less painful for our users.
You now no longer need to switch to a 3rd party application in order to generate a new SSH key for your shell users and then copy/paste the contents to Webdock.
Simply click the "Generate New Public/Private Keys" button in the popup window and our system will generate a fresh SSH Keypair using a modern safe algorithm with large bit size and high security.
Once generated you can copy your private key to clipboard or download it directly as a file.
Hit save and the public key will be saved in your Webdock account.We hope this small convenience feature will be well received and that it helps you be just a little more efficient and productive when managing your servers with us.
We are happy to announce a new feature in the Webdock dashboard: Seamless PHP version changing to any supported PHP version on your Webdock LAMP/LEMP server without downtime.
You can find the new feature on the main Server Screen on the new “Manage PHP” page:
When releasing this feature we decided to reorganize a few things in the dashboard in order to make things a bit more logical.
You can now change PHP versions and Manage PHP settings, as well as query your server for the php-fpm version which is actually running and which versions are actually available.
You can deploy the File Manager and use our “Pull any file to edit” feature, which has been moved away from the FTP management screen.
These are small quality of life changes and we hope you agree the layout of features is now a bit clearer and more logical.
Under the hood there are a lot of small UI tweaks, fixes and improvements which you probably won’t notice but we were happy to fix them anyway 😄 Namely:
Provided the PHP settings have been set in the Webdock dashboard under Manage PHP, then whenever you change PHP versions we will automatically apply your custom settings. If you haven’t touched the custom settings, then the optimized default settings which are set in our base images are used.
Now that you are able to switch to any PHP version supported on your server easily there is no longer a need for us to maintain many versions of our LAMP/LEMP stacks where the only difference is the PHP version installed. This means that moving forward we will only be offering a single version of our LAMP/LEMP stacks (with the latest well-supported version of PHP installed) and you can then downgrade or upgrade PHP as you see fit using our new PHP version switching feature.
As we can only install and switch to PHP versions which are actually supported on your system, older versions of our LAMP/LEMP stacks may report very few - if any - PHP versions available to switch to. If you experience this, then the fix is to either upgrade your system, see our guides here, (https://webdock.io/en/docs/how-guides/upgrade-guides) or migrate your site/application to the latest LAMP/LEMP stack we have available.
Thanks for reading!
Are you tired of staring at blindingly bright screens while managing your websites? Well, get ready to embrace the darkness because Webdock is happy to announce our latest product feature: a Dark Theme for our control panel!
We've listened to your feedback (and squinted through countless late-night coding sessions ourselves) and realized that it's time to bring some nocturnal vibes into your web management experience. With Dark Theme, say goodbye to eye strain and hello to sleek sophistication.
Did we mention that studies have shown dark themes can help conserve energy? By reducing screen brightness, especially on devices with OLED displays, you'll be saving battery life too! So go ahead - indulge in both style and sustainability simultaneously.
Enabling Dark Theme couldn't be easier either. Simply navigate to your Dashboard and go to account & settings, click on the "Dark Theme" tab. It's like summoning a shadowy spirit to transform your control panel experience in an instant.
We're excited to offer this new feature as part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing user satisfaction.
So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the abyss of Dark Theme today and let us illuminate your web management journey with its bewitching allure. Embrace the dark side - we have cookies...and now, an epic control panel theme!
We observed a while back that there was no easy way for our users to get an overview of all the snapshots they had made themselves of their servers, without having to check each server individually (which was a cumbersome process with lots of clicks). That's why we created the All Manual Snapshots overview in the Webdock dashboard (All Servers -> Your Snapshots) so you could easily see a list of all the snapshots you had created. The other reason we wanted to create this new screen was to facilitate the feature which has just gone live today: Automatic cleanup of old Manual Snapshots.
What we were seeing was that we had users who had really REALLY old snapshots lying around in their accounts. Now, we offer a lot of free snapshot/backup space, but this is still resources on our infrastructure which costs money and we need to maintain. For this reason, to ensure that we are not maintaining data which is not needed anymore and is just taking up space, we have now implemented automatic deletion of any user snapshot older than 6 months, unless you mark the snapshot as Protected.
You can mark any of your own snapshots as Protected on the aforementioned All Manual Snapshots screen or on the Snapshots screen for any individual server. Simply click the red shield icon and it will update the page and the icon will be marked in green and now your snapshot is Protected.
On the All Manual Snapshots screen we also show the date when any snapshot will be deleted and explicitly state whether it's protected or not.
In order to limit this functionality in a sane way we have set a limit as to how many snapshots you can protect. You can protect a single Manual Snapshots per server you have with us. This limit is global, meaning if you have many servers with us you can protect many snapshots for a single server or just one snapshot per server, whichever you prefer.
About 7 days before any snapshot is deleted, you will receive an email notification from us telling you which snapshot is about to be auto-deleted and on which date. This should give you ample time to react and mark the snapshot as Protected if you want to keep it.
You can expect to receive a seperate email today if you have old snapshots in your account which will notify you of this auto-deletion. We will start auto-deleting snapshots in 1 week or on July 13th
If you have any questions in this regard please reach out to our support team.
Your Webdock Team
We are excited to announce a new feature that we have just launched on Webdock.io - the ability for you to build your own custom VPS profile! This means that you can now tailor your virtual private server (VPS) to meet your specific needs and requirements.
To get started, simply visit our pricing page at https://webdock.io/en/pricing and select the 'build your own profile' option. From there, you can choose from a variety of resources including CPU, RAM, storage space, bandwidth and more. With this flexibility, you're sure to find the perfect combination of resources for your website or application.
When you click on 'Building your own profile' you'll get this new pop-up where you can customise your profile to fit your use-case 100%.
Please note: Your current server plan will remain unchanged and no price change is happening for your existing server with this new feature rollout.
In addition to launching this exciting new feature, we have also narrowed down the number of packages available from eight down to four. We believe that with the ability for customers build their own profiles it is no longer necessary for us to offer as many pre-defined options.
Our new Custom Profiles also work with your current server. Simply go to the Upgrade/Downgrade screen in the Webdock Dashboard and build any profile you like for your server, which you can then apply immediately.
With this update comes an opportunity for our subscribers like yourself who may want more control over their hosting plan while not wanting unnecessary extra cost associated with unneeded features.
You no longer need to contact Webdock Support if you want just a little bit more ram or disk. And now, finally, you can add bespoke amounts of CPU to your server as you wish!. This new feature took a lot of engineering from our part to pull off and we believe we are one of the very few VPS providers in the world currently which offer this level of flexibility.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over now to https://webdock.io/en/pricing and start building your custom VPS today!
As always if there is anything else we can assist with please let us know.
The Webdock Team
In this guide, I'll show you how you can place your Webdock servers in a VLAN-like environment using Tailscale.
This guide explores the various tools available that can make managing your server tasks a breeze.
There are many options out there, and it can be overwhelming to try and figure out which ones are worth your time and which aren't. That's why I've put together this guide to help you find the top tools to install on your Ubuntu web server.
First and foremost, it's important to note that the tools you need will depend on what kind of web server you're running. Are you hosting a simple static website, or are you running a complex web application with many moving parts?
Additionally, the tools you need will depend on your preferences and what you're comfortable with.
That being said, some tools are universally helpful for web server management, which I'll focus on in this post. Let’s see what those are!
It can be tough to keep track of all our passwords for different online accounts - significant ones like email, banking, shopping, and social media. We're told they should be strong and unique to each site, but remembering all of them is tricky.
That's where password managers come in! They can store all your passwords securely, so you don't have to worry about forgetting them, and Bitwarden is one of the popular password managers. There are two versions of Bitwarden: Commercial and Self-hosted for ultra-privacy enthusiasts.
Vaultwarden is a Bitwarden server alternative written in Rust. It supports connections from Bitwarden clients and is less resource-intensive than the official Bitwarden service. This tutorial explains how to install Vaultwarden on Ubuntu using Docker and docker-compose, and securing the configuration with Caddy.
Ruby on Rails is a popular application stack for developers looking to create sites and web apps. The Ruby programming language combined with the Rails development framework allows for the building and deployment of scalable apps quickly.
Webdock makes it easy to get started with Rails on your server, and in this guide, I will show you how to get started with Ruby on Rails on your Webdock server. Let’s go.
New Relic is a powerful monitoring tool that can help you keep track of your entire infrastructure. You can use it to monitor cloud services, dedicated resources, or containers running in an orchestrated environment.
The modern UI of the infrastructure makes monitoring all host data on one page easy. Real-time data collection helps accelerate the work of current operations teams.
New Relic Infrastructure is a powerful monitoring tool that allows you to create custom queries to understand your data better. Custom charts, tables, and other visual data presentations help you make informed decisions about your infrastructure.
This post will look at installing and configuring New Relic Infrastructure on your server.