A key offering of our KVM based VPSes, the NVMe SSD powered plan has offered impressive disk I/O speeds which has been an important factor when deciding on a VPS to be used for disk I/O bound tasks such as larger databases etc.
As part of our continuous hardware review, we’ve identified a newer (and better) hardware setup which offers an impressive gain over the existing setup in use for our NVMe SSD based plans.
We will be now using the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X series CPU along with newer generation Samsung NVMe SSDs offering improved CPU and Disk I/O performance. Last but not least, with the change in CPU, we bring in faster RAM as well offering faster memory performance as well.
All in all, this upgrade provides you with more processing power (better single core and multicore performance), faster disk access (higher disk IOps and faster read/write speed) and faster memory (RAM) as well.
There will be no change in cost for any of the plans we offer, all existing customers will be upgraded over to this newer hardware setup for free.
Users will be contacted prior to the migration with a date/time window during which we will migrate over services to the newer hardware.
As part of our series highlighting the redesign/changes in our panel, today we’re moving to the Settings Menu!
We’ve kept the change minimal in our settings menu to keep things straightforward for our users looking for the settings they wish to change on their VPS.
We now introduce a few more settings in the OpenVZ side of things which were missing earlier,
We had Tun/Tap, PPP and FUSE automatically enabled for all VPSes but in some rare instances they were not automatically enabled and required you to contact us via a support ticket, to make things faster for you we now include these options in the panel as well!
To begin with, we’ve split the Manage Network interface into 3 parts, to give us more “space” to work with for each item,
Network Usage Graph
This is the first tab you see when you switch to the Manage Networking section, here you see your assigned network addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and their respective netmask and gateways.
On the right hand side you see “Traffic Usage for <Month> <Year>, this gives you a quick look at this months traffic usage.
Network Usage Graph
A new entry into the interface is the Network Usage Graph, this introduces a long requested feature of day-wise network usage in a easy to understand graph, The graph is a bar chart which is super helpful to analyze network usage patterns, for example to help find out which are the most popular days for your website/server!
The Previous Usage section brings another long requested feature to the user interface, this will help users plan out their bandwidth allocations in the long term! For example, if you moved over a website to your server this month and wanted to know how much “extra” traffic it bought to your server? now you can know without any extra effort or application needed!
We’re glad to introduce the above improvements in the Manage Network interface and we believe this will simplify and help users with the Network Management side of things of your server with us!
Stay tuned for more previews to come soon of the other new redesigned parts of the interface!
We’ve been working on a new design for our control panel and we’re glad to unveil the first redesigned feature today — Snapshots!
As seen in the above image, we’ve redesigned out the snapshot interface to be clearer and more informative while making good use of the space available.
The first thing you see is the long character-numeric string, the snapshot-UUID, this is vital when trying to address the snapshot with when using our API (more information soon!)
Below which you see the size of the snapshot, ideal to compare with if the snapshot has been built correctly, below which finally you see a timestamp of when the snapshot was created
Last but not least, the buttons! You see the 3 buttons, one to restore and one to delete the snapshot, the delete snapshot button has been marked in red, simple yet effective, while the restore and create snapshot buttons remain in blue.
We hope you’re as excited as we are with the upcoming panel redesign!