Cloud 66 changelog
Cloud 66 changelog

NGINX v1.20.x Now Supported





I am happy to announce that we now support a newer version of NGINX for new servers running Ubuntu 18.04. This is the culmination of a lot of work to include various modules, so we're pretty pleased about this one! In fact, the compilation process was such a challenge, we decided to open source our work here!

Any new servers created from now will benefit from this NGINX update immediately; you can also use an application update to upgrade existing servers (although this is of course a less desirable approach). See the list of the modules we now support by default in our help documentation.

Note: Although we have some NGINX configuration changes coming, your existing configurations should still work with the new NGINX version; please contact support if you encounter any issues around that!

Maxihost partners with Cloud 66





We are pleased to announce that Cloud 66 is partnering with Maxihost, a global bare metal cloud provider built for developers.

Maxihost builds a platform that combines the compute power and security of bare metal servers with the automation capabilities of the cloud, allowing developers to deploy Intel and ARM-based dedicated servers in minutes across different locations around the world.

For more information check out our announcement blog post.

HAProxy v2.2 Now Supported





We now support installation of HAProxy v2.2 by default. This version includes various performance improvements. Take a look at the release notes here. With the recent release of support for multiple HAProxy instances on an application, you can now scale up a newer version of HAProxy in parallel with your existing one, and switch over (after testing) at your leisure!

Application Health Checks





Today we are releasing another feature to help our customers be more confident about their application deployments: Application Health Checks. Application Health Checks test your application endpoint's connectivity via HTTP from different data centers around the world.

Using Application Health Checks you can identify potential issues and narrow them down to DNS, network or application issues to help you with fast and reliable connectivity and availability checks for your applications.

Application Health Checks are available to all Cloud 66 customers for free.

Introducing Application Private Networks





Today we roll out a significant new feature to all of our products (and for all of our customers) - Application Private Networks.

An Application Private Network, or APN for short, is a VPN that connects all of your application servers. It also makes it possible for you to connect to your application servers through a secure VPN tunnel from your PC or mobile phone. It's backed by Wireguard - the leading VPN solution for Linux.

Take a look at our announcement blog post for more!

Linode Dedicated CPU Instances





We now support creating Linode Dedicated CPU instances! This feature was requested by a few customers - if you would like to see another feature added please create/vote for it over on our uservoice page!

MongoDB v4.4 Now Supported





We now support MongoDB v4.4.x by default for new MongoDB installations! You can still specify an older version if you wish via your manifest.

This is a big update as our previous version was ageing significantly. With this update, we now support authentication too; we'll automatically create/inject new username/password environment variables into your application for easy use, and if you're using Rails, we'll modify your db configuration for you automatically!

Check out the official release notes.

PostgreSQL v13 Now Supported





We now support PostgreSQL v13! This was a long requested version update, so I am very happy to announce it. New PostgreSQL installations will install v13 by default. You can still specify to install an older version if you wish via your manifest.

The PostgreSQL v13 update brings various improvements over PostgreSQL v12, if you are looking for more detail, head over to read the official release notes.

Redis 6.2 Now Supported





We now support Redis v6.2 by default for new Redis installations! You can still specify an older version if you wish via your manifest. This Redis update brings performance, stability and security enhancements.

Application Updates





Today we are rolling out two new features across all of our products to help with updating your applications: Application Updates and Maintenance Windows.

You can use Application Updates to apply or rollback features and updates on your applications, when it suites you best. Read more about them on our blog.