Gandi Simple Hosting Wishlist

Our "wishlist" has been put in place to guide Gandi's development team relative to the needs of our current or future clients.

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FTP Accounts

100%

Requested by Juanjo

Being able to have multiple FTP accounts, not just the "root" one. It's funny that normally you get one MySQL user and loads of FTP accounts, but here it's the other way around.

Java

57%

Requested by Barim White

Add a PaaS with Java Servlet (Tomcat or Jetty) + Mysql or PostgreSQL

Rename vhost

49%

Requested by

Possibility to rename a vhost, instead of deleting, create new and move files.

Assign FTP users to vhosts

39%

Requested by

If you could create ftp users with limited access to specified vhosts, it would be perfect for co-projects without giving muppets access to all your sites.

Monitoring

28%

Requested by CedricA

A monitoring tool for instances with email alerts should be usefull.

Copy/clone/rename

27%

Requested by CedricA

Possibility to Copy/clone/rename an instance.

Rsync

18%

Requested by Fabd

It would be great to have rsync installed to be able to do differential backups or manage files on the server more easily.

Rename an instance

15%

Requested by Anael Favre

Add the possibility to rename an instance

Ssh permanent

15%

Requested by al.jes

Allow to activate sash permanently

Play Framework

13%

Requested by hugo

Possibility to have a Play Framework instance

other admin account

13%

Requested by TeoL

It could be great to add another gandi account as administrator of the instance.

ApacheTomcat + PostgreSQL

10%

Requested by Sean

This combination would provide PostgreSQL and the Apache Tomcat servlet container, for JSP and J2EE developers.

A system to backup database

9%

Requested by Emmanuel

Via snapshot or other

Open the mysql server

8%

Requested by benoit

On the same model of what is done for SSH, give a temporary external access to the database

A standalone PHP instance

8%

Requested by LeDavid

Propose an instance with only PHP at a even better price

mod_perl/MySQL

7%

Requested by JP

Perl counterpart to existing PHP and Python options.

Python / Flask / NoSQL

7%

Requested by CB10149-GANDI

Python + Flask microframework NoSQL database (mongoDB) or search engine (solr4)

A standalone MySQL instance

6%

Requested by korobkov

Propose an instance with only MySQL at a even better price

MySQL from outside

6%

Requested by MT

Being able to connect to MySQL DB externally, with tools like MySQL Query Browser or Sequel Pro.

Svn

5%

Requested by Olivier BOISSIN

Being able to create a SVN repository instance + managing membership with USVN

Memcached

5%

Requested by fatabbot

give access to Memcached

Perl

5%

Requested by vtrone

Allow cgi

Multiple git repositories support per one vhost.

5%

Requested by Sergey Brunov

It would be great to have *multiple* git repositories support per one vhost.

JBoss AS7

4%

Requested by Sean

JBoss AS7, with separate services available for each of AS7's 'domain' and 'standalone' modes

Composer

1%

Requested by Rode

The ability to use Composer on simple hosting - fx. to install drush, for drupal.

mod_pagespeed on apache

1%

Requested by Tixiv

Hi! I would really like you guys to install mod_pagespeed on apache! I know varnish is in of the webserver, but those google guys already tought of that: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/module/downstream-caching?hl=en Peter

Drush Support

1%

Requested by Jonny L

Install Drush to allow CLI control of Drupal sites. This is a powerful tool for the management of Drupal installations.

GeoIP for PHP

1%

Requested by Brauch

Add the GeoIP PECL extension for PHP.

Dedicated IP address option

1%

Requested by MarkXS

Allow assigning a fixed IPv4 address for a fee, similar cost as what shared hosts do. Especially important for SSL with the still-large number of Android 2.3 devices, which do not support SNI. Also for the out-of-support but still legion WinXP/IE8 base. But Android 2.3 low end devices are still being sold mid-2014 especially outside USA, and a Handing simple hosting secure site is totally inaccessible to them with Android browser, Chrome, Dolphin, Opera, because you don't even support a default SNI very to allow for the wrong-certificate error page warning to appear.

Default SNI certificate like shared hosts

1%

Requested by MarkXS

Most shared hosts have a default SNI cert (see DreamHost as an example) which is presented to browsers on HTTP's requests if the browser does not have SNI support. Those include all Android 2.3 (still for sale) browsers, all Java 1.6x, all WinXP IE. Though Simple Hosting is not shared hosting, it is shared IP address. Thus the problem arises that those browsers/programs cannot reach a secure Simple Hosting site at all. Whereas at other hosts, for example again DH, a browse to https site gets a certificate response from what they call their SNI certificate. it's really their default certificate which only non-SNI clients get. That at least triggers the browser's wrong-cert warning with the user having the option to continue. Yes a risk, and "not the right security approach", but their are valid use case's where this is safe. Example: I know the site is hosted at Gandi , I am rarely using an oler Android or Windows device, I can make an informed decision to proceed despite the very mismatch, and I want to connect securely. Gandi Simple Hosting currently doesn't let that connection happen because you don't present a default certificate. Until and unless you start selling a fixed IP address option for Simple Hosting, there is a valid reason to allow this.

rsync

1%

Requested by omar

Be able to use rsync on the simplehosting server for manual backups.

PECL uploadprogress library

1%

Requested by Morten

The possibility to use PECL upload progress library as a shared php extension.

Host static files only

1%

Requested by R03land

A simple and cheaper hosting just for static files. I have some domains that just need simple html files. No php/node/db/... needed.

bower, gulp, grunt & co. on PHP instances

1%

Requested by Daniel

Compiling front-end assets using tools like less, sass, bower, gulp, grunt and similar tools has become an essential part of developing modern web applications. It'd be great if these tools were available/could be installed on PHP instances.

Customize Apache log format

1%

Requested by hank

The ability to customize the Apache log format using any of the supported Apache directives (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_log_config.html), including %{Referer}i and %{UserAgent}i.

Change access log format

1%

Requested by anon

Combined. Would like the additional fields.

Cherokee

0%

Requested by iane

It would be nice to be able to choose Cherokee over Apache. Or some other better performing web server, if that's not compatible.

Python virtualenv

0%

Requested by GandyDancer

Virtual Python Environment builder - critical for moving Python projects from dev to production.

Apache Tomcat 6.0 ,Mysql 5

0%

Requested by abhi

need apache tomcat 6.0 with mysql5

ssh key

0%

Requested by davidonet

record my public ssh key somewhere with git server so I can push and deploy with git more easily

SSH Keys

0%

Requested by hankf

Add simple hosting support for ssh keys so that passwords can be avoided for git, ftp, and ssh.

Please consider installing Midnight Commander for SSH use

0%

Requested by PS

Midnight Commander makes it much faster to do file and directory management (such as organizing files and directory structure), checking filesystem permissions, etc. Through the built-in editor (mcedit) it's also a great way to make last-minute minor changes to files such as .htaccess without the need to transfer them back and forth. % apt-get install mc

Apache PageSpeed Module (by Google)

0%

Requested by Peter

I would really like if this Apache module would be installed. It would improve this hosting offer! We already have great caching, combined with the right content, it would be a blast! Those guys already thought of your problem 'how to configure this with varnish?'.

Dart:io

0%

Requested by zoon

Dart (https://www.dartlang.org/) is getting serious server side. It now has connectors for Mysql, Postgres, MongoDB. It is a serious contender to Node.js, so please consider it.

Python and PHP

0%

Requested by Andrea

A unique instance that let you run both Python and PHP web applications together.

SSL for S-size Simple Hosting Instances

0%

Requested by Pete S.

Currently SSL is only available for M-sized Simple Hosting instances and larger. It would be great if S-sized instances could also use SSL.

Databases outside of the instance

0%

Requested by Apercu

Would be awesome to access databases of any kind (Mongo, Mysql...) outside of an instance with a simple uri like already in place with Git or SSH. Really miss it for local dev work or tests.

Python 3

0%

Requested by Toksyuryel

The option to use Python 3 instead of Python 2 would be greatly appreciated (leave the option to use Python 2 in as well, of course!)

git submodules

0%

Requested by lexoyo

We need git submodules to be able to push "real world" project

node.js bootstrap

0%

Requested by lexoyo

Node.js applications are run with "node server.js" command. The convention is to have a config file at the project root to specify what file to run, These files could be a good convention: * gandi.yml * Procfile (use forman) * package.json (npm)

Continuous Integration

0%

Requested by SPI

It would be great if we could have Jenkins or an equivalent CI environment running on the simple host.

Python 3

0%

Requested by achedeuzot

Everything is in the title. Py3k FTW !

Automated app install

0%

Requested by SusieQ

Automated app installs would be a nice feature (Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, etc). I think this would be a good selling point for potential Gandi users that would just like to get up and go and would make my life a hair bit easier.

OpenVPN

0%

Requested by axpdreamer

would be nice to have a PaaS with working OpenVPN

g++ and cgi-bin

0%

Requested by Tom A.

My web site uses my own compiled C++ executables in a cgi-bin directory. The Linux server I'm on has gcc and all the usual development libraries installed, so it's simple for me to login via ssh and compile my code on the server. If that were possible in Simple Hosting I could migrate to Gandi right away.
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