We are pleased to announce a new version of the statistics tools for Gandi Simple Hosting and Cloud VPS servers.

You can now see detailed usage stats on your instances and servers, enabling more advanced performance analysis. This feature makes it easy to see at a glance that you need to increase or decrease instance size, RAM, or CPU amounts, or use Gandiflex to do so automatically, allowing you to optimize the behavior of your applications in the cloud.

 

Network throughput visualization

These new statistics tools are already available on your instance or server administration page or via our API. The new statistics tools are still in active development (please see notes below), and we're eager to hear your feedback and ideas at feedback@gandi.net.

Accessing stats via the admin interface:

Check the "Statistics" tab of your Simple Hosting page or VPS admin page. We have added new visualizations that allow you to see several types of information:

  • Processor use (CPU)
  • Network utilization and throughput
  • Free and used disk space (on Simple Hosting) or Disk I/O (on VPS Servers)
  • RAM used (on Simple Hosting only)

You can filter the data by instances/servers, date, and even periodicity of visualization (e.g. by hour, day, or week).

Accessing stats via the Gandi API

A new method has been added to the Gandi API to allow you to integrate performance data into your scripts and applications, or to import it into another tool for monitoring or automated alerts, according to your needs.

Just call the method api.hosting.metric.query, passing your API key and the details of the request as arguments, as explained in the API documentation.

Notes

If you aren't seeing any network usage data, you may need to stop and start your Servers for data collection to start.

We will soon start displaying maximum usage values (95th percentile), instead of average usage values, for the selected time period.

Getting help

We hope you find this to be a useful tool. More information is available on our support wiki (instance stats | server stats) and, as always, our support teams are here to help.


Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Holiday, it's fun to get into the spirit of giving this time of year. That's why we're making new .COM and .NET domains (normally $15.50 and $16.58) 20% cheaper.

This promo will be valid on new, one-year .com and .net registrations until the end of December, and you can get the discount by using the promo code MERRYCHRISTMAS when you place your order, right up until the UTC clock hits midnight on December 31, 2014.

In the true spirit of the holiday, this promotion is available to all customers, regardless of your rate scale. Go ahead and treat yourself to a domain! Feel free to tweet about it to us and your friends, too. We love to see what you come up with.

Cheers!

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

We're updating our prices immediately to reflect a major price drop on two new gTLDs, .archi and .bio, following an announcement by the Starting Dot Ltd registry.

Starting now, one-year registrations of .archi domains will cost $79.33 (previously $109.02), and $63.96 for .bio (previously $89.26) .

As a reminder, .archi domains are reserved to professional architects affiliated with the UIA.

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

This December, we will be making a change to make Simple Hosting easier to use, as well as more manageable.

Currently, there are three separate signatures, one for each datacenter, for the SFTP protocol you use to transfer files to Gandi Simple Hosting instances.

In a few days, we will replace We have replaced these keys so that they are all the same (and thus easier to manage). The new key will have the following signature, whether your instance is hosted in our Paris, Baltimore, or Luxembourg datacenter:

2048 35:e0:5a:a9:54:12:55:6b:ce:41:8c:c1:9e:35:1d:f6 (RSA)
1024 80:c7:a8:05:dc:79:92:f1:9c:b7:61:46:a7:ad:2d:f7 (DSA)

For reference, the outdated key signatures were as follows:

Paris (sftp.dc0.gpaas.net):

2048 02:15:f6:35:d7:01:3c:58:74:8c:e4:0e:96:61:35:6f (RSA)
1024 36:c2:9c:5c:5b:d0:7e:5b:78:e4:ee:47:ad:aa:1c:8e (DSA)

Baltimore (sftp.dc1.gpaas.net):

2048 f8:ed:00:17:1a:88:9f:4d:15:fb:84:46:1e:19:4f:c5 (RSA)
1024 69:84:9b:dd:3b:cd:9a:20:df:60:60:e0:6d:cd:5e:e7 (DSA)

Luxembourg (sftp.dc2.gpaas.net):

2048 c1:0b:b5:1d:57:cb:00:75:22:a5:6b:d3:bc:73:64:5a (RSA)
1024 7c:ac:f0:23:6b:d6:e8:78:67:4c:72:95:9b:14:61:eb (DSA)

How does this affect me?

In most cases, all you need to do is accept the new key when you log into your instance via SFTP. The client will prompt you the first time you use it to connect after we make the change.

If your client doesn't handle the changed signatures gracefully, you can manually flush the key on the command line (replace dc0 in the command below, if necessary: dc0 = Paris datacenter, dc1 = Baltimore, dc2 = Luxembourg):

$ ssh-keygen -R sftp.dc0.gpaas.net

and then use your sFTP tool and reconnect again and accept the new foreign key.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, let our support team know. We are here to help!


Six more new gTLDs are entering the GoLive phase.

The list is below, accompanied by the corresponding GoLive prices of a one-year registration, all at A rates:

And don't .pizza and .software go so well together?

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

We must be crazy to be selling these domain names at such ridiculously low prices!

The wacky, waving inflatable tube man on our roof is flailing his arms wildly in promotion of the latest too-good-to-be-true rates on .WEBSITE domain names. After its first two months at the ludicrously low low back-to-school price of 50% off, .WEBSITE domain names are now available for the unbelievable price of just $5.00 for a one-year registration. We're practically giving these away!

We have four-doors, two-doors, automatic and manual transmissions all available at ZERO APR. Act today and we'll throw in free rust protection. But this deal won't last. We can only offer this amazing deal for one month only, the offer ends December 16th at 3 pm PST, so come on down today!

 

Register a .WEBSITE?

.WEBSITE

Last month, we kicked off an incredible deal on .XYZ domains: just $4.00 for a one-year registration.

What makes this promotion special is that Gandi and the .XYZ registry each kicked in to contribute $1 to one of our favorite organizations, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, for each .xyz domain you bought.

We want to share the love again this month, and we asked you to choose the beneficiary for us!

You voted by retweeting the @gandibar tweet for your favorite supported project: Fight For the Future, FreeBSD, or Creative Commons. We couldn't bring ourselves to do this winner-takes-all style, so we'll donate to each organization in direct proportion to how many retweets each received as of Thursday, December 11.

The organization mentioned in the tweet with the most retweets will be also be ceremoniously declared the winner of Gandi customers' hearts, and we're not sure there's a higher honor than that.

So who won? See for yourself in this screenshot:

Who's your favorite?

 

Yes, it is Creative commons who wins Gandi's heart - by a nose. Let's all make them proud and get them some cash while we get some .XYZ domains in December!

 

Register a .xyz?:

.xyz

Ok, we are a bit late - these TLDS for the German city of Köln (aka Cologne) actually were released by the registry on Sept 5, 2014. The good news is that you can get them now at Gandi!

 

The charming city was once the capital of West Germany, and has the distinction of meritiing not one, but two TLDs. Which one you choose (.COLOGNE or .KOELN) is up to you, and you don't need to be a resident or anything special - these domains are open to all for $14.68 (at A rates, plus tax if applicable). 

 

Register one of these TLDs? :

.TLD

 


Two more new gTLDs are entering the Sunrise phase today, Wednesday, December 3, where they will remain until January 31, 2015.

The 3-day Landrush phase will begin February 8, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST, followed by GoLive which begins Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2015 at 8 a.m. PST.

The list is below, accompanied by the corresponding Sunrise, Landrush and GoLive prices of a one-year registration, all at A rates:

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

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