PHP/PostgreSQL is the second instance family available on our Simple Hosting cloud platform. PHP/PostgreSQL instances costs the same as PHP/MySQL ones (starting at $5 excl. VAT per month), and also has the special 50% discount promo for domain name customers at Gandi.
The version of PHP is 5.4, and PgSql is 9.2. These versions will be upgraded as time goes on.
Other instance families, with other languages, will be available soon!
We are experiencing an incident due to an unexpected hardware problem with a storage node. Our teams are currently working on the problem to restore service as soon as possible. We recommend that you do not reboot your server if you are impacted.
We will keep you informed of the situation in this news article.
[Update] The hardware component has now been replaced, and the situation is back to normal.
You are now able to schedule snapshots for your Simple Hosting instance. Just like snapshots for your cloud VPS servers, you must subscribe to additional disk space in order to store the snapshots that were taken.
The Snapshot profile for your Simple Hosting instance only consumes 30% of the total disk size of the target instance. Therefore, if you have an instance of 10GB, you will need to subscribe to 3 additional GB. You are able to acquire these additional GB during the activation of the snapshot on the instance in question as it is integrated into the process.
The profile takes snapshots as follows:
1 snapshot per day
1 snapshot per week
1 snapshot per month
Caution: Please note that snapshots do not take into account any databases!
To learn more about the snapshot procedure for Simple Hosting, please visit our wiki pages.