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.


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



Today, the goal is to drive as many emails and calls to Congress, the White House, and the FCC as possible.

 

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All is not as it should be.

Over the past year, it has become more and more evident that our governments have been infringing on our rights to privacy online. They have no intention of changing their policies of interpreting the law in the most extreme way possible, and using all the data they can get thier hands on, warranted or not. 

Today, June 5th, we take matters into our own hands. Those of us who love privacy, freedom and the Internet will collectively make our voices heard.

As a company beholden to no one but our customers, one of the things we can do is to share our resources with those who are dedicated to fighting for the things we believe in. Therefore, we have created a promo code, valid today only, to be used on new domain registrations:

RESETTHENET

50% of the price of all domain registrations purchased using this promo code will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Fight for the Future.

Note: This is not a discount code. When applied, your shopping cart total will not change, and a "promotion" of 0% will appear.

We'll be updating this post throughout the day, and on Twitter: @gandibar

For more information about how we fight for a free and open Internet, check out our latest blog post, Come back with a warrant!

We hope you will join us in Resetting the Net!

The Gandi team

Update 9 June 2014:

Thanks to all who made purchases using the promo code, which totaled $713, despite the low-key announcement on our part. As promised, we'll be donating 50% of the total to EFF and Fight to the Future who are at the front lines of this fight. You guys are awesome.


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