Can any of the supporters please give some scope on what you would like to see implemented when it comes to supporting support?
- Do you want to be able to launch containers, let Cloudways deploy your preferred app on top of a container (i.e. wordpress) and manage it like you do with other apps in normal virtual machines on Digital Ocean or Vultr?
- Or you want to be able to deploy your own docker images with your application on top of infrastructure (be it a VMs, a physical host …) that we make available to you?
- Or something else?
It will help set our mind related to this. We are discussing options internally, one being adding a container (over physical hardware) infrastructure provider over which you could deploy/manage your applications like done now.
After some difficulties with Cloudflare, we have spoken now with Sucuri (https://sucuri.net/). They offer malware removal, website firewall (providing DDoS protection among other things, requires DNS redirection to point to their firewalls) and site scanning (via local agent). All features independent (we can offer all or some).
We are thinking that a better approach to solving our customers problems when it comes to security and performance will be to offer (as add-ons) Sucuri (security centric and very focused on our most common apps) and MaxCDN (pure CDN focused on performance).
Any one has had experience with Sucuri? We have already tested (and in talks with them) and looks very promising.
Let us know thoughts on this (Sucuri + MaxCDN) approach (vs Cloudfront). We know this is well overdue and want to get it rolling.
Cloudways TeamAdam commented
Would be good to have some feedback from Cloudways about what the 'difficulties' were with Cloudflare?
12 votesAdam commented
Cloudways, I've just signed up, was evaluating you to use for hosting, however, my customers will expect drush alias support, and naturally, it appears I can't offer this without giving people access to the whole server.
Surely there is a way to strike a balance between securing the server (and stop people browsing around other people's files), and allowing really useful tools like drush for executing remote commands?