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  1. Allow asynchronous logging via Loggly, Papertrail, or Splunk

    Allow asynchronous (fast, non-blocking) logging via syslog daemon.

    You don't even need to make it a 1-click installation for Loggly, Papertrail, or Splunk.

    Just allow us to use the syslog daemon and then we can follow instructions at https://www.loggly.com/docs/php-logs/ or http://help.papertrailapp.com/kb/configuration/configuring-centralized-logging-from-php-apps/ or wherever.

    Those instructions say they'd require root access (which Cloudways customers don't have), but it wouldn't require root access if you did the first steps for us.

    Thanks!

    17 votes
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  2. Change path for deployment

    Possibility to change path for deployment from "/public_html" to "/"

    1 vote
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  3. Install Ghostscript

    Just that, please install Ghostscript as it's a requirement for other tools such as GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick

    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  4. Install GraphicsMagick

    Can we have GraphicsMagick installed? It has better performance, and image quality than ImageMagick while using less memory

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  5. Add more file types on database import

    I found myself in a position where I had a huge table locally and wanted to import it on my database.

    CSV file ~30mb
    SQL file ~200mb

    Unfortunately, we can only import tables from sql files. Would love to see different file types like CSV, JSON, XML

    2 votes
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  6. Ask for a confirmation when "Removing" git repo from "Deployment via Git"

    When removing Github repo from "Deployment via Git", please ask for a confirmation first. I clicked Remove button by accident, then had to set it up again.

    1 vote
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  7. pagespeedy php free extension

    pagespeedy is a php free extension, awesome server side cache... varnish is having some problems in prestashop latest version... plz guys, pagespeedy :)

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  8. 3 votes
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  9. Exclude HTML from Nginx static cache

    Currently HTML is included in the static cache of nginx.
    This results in pushing an expires 30 days header on html content request and ignoring htaccess directives.

    This is particulary dangerous, since there is no way to purge that cache unless the expiration on nginx is set to 0 for all assets.

    4 votes
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  10. Improve permission settings

    I notice when you change the shell username to something else, it doesn't change the ownership of the directories and files in the public_html directory. You have to do an additional step which is Reset Permissions to have it reflect the changes. Maybe have function to also reset permissions when you change the shell username.

    1 vote
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  11. Please integrate IonCube with PHP 7.

    IonCube is currently not integrated with PHP 7 on Cloudways, only older versions of PHP. Please run it with PHP 7.

    9 votes
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  12. Improve Drupal 8 Varnish Integration

    Drupal 8 installs on cloudways currently include the varnish module which is unstable and not recommended for production use. This should be replaced with the purge module, as per the project page:
    https://www.drupal.org/project/varnish

    Additionally, Drupal 8 has a very robust built-in caching api, which can be configured to work together with Varnish for much more efficient caching / cache invalidation. This would require custom configuration of the Varnish vcl for Drupal 8 instances, see the official drupal documentation here:
    https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/api/cache-api/varnish

    6 votes
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  13. Ability to install ElasticSearch Plugins.

    Example:
    cd /usr/share/elasticsearch/

    bin/plugin install analysis-phonetic
    bin/plugin install analysis-icu

    Thanks.

    16 votes
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  14. Use supported PHP timezones (America/Chicago instead of US/Central)

    Some of the PHP timezones listed on the basic settings and packages page are not supported by PHP. For example, I can select "US/Central" as a timezone, but PHP only supports "America/Chicago", which isn't an option. See: https://secure.php.net/manual/en/timezones.others.php

    2 votes
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  15. Wishlist member & NGINX compatibility

    Currently wishlist member cannot protect individual files unless changes are made to the Nginx configuration. The support team are unable to make these changes on an individual basis, so the whole configuration needs to be updated system wide.

    1 vote
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  16. Allow changing Varnish config file (VCL) after application setup

    A dropdown with options next to the "Varnish Toggle" button allowing us to choose which VCL is configured with this application would allow us flexibility to change our stack without having to create a whole new application and reconfigure ours.

    6 votes
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  17. run script after git deploy

    the ability to provide a .sh script that will be run after each git deploy if the file cloudways/build.sh is found for exemple.

    this way you can run npm install, or anything related to a framework deploy (symfony commands for exemple), or even database migrations

    30 votes
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  18. Best nginx configuration for improved security(and performance).

    Below i am posting some configuration which is to affect the website performance alot.

    This are the best NGINX Features needs to implemented.

    add_header X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN;
    add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;
    add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";

    /* Expire Headers */

    location ~* \.(css|js|gif|jpeg|jpg|png|svg)$ {
    expires 1M;
    add_header Pragma public;
    add_header Cache-Control public;
    add_header Vary Accept-Encoding;

    }

    14 votes
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  19. Allow customers to retain their servers when leaving

    I understand you need to limit control. If I need to migrate away from cloudways can you give me access to the server and "detach" from cloudways? Most clients will be fine, but if we hit a "wall" where need to do something you won't let us then want to take entire server config and since we already have the droplet - just let me have it! You can even charge a migration out fee.

    1 vote
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  20. Percona DB (for performance)

    Percona DB would be a nice addition to the packages available on Cloudways (if you care about performance).

    What You Need to Know About the MariaDB & Percona Forks of MySQL
    https://blog.appdynamics.com/database/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-mariadb-percona-forks-of-mysql/

    TL,DR summary: MariaDB is better for advanced features, the latest security and adapting to new tech. Percona excels at database performance and diagnostics. Either one will put you in good company with cutting edge technology firms around the world.

    12 votes
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