June 08, 2016
Today we’ve finished the separation of staging and live environments in the admin which is huge news! This means that our Google Cloud plan customers can now restart PHP, add domains, switch PHP versions and do other cool things that could previously only be done live.
When logging in you’ll see a selector in the header section of each site. You’ll be able to switch environments and see the details of each environment separately.
This is just the beginning of a number of planned amazing features which required this separation to work properly, stay tuned for more soon!
We’ve made a small change to the site creation process to make our network even more secure. An admin password is now generated for you which you can re-generate and copy to your clipboard on-the-spot. We highly recommend using a complex password like this, it makes your websites a lot more secure!
We’re so happy to announce an exciting new feature for our Google Cloud Plan customers: your site’s plugin list is now available from your My Kinsta dashboard. The list contains your plugins, their status (active/inactive), current version and whether or not an update is available.
This is the beginning of something extremely exciting. We’ll be adding more and more to this feature to make it a central location for you to manage your plugins without having to go to the WordPress admin. Stay tuned for more!
We’re announcing an awesome feature for our Google Cloud Plan customers. You can now list your site’s internal backups via the My Kinsta dashboard. One backup is created daily and you can create backups manually – it only takes a few seconds, check it out.
Note that backups can not be downloaded but the last 14 backups (manual and automatic included) are available for restoration. If you’d like to restore a backup simply click the restore button. A new backup will be created before the site is fully restored to make sure you can undo it if needed. Take a look at our Knowledgebase article for more info or check it out yourself on My Kinsta
Today we’re bringing two new features to our Google Cloud accounts that allow you to control your PHP environment on a site-to-site basis. You can now restart PHP and choose between PHP 5.6 and PHP 7 for each of your sites individually.
Today we’re announcing no less than three new features related to our site installation feature. You can now fine-tune your site installation using the following settings:
We’re aiming to give you much more flexibility with your websites and we want to decrease the time you need to spend on website creation and management. These three settings are just the start of our automation efforts, stay tuned for more!
For Google Cloud customers: Our third feature update for today is the ability to add HTTPS credentials from your Kinsta Dashboard. We’re big on security here and we wanted to give you an easy way of managing your HTTPS efforts yourself.
Log in, click on a site, go to the Tools tab and click the “Add HTTP Credentials” button to get started. You’ll be able to add your private key and certificate right there!
For Google Cloud customers: A new “Tools” tab has been added to the site management section of the My Kinsta dashboard. The first tool we’ve added is “Cache Management”, you can now delete your site’s full page cache right from your Kinsta dashboard.
Click on any of your sites, switch to the Tools tab and click the “Delete Full Page Cache” button to get it done.
Today we’ve updated all our Google Cloud servers to use the latest Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” to further secure and optimize our network. This new update features the new long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, Python 3, OpenSSH 7.2p2 and Apt 1.2. Read all about the new version on the release notes page.
Credit cards can be difficult to keep track of. They can get lost or expire without us noticing. To make sure billing goes smoothly we’ve built in the option for you to provide multiple credit/debit cards.
We’ll always charge your primary card when possible and fall back on backups if a problem is detected. If you need help setting up multiple credit/debit cards take a look at our knowledgebase article.
Today we’re pushing out an important security feature: One-click SFTP password changes. Our system auto-generates highly secure passwords and updates the system instantly. The old password will cease to work at once and the new one will take its place. Visit the knowledgebase article for more information on how to change your SFTP password.