The majority of the development time on STORM is spent either working on improving existing features or making them easier to use. The rest of the time we spend experimenting with completely new features. To give you an idea of what is on our roadmap, here is a brief update of where STORM is headed...
We built STORM to put all the control you need, right at your fingertips. One dashboard, one view, one intuitive toolkit for managing your websites, super smoothly. Today we’re taking a closer look at one of those tools – the ability to turn websites off, and on again, in just one click…
As some of you may already know, we've had the deployment feature in development for over six months. For those who don't know, deployment allow you to deploy your code directly from a particular branch and repository from either GitHub or BitBucket. This means your code can be on the server in seconds instead of having to use an FTP or SSH client to upload your files.
STORM's always been a community thing. We built it for you - the designers, the builders, the coders and the crafters, the agencies, the lone wolves and the downright wizards who make our web world. So today, as we kick off something new, we'd love you to be a part of it.
Improving the experience of STORM is at the centre of what we do at Nimbus Hosting. As part of this ongoing process we have been experimenting with Dark Mode, and with the help of a few customers we have been testing this new feature out. Today we have made it available to everyone as a profile setting. To enable it on your account just select the toggle under your profile.
At Nimbus Hosting we are constantly monitoring which features are being used and how users are interacting with them. This process allows us to quickly discover bugs and constantly evolve how we offer our product.
We know how frustrating it can be for emails from your website, like order confirmations and contact forms, to end up in junk folders or in some circumstances to not arrive at all. Emails being lost or going into junk causes us plenty of tickets, but more importantly, causes lots of issues with clients losing order confirmations or even worse new business enquiries.
As of January 2019 PHP 7.3 has arrived on STORM. 7.3 includes bug fixes, new features, new functionalities and, most importantly, some performance improvements. Find out more in the release notes. PHP 7.3 is now the default choice for any new sites on STORM.
We know that editing your hosts file can be painful, and even more painful asking your clients to do it, so we have made this much easier with a new feature inside STORM. If STORM detects your website is WordPress and the DNS on the website is not yet live you have the option to enable WordPress Preview. WordPress Preview is a toggle on the website dashboard that takes just a few seconds to enable.
With other hosting platforms like Plesk and cPanel it is common to share the login to your servers with your team. With STORM we take a different approach that each member of your team should be invited into the server instead. We have made this process very easy by just typing their email address into the team section of each server and clicking invite. If you have multiple servers we have recently added a tick box to invite them to all of the servers in one invite.