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.
To kick off the new year we’ve launched a new feature to make it easier to sort, view and organise your websites on STORM. On a STORM server with plenty of websites it can be difficult to remember which website belongs to which client, even the status of website build or even how much client's pay. The new Tagging system in STORM will make this process far easier.
One of the most popular and unique features on STORM is the dashboard search. The search allows you to search any website name, IP address or domain name across all your servers. Following feedback from STORM customers we have improved this search with two new features.
WordPress 5.0, older versions and Gutenberg
Earlier this month WordPress launched 5.0 which includes Gutenberg as standard. A security release of 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 was launched a few days later. As with STORM we always installed the latest version of WordPress. You can find out more about Gutenberg.