As of Atomia 15.3, released this March, our cloud hosting software platform includes support for PostgreSQL in addition to MySQL and MS SQL Server. In other words, our customers can now offer PostgreSQL databases to their end users.
One of our stated goals is that Atomia’s hosting software should evolve with the times. We keep on top of industry trends, listen to our customers, and create our roadmap based on these things and our vision for Atomia as a powerful, modular platform for offering hosting services.
We launched the Atomia Cloud Hosting Platform in 2009 with the goal to provide a complete, flexible solution for powering a wide range of cloud and web hosting services. Coming from the hosting industry ourselves, we wanted to create our own dream platform.
Since then, a number of cool, interesting companies have embraced Atomia. Our software now powers a significant portion of the Scandinavian web hosting market, and we’re gaining popularity in the rest of Europe as well.
We just wanted to share a screenshot of the coming Cron Job functionality in Atomia Hosting Control Panel. It looks great, doesn’t it?
It will be available in the July release to all of our clients. You’ll find the documentation for setting up the Cron Job Agent at: http://documentation.atomia.com/CronAgent/12.6.5/html/ar01s01.html.
In this video we demonstrate how Atomia Cloud Hosting Platform can be installed on a server using Atomia Sky Manager. After the installation the complete platform will be set up with all the resources needed to start hosting both Linux and Windows websites.
The installation is performed on a single host with moderate specifications:
- 1 x Root Server EX 8
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1275 Quad-Core incl. Hyper-Threading-Technology
- 16 GB DDR3 RAM ECC
- 1 x 3 TB SATA 6 Gb/s Hard Drive
- 2 x 120 GB SSD Hard DriveControl Panel
The full installation guide is available at: http://documentation.atomia.com/SkyManager/
Easter is around the corner in our egg we have a few screenshots from the development department.
Read more after the break!
Last Friday, we opened the doors to AtomiaDNS.net, a playground for those who want to test Atomia DNS without installing it. It is a free, fully functional DNS service without any guarantees in terms of up-time or availability.
Atomia DNS is written in Perl and the control panel (Atomia DNS Web App) is written in Node.js, you can, however, use the programming language of your choice to talk to Atomia DNS.
In this blog post I will share a few tips on how to get started in C# and .Net.
Code examples can be found after the break.
Even though Atomia comes out of the box with control panels to manage your services there might be times when using the command line to control Atomia is a better alternative. For this use case we have created a Command Line Client for use with Automation server (available as open source on Github). The client is written in Python and can be installed on most platforms.
In this blog post Thorsten Tarrash will explain how to create a NFS share in Windows 2008 R2. This can be very usefull when working with cross platform integration. In this specific case it is used to keep the number of Virtual Machines to a minimum when installing a test environment.
If you liked the post about Hyper-V guests in different time zones, here is one more article that comes from our development work on the new OpenStack and Hyper-v based setup of Atomia Hosting Platform.
Several of our products ship some windows services which we use to do periodic background tasks. For example, Automation Server uses a service to perform long-running automation tasks. During a system shutdown, it is important that the service has enough time to cleanly exit and not be terminated in the middle of some complex operation.
Whereas Windows will not shutdown until all applications in the user’s session are properly closed, this does not hold true for services, which only have 12 seconds to process a Shutdown notification, which might be too short for your service. The good news is that Microsoft introduced the PreShutdown event for services in Vista, which you can use in your service’s code to get 3 extra minutes (or even more) to shutdown your service.
Read more on how to develop your service’s shutdown behavior after the break.