Meet the new VPS Control Panel
One of, if not the biggest feature, was the VPS Management UI overhaul. It was rewritten from scratch to be faster, more efficient, and offer more functionality that what you would normally find elsewhere. Today we'll be going over the main features of the VPS Management UI, so let's get started
The Main Page
Since it's the first thing you see when you are about to manage your VPS, the Main Page is probably the most important of all.
The new UI allows you to see the basic information such as the VM Power State, Location, Hostname, Resource Allocation, configured OS and whether or not it's in "Recovery Mode".
You can also see a group of three beautiful graphs showing your bandwidth, CPU, and Disk I/O usage for your billing period.
On the right, you will see 3 little widgets. The first one is for your detailed bandwidth usage for the billing period. The second is for your 24-hour (previous day) general usage, and the third one is a "Ping Check" which tells you whether or not your VPS' network is responsive.
This drop-down gives you a list of control options you would usually need to use. Power on/off, Hard Shutdown, Reboot, Rebooting in Recovery Mode, and launching the HTML5 VNC Console (known as noVNC).
The tools drop-down gives takes you to where you can reload the OS on your VPS, Manage the Firewall (we'll have a dedicated article for in the Knowledge Base), view your assigned IP Address, view the last 10 entries in the Activity Log (which is basically when the VM is powered on/off, rebooted etc...), and rebuilding the network. Rebuilding the network is something you'd need to use should the network get misconfigured for some reason and you do not feel like manually setting everything up. You choose this option an OnApp does it for you automatically).
This is where you see all the IPs assigned to your instance, whether it's public or private, IPv4 or IPv6, and a direct link to the DNS Manager where you can add/edit/remove PTR Records.
In this page you will see two tables. The first one shows lists your daily Bandwidth (In/Out), Disk I/O, and CPU usage and it goes back up to six months. The one below will show your monthly bandwidth usage for the life of your VPS.
Other VPS Management panels usually do not show all this information, some of them require an agent to display such information or even just graphs, but not ours 😊.
Also to celebrate the release of this awesome new VPS Management UI and thank you for taking the time to read this post, here's a coupon that will give you 25% off any VPS for 3 months and is good for new signups only 😉
If you want to learn more about DigitalFyre's VPS offerings, please check visit our website at https://www.digitalfyre.com/vps/.
Until the next post!