Wow, what an amazing summer here in NZ! We hope you've been enjoying it and wish you an excellent 2018 with many challenges, adventures and no website outages.
Here at Pureflow we're getting back in the saddle and starting to work towards the release of our new Management Panel and getting to work on our new features roadmap. Let us know if there is anything you need urgently.
We've experienced some system outages today as our load balancer insisted on re-building itself and assumed a fresh IP address, due to a bug now squashed. Sites across Pureflow were down for up to 3 hours :-( This was our largest outage since Pureflow started and the real tragedy is Lloyd's fancy apple watch didn't alert him, we're looking at investing in the one with electric shock notifications.
We have updated our monitoring to catch this type of failure. We don't think this will be a recurrent issue.
Apologies, and if anybody is experiencing issues please contact us directly.
For over a year now we have been busy building and tuning the backend hosting platform that underpins Pureflow. It's now running like a finely tuned machine and we have been starting to think about how we take the next step and find more customers and fund the next layer of features we'd like to build.
Hosting websites is a highly competitive and mature market, and connecting with the right people is difficult. For us to get our message out we are seeking to team up with somebody who revels in this sort of challenge.
Our targets are realistic and we would prefer a long term relationship where the right person earned equity in Pureflow for their initial work and became an integral part of the team.
If you know of anybody or have done this sort of thing before and have some advice for us, let us know!
To create clarity in our heads as well as answer questions other people have we've written a Medium article about Web Hosting in NZ, we hope you like it - you can read it here.
We went back to the drawing board and have flattened out the billing system. From now on you get charged a small daily fee which includes 0.5GB of disk space and 1GB of traffic per month. If you exceed these we charge a small $1.0/GB/m for disk and $0.34/GB for traffic (all prices NZD ex GST).
Why? Well this way we can make all the features included. SSL, site checks and backups, they are all included. As we come up with more cool stuff we'll tack it on. Having a user-pays system like this ensures we can give you the reliability and performance that you require. This isn't a limited shared hosting account where you get penalised when you grow. Oh no - this here, it's a rocket ship.
Will you pay more? No, we've set it up so nobody pays more than they used to. In some cases it is a lot less.
We've just put our latest additions to the admin panel live with a number of new features including:
We've just put live a couple of much requested features in your control panel:
Next up is custom redirects!
We're continuing to refine the hosting platform, the last few months has seen the following changes: