The always­da­ta team and I wish you an excel­lent 2011. As usu­al, we will be work­ing most dili­gent­ly to improve our ser­vice and con­tin­ue to inno­vate. Let’s review what we’ve done in 2010…

Lots of activity in 2010…

We ded­i­cat­ed a lot of time to the devel­op­ment, launch and refine­ment of our new HTTP archi­tec­ture. To date, we have hard­ly exploit­ed all the pos­si­bil­i­ties which were engen­dered by this major evo­lu­tion, but we are already ben­e­fit­ting with a bet­ter over­all sta­bil­i­ty, access and error logs in real time, wild­card domains, SSL, Passenger/mod_wsgi in beta…

2010 also saw the launch of the third ver­sion of our site, bi-lin­gual­ly in both French and English, and new offer­ings of ded­i­cat­ed servers. Our admin­is­tra­tion inter­face was trans­lat­ed into four new lan­guages, which brings the total to 10, and soon there will be more.

Naturally, numer­ous small­er improve­ments were made through­out the year, and larg­er efforts today are almost com­plete and will be put into pro­duc­tion very soon.

… to assure a successful 2011

As for new fea­tures, 2011 should be par­tic­u­lar­ly fruit­ful thanks to efforts under­tak­en in 2010. It’s a fair guess to say that we’ll find:

  • a brand new sta­tis­tics inter­face
  • MongoDB and CouchDB sup­port
  • offi­cial sup­port for SSL, Passenger et mod_wsgi (these are already avail­able on demand)
  • HTTP cache sup­port for improved per­for­mance
  • abil­i­ty to edit the Apache con­fig­u­ra­tion
  • a par­tial ren­o­va­tion of our admin­is­tra­tion inter­face, with pri­ma­ry focus on domain con­fig­u­ra­tion

We also plan to improve a num­ber of rel­a­tive­ly minor points: DKIM sup­port, ren­o­va­tion of 1-clic appli­ca­tions, PostgreSQL per­mis­sions han­dling, etc.

And a few items that will real­ly sur­prise you…