First of all, the always­da­ta team sends you its best wish­es for the new year.

We would like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to take a quick look back to see what was accom­plished over the past year, and above all to share with you what is to be expect­ed in the com­ing months.

Back to 2016

  • Our new offer: our vir­tu­al servers (VPS) were launched in February to meet the needs of our cus­tomers in between our shared envi­ron­ment and our ded­i­cat­ed serv­er offers, for an inter­me­di­ate bud­get
  • Our shared envi­ron­ment in full SSD for increased per­for­mance and bet­ter reli­a­bil­i­ty (no inci­dent or slow­down since its imple­men­ta­tion 8 months ago)
  • Update of our front-end proxy (alproxy): con­sid­er­able work was car­ried out and was described in detail in the ded­i­cat­ed arti­cle (let us remind you that it is now pos­si­ble to do with­out a ded­i­cat­ed IP address to get a cer­tifi­cate, thanks to SNI sup­port)
  • Free HTTPS wher­ev­er you are thanks to Let’s Encrypt: we have gen­er­at­ed more than 30,000 cer­tifi­cates so that all address­es host­ed by always­da­ta can be reached in HTTPS

What the — near — future holds

  • An impres­sive migra­tion: although we now have our own facil­i­ties, many shared accounts are still with a for­mer sup­pli­er. We will use this migra­tion to car­ry out an impor­tant upgrade of our sys­tems and there­fore of many ver­sions of the libraries and lan­guages ​​we offer. Rest assured, we will be com­ing back with fur­ther details about this very soon.
  • New tech­nolo­gies: the recent update of our front-end proxy as well as the planned migra­tion will allow us to offer addi­tion­al tech­nolo­gies (Node.js, Java or Go for exam­ple) to our users. Besides, what would you like in terms of lan­guages, tools or libraries?
  • And also: mail­ing list man­age­ment, a spon­sor­ship sys­tem… and much more!

In any case, keep in touch by fol­low­ing this blog, our Twitter account, or our changel­og plat­form for the small­er updates.

Hello 2017, and off we go!