Making freistilbox users’ lives easier: they can now add SSH keys to their user profile and have them deployed automatically to every website of their organisation.
26 Jun 2019
In the first half of June, we did an experiment and removed the web chat widget from the freistilbox website and user dashboard, to see what happened.
25 Jun 2019
(Finally) PHP 7.3 (and 7.2 for that matter) is now available on freistilbox.
Customers can go to their cluster on the freistilbox dashboard and create a new website using PHP 7.3 right away.
27 May 2019
Earlier today, I gave a talk at DrupalCamp Scotland about the many advantages of a monorepo over the traditional “multirepo” approach of creating a separate version control repository for each new project. I am immensely grateful for all the praise I got from attendees, both immediately after the talk and later over drinks at Hemma.
25 May 2019
Every web developer eventually finds themselves in the situation that a client complains about bad website performance. This is an important issue because performance problems will deter visitors and might even turn into availability problems. Resolving it quickly is important for retaining a healthy business relationship with your client. But it’s not easy to resolve a performance issue in a swift and satisfactory manner when there can be any number of causes.
23 Apr 2019
A Varnish proxy cache speeds up content delivery by orders of magnitude and has been part of our managed hosting platform since we started in 2010. By storing content in RAM, Varnish saves your web application from having to execute expensive rendering processes for each and every incoming request. However, cache objects have an expiry time, which can cause Varnish to deliver stale versions of content that has since been updated in the application.
14 Mar 2019
Over the last two weeks, we’ve started rolling out a new generation of edge routers for our managed hosting platform freistilbox. By automatically provisioning SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt, they enable our customers to secure their website traffic easily and free of charge. And with 10 Gbps uplinks and HTTP/2 support, we’re putting a nice performance boost on top.
03 Dec 2018
We’re a busy distributed team here at freistil IT. That makes steady communication both essential and challenging. Continuously sharing your work progress is important for reaching business objectives. Giving people insight into your personal situation strengthens team relationships. This practice is called “narrating your work” or “Working Out Loud”. However, it’s not easy to strike a balance between the polar responses of “Seriously? Why didn’t you share that earlier?” and “Gee, I really didn’t need to know that.”
07 Aug 2018