If you are familiar with the concept of VPS, you have probably got to know this service more closely. It would mean that you connected to your server via SSH, ran various commands on the terminal to configure the server according to your needs and so on. But with no server administration experience, managing servers in such a way is not an easy task. In the meantime, our needs are growing, and sometimes the resources of the shared servers for our websites become scarce while buying a managed server costs a lot of money. Therefore Hostens is delighted to announce its new partnership with Cloudron. Cloudron is a tool that makes managing a self-managed server much more straightforward than you might have thought.
Cloudron? What Is It?
Generally speaking, Cloudron is a tool for easier server management. To be more specific, it’s an application platform that can be deployed within a few mouse clicks in the Hostens client area. With Cloudron, you can quickly deploy applications to your server to perform a variety of functions – email, file sharing, hosting, chat, and so on. Apps like WordPress, OpenVPN, GitLab, and many more will be installed in your server in no time. The full list of applications is here.
So how can Cloudron make my job easier?
The most important points to note are:
Cloudron looks after updates and allows a one-click restore function to ensure the highest uptime. It also publishes the latest releases of software and servers and security improvements to be released through the Cloudron App Store.
Cloudron automates various assignments – the platform configures databases, sets up DNS, installs SSL, and so on. Pick an app you would like to be installed, click on it and leave the rest to Cloudron.
Manage all the apps and users via the web browser! A user-friendly and clear interface makes the management much more enjoyable than you could have imagined.
How Do I Start With Cloudron?
If you want to see whether Cloudron lives up to your expectations, you can test it at no cost. Just keep in mind that the free version allows you to install only two applications. If you wish to have more, you can order a license which grants more possibilities.
Cloudron has extensive documentation that details all applications and their usage. All kinds of unusual situations and questions can be discussed Cloudron community forum. Be sure to share your ideas there too!
So if you’re looking for solutions that can make the server’s management more comfortable, we suggest trying Cloudron. It is an efficient platform that will certainly improve your server’s administration.