MyCloud server settings¶
Sometimes some server parameters need to be changed. In this case you can contact us by submitting a new ticket, or change the required settings yourself. On this page, we will describe the server settings that can be changed via MyCloud functionality. These settings include the Configuration, Performance, Security and Scheduler parameters. To change the parameters available for change via MyCloud, select the required project in MyCloud Dashboard and find the Server settings section.
General server settings¶
When you open the Server settings () tab you will see the general server settings available for change. Here you can change the Server scheduled update time () (the update may cause up to 5 minutes of downtime) — when we have to change server configuration, we notify you about the planned update via News & Announcements. If some critical updates are required to be applied, you can specify the Server emergency update time () — most likely, there will be no critical updates on your server, but if you specify this time, up to 5 minutes of downtime will not catch you at an inconvenient time with a 100% probability.
If you check the Apply new experimental stable functions checkbox (), we will receive your consent to apply our new stable and tested ideas and improvements to your project.
If you click the Configuration () tab right under Server settings, the first thing you will see is the following warning notice:
Attention, changes on this page will restart some server components, which should not be done at busy times. And also, if a mistake is made, this can lead to the project becoming inaccessible. If any changes lead to an issue or to project/server unavailability, revert values to default/previous and contact the support team in a ticket with changes (created automatically). Server configuration changes will take about 5 minutes.
Please, keep this information in mind when you change your server's Configuration settings.
The first thing you can change in the server's configuration is your server's application set up by selecting the required Backend type () and Php version (). Please, change these settings only if you know what you are doing and make sure that all the add-ons and themes of your project are compatible with the new Php version. When the appropriate configuration is selected, click Update server configuration () to apply it.
Server's application set up can be updated one time every 6 minutes.
PHP & MySQL settings¶
Below the server's application settings you can find the PHP settings. Here you can change the values of the PHP parameters () to the necessary ones and Update server configuration () in accordance with the PHP parameters changes.
In the MySQL settings sections you can change the values of the available MySQL parameters () and apply the changes by clicking Update server configuration ().
PHP & MySQL settings can be updated one time every 6 minutes.
Changes in PHP & MySQL settings may require some special technical knowledge — don't apply the changes if you are not sure. If you have any uncertainty, contact us via MyCloud ticket, we are always ready to help and consult you on questions related to the server's configuration.
In the Performance () menu you can enable/disable the following features:
- Image optimization () that optimizes images on your server daily without losing image quality. It helps save server space and speed up the overall website load. Also, our image optimization method allows optimizing without involving any third-party services which makes our system failproof, fast and stable.
- Image resizer and compressor () which, once enabled, permanently resizes the images on your server to 2500x2500px. It can improve the overall performance of your projects, but only if the significant load on your server is created by the images bigger than that size.
Security () settings is the place where you can manage some security params of your server.
The general security settings include
- Bot and Layer 7 protection (, ) that is enabled by default on all of our clients servers. Bot protection blocks and restricts some bad and malicious bots and security scanners and Layer 7 protection that enables extra security level from XSS, SQLi and activates DDoS protection along with Layer 7.
- The possibility to block requests that were sent from TOR ().
When the general settings are changed, click the Update server configuration button to apply the changes.
In the SSH security setting section you can manage the security settings related to the SSH/SFTP connection to your server. Here you can enable extra secure SSH ciphers () that is one of the PCI DSS requirements and improves the overall security of your project. You can also enable SSH access restriction only to specific IPs () and list the SSH addresses in the appropriate folder. When the settings are set up, click Update server configuration for the changes to take effect.
In Scheduler you can manage cron tasks of your project. You can find more information on the special page about MyCloud's Scheduler functionality.
If you have a problem, need assistance with tweaks or a free consultation, if you just want to discuss your project with experts and estimate the outcome, if you're looking for a solution that reinforces your online business, we will help. Let us know through MyCloud.