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CouchDB Version 1.5 Now Available

We have upgraded to CouchDB version 1.5. During the process all your existing databases were migrated. For the first time we also added GeoCouch. You can now start building geo apps backed by CouchDB using GeoJSON and bounding-box searches.

The new CouchDB version features an adapted futon with autologin when called from the dashboard, full online documentation and an early version of fauxton, the next generation of CouchDB’s WebGUI.

Redis Persistence and Backups in Production

Our main web site (http://cloudno.de) runs as an app on the Cloudnode platform among all other Node.js apps. It is an express powered content management system backed by Redis running in the RDB persistence model. Redis stores everything and it is important to have database backups.

As a Cloudnode user ourselves, we don’t need to take care of Redis backups, its done for us. Every database running on the Cloudnode platform is backed up on a daily basis.

Our Octopress Blog Improved

Our blog is running on Octopress for some months now. Everything is great but some points needed to be improved:

  • The search box just redirected to Google Custom Search
  • The sidebar
  • Categories were not used
  • No comments

Octopress has a powerful plugin system and can be extended in many ways. Functions like “Categories” and “Comments” are built-in and need just to be activated.

Introducing Cloudnode’s Paid Plans

After a successful 16-month beta testing program involving more the 2,000 participant, we are happy to announce our paid plans, which are available for all current users.

We keep it simple and flexible. There is a plan for everybody. A free plan for your first steps, a very affordable plan that buys you a full year of hosting services for the price of a couple of coffees and three higher tier plans for your popular apps and apps with high demand.