The last few months have no doubt been some of the most difficult that we’ve ever experienced, and all of us here at Hostarium hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe during these trying times. Despite the world being pretty crazy right now, we haven’t been resting on our laurels. We’ve been hard at work, implementing new functionality into Aqua Panel. We’d like to go over some of these new features in Aqua Panel here.
One-Click Staging Sites
Conventional wisdom says that you shouldn’t make changes to code on the live site. Although we provide robust backup functionality, it is always better to make changes on a separate staging environment. This is however a pretty daunting task for many, because it requires manually moving files and databases. This is before you factor in having to make your changes live.
Aqua Panel takes the work out of creating a staging environment, with a one click interface to create a staging copy. This will create an 1:1 clone of your live site under a new staging subdomain, and let you make whatever changes you want without affecting the live site. You’ll also continue to have access to a subset of the standard Aqua Panel functionality for your staging site, such as managing users and plugins.
And once you’re done with making your changes on the staging site, it’s another one-click to merge the staging environment back onto the live site
WordPress User Login
Aqua Panel now offers the ability to login directly as any user straight from the panel. No more fumbling around with resetting forgotten passwords. Just select the user you want and you’re in.
Powered by KeyCDN, Aqua Panel now offers automatic CDN support. KeyCDN provide 34 network endpoints across six out of seven continents so your site’s visitors will always load static assets from the closest physical location to them.
Aqua Panel now offers phpMyAdmin for managing your site’s database. You can update values via a simple UI as well as import and export SQL dumps.
We’re very excited with these new features in Aqua Panel, and we hope they make managing your site easier than ever. We’d love to hear your feedback on what we’ve added and what else you’d like to see!