Friday, October 14, 2011

Gitlab, the private Github clone

We programmers know and love Github, the source code hosting website that's free for open source projects. But we often like to keep our projects private before releasing them publicly, and that's one thing Github is not good at. Sure, you can get the personal plan to have 5 private repositories, but is that really enough for all your personal mini-projects?

Meet Gitlab, the open source Github clone that you can host on your server. The number of repositories and collaborators is limited just by your server's capabilities. But you need to set up the server, and it takes a few hours unless you're proficient with Ruby.

We're proud to introduce the Git Server Appliance, featuring gitlab as web GUI and gitosis as accounts manager. All this starting at the price of Github personal plan!

There's no set up, you're provided with administrator login and password to your newly provisioned git server appliance. All you need to do is log in and start working.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lamson, the Python SMTP server

Do the words "sendmail", "postfix" and "qmail" sound scary to you? You're not alone, and some developers were so fed up with 1970-s style software traditionally used to handle email routing, that they have written an email server in Python.

The front page of Lamson features some simple examples of how routing rules may be created - it's so logical, it's hard to believe it's handling email.

Don't know where to start? We're here to support developers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spanish website

We are proud to announce MassiveScale website in Spanish. We're also introducing live chat with sales in both English and Spanish.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Secure Joomla 1.0 hosting

At MassiveScale, we are starting to offer VPS hosting. While we don't have any generally available offer yet, we have started marketing a niche service. Joomla 1.0 websites hosting.

"It's as if you offered Windows 3.11 support", a friend of mine said. Well, yes and no. The newest version of Joomla CMS is 1.7, and 1.0 has been unsupported since 2008. However, there are many websites made on 1.0 that will not upgrade to 1.7 simply because it's too expensive. If someone ordered a page made with Joomla and a slightly modified off-the-shelf template, it's not because he has a large budget. Now, try explaining that person that he needs to spend the money twice or there will be countless break-ins into his page.

That's why we decided to offer a service to help these people out. Most of these websites are now in maintenance mode, only content is being added/edited and no major redesigns are taking place. We just lock all the files and, optionally, parts of the database, and that's the secret sauce. It makes Joomla 1.0 hosting pretty secure.