Changelog
PHP
Release Date: November 20, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • Changednd_pdo_mysql, ioncube_loader and pdo_sqlite PHP extensions are enabled by default
Backups
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewAdded an option to specify the number of backup retention
  • ChangedThe default value for backup retention is 15 for a production website and 5 for a staging website
wp-config.php
Release Date: November 7, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewAdded a dynamic WP_SITEURL & WP_HOME hostname option
PHP
Release Date: October 29, 2019
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  • ChangedDefault PHP version changed from 7.1 to 7.3
PHP
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a known bug not enabling PHP PDO extension when it is checked in Site->Settings->PHP tab
CDN
Release Date: October 3, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewCustom CDN hostnames
National domain names
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved compatibility with national domain names
Email
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved built-in SMTP functionality with Ajax requests.
Object-Cache
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Object-Cache will be disabled by default because some plugins might not be compatible with persistent Object-Cache.
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedObject-Cache is disabled by default.
Backups
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Available only to experienced users as we need more use cases for testing.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewRestore a single site in a multisite WordPress
Litespeed cache
Release Date: April 28, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedPrivate caching is disabled by default
  • ChangedFeed cache is enabled by default
Object-Cache
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved Object-Cache compatibility
PHP & Memory
Release Date: April 14, 2019
Some user account, especially those with more active websites may have experienced lower memory usage statistics.
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedChanging the PHP process type
  • ImprovedFixed some random, unpredictable 503 errors
Regions
Release Date: April 7, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • Newasia-east2 - Hong Kong
  • Neweurope-west4 - Netherlands
  • Neweurope-west6 - Zürich
Email
Release Date: April 6, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug with auto SPF record
Regions
Release Date: April 3, 2019
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  • Newus-east4 - Ashburn, Northern Virginia, USA
Closte plugin
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedCloste development mode does not disable the caching plugins anymore
  • NewDisable server-side connection timeout for logged in WordPress admin users
Caching plugins
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewWP-Rocket is now compatible with Closte platform
  • NewWP Fastest Cache is now compatible with Closte platform
  • NewW3TC is now compatible with Closte platform
WordPress
Release Date: February 24, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewWordPress version 5.1
Backups
Release Date: February 24, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved WP-CLI compatibility
SSL
Release Date: February 11, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewIf an SSL certificate already exists, it will be automatically installed when deploying a new website, adding a domain, creating a staging with a custom domain or deploying a website from a CloudSnap
DNS
Release Date: February 11, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewThe missing DNS records are automatically added when deploying a new website, adding a domain, creating a staging with a custom domain or deploying a website from a CloudSnap
PHP 7.3
Release Date: February 10, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewPHP 7.3 version
Litespeed IP addresses
Release Date: January 24, 2019
Highlighted Changes
  • NewLitespeed IP addresses as found on https://wp.api.litespeedtech.com/ips are whitelisted
WP_MEMORY_LIMIT & WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT
Release Date: January 23, 2019
We removed this feature because it is producing some strange issues on a few websites as well the variables are optional and can be added in Site->Settings->Wp-config tab.Please get more support from the plugin and theme authors who are showing you a warning related to these parameters e.g Elementor builder WP Memory Limit warning.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewWP_MEMORY_LIMIT & WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT parameters are automatically added in the wp-config.php file
search-replace
Release Date: December 9, 2018
Our built-in search and replace functionality from now on will also replace escaped URLs (e.g escaped URLs for Slider Revolution images) and URLs used in a statically generated files (e.g Divi Builder CSS cache files).
Highlighted Changes
  • NewSearch and replace escaped URLs
  • NewSearch and replace static files used for frontend functionality
WordPress 5
Release Date: December 9, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewWordPress 5.0 is now available
Wildcard domain
Release Date: December 1, 2018
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  • NewWildcard domain is automatically added in Site->Domains when deploying new sub-domain multisite
Force HTTPS
Release Date: November 12, 2018
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  • ChangedForce HTTPS will be ignored if the website primary domain does not use HTTPS protocol
Logs
Release Date: November 1, 2018
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  • Improvedcache-miss and no-cache logs now have a browser column
Primary domain
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug when changing multi-site primary domain with 'Fix URLs' option
Backups
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug when making a backup from current website state before restoring a backup
Metrics
Release Date: October 28, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug causing incorrect (lower) memory & CPU usage for a few hours in few regions
Logs
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Two new tabs in Site->Logs.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewX-Litespeed-Cache: miss logs
  • NewX-Litespeed-Cache: no-cache logs
Litespeed
Release Date: October 20, 2018
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  • NewWebsite page cache will be flushed after updating Litespeed web server
Brotli
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewBrotli compression for dynamic responses
Regions
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • Newasia-northeast1 - Tokyo, Japan
  • Newus-west1 - The Dalles, Oregon, USA
PHP
Release Date: October 11, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • Newbcmath PHP extension is enabled by default
Unique visitors
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Example of a few new user agents for detecting unique visitors:
Highlighted Changes
  • UpdatedAdded new user agents for detecting unique visitors
Robots.txt
Release Date: October 4, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedBlock robots crawling Closte temporary hostnames regardless if the hostname is used as primary or just as a domain alias
  • ImprovedFixed a bug regarding CDN robots.txt
Staging environment
Release Date: October 4, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewCustom domain
Regions
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • Newasia-south1 - Mumbai, India
  • Neweurope-west2 - London, England, UK
DNS
Release Date: September 22, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedDNS zone details page GUI improvements (search, ordering, naming)
  • NewDNS propagation checker
  • NewAuto-fix DNS records needed for Closte services if DNS zone is hosted on Closte
  • NewAnalyzing all required DNS zone records for Closte services
  • NewDNS propagation detection
  • ImprovedAutomatically truncate TXT values larger than 255 characters
  • ImprovedAutomatically fixing duplicate records error
QUIC
Release Date: September 17, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedEnabling QUIC at CDN level for the latest regions (asia-east1, europe-north1, europe-west3, northamerica-northeast1, us-west2, us-east1)
Security
Release Date: September 11, 2018
This feature will eliminate all false-positive security rules for logged in WordPress admin users.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewDynamic whitelisting of logged in WordPress admin users
Closte plugin
Release Date: September 9, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewPer site configuration in multisite WordPress
  • New3 development modes
  • NewDisable Closte plugin by adding "define('DISABLE_CLOSTE_PLUGIN',true)" in Site->Settings->Wp-config tab
  • ImprovedCDN rewriting wasn't working if Closte settings were not saved at least once
  • ImprovedImproved WP Ultimo compatibility
Email
Release Date: September 9, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug not clearing Object-Cache when installing email service
SSL
Release Date: August 30, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug importing wildcard SSL
  • ImprovedImproved free wildcard SSL generation process
WP-Config
Release Date: August 29, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedPHP syntax highlighter for "Additional wp-config" field
Email
Release Date: August 26, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug related to "Sent Emails" calculation
Regions
Release Date: August 23, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • Newasia-east1 - Changhua County, Taiwan
  • Neweurope-north1 - Hamina, Finland
  • Neweurope-west3 - Frankfurt, Germany
  • Newnorthamerica-northeast1 - Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Newus-west2 - Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Newus-east1 - Moncks Corner, South Carolina, USA
SSL
Release Date: August 20, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedAutoSSL and Renewal SSL events from now on bypass the SSL quota
  • ImprovedImproved AutoSSL
CloudSnap
Release Date: August 15, 2018
CloudSnap is chargeable service starting 15 August 2018. For pricing details, check the following link.
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedCloudSnap is production ready
SSL settings
Release Date: August 13, 2018
Closte now follows Google Cloud default SSL policy across the entire platform.
Highlighted Changes
  • RemovedCustom SSL protocols
  • RemovedCustom SSL cipher
Email
Release Date: August 4, 2018
Once we add a new gTLD domain via Mailgun API, the domain is suspended and all our API functionalities are disabled, means, the other users cannot add/delete email domains. This is the main reason why currently only top-level domain TLDs and country level TLDs are supported.
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedOnly generic top-level domain TLDs and country level TLDs are supported.
Closte plugin
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewAbility to add domain alias
  • NewDomains overview page
WP Ultimo
Release Date: August 1, 2018
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  • NewDomains are automatically added
  • NewDomains are automatically deleted
  • NewEnd client DNS/SSL status and setup requirements popup, just as Site->Domains page
WP-CLI
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved WP-CLI compatibility and execution time
AutoSSL
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Beta version and only works for domain added from our WordPress plugin or via WP Ultimo.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewAuto SSL installation
Redirection
Release Date: July 24, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved www to non-www redirection and vice versa
Tasks
Release Date: July 24, 2018
When a task fails because the site is not compatible with WP-CLI, now task details page has the option to view the output of the executed WP-CLI command. In many cases, you can find the issue just by reviewing the output. Here is a sample output and it`s easy to see that trx_addons plugin is the issue.
Undefined option "debug_mode" called from:
Array[4]
   file => "/home/{APP ID}/public_html/wp-content/plugins/trx_addons/includes/plugin.debug.php"
   line => 180
   function => "trx_addons_get_option"
   args => Array[1]
      0 => "debug_mode"
Highlighted Changes
  • NewView WP-CLI output
Usage Report Per Site
Release Date: July 24, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewUsage report per site (beta version)
CloudSnap
Release Date: July 23, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewCloudSnap charts in user dashboard
  • NewDownload CloudSnap
  • NewCloudSnap usage report (currently non billable parameters)
CPU usage
Release Date: July 23, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug where database CPU usage wasn't calculated for some sites especially in asia-southeast1, australia-southeast1 and southamerica-east1 regions.
Two Factor Authentication
Release Date: July 22, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewTwo Factor Authentication via Google Authenticator application available for Android & Apple
Robots.txt
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedDisallow any search engine when site is using Closte sub-domain as a primary domain
WP-CRON
Release Date: July 11, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewDisable WordPress built-in cron
Public redesign and new pages
Release Date: July 8, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewMoved from .NET to WordPress, completely new design
  • NewSupport section
  • NewAbout us page
  • NewCloste.com now is self-hosted, just as your site but with a private load balancer and distributed cache.
  • NewChangelog page
Email
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewOne click SMTP configuration without using a third-party plugin
  • NewEmail tab in Closte plugin with several configurable options
  • NewOption to route sent emails to your private email address, useful for testing
DNS records & propagation
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedDomain records suggestion with checking from multiple worldwide locations
  • ImprovedEmail records suggestion with checking from multiple worldwide locations
  • NewOur system will merge the current SPF record with our SPF record as well warns you about duplicate SPF records
  • ImprovedChecking the status of the DNS zone from multiple worldwide locations
Closte plugin
Release Date: May 19, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewCreate a backup
  • NewClear CDN cache
  • NewOne click development mode - disables all caches and WAF
Minimum CPU & memory usage
Release Date: May 17, 2018
This is due to we had tons of very small/idle sites without making any usage while our systems grow. We store around 20K database records per site per month and a lot of stuff that is not included in the site usage e.g backups processing power, updates, and other tasks as we do those on the root level to eliminate spikes and typical errors.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewMinimum 6 HPI CPU usage per hour per site
  • NewMinimum 1000 MPI memory usage per hour per site
PHP
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewPHP 7.2
  • UpdatedIonCube loader support for PHP 7.1 and 7.2
  • Changedmax_execution_time default value is 60 seconds
  • Changedmemory_limit default value is 256MB
  • Changedapc.shm_size default value is 256MB
  • Changedopcache.memory_consumption default value is 256MB
  • UpdatedPHP values have been updated to the newer changed values on all sites
  • ImprovedPHP process is not restarted if no PHP changes are made
SSL certificate on redirect domains
Release Date: May 5, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedSSL certificate can be installed on redirect domains
Change primary domain
Release Date: May 5, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewFix URLs: backup the site & search-replace the database
Improved startup speed of very idle sites
Release Date: May 3, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedWordPress startup speed of very idle sites
Disk Quota
Release Date: April 9, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug with auto increasing disk quota.
Wildcard SSL
Release Date: March 31, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • Newfree Wildcard SSL certificates
SSL installation
Release Date: March 22, 2018
By default, new sites are deployed on HTTP protocol. From now on, when installing an SSL certificate on the primary domain, you have options to change the protocol to HTTPS as well search and replace the database. Because search-replace, in theory, can mess up the database, we always ensure the backup is taken before we replace the database.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewChange to HTTPS
  • NewFix URLs: backup the site & search-replace the database
PHP
Release Date: March 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedNow PHP process is not restarted when saving site settings if no PHP change is made
Logs
Release Date: March 1, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed bug where PHP, server and other logs are not cleared.
Live Debugging
Release Date: March 1, 2018
World first WordPress hosting with a live debugging feature.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewLive Debugging
Backups
Release Date: February 17, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedBackup process starts at 02:00 AM local time based on Google region
Screenshots
Release Date: February 15, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved screenshot quality
  • ChangedScreenshots are taken using Google Chrome browser
New Datacenter
Release Date: February 10, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • NewSouth America - Sao Paulo
  • NewAustralia - Sydney
OPcache
Release Date: January 4, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug where OPcache wasn't flushed after a plugin or theme update
Litespeed cache
Release Date: January 4, 2018
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedMoved from MU-plugin to a standard plugin
PHP Log parser
Release Date: December 13, 2017
Improved PHP log parser with a DateTime converted to user timezone.
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedPHP Log parser
Restart PHP
Release Date: December 7, 2017
Cache Invalidation page now has "Restart PHP" option which will restart current PHP process, clear OPcache & Object-Cache.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewRestart PHP
PHP 7.1
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Highlighted Changes
  • NewPHP 7.1
Crawling DNS records
Release Date: November 11, 2017
Fixed a bug where crawling A, TXT or MX records can have multiple values.
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedCrawling A,MX and TXT records values
PHP process
Release Date: October 29, 2017
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedFixed a bug with OPcache
  • ImprovedFixed a bug with object-cache
  • ImprovedFixed a WordPress logout bug
PHP OPcache
Release Date: October 28, 2017
Highlighted Changes
  • ImprovedImproved PHP execution performance
  • NewOption to flush OPcache in WordPress top admin bar
  • NewOption to flush Object-Cache in WordPress top admin bar
  • NewFully managed OPcache flushing on any WordPress update
WordPress XML-RPC
Release Date: October 27, 2017
WordPress XML-RPC is disabled by default due to security reasons. To enable it, go to Site -> Settings -> Security tab.
Highlighted Changes
  • ChangedXML-RPC is disabled by default
  • NewNew option to enable XML-RPC
Increased default PHP settings
Release Date: October 25, 2017
This values will be used only for new WordPress installations, all current sites remain with the current values. We recommend increasing opcache.memory_consumption to 160MB as we found a simple WordPress site to use around ~60MB.
Highlighted Changes
  • Changedmemory_limit:128MB
  • Changedopcache.memory_consumption:160MB
Improved cache delivery
Release Date: October 25, 2017
We noticed that some WordPress sites were not able to receive 304 response code when accessing the same cache-able page for the 2nd time. By default, WordPress + Litespeed cache works fine but some plugins overwrite the response headers, preventing browsers to use the E-tag header. Since we do not see any use case why a user should get a 200 response code for the same page accessing for the 2nd time, we forced all cache-able responses to return Cache-Control:no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0. This will improve the delivery time as well save a little bandwidth.
Highlighted Changes
  • NewForced cache-able responses to be delivered without cache-control 'no-store' value.
New Datacenter
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Highlighted Changes
  • NewSouth East Asia - Singapore