Simple Hosting instances offer a web-based Control Panel service with common features for all instance types and some specific features depending on the instance type.
In general, it allows you to access your logs, manage your databases, reboot your application processes, browse your git repositories, purge the Varnish cache and check free storage space.
Then, depending on the instance type, it might include additional features, such as the WordPress one-click install feature on PHP / MySQL instances.
Accessing the Control Panel¶
You can access the control panel from the “Control Panel” section of your instance’s management page.
To login, you’ll need to enter the username provided in that page and your instance password. If you have forgotten your instance password, you can reset it from the “Password Management” section of your instance’s management page.
Resources and Tools¶
View the logs¶
You can access a variety of logs to troubleshoot or monitor your websites or applications.
Logs available for consultation will vary according to the instance type. Please refer to each instance family documentation for more information.
In general, you’ll always be able to access Apache, database, boot process, Anacron and language-specific logs.
Each database has its own management interface that can be accessed from the Control Panel. You can refer to each database documentation to learn more.
Browse git repositories¶
Once you have created a repository using the git service, you’ll be able to access
gitweb from your Control Panel.
You’ll be able to see the commit history and browse through the files of all branches that you have pushed to your repository.
Reboot your application process¶
You can reboot your application processes from the Control Panel without rebooting the whole instance.
Purge Varnish cache¶
All instance types can use the Varnish cache system to speed up page delivery and reduce the instance’s load.
You can purge the cache from the instance’s Control Panel.
Check available disk space¶
The Control Panel will indicate how much free storage space is left on your instance.
If necessary, you can buy additional storage space at any time from your instance management page, up to 1 TB.