Managing your server.


The Teams feature in STORM allows you to easily manage a group of users and the access they have to different servers. Until now you have been able to invite people on a per user basis to access a server. We have a guide on how to do this here:  Whilst you can invite […]

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Website level access

You can now invite someone to your server but restrict them to specific websites, this is useful if you want to give a client access to their site in Storm but make sure they are unable to see or make changes to any of your other clients websites. From the STORM dashboard click on Team Click […]

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Tagging Websites

Tagging is a feature to make it easier to sort, view and organise your websites on STORM. On a STORM server with plenty of websites it can be difficult to remember which website belongs to which client, even the status of website build or even how much client’s pay. The new Tagging system in STORM […]

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What web server does STORM use?

OverviewSTORM uses Nginx as it’s primary web server. We have chosen to use Nginx on STORM as it is built for performance especially when serving static files such as Javascript, CSS and images.In addition to Nginx, STORM also utilises Apache meaning that your sites can still use .htaccess files for things like redirects. This is […]

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Connecting with SSH

Connecting to your STORM server via SSH couldn’t be simpler. Each website on STORM has it’s own SSH user. You can find your websites SSH login details by following the steps in this guide.  To connect via SSH on a Mac you don’t need any additional software. To connect using your Windows PC you will […]

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Accessing logs in STORM

STORM keeps both access and error logs for each site. These are stored by the webserver that has served the request, either Apache or NGINX. Each log file is prefixed with the name of the web server and whether it is an access or error log. These logs are refreshed each day and kept for […]

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Website Tags

For ease of management, STORM offers you the ability to apply tags to each website on a server. This greatly improves your ability to group sites and improves the search so that you can find what you need to find faster. You can apply whatever tags you like to a website and as many as […]

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STORM Technologies

STORM uses a number of different technologies to get the best speed out of your websites and to give you some great features.  Here is an overview of some of the technology behind STORM: Ubuntu STORM servers run the latest stable version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system which gives you access to the latest […]

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Restarting services

How to restart services such as Apache, NGINX, PHP and MySQL using STORM First you need to log into STORM. Once logged into STORM, you will be taken to the STORM dashboard. From the STORM dashboard click on Management. Click Restart button next to the service you would like to restart.

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Rebooting your server

First you need to log into STORM. Once logged into STORM, you will be taken to the STORM dashboard. From the STORM dashboard click on Management. Click the Reboot Server button. As STORM does not run on your server, access to STORM will remain whilst the server is rebooted. Any changes you make in STORM […]

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