Free and automatic Let's Encrypt SSL certificate for all custom domains

The elves at Scalingo have been working hard to end the year 2016 in beauty. The gift they left at the foot of the Christmas tree is a wonderful Let’s Encrypt certificate for all your custom domains! TLS Certificates are mandatory to ensure your applications can be accessed through HTTPS, hence they make the web a safer place to live. Anyone listening on the network would only get some encrypted-scrambled data, nothing readable.

Let's Encrypt

One-click upgrade your PostgreSQL to version 9.5 and 9.6 now available!

Scalingo provides up-to-date database addons with straightforward upgrade. We just turned on the ability to upgrade your PostgreSQL databases to versions 9.5 and 9.6. In the process, we also updated the “Advanced” tab of the Dashboard with the ability to administrate PostgreSQL extensions. Let’s go for a tour on the wonderful world of PostgreSQL 9.5 and 9.6.

PostgreSQL update

Introducing Elasticsearch Plugins and Kibana One-click Install

Among many great things our customers like when using Scalingo is the ability to easily deploy many different types of database: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, InfluxDB (haven’t you heard about it? Well, nobody did… it will soon be publicly announced) and Elasticsearch. On our way to keep helping you building great products, we developed an easy way to install Elasticsearch plugins using the database dashboard and Kibana with a one-click deploy application.

Elasticsearch

Customer Success: Studo – the app for your studies

From time to time, we’ll let our customers speak for themselves about their success on Scalingo’s platform.
In this guest post we’ll ask a few questions to Valentin Slawicek, CTO at Studo, “the app for your studies”, living in Austria, managing a team of 8 and building a platform with constant growth using a mix of technologies like Kotlin and MeteorJS.

Studo

12 reasons why your app won’t scale

Scaling is being able to handle more traffic (more page views, more simultaneous users) without service degradation. It is needed when your service works well and attract new users, your growth is viral, your app appears on a TV show or just after you shoot an email to your 250k prospects. To be able to scale, you and your app must be prepared. While many factors can hinder your ability to scale, in this article we’ll cover the 12 most common and how to fix them.

Scaling

Surpass Pokemon Go hype: minimizing impact on the infrastructure

Except if you’ve lived in a cave, disconnected from the outside world since the beginning of the summer, you should have heard of Niantic Labs releasing the augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Continent after continent, country after country, the game keeps getting more and more audience and players. Nowadays, it also means more and more applications around the game are created and here starts this story.

Pika as Pikachu - https://fr.fotolia.com/id/30002656