LSW VPS 2018-08-10

Enhancements for Leaseweb Virtual Servers on Aug 10, 2018.

Virtual Server XXL is live! 

Need to scale up? We have extended our Virtual Server offering to 16 cores and 16 GB of memory to fit your use case. You can order XXL machines via Leaseweb Website or request an upgrade via Customer Portal  

For specifications and pricing, please visit this page  

For upgrade instruction from the Customer portal, please refer to “Request Virtual Server pack upgrade from the Customer Portal” paragraph in this KB article. You may now select XXL as a Server type in (step 4) "Upgrade Server Type" popup window along with other sizes.


London location was launched for Virtual Servers! 

Our customers can now buy Virtual Servers of all sizes in our London data center. 

 

  

Operating system changes for Virtual Servers 

Debian 9 is available  

Debian 9 is available for all Virtual Servers customers for OS Linux (64 bit) globally.  

You can now request Debian 9 while ordering new Virtual Server from Leaseweb website or while upgrading from the customer portal.  

Select Debian 9 from the list of choices under Linux (64 bit) if you are buying from the website.  

Request Debian 9 via re-install functionally in the customer portal (Cloud > Virtual Servers > Instance > Reinstall > Choose template).  

  

Ubuntu 18.04 is available  

Ubuntu 18.04 is available for all Virtual Servers customers for OS Linux (64 bit) globally. 

You can now request Ubuntu 18.04 while ordering new Virtual Server from Leaseweb website or while upgrading from the customer portal.  

Select Ubuntu 18.04 from the list of choices under Linux (64 bit) if you are buying from the website. 

Request Ubuntu 18.04 via re-install functionally in the customer portal (Cloud > Virtual Servers > Instance > Reinstall > Choose template) and from the website for new customers or new machines.  

Debian 7 for Virtual Servers is End of Life (EOL) 

Debian LTS support for Debian 7 ended on May 31, 2018, therefore Debian 7 is End of Life (EOL). We have removed it from an OS choice for new orders of Virtual Servers, however if you would like re-install your machine with Debian 7, it is still possible to do via the customer portal.  

  

Choice of Plesk control panels  

10 domains, 30 domains or 100 domains — from now on Virtual Servers customers from M to XXL can buy any of 3 Plesk choices directly from website or request to switch from one to another choice of Plesk via customer care request. 

Windows Server 2008 R2 is End of Life 

Windows Server 2008 R2 (all three licenses) for Virtual Servers are End of Life (EOL) globally due to it being End of Support at MSFT.  However, we are keeping them for a while in the customer portal in case of current users would like to re-install.  

  


Virtual Servers API v2 is live 

 Virtual Servers API v1 is now deprecated, meaning that no new API calls will be delivered to the v1. 

All the API calls from v1 are available via our newly released Virtual Servers API v2.  Additionally, you can use it for updating your reference, listing the credentials, getting the credentials of a user and getting the data traffic metrics.  

Please, update your references to use Virtual Servers API v2 as Virtual Servers API v1 will be unavailable in the near future 

  

Acronis Backup is available in the customer portal  

From now on Virtual Server customers can order Acronis Backup directly from the customer portal.  

It is available for delivery for all sizes in the following locations: Ashburn (US), Sydney (AU), Singapore (SG), London (UK) and Frankfurt (DE).  

  

  

Knowledge base updates 

 We have revised a list of Knowledge base articles and updated them with the latest information.  

Check them out and let us know if something is still missing: