New
Private VLAN now available!

This new feature allows you to group servers related to the same project within the same data center, enabling private communication between them. This is useful in a number of instances where you don't want or need traffic from specific servers going through the internet.

For example, if you have a server running a database that needs to communicate with a web app on a different server, you could have the database server connect privately to the web app server, increasing security and reliability. Another common use case is if you are managing services like DHCP.

Private VLAN packets do not go through the network layer and traffic is not filtered in any way. Maxihost does not charge for traffic on Private VLANs, either inbound or outbound.

To learn more about this new functionality and access documentation, go to the Help Center.

Private VLAN

New
Ubuntu 20.04 now available

The newest version o Ubuntu is now available on the platform for all servers and regions.

Deploy with Ubuntu 20.04 →

New
Calculate your bandwidth costs with different cloud providers 🤑

It's not uncommon to run a couple of workloads on a traditional cloud provider only to get a massive invoice at the end of the month. It is frustrating to find out after you get locked in with them that you will be paying a lot more than anticipated.

One of the most impactful costs in your cloud bill is egress bandwidth — or how much traffic went out of your servers and into the internet — so we built an interactive chart to help you better calculate your bandwidth costs with different vendors.

View the bandwidth comparison chart →

Bandwidth comparison chart
New
Cloud-init on steroids! Extend your custom scripts with variables 👩🏾‍💻

Custom scripts help you run arbitrary commands on your server on its very first boot. With variables, you can extend these commands to use data that is not yet available when a deployment is requested.

For instance, you could write a custom script to send the hostname, IP and password of your recently deployed server to a Slack channel, or add it to your Ansible inventory, or both!

Custom scripts variables are incredibly helpful to make initial changes to your servers or making sure they check-in to your infrastructure automatically.

Available variables and an example of how it can be used can be found on the Help Center →

New
A new dashboard is coming! Join the Beta today

We are building a new dashboard experience from the ground up to better help you manage and understand your infrastructure. The new experience is a lot faster and includes some much-requested new features, such as the ability to have multiple accounts. We also think you will love the design we carefully put together for you.

All Maxihost customers can expect to see the updated dashboard over the next few months, but you can sign up for the beta right now and gain access to the new experience in only a couple of weeks.

All you have to do is fill out the form, and we will let you know as soon as the beta is available for testing. Everyone is welcome, customer or not.

Sign up for the beta →

Improvement
Better API keys management 🔑

We are drastically improving the way API keys are managed from the dashboard.

Starting today you can create multiple API keys for your account, give them a name and see when they were created and last used. These API keys can also be revoked, streamlining the process of rolling your keys when you need to.

API Keys
New
Announcing RAID 0 and RAID 1

You can now deploy RAID 0 or RAID 1 arrays from the dashboard and API. Supports all servers with 2 or more disks.

Read more

Create Server - RAID
Improvement
New processors for Type 1 and Type 2 🚄

Starting today, deployments of Type 1 and Type 2 servers will come with new processors. 

Type 1 is getting an upgrade from the E3-1240v6 to the E-2134, and Type 2 now gets two additional cores with the E-2176G instead of the same E3-1240v6.

New
Centos 6 is being discontinued

As we near CentOS 6 end of life in November, we are discontinuing new deployments of this Operating System from our platform.

New
Announcing Mist.io integration with Maxihost

Mist.io, an open-source multi-cloud management platform, now officially integrates with Maxihost.

With the new integration you'll be able to connect to, deploy, and manage your Maxihost servers straight from Mist.io. It's an incredible platform if you're running a hybrid cloud and want to manage everything from a single place.

To get started, sign up for an account with Mist.io and add your Maxihost credentials from the Clouds page.

New
New peers and Internet Exchanges

Today we have quite a few direct peers and internet exchanges joining our network. Here is the list:

Direct Peers

  • São Paulo: Seaborn Networks

  • Miami: Microsoft and Akamai

  • Los Angeles: Facebook, Apple, and Akamai

Internet Exchanges

  • Los Angeles: Any2Exchange

  • New York: DE-CIX

  • Dallas: DE-CIX

API
API version 1.0 deprecation notice. Effective January 31st, 2020.

Maxihost is deprecating version 1.0 of its API to make way for version 1.1.

On January 31st, sending the 1.1 version header will no longer be necessary, and all endpoints will start automatically responding on the 1.1 namespace.

If you're not sending the 1.1 header, it means you're using version 1.0. Please review your requests and check if they need to be changed.

New
ESXi 6.7 now available

We're excited to make ESXi 6.7 available for deployment on all servers. This is the perfect OS to virtualize your workloads. Fully installed and working in 10 minutes. ⏱

New
Ubuntu 19.10 now available

Start preparing for the next Ubuntu stable release with Ubuntu 19.10, now available for all server types.