Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What's new at qSandbox?

We're super happy to announce the latest changes with the platform
  • New design - it was about time to refresh things
  • Manage WordPress debugging with a single click
  • Lots of fixes and improvements under the hood.
Here's a short video demo as well

Monday, September 21, 2015

Quick Guide: How to Setup Samba on Your Home or Office Ubuntu Server


Setup
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samba smbclient


smbpasswd -a samba_user

you'll be prompted to enter a password
samba_pass

Make a backup
cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf-orig

Append the following code to the /etc/samba/smb.conf

; -----------------------------------
[my_share_name]
path = /path/to/site/
available = yes
valid users = samba_user
force user = myuser
force group = myuser
read only = no
browseable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
; -----------------------------------

Test the config
testparm

access it

service smbd reload
or
service smbd restart


Related
Problem accessing Ubuntu Server Samba shared folder from Windows 8: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2172047




Sunday, September 20, 2015

Oops! We broke the one click WordPress admin login (for new sites)

A recent update of qSandbox that we've pushed a few days ago has introduced a cool glitch that prevented the auto login feature from working. So if you tried to log into your test sites from Dashboard > Admin that wouldn't work.

How to fix it?
a) Delete the test site and create a fresh one
b) Click on the Force plan reload button at the bottom on the Dashboard page.
It can take some time based on the number of tests sites you currently have.

Let us know if you're still running into any issues at http://qsandbox.com/app/contact.php

Slavi,
qSandbox

Friday, September 18, 2015

qSandbox is down

We've contacted the hosting company to see what's happening with the server.

7AM EDT: still nothing.
8AM EDT: site is back


Thursday, September 17, 2015

qSandbox Update: WordPress Site Import & Invite Users

Hi,

We're super happy to announce to you that we've implemented the Site Import feature.
It allows you to import an existing WordPress Site into qSandbox with a few clicks.
All you have to do is package your site using the free Duplicator (https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/) plugin.

[Video] Here as some examples why you might want to import your site into qSandbox

[Video] How to Import an Existing WordPress Site into qSandbox




Oh, we've also added a new feature that allows you to invite people to a given test site.
The access code is automatically included in the email.
Optionally you can chose to have WordPress accounts setup as well.



P.S 1. You have probably seen the updates from the last few months which included FTP accounts, more disk storage and much more.
P.S 2: Let us know what functionality would you like implemented into a future release of qSandbox.

Slavi,
qSandbox

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FTP Accounts!

We're super happy to announce that we've just released the FTP accounts on our platform. FTP Accounts are created in less than a second and can be pointed to the root of the folder e.g. / or within uploads e.g. /wp-content/uploads/



Enjoy!
qSandbox

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cool News :)

We've doubled the disk storage for plans 5 and above for new and existing clients :) Enjoy! See the http://qsandbox.com/app/pricing.php page for more info.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New updates and fixes & WordPress 4.2.3

As you probably know we've switched to a better server with more resources.
We've fixed lots of bugs.
Updated the test site package to WP 4.2.3 so you won't be prompted to upgrade the test site.
There was a bug which caused the deployed test sites to give Page Not Found error for the home page....yep very annoying.

Big thanks to all of our users who reporting the glitches.

Slavi,
qSandbox Team

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Server Upgrade

We've started the server maintenance.

11AM: The software has been migrated and tested.
6PM: The site is up.
7PM 50% of the sites have been migrated.
8PM: 80% of the sites have been migrated.
9PM: 100% of the sites have been migrated.

Update: July 24 We've received some reports that sites generate forbidden messages or require FTP access to install plugins from WordPress.org we're looking into this.
We've fixed the access denied error. (sites were created in the wrong location).

Thank you for your patience :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cool Changes and fixes

We've happy announce some fixes. It was about time.
I will keep this short and sweet.
There have been some visual changes in the Dashboard.
There is a lot more spaces for the buttons when the disk usage was moved under the site name. 


Also the limits weren't removed for new sites even though users were premium members. This is done automatically now.

And the best part is that we've had a beautiful glitch which was causing the system to charge monthly prices for yearly subscriptions i.e. plan at $50/year was charged at $5/year. That's pretty nice, eh? Good for clients and not good for us in the long term.

Congratulations to those lucky customers who were able to get the most affordable test sites ever! (they have been notified). We'll adjust the price for the next years though.

qSandbox Team.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Some Cool Improvements

We've made some nice improves which include a very easy and fast user creation.
You can create multiple accounts quickly. The only thing you need to enter is email.
The username and password will be automatically generated for you.




We've added some nice icons in the dashboard.



We've increased the disk disk storage for the paying users from 100MB to 200MB per site.

Happy Testing :)
qSandbox Team


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mail Server Issues

We've had issues with our mail server. It wasn't delivering emails. Things should be fine now.