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Follow up on the latest improvements and updates.

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Release Date
: February 21, 2024
Summary:
1. Comprehensive Pentest Completed
: We've proactively engaged with cybersecurity experts to perform a thorough penetration test of the DeployBot system.
2. Security Fixes Released
: Several security enhancements have been made as a direct result of findings from the Pentest.
3. Commitment to Security
: Reinforcing our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest security standards for our users.
Message from DeployBot
Security is paramount to everything we do at DeployBot. We understand the trust you place in our platform, and we're dedicated to safeguarding your operations with constant vigilance and proactive improvements. This latest update is part of our ongoing effort to offer not just powerful deployment automation, but also the peace of mind that comes with top-tier security.
We appreciate the collaboration with security researchers and the community for helping us maintain a secure environment for everyone.
Stay safe, and happy deploying!
Release Date
: February 12, 2024
Summary
:
We've addressed a critical issue where one of our nodes responsible for receiving Webhooks was experiencing intermittence, which in turn affected the reliability of our service. The fault was promptly detected and has been corrected. We strive to maintain seamless service and apologize for any interruptions this may have caused.
Release Date:
January 24, 2024
Summary:
We're excited to announce that DeployBot now supports AWS GovCloud Regions! This means you can now utilize our seamless deployment services for applications that strictly comply with U.S. regulations.
AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region Support
: Deploy your services with the highest level of security, compliance, and audit capabilities that the AWS GovCloud (US-East) provides.
AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region Support
: Extend your reach with the enhanced infrastructure provided in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.
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What Does This Mean?
AWS GovCloud Regions are designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads, addressing the U.S. government's stringent requirements. With this update, DeployBot now offers the ability for users and enterprises who deal with U.S. government-based data to deploy applications in these specific AWS regions, ensuring the highest level of data protection and compliance.
Always remember to double-check your configurations when setting up your new AWS GovCloud regions.
We're glad to be continuously improving and expanding our services based on your needs. Stay tuned for more updates!
For any questions or assistance, feel free to contact our support team.
Happy coding!
The DeployBot Team
Release Date
: December 28, 2023
Summary
:
We've introduced a new way to control your deployment pipeline directly from your commit messages! You can now include special commands in your commit messages to modify the behavior of your deployments on the fly.
Here are the commands you can use:
  • [skip_build]
    : Use this tag if you want to bypass the asset building process for a specific deployment. This can save time if you know your latest changes don't affect assets.
  • [skip_cache]
    : With this tag, DeployBot will ignore the existing cache and perform the necessary steps to ensure your deployment reflects the most recent changes without using any cached data.
  • [from_scratch]
    : This powerful command tells DeployBot to execute a deployment from scratch, ensuring a completely fresh state. It's like hitting the reset button for your deployment.
  • [silent]
    : If you prefer a quiet deployment, use this tag. DeployBot will carry out the deployment without sending any notifications, keeping your workflow uninterrupted.
Simply include these commands in your commit message to make use of the new features.
For example:
git commit -m "Update styles for new header layout [skip_build] [silent]"
We're excited to see how these new commands will help streamline your deployment process.
Happy deploying! 🚀
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Remember: Use these commands responsibly, as they can affect the deployment process and may lead to deployments not reflecting the latest state of your codebase if used incorrectly.
Release Date
: December 25, 2023
Summary
:
Today marks an exciting milestone for DeployBot as we unveil our latest feature: integration with Rollbar. This beta release feature enables DeployBot users to automatically notify Rollbar when a new release is deployed, streamlining error monitoring and improving the debugging process.
New Features: Rollbar Deployment Tracking Integration (Beta)
  1. Seamless Deployment Notifications: Immediately after a DeployBot deployment, notify Rollbar to keep track of new releases.
  2. Efficient Error Tracking: Linking deployments with Rollbar enhances your ability to track errors back to specific deployments, simplifying the troubleshooting process.
  3. Integrated Workflow: Stay within the DeployBot ecosystem while benefiting from Rollbar's robust error and performance monitoring capabilities.
  4. Exclusive Beta Access: This feature is currently in its beta phase and is exclusively available to our beta testers for early access and feedback.
Thank you for being a valued member of our beta testing community!
Happy deploying!
Release Date
: December 18, 2023
Summary
:
We're delighted to present to our users the integration of DeployBot with Sentry, one of the leading error monitoring and performance tracking tools. This new feature, currently in beta, allows you to notify Sentry whenever a new release is live, providing better insights into the health of your application post-deployment.
New Features: Sentry Release Tracking Integration (Beta)
  1. Automatic Release Notifications: After deploying with DeployBot, notify Sentry automatically to track the new release.
  2. Enhanced Error Monitoring: By linking deployments to Sentry's release tracking, you can more effectively monitor and pinpoint when an error was introduced.
  3. Streamlined Workflow: Reduce context switching and manual errors by integrating Sentry directly into your deployment process.
  4. Beta Access: This feature is currently available for beta users to test and provide feedback.
Thank you for helping us improve DeployBot!
Happy deploying!
Release Date:
December 12, 2023
Summary:
We've addressed an issue where suspended accounts were experiencing trouble updating their payment methods. Users with suspended accounts can now seamlessly update their payment information to reactivate their services without any errors. Please contact support@deploybot.com if you face any issue!
Release Date
: December 11, 2023
Summary
:
We are thrilled to announce a significant addition to DeployBot's capabilities in this latest release: direct integration with Cloudflare! This enhancement is initially available to our beta users and enables the option to automatically purge the cache following a successful deployment process.
New Features: Cloudflare Cache Purge Integration
  1. Automatic Cache Purging: Beta users can now automate the clearing of Cloudflare cache as part of the post-deployment process.
  2. Instant Content Refresh: Ensure that your audience accesses the most recent content without any manual cache clearing interference.
  3. Simple Configuration: The setting up of this integration is straightforward, requiring only the Cloudflare API token to be linked with your DeployBot settings. More info here.
  4. Security First: Security of your Cloudflare credentials is paramount; the integration is designed with strict security protocols in place.
Happy deploying!
Release Date
: December 4, 2023
Summary
:
We're thrilled to announce the launch of scheduled deployments, a feature that many of our users have been eagerly waiting for. Starting today, all DeployBot users can take advantage of this powerful capability to automate their deployment processes with ease.
Key Features and Benefits
  1. Flexible scheduling: Schedule your deployments to run at specific times, on specific days, or at recurring intervals to fit your team's workflows.
  2. Timezone support: Choose the timezone that best matches your team's location, ensuring deployments happen when they are most convenient.
  3. Automated deployment triggers: Set up triggers based on events like new commits, successful builds, or specific branch updates to kickstart your deployments.
  4. Email notifications: Stay informed about the progress and results of your scheduled deployments through automated email notifications.
  5. Fine-grained control: Configure advanced settings such as deployment environment, branch, and target server to fully customize your deployments.
How to Get Started
Getting started with scheduled deployments is a breeze. Simply navigate to the DeployBot dashboard, select the repository you wish to configure, and click on the "Schedule Deployments" tab. From there, set up your desired schedule and deployment triggers, and let DeployBot handle the rest.
Here you can find a step by step guide.
Whether you need to deploy updates during off-peak hours, synchronize releases across multiple servers, or automate repetitive deployment tasks, scheduled deployments in DeployBot have got you covered.
Upgrade to Premium
Please note that while scheduled deployments are now available to all users, some advanced features and additional capacity are exclusive to our premium plans. If you're interested in unlocking even more power and control, consider upgrading to DeployBot Premium to make the most out of your deployment workflow.
As always, we appreciate your feedback and encourage you to reach out to our support team if you have any questions or encounter any issues while using the new scheduled deployments feature. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the future!
Happy deploying!
The DeployBot Team
Release Date
: November 27, 2023
Summary
:
We are excited to announce an important upgrade to our PHP container offerings! Keeping with our goal of providing the best service and latest technologies to our customers, we have now made available dedicated containers for all supported versions of PHP. Each PHP container comes equipped with the most commonly used PHP extensions, ensuring that your development processes are smoother and more efficient.
What's New
  • Dedicated PHP Containers
    : For each supported version of PHP, there is now a corresponding container. This allows you to choose the exact version you need for your project and switch between versions without any hassle.
  • Pre-installed Common Extensions
    : We understand the time and effort it takes to configure a PHP environment with the necessary extensions. To streamline this, our containers now come pre-installed with the most common PHP extensions, including but not limited to
    curl
    ,
    mbstring
    ,
    zip
    ,
    xml
    ,
    gd
    ,
    pdo_mysql
    ,
    pdo_pgsql
    , and
    redis
    .
  • Optimised for Performance
    : These containers are optimised for performance, helping your applications run more efficiently. We handle the server maintenance and configuration, so you can focus on what's important — building and deploying great applications.
  • Consistent Environment
    : By using our containers, you ensure a consistent PHP environment across your development, staging, and production workflows. This minimizes "works on my machine" problems and streamlines your CI/CD pipeline.
Getting Started
To start using the new PHP containers, simply specify the desired PHP version in your DeployBot environment settings. If you require additional PHP extensions that are not included by default, please let us know, and we can evaluate the inclusion of these extensions in our future releases.
We are committed to providing you with the tools you need to succeed, and we hope that these updates will help enhance your deployment workflows. Should you have any questions or require assistance, our support team is always here to help at support@deploybot.com.
Happy deploying!
The DeployBot Team
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