Wireguard VPN support added

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VPN support has been hotly requested since the creation of the service. I’m happy to announce that starting today we are able to support the Wireguard implementation of VPNs. I know many of the requests have been specifically for OpenVPN, please bear in mind that Wireguard is simply a technologically superior implementation of a VPN and performs significantly better than OpenVPN servers do (we’re all about performance here). Given this, it is unlikely that swizzin will support OpenVPN in the future.

You can get started with Wireguard by issuing the command:

sudo box install wireguard

If you need help configuring a client (Linux/OS X are officially supported, Windows unofficially), check out the KB article here.

As always, as this was just released, there may be a few lingering gremlins in the code. Please open a ticket if you find you’re having issues with the package and I’ll do my best to get it sorted.


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Changes to Bandwidth Calculation

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It has recently become clear that bandwidth usage on the server is too high, especially when we take into consideration the fact that there is still a significant amount of free space still available on the server. I have been keeping my eye on where the extra bandwidth is going, and it has become clear that a few users are utilizing significant amounts of bandwidth to upload their files to Google Drive. Regretfully, we cannot sustain this exemption as the server is simply pushing too much data and we have our own quotas to meet.

Thus, I regret to inform you that as of October 1st, the firewall rules will be re-written to include ports 80 and 443 for data that is sent by your user unless you are a Zeta user.

What does this mean for you?

  • Download from Google Drive (i.e. for Plex usage) will still not be counted (download is unmetered)
  • Using HTTP to transfer files directly via the webserver will also not be counted (i.e. downloads from your panel are data that is sent by the www-data user, thus not marked)
  • We are not adjusting rules regarding FTP/SFTP
  • Zeta users will continue to be able to utilize this feature as is
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New Packages Added to the Installer

Hey everyone!

Just a quick update to let you know that a few new applications which have been commonly requested have now been added to system template.  They can now be installed as of right now!

What’s new:

Please note, the plex-tunnel package requires that you have your own VPS (or other dedicated server) to complete the install. The plex-tunnel package is useful if you find that you would like to reroute your Plex traffic through a private server — this can help increase your performance and is a great option if you’re not quite getting the speeds you’d like.

If you run into any issues with the new templates, please don’t hesitate to open a ticket.

Keep your eyes open for the openvpn package, which should be available soonTM

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Orders are live!

Hey everyone!

This is just a quick announcement to let you know that orders are online for our shared seedbox service. You can check out our plans here.

We are still in the process of developing the customizations for WHMCS, so there will be some changes soon (including a knowledge base and other such features).

Please pardon the dust as we continue to improve the site!


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