Blazing Fast Unlimited NVME with Deluge 2 support

First things first: Happy New Years! I hope everyone has had good holidays and is ready to settle into 2020.

This year, I wanted to shake things up by bringing a new offering to the swizzin lineup. I call it: swizznvme.

For the uninitiated, nvme drives are solid state storage technology that have moved beyond the basic SATA connections that storage technology has relied upon for years. Now, NVME drives are connected to PCI-express lanes and send/receive data directly to/from the CPU.

The result is even faster performance than an SSD.

To top it all off, these new NVME disks are paired with an unmetered pipe from Novoserve. If storage isn’t your primary concern, I’d highly recommend checking out the plans available as the bandwidth offerings are quite generous and the amount of solid state storage being offered at this price will beat nearly any competitor.

Check out the plans here! Pricing starts at $15.95/mo.

For the second item, I wanted to mention that a commonly requested feature has now been brought to the whole lineup: Deluge v2 support.

When installing Deluge, you’ll now have the option between v1.3.15 and v2.0.3. Simply choose which one you’d like to install.

Otherwise, if you’ve already installed Deluge and you want to upgrade, you can use the command box upgrade deluge to upgrade your current installation to the new client.

Be aware of a few caveats however: Deluge thin client support is limited in Windows and there is not yet an easy way to install v2. Furthermore, while upgrades in sessions are supported, downgrades are not. If you upgrade your slot, a backup will be created; however, if you decide you want to downgrade, you will have to reinstall Deluge and restore your session from the backup manually. Any torrents you may have added to the v2 session will need to be manually re-added yourself.

That’s all for now!

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Emby, Lidarr, Bazarr added to the installer

Hey swizzies!

Just a midweek update for you: 3 new package requests have been added to the installer and are available now: Emby, Lidarr and Bazarr.

Get started with:

box install emby
box install lidarr
box install bazarr

Got questions? Please consult the docs before opening a ticket.

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Documentation is live!

Hey folks! This post is to let you know that the documentation for applications and services is now live at: https://docs.swizzin.net.

I plan on expanding them with some guides in time, however, they should cover every application and general basics for now. If you’d like to see something added, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

That’s all for now!

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Welcome to the new swizzin!

Hey everyone, welcome to the new website here at swizzin.net! A new coat of paint on top of the default WHMCS skin has been long overdue. I’m happy to say that it’s finally been completed and pushed live for your enjoyment. With that said, there are a few notes and new items worth checking out:

Discord

We now have an official discord server. You can use it as a place to gather and talk about community oriented items or look for unofficial support. There are channels for general, help and even server status updates. All-in-all, it’s just a great place to stay up to date about the latest happenings at swizzin.

Join here!

Server Status

Downtime is rare, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. For this reason, I’ve decided to add an uptime monitor directly the menu. If you need to know if your slot is down for everyone, or just for you, then the status page should be your first stop. The network updates page will also be used to help create issues about ongoing and future issues and maintenance on your slot. These two pages should be your first point of reference in checking about an outage. I do my best to respond to every ticket when there’s an outage, but it’s very rare that an outage is reported without me already being aware. (Unless, of course, it’s 4am and I’m sleeping).

That said, following the most recent downtime, I gained some extremely useful insights regarding certain stability issues on XL. I am constantly monitoring RAM and CPU usage on the server and am constantly looking for ways to refine and optimize the software and services. During the last downtime, I uncovered an issue with fail2ban — since addressing this issue, I’ve noted load average minimums have dropped to new lows and are more likely to stay there. Awesome!

WHMCS has moved

The new website now occupies the space which used to be dedicated to the WHMCS end of things. The new URL to access WHMCS (and your client area) is now: https://clients.swizzin.net

This will be where you can manage your services and check on invoices and support tickets. Please update any bookmarks you may have.

Legal

We now have outlined the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Acceptable Use Policy and Refund Policy. Please note that by continuing to use the service, you agree to abide by the terms outlined in the above agreements. If you have any questions regarding any of the policies, please feel free to open a ticket or a general inquiry on the contact page.

Future Plans: Knowledge Base

Almost as overdue as the website redesign. A knowledge base has been a highly requested feature, as many users can find the task of using swizzin for the first time daunting — especially since we only feature an informational dashboard and do not push “web installers”. The knowledge base is currently being populated and will hopefully be ready soon.

Stay tuned on this space for more news in the future!

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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.

Enjoy!

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