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NodeChef GDPR compliance readiness

Everyone is talking about GDPR. Preparing for GDPR is a priority for many of our customers. It is a priority for NodeChef as well...

Deploying Elixir, Phoenix apps on NodeChef - A complete step by step guide.

Deploying Elixir, Phoenix apps on NodeChef involves running a single command [nc deploy] after you complete the process of creating your application from the dashboard and configuring environment variables...

How to self host a Rocket.Chat server on NodeChef

Rocket.Chat is free, unlimited and open source communication tool written in Meteor that can be run on your own infrastructure. Running and maintaining a high performance meteor app requires great expertise...

Introducing Meteor Application Monitoring

Today, we are excited to announce that NodeChef Meteor APM (Application performance monitoring) is available to any meteor app irrespective of where it is hosted...

NodeChef launches Object Storage

NodeChef has become one of the popular platforms for hosting web and mobile applications built in Node.js, PHP and Java. Up till now customers have relied on third-party solutions such as Amazon S3...

NodeChef now offers IPv6 support

The continued growth of the internet, particularly in areas of mobile applications, IoT, and connected devices have resulted in industry-wide move to IPv6. IPv6 is the most recent version of the internet protocol...

MongoDB 3.4.4 now available on NodeChef

If you’ve been looking forward to use the latest MongoDB release on NodeChef, we have some good news for you. We’ve turned on the ability to upgrade to MongoDB 3.4!...

Upgrade MongoDB to 3.2.13

MongoDB 3.2 is a giant leap forward that helps organizations standardize on a single, modern database for their new, mission-critical applications. Today, we are excited to offer MongoDB 3.2 so that you can take advantage of all the benefits that MongoDB 3.2 offers...

Migrating your Node.js and Meteor apps from Xervo, (formerly Modulus) to NodeChef with zero-downtime

This week, Xervo, (formerly Modulus) announced that it is winding down its service and it will be fully retired on April 28, 2017. Xervo provided a platform for developers to deploy, host and manage their Node.js, Java and MongoDB applications. The good news is NodeChef is providing Xervo customers...

Announcing NodeChef Redis Hosting

Today we are excited to launch NodeChef Redis, a new web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Redis in the cloud. Developers increasingly need a variety of datastores for their projects as there is no one size fits all database...

Slow Query Analyzer and Smart MongoDB indexing at NodeChef

Our team is excited to announce that we have released a new feature, Slow Query Analyzer & Indexing, making one aspect of improving mongoDB performance very simple for our customers...

Introducing Cloud Search REST API and updated documentation

We are excited to announce a REST API frontend for NodeChef Cloud Search. By levaraging the new API, developers no longer have to repeatedly build for each app their own middleware to translate client queries into the Cloud search native API...

Production MongoDB Replica Sets now available on NodeChef

Today, we are excited to announce that mongoDB replica sets are now available on NodeChef. By leveraging NodeChef’s mongoDB hosting, developers can focus on product development and not get bogged down by database administration and operations...

Introducing Cloud Code Browser and Ability to Download Cloud Code

NodeChef Parse Server Cloud Code hosting allows you to upload and run custom app code in the NodeChef Cloud. We want to keep building tools to improve your developer experience, just like you experienced in the Parse Cloud...

Scheduling Future Push Notifications with NodeChef Hosted Parse Server

We’re are happy to announce that NodeChef Parse Server offering now supports scheduled push notifications. Parse Server, the open source Parse backend supports sending iOS and Android push notifications which allows you to target your audience instantly...

Parse Server Client Push Notifications

Push notifications are great. It is one of the most effective ways to increase user engagement and retention. They keep users engaged with your app. They provide real-time interaction. They enable cool social features like chat...

Import CSV and JSON Data to your NodeChef MongoDB Database

Today we are happy to announce that we have introduced a new feature called NodeChef ETL. The NodeChef ETL makes it super easy to import your CSV and JSON data into your mongoDB database...

appconfig.js for Customizing your Parse Server Options

With the expanding eco system of Parse Server modules and the active development of the framework, we are introducing a new cloud code asset with name appconfig.js. This file will allow you to customize the initializaing of your Parse Server...

Avoid Data Lock-In with NodeChef’s Parse Server hosting

Throughout the development of NodeChef, we have spent lots of time listening to user feedback, fixing bugs, and adding features that users ask for. It wasn’t much of a surprise that data portability came up time and time again...

Collaborate and Build Great Apps Together

One of the most requested feature is support for multiple developers working on Apps as a team. We’re happy to announce that our first iteration of team management and collaboration has now gone live...

General Availability: NodeChef Cloud Search and Analytics

After much priceless feedback during the private and public betas, we are really excited to announce the release of NodeChef Cloud Search and Analytics. NodeChef Cloud Search and Analytics is a search and analytics-as-a-service solution that allows developers to implement full-text search and analytics...

Meteor and Parse Server Hosting Update: Set up a URL Redirect for a Domain

Having your site referred to as, for example, example.com and www.example.com could be a problem with search engines as search engines consider them different websites. What this means is that if your website has been linked to from other websites using a mix of the two URLs, you are splitting the potential benefit of valuable link popularity...

Parse Server Hosts: NodeChef vs. Heroku vs. Digital Ocean

Headlines about Parse Shutting down created an instant headache for many mobile app developers who depended on the service. Yet, many were relieved to read that Parse will continue to run for a year and also the news that the Parse team has released the open source Parse Server...

Secure your Parse Server App with Pointer Permissions

Pointer Permissions is a powerful way to secure your app without writing any new cloud code or client code. Pointer Permissions let you secure all of the objects in a class of your Parse Server app at once, directly from the data browser in the Parse Dashboard...

Introducing Meteor and Parse Server Hosting in Europe

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Node.js and MongoDB app hosting in Europe. The datacenter is located in EU-West and would better serve our growing Europe-based customers...

A simple Continuous Deployment pipeline for Meteor

NodeChef offers the best Meteor hosting at the moment at a price that every developer can afford. Every single other alternative will immediately cost you more in terms of money and your time. NodeChef is not only affordable but also very simple to deploy...

Introducing Background Jobs for Parse Server

After several weeks in beta, we are happy to announce that background jobs is now generally available on NodeChef for all Parse Server customers. Background jobs has been a heavily requested feature since we started offering hosted Parse Server and MongoDB. The absence of background jobs was holding back many Parse developers from migrating..

NodeChef Leaves Beta Today

First of all, we would like to thank all our beta customers for helping make NodeChef what it is today. Your feedback is the reason the NodeChef platform is so powerful. Your support requests, one-on-one feedback and constructive critiques have helped us greatly. Please keep giving us your feedback...

MongoDB + RocksDB at Nodechef

We have some exciting news to share: we are running MongoDB with the RocksDB storage engine in production for all apps hosted on NodeChef...

Platform Update - Parse Dashboard Now Available on NodeChef

One of the most requested features since Parse Server was released was the Parse Dashboard. The Parse Engineers have now made available the Parse Dashboard to make it easy to manage apps that have been moved to the Parse Server. Today, we’re excited to make the Dashboard available on NodeChef for our Parse Server users...

Migrate from Parse to NodeChef’s Managed Parse Server

As you may already know, Parse has announced that it is winding down its service, and it will be fully retired on January 28,, 2017. This gives Developers plenty of time to move away from the Parse hosted solution. The Parse team has also released Parse Server, an open source Parse API Server which makes it possible to serve the Parse API...

Best Hosting Providers for Meteor App: NodeChef vs Galaxy Hosting Features Comparison

It has been over a month since we announced our public beta. Since then we are excited to say that over 200 Developers are actively using the platform to deploy their Meteor apps. One question that we hear often is along the lines of NodeChef features and how they compare with Galaxy...

Parse is Shutting its Doors: NodeChef welcomes the Parse Community

Last two weeks, Parse announced that it was winding down its service, and it will be fully retired on January 28, 2017. Parse provided a great mobile backend for developers who don’t want to deal with the complexities of server-side infrastructure...

NodeChef Adds Let’s Encript Integration – Free SSL Certificates

"HTTPS everywhere" is happening and that is why NodeChef is committed to supporting Let's Encrypt. We are happy to announce that we have added integration with Let's Encrypt that is available to all users. This means no more buying an SSL certificate...

NodeChef Launches Public Beta

After many months in private beta, the NodeChef Node.js and mongoDB hosting platform is now open to everyone! NodeChef provides developers scalable hosting, fully-managed mongoDB-compatible, free search engine, analytical sql select, query tailing and container metrics for Node.js applications...

Meteor Hosting for Developers

Meteor is an impressive open source full-stack platform for web, mobile, and desktop. It is gaining serious momentum but hosting solutions have been lacking as has been expressed many times in the Meteor forums. NodeChef has been working on a more innovative hosting platform...

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