About your invite-only Hypernode trial

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Do you speak Dutch? Please go to the website www.byte.nl and order your Hypernode trial.

Hello there,

You have reached this page because you have received a personal invitation from Hypernode by Byte to test our Magento hosting platform. Welcome!

Before you start exploring, you may want to know what Hypernode is, what you can expect from Hypernode and how to start your trial. As you know, you are trialing a very ‘light’ version of the successful Hypernode product currently offered in the Netherlands only. For now we only offer a trial, in the future you can choose from a wide range of paid Hypernode plans and have access to a convenient and extensive Hypernode Control Panel and to MageReport Premium: the performance-focussed extension on MageReport for Hypernode customers only.

What is Hypernode?

Hypernode is a unique Magento cloud platform developed by Byte, a Dutch hosting company with 10 years of experience in hosting Magento. Hypernode has been developed in close consultation with Magento developers, with the objective of having Magento webshops perform to best advantage and to make its development several times easier. Simply said, Hypernode is a software layer (developed by Byte) on a flexible hardware layer (currently managed by cloud providers DigitalOcean and Amazon Web Services). We are continuously improving this software layer to not only help you saving precious development time but also to keep your Magento shop as fast and safe as possible.

When are we launching for real?

This trial will give you a good impression of our Hypernode cloud platform, but please understand the product is not ‘for sale’ yet. We’re currently getting all our processes aligned so we can give you the quality experience our Dutch customers already commend us for. In Q3 of this year at latest, we will be ready for ‘real’ paying customers. Although there is nothing to prevent you from using this Hypernode trial for production shops, we advice against it until then. Can’t wait? Reach out to us for the latest update on our launch ETA.

About your trial

So what can you do with this trial? You will be able to test how easy it is to develop and maintain shops with the help from our CLI tools and Magerun plugins. You can use our Hypernode importer tool to copy a shop or try a fresh Magento install, then do some benchmarks against your current hosting provider. But keep in mind that some of the features and support that will enhance your Hypernode’s performance are not enabled on your trial yet, like Varnish and monitoring tools like MageReport Premium or New Relic, or our Hyperformance service.

Some details to keep in mind:

  • Trial activation is by invite only
  • Your free Hypernode trial will be active for 14 days, after that it will auto-expire and your data will be destroyed
  • The specs of your trial are: 44GB storage, 2 CPU, 2GB RAM, 512MB Redis cache, PHP 7.1
  • Your Hypernode is accessible via SSH
  • It is not yet possible to upgrade your trial to a paid Hypernode plan
  • Several features, like activating Varnish, use of Blackfire and adding your own SSL certificates (other than Let’s Encrypt) are not available yet

What’s in store for the future?

A lot :-). Improving our Hypernode platform is a continuous process and the sole focus of our development team. Besides that, we are working very hard on a new website for Hypernode.com and a Control Panel for our users. This Control Panel will allow Hypernode users to manage contact and billing information, order or change Hypernode plans and change Hypernode settings like PHP, Varnish, New Relic and Blackfire license keys, amongst many other things.

Start your trial

Ordering your trial is easy. Just decide on a unique name for your Hypernode (the so called app name). For example ‘magento4ever’. Your testshop will then be reachable via magento4ever.hypernode.io. Subsequently enter your email address, your token and your public SSH key. Click on ‘Create account’, fill in a few more details and wait until your Hypernode has been booted.

Step 1 – Log in to your Hypernode via SSH

When ordering your trial you submitted your public key. This key has been added to your Hypernode trial. Get started by logging in to your Hypernode via SSH.

Step 2 – Import your Magento shop via the Hypernode Importer tool

We have developed an awesome time saving tool, the Hypernode Importer tool. With 1 simple command you import a copy of an existing shop onto your Hypernode. This will not have a negative impact on your live shop. Instructions can be found on the Hypernode Knowledge Base.

(Optional) Step 3 – Install a sample shop

In case you do not want to test with an existing shop, you can install a Magento 1 or Magento 2 shop on your Hypernode, with a simple command.

(Optional) Step 4 – Add more SSH keys

Do you want to give your colleagues access to your Hypernode as well? You can add more public SSH keys to this file: /data/web/.ssh/authorized_keys

Step 5 – Start exploring

Try our handy CLI tools, like:

  • Save disk space by using the Magento Image Optimizer
  • Find out which Magento extensions slow down your shop using the php-slow-log
  • Debug issues by parsing the Nginx access logs

Also we have useful Magerun plugins to retrieve information super fast, like:

  • Analyze all pages in sitemap.xml and get a performance report
  • Check if all security patches have been installed for your Magento version
  • Find out if there are any outdated Magento extensions you need to update
  • Test the vulnerability of the admin passwords of your users

Of course there is so much more to test, just decide for yourself what is important to you. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, so please let us know what you like and what you miss. Your feedback gives us a great insight in how to further develop Hypernode and what to prioritize.

In need for support?

We encourage you to have a look at our extensive Hypernode knowledge base on support.hypernode.com. Here you will find useful information and tips and tricks on e.g. how to import a shop to Hypernode, recommended tools for developers, etc.

Do you have questions about our Hypernode platform or would you like to give us some feedback? We would love to hear from you! Please send an email to support@hypernode.com and we will get back to you. Our sales team and support team are available on weekdays from 9:00 AM until 17:30 PM CET/CEST (UTC+1/UTC+2). An extension of our support opening hours is also on our roadmap, ETA early Q4.

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