Changelog Update #11 - Improved first deployment experience, deployment statuses, custom domains, and new link to list instances by deployments

Hi everyone!

We’ve been hard at work improving your deployment experience, and we’re excited to share some updates with you! We fixed a pesky bug that popped up when configuring a custom domain, so you can know the status of your domain configuration. Plus, we added a handy new link that lets you quickly view the instances of your deployment.

Let us know what you think of these changes in the comments below! Here’s this week’s full changelog update:

  1. First deployment experience improvement

    When you access your Koyeb app public URL and your service is not ready yet, we now display a friendly page to help you understand what is happening and how to track your deployment status.

    Previously, the page displayed generated some confusion as it looked like an error had occurred, which left users feeling unsure about what to do next.

  2. Deployment status improvement

    We updated our deployment status flow to make it simpler to follow the state of your deployments. Previously some steps were displayed and generated confusion about whether an error occurred or if your deployments were still in progress.

    Now we only display STARTING and the resulting status of your deployment, HEALTHY or ERROR.

  3. Custom domain improvement

    @jetpack reported an issue where in some cases a custom domain’s status was valid even if the SSL certificate was not properly generated. We fixed this issue and each domain now needs to have both the DNS entry and certificate properly generated to be valid.

  4. Group instances by deployments

    You can now group instances associated with a deployment directly from the service overview page. This is helpful if you want to quickly view instances associated with deployment and their statuses.