If you've arrived at this page, you are probably already familiar with APIs. But if you're not, let us give you a brief introduction. API stands for Application Programming Interface, and it is essentially a way to plug one website into another. Our new API enables us to make parts of our code available to developers, enabling them to build new tools for our platform. The API is the exposed code, and the stuff developers build with it will be tools and widgets in the form of applications.
Why is VPS Server offering this new API?
Let's be frank: the advantage for companies of offering an API is that the platform will potentially have a bunch of new features created for free. This helps to enhance the company's service for every one of its customers, providing them with new tools and resources they can leverage to make the platform even more powerful. In our case, the advantage is primarily the user's. Those with the skills in coding and experience with REST APIs will be able to customise the way their account works, automating certain actions and even unlocking the possibility to resell the servers. And, of course, the work of developers using our API is a great opportunity for them to showcase what they can do.
We invite developers and users from all walks of life to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their skills through our platform and harness the full potential of our functionality for their own objectives. Naturally, we will offer support of the same high standard to any user who wishes to harness our API, so please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
How does it work?
The API allows you to manage servers through a REST API. In essence, it is a simple way to automate actions via specific HTTP requests. It follows the OpenAPI standard, and offers the full functionality that our own control panel offers. You will need a working knowledge of REST APIs to work with our platform, which you can get from a little study, and our API utilises the most common HTTP verbs:
Everything in the API is reliant on HTTP status codes. This means that when you send a request, you will receive a corresponding status code to let you know what the API did/did not do. A successful request will result in a status code in the 200 range, while the 400 range is there to address errors. The API documentation contains all the information you need about the common status codes used by the API, giving you a rough idea of what to expect.
Why are APIs important in web hosting?
There are all sorts of niche businesses who require web hosting for their online presence, and they have a plethora of unique requirements to serve their customers. As web hosting providers, the VPS Server team are a tech-savvy bunch, but it is not always straightforward to develop the custom integrations needed by many of our customers. For example, a business may require a specialist accounting software integration that meets their specific needs. Our API can help the tech teams at these companies build the modules they need and get the most out of their hosting experience.
It is important to us that our customers get the full functionality they need from our hosting. This is why we have opened up this API and made it possible for users to interact with the servers they are using. It gives our customers greater control over what our service can do for them, helping to fulfil one of our core missions: to be the most agile and versatile hosting platforms for businesses of all sizes.
Success in the modern digital environment
APIs have become an important part of many modern, tech-oriented system architectures. We like to be ahead of the curve, and our API is one of the best you will find in the VPS industry. We also aim to continually improve it, taking on board feedback from users to ensure we are offering the best service possible. Our customers are what makes our business tick, and we value every bit of feedback we receive, as it helps us to understand what is needed from us.
The modern digital environment is all about communities, and this API is a natural extension of our community tutorials, support and FAQ sections. You can rest assured there will be further additions to the tutorials we offer to help users get what they need out of the API. We are committed to making our experience as seamless and user-friendly as possible, and this always goes for our newest features.
Streamline your workflow with automation
The primary objective of our API is to allow customers to bring automation to the forefront of their operations. Any action you perform on VPS Server can be automated into our systems with the right commands and know-how. Automation is the key to efficiency in a busy digital environment, and efficiency is the key to maximum productivity and profitability. These are all important buzzwords in any business, and the potential of our API is that you can achieve your goals on every front.
If you are a customer and would like to take advantage of our API to unlock the full power of our servers, the option is there for you. If you need help in reaping the benefits of these functions, our support is here for you. There is lots of information in the API documentation, and you can look out for tutorials in our community section. Our friendly support team are on hand, as always, and if you really want to sink your teeth into the process you can do your own study into REST APIs. Whatever your needs, we are proud to be able to offer you our powerful API, and we hope it helps you take your business to new heights.