Below you can see the 5 most recent changes to Uberspace 7. For older changes, please refer to the Changelog Archive.


Sometimes the version shown on your host may be higher than the newest version here. In this case we might have applied additional fixes shortly after a release or did internal changes without user impact. We deem updates like these hotfixes and they are not necessarily included in this changelog.

[7.15.4] - 2023-08-14

The following changes will be rolled out until the end of this week:



  • We fixed a bug in the sqlite installation, so the PHP-FPM uses the latest available version.

  • We updated the fish-shell to version 3.


  • We now removed Node.JS 12 + 14 completely after a process of deprecation.


  • Node.JS 16 will be deprecated from 04.09.2023 on and removed one month later.

  • Node.JS 19 will be deprecated from 04.09.2023 on and removed one month later.

  • Ruby 2.7 will be deprecated from 04.09.2023 on and removed one month later.

[7.15.3] - 2023-06-19


  • We added lsd so you can tune up your ls command.

  • We added the helix editor.

  • We added pgvector for the postgres versions 12-15.


  • We increased the inotify max user watches limit by 10 times so it is now on 81920.

  • We fixed a bug where the new financed state for ratelimiting mails was not working correctly with sieve redirects.

[7.15.2] - 2023-06-05


  • We added msmtp so you can easily switch sending mails over SMTP instead of sendmail. This will give you all the benefits of real mailboxes like DKIM signed mails.

  • NodeJS 20 is now available for you.


  • We now have a stricter mail outgoing limit for new accounts. Until the first cash top-up, you will only be able to send 5mails/60min.

  • The limit for all other outgoing mails has been set to 200mails/60min according to our houserules.

  • We now reject outgoing mails with a high spam score.


  • NodeJS 12+14 will be no longer selectable. They will be completely removed in the end of June.

  • NodeJS 19 will soon be deprecated, please switch to the now added NodeJS 20.

  • Ruby 2.7 will soon be deprecated, please switch to newer versions.

[7.15.1] - 2023-04-05

Since yesterday a little release slipped through our fingers onto the servers, beside the final removement of PHP7.4 there are some minor additions to your Asteroids.

Because our main focus now lies on the development of the next Uberspace generation, our release cycle in U7 could evolve to a more frequent but smaller feature set. We’ll see how it all comes together in the coming period.

PHP 7.4 removal

We have now removed the outdated PHP 7.4 version from our servers. All users who reverted to version 8.0 after the deprecation period have now been permanently migrated.

MariaDB updates

The MariaDB updates we implemented within the last weeks on all hosts are finished now and all instances were updated to version 10.6.


  • mytop came with the newer MariaDB versions and is available now as an alternative to mtop

  • the nice editor ne is now available

  • kitty terminals should now work since we added the necessary terminfo mail-filters

  • we changed the backup time for mysql databases from 02:00 to 01:59. You may now fiddle out why this is a much better idea and why we had a lot of alarms for missing backups on a sunday a week and a half before ;-)

[7.15] - 2023-01-23


We now create a DKIM key for your account, which you can use with all your mail domains. You get the neccesary information for your DNS records when adding a new domain, or via the new uberspace records list command. You can check our Spam protection article for some additional information.

PHP 7.4

PHP 7.4 has reached its end of life last year. This means we will eventually remove it. And you should switch to an officially supported version as soon as possible (e.g. 8.0, 8.1 or 8.2).



  • We decided not to deprecate PHP 7.4 just yet. To detect possible problems we just switched all users still on 7.4 to version 8. You can manually change the version back with uberspace tools version use php 7.4.


  • MongoDB 4.0

  • Ruby 2.5

  • Ruby 2.6