To put it plainly, with the new API you will be able to add, delete, modify and renew resources in your hosting account. That includes shares, processor cores, live memory allocation, disk quota and network interfaces. The only prerequisite is having sufficient funds in your prepaid account.
This release opens up new possibilities, such as:
- the ability to resell our servers directly from your external site linked with the Hosting API, with a personalized interface to Gandi's system that includes your services, for example.
- the ability to add and allocate new resources to a server automatically according to the configuration of your own services, on the fly. The Flex system allowed you to add resources that were already in your Hosting account based on a single parameter: the resource share. Now, you can order CPU, RAM, network interfaces and disk quota and allocate them to your servers individually, all on the fly. In other words, you can now purchase and allocate any hosting resource you need with the API, as the need arises.
Documentation for this new API is available at http://doc.rpc.gandi.net/
Note: The API is available in test (OT&E) until the end of the week. It will be available in production on May 7th.