February 20, 2024

PostgreSQL 16 now available for new Render PostgreSQL databases

Render now supports PostgreSQL version 16 for newly created databases. You select your database's version during the creation flow in the Render Dashboard.

If you have an existing database that you want to move to PostgreSQL 16, see Upgrading your PostgreSQL Version.

February 13, 2024

Enable high availability for large PostgreSQL databases

Teams with a database on a Pro instance type or higher can enable high availability (HA) for that database from the Render Dashboard.

When you enable HA, Render creates a standby instance of your database and automatically fails over to it if your primary instance encounters an issue.

Learn more in the blog post and documentation.

February 07, 2024

Add environment variables in bulk from a .env file

You can now bulk-add environment variables from your local .env file while creating or modifying a service or environment group.

Below any environment variable list in the Render Dashboard, click Add from .env:

Adding environment variables from a .env file in the Render Dashboard
Adding environment variables from a .env file in the Render Dashboard

Learn more in the documentation.

February 01, 2024

Patched Leaky Vessels container breakout vulnerabilities

On January 31, 2024, a set of four container breakout vulnerabilities was disclosed to the public. We have patched all of our affected systems following the recommendations included in the disclosure.

These patches are transparent to applications running on the platform. Render users should see no changes to their experience and do not need to take any corrective actions.

After a thorough audit of potential exploit vectors, we found no evidence that this impacted Render's internal systems or users' apps and data. We will continue to monitor our systems for irregularities or unexpected activity.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Support team at support@render.com.

January 12, 2024

Persistent disks migrated to new hardware

All disks attached to Render services (including PostgreSQL, Redis, and persistent disks for other service types) have been migrated to new hardware. Almost all services will observe improved read/write performance compared to previous hardware (especially for disks under 1 TB in size).

January 11, 2024

Restrict shared config to a single environment

Teams on Render can now restrict any environment group (a shared collection of environment variables and/or secret files) to a single project environment. This helps protect against accidentally connecting a staging service to a production database (or vice versa).

Learn more in the documentation.

December 14, 2023

Customize your service notifications

You can now customize:

  • Which service events trigger notifications (such as deploy failures)
  • Where those notifications go (email and/or Slack)
  • Which services you receive notifications for

These settings help you stay informed about exactly the events that you care about most.

To start configuring your notifications, head to your Account Settings or Team Settings page in the Render Dashboard. For all the details, check out the blog post and documentation.

December 13, 2023

Search your logs with regex and wildcards

We've added support for regex and wildcard search to Render's new log explorer. Try out searches like these:

  • /(request|response)/ - Find lines that mention at least one of request or response.
  • /api/* - Find lines that mention a path that includes /api/.

See more examples in the documentation.

December 01, 2023

Updates to default language versions

We've updated the default language versions for several of our native runtimes. Here are the changes:

  • Node.js: 14.17.0 → 20.9.0
  • Ruby: 2.6.8 → 3.2.2
  • Elixir: 1.9.4 → 1.15.6
  • Python: 3.7.10 → 3.11.6

A couple items to note:

  • These are Render's new default language versions. You can always specify a different version for your app.
  • These updates are for newly created services. Existing services keep their original defaults to prevent breaking changes.
November 17, 2023

New log explorer + HTTP logs

There's a powerful new tool for searching and filtering service logs right from your dashboard:

Use the explorer to search your logs for an arbitrary string, filter by log level, and click to view any result in its original context.

With a team account, you can also view logs for every incoming HTTP request to your web services.

See the blog post, or try out the explorer in your dashboard.