We're hosting all machines on LiteSpeed technology once again. If your site uses a cache system, you might want to purge it.
We are now offering python hosting, along with node and PHP. In the usual tradition, we are making ALL popular versions available.
Nghttp2 1.38.0 updated to 1.39.1 ionCube 10.3.4 updated to 10.3.6
Some routine server hardening is taking place today, if you experience any weird symptoms, then please let us know.
Dovecot 22.214.171.124 updated to 126.96.36.199 ionCube 10.3.3 updated to 10.3.4
DirectAdmin 1.56.0 updated to 1.56.1 icu4c 58.2 updated to 64.1 ionCube 10.3.2 updated to 10.3.3
Apache 2.4.38 updated to 2.4.39 FreeType 2.9.1 updated to 2.10.0 Dovecot 2.3.5 updated to 188.8.131.52 Easy Spam Fighter 1.22 updated to 1.24 Rspamd Config 0.2 updated to 0.3 ClamAV 0.101.1 updated to 0.101.2 RoundCube 1.3.8 updated to 1.3.9
From May onwards we will switch off the ability for scripts to natively send outgoing mail. Scripts will need to authenticate at the mail server to ensure you only send emails through configured email addresses.
We are now sweeping our servers for Inactive Domains. If a domain remains inactive for 28 days, we will suspend that domain in the control panel. We will start to remind users that their domains are inactive on a monthly basis. We will eventually start to delete inactive domains, but that ...
We are retiring two old nameservers and replacing them with two new ones. Old IPs Going are:- 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 Being replaced with the new:- 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 They are all currently working now but we will switch off the servers with the old IPs in March. If ...
We've added faster disks to all customer hosts, so the I/O limits have been raised, so you will see an improvement for non-cached file access.
What's in this upgrade? https://www.litespeedtech.com/products/litespeed-web-server/release-log
Native PHP ionCube 10.3.1 updated to 10.3.2
Many thanks for your patience, all customers have now been migrated to our new platform.
We are moving customers from cloud2 through cloud8 to cloud9 through cloud17 servers. Please note, if your domains nameservers are not set to those provided by us, you will need to switch the address records of your domain when they cease to function. I would suggest therefore that you reduce ...
ClamAV 0.100.1 updated to 0.100.2 Dovecot 126.96.36.199 updated to 2.3.3 Comodo ModSecurity Rule Set 1.163 updated to 1.182
NodeJS 10 has been upgraded from 10.7 to 10.11
PHP Selector is being repaired currently. Please bear with us. Maintenance completed successfully.
Nghttp2 1.32.0 updated to 1.33.0 cURL 7.61.0 updated to 7.61.1
LetSEncrypt Engine updated phpMyAdmin 4.8.2-all-languages updated to 4.8.3-all-languages
Remember we're retiring many of our nameservers today. If you are a customer, please visit the following URL for more information. https://clientarea.unixguru.co.uk/knowledgebase/article/217/what-are-your-nameservers-/
Rebooted in less than 5 mins, all systems up and working
DirectAdmin has introduced Wildcard certificates through LetsEncrypt, but these are currently only available to users with the "Enhanced" skins.
R1Soft backups should be happening at the correct frequency, however, as always in best practise, check which restore points are available before you attempt anything destructive that you may need to restore later.
Please note, due to some configuration changes the R1Soft backup system is performing merges, so there are some "missing" backup windows. If You are performing something that might need reverting, it is advised to make a DirectAdmin backup, until we give the all clear that the r1soft backups are ...
If you want to start using Multi-Factor-Authentication of your SSH connections, you can set it up from the command prompt $ google-authenticator and follow the prompts.
Engineers are about to complete a DNS resync to ensure that the Canadian Server is in sync with the UnixGuru universe.
We have reached out to the DC (datacentre) where this is hosted to ask why we have lost control of this server. The other 7 DNS servers in our cluster are still functioning as expected.
We have identified the root cause for the R1Soft backups stopping and so will not need to reboot servers in future to fix this issue. R1Soft has previously recommended a server reboot to fix this issue.
ClamAV 0.100.0 updated to 0.100.1 cURL 7.60.0 updated to 7.61.0
MariaDB has been upgraded to 10.3.8, this DB introduces lots of new features and it's optimiser allows it to handle random loads better and faster.
Here is an article that explains why:- https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/07/beware_the_coming_chrome_certificate_apocalypse/
A shared server has been rebooted to clear a possible LVE error.
Some shared and reseller servers have stopped backing up and are being rebooted.
Our nameservers are being patched and rebooted in sequence. There will be no downtime, but if you are unlucky enough to hit a given nameserver (1 in 8) during the reboot, there will be a delay in resolving the domain.
DirectAdmin update to 1.531 phpMyAdmin 4.8.1 updated to 4.8.2 Coming soon LetsEncrypt Wildcards
We will, in the next few months, undertake to change our servers to the latest technology, as we do every so often. Please note, if your nameservers are not set to UnixGuru's provided nameservers then during these switches, your sites could be down until you have set your nameservers correctly ...
All customer servers have been rebooted following R1Soft maintenance. Uptime is a Priority, but backups are right up there, and we want to ensure that backups are done automatically like we claim!
R1Soft Backup Services were rebooted at 12:30 GMT.
LiteSpeed Webserver has been upgraded to the latest version. There was no downtime.
We've cancelled all customers PayPal subscriptions as we switch to "Billing Agreements". So please be aware that PayPal customers accounts will not renew themselves this month, but they will have to start a new billing agreement.
Nghttp2 1.31.1 updated to 1.32.0 FreeType 2.9.0 updated to 2.9.1
We have completed the refectoring of the billing system core, which is now must faster.
Comodo ModSecurity Rule Set 1.161 updated to 1.162
Some downtime was experienced today on the ClientArea portal and Website whilst we gave it a facelift. I hope you enjoy the new look.
Our analytics system will be offline for a few minutes this morning.
This was an online upgrade with resulted in approx 2 minutes of outage on each node.
We have withdrawn the ability for "new bitcoin customers", if you were not already using bitcoin as your method of payment it will no longer be available effective immediately.