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Published: 05/06/2020

Patch Drop

Patchdrop performed on all servers today.

Published: 03/06/2020

MariaDB UPgrade to 10.4

MariaDB 10.4 offers a significant performance improvement over 10.3, especially with mixed multi-tenant workloads.

Published: 26/05/2020

Upsizing Cloud Servers

All cloud servers are being upsized, to ensure a minimum size of the specification. We have found the smaller servers having issues due to the minimum configuration. Memory and CPU cores are being doubled on this miniumum configurations.

Published: 30/03/2020

OVH Problems

Our Upstream provider OVH are suffering from intermittant networking issues currently, so appologies of your websites are slow. We'll update you when OVH have rectified these issues.

Published: 26/03/2020

Cloud9: Down for Maintenance

Cloud9 has been taken offline for a moment to perform maintenance and will be back shortly,

Published: 04/03/2020

Let's Encrypt Bug

Let's Encrypt will be revoking approximately 3 million certificates today due to a bug in their management system. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/03/lets_encrypt_cert_revocation/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51719588 If you think you could be affected, then you should ...

Published: 12/02/2020

Massive Patch Drop

There has been a massive patch drop today with many updates to many systems. Please let us know if you notice something strange,

Published: 05/02/2020

MacOS Light/Dark Mode

If you have a Mac computer you will notice that our skin will be in either Lite or Dark mode depending on your machine's preference. You can override this in the skin options.

Published: 04/02/2020

MariaDB Updated

MariaDB service updated to 10.3.22 to fix some minor issues.

Published: 24/01/2020

Open LiteSpeed Update

OpenLiteSpeed v1.6.6 In this release: WebAdmin security update, bug fixes, and more! RELEASE LOG:[Security] Update WebAdmin Console to avoid serving PHP files not belonging to it.[New Feature] Skip rewrite processing for Let's encrypt verification requests.[New Feature] Add "Subject Alternative ...

Published: 20/01/2020

Service Rebooted

the server did not get it's diskspaced returned on data migration. rebooting to rectify issue,

Published: 20/01/2020

LiteSpeed Cache Move Completed

This work has been completed and all web services are runnning again!

Published: 20/01/2020

Moving LiteSpeed Cache Data to it's own disks (Small Outage)

@12:00 approx there will be a small outtage whilst LiteSpeed cache data is moved it it's own disk's

Published: 17/11/2019

PHP 7.4 Now available

We know that you like to be able to try the bleeding edge! We've released PHP 7.4 in our PHP Selector. We'd recommend you try your sites out, to see whether they work in 7.4, but don't put production sites in PHP 4 until php.net annouce that it's safe to do so!

Published: 16/11/2019

CSF - Resellers now have unblock privileges.

If a customer IP is blocked, a reseller can now unblock it themselves in the DirectAdmin @ Reseller Level. At this time, we have no plans to allow resellers to block IPs using CSF, however, they can do that in their .htaccess files.

Published: 09/11/2019

Better Visitor Statistics

We have introduced AWStats alongside Webalizer Stats. AWStats has been configured to remove our StatusCake monitoring from reported stats and show robot visits separate from "Real" visitors. It also shows "Unique Visitors", which is the defacto metric that customers are after,

Published: 02/11/2019

ModSec Update

A new security ruleset has been deployed

Published: 26/10/2019

Software Update

LetsEncrypt Engine Updated to 1.1.34 OpenLiteSpeed Updated to 1.6.2 DirectAdmin Updated to 1.594

Published: 17/10/2019

Software Update

native ioncube loaders have been updated to 10.3.9

Published: 10/10/2019

Status Cake Alerting Refactored

We have refactored our StatusCake monitoring to do the following. Domains start to be monitored when their URL resolves to an IP address located on our servers. Domain cease to be monitored when their URL resolved to an IP address not located on our servers. Each Reseller and Each user has ...

Published: 04/10/2019

TLS 1.1 Retired

We've switched off TLS 1.1 TLS 1.0 has been switched off for a while, along with SSL v2 and SSL v3

Published: 27/09/2019

Software Updates

DirectAdmin updated from 1.59.0 to 1.59.1 LetEncrypt updated from 1.1.28 to 1.1.30 cPanel to DirectAdmin conversion script updated from 0.0.35 to 0.0.36 Comodo ModSecurity Rule set updated from 1.221 to 1.222

Published: 26/09/2019

Control Panel Overhaul

We've switched to the evolution control panel throughout our servers and find it offers all of the features in a better layout than the Darwin or Cyberpanel theme did. We've now removed both Darwin and Cyberpanel from our options. Demo the evolution theme https://demo.unixguru.co.uk Username: ...

Published: 25/09/2019

New Domain Prices

Please note we have changed our domain pricing. Somethings are more expensive and some things are significantly cheaper. Coming soon!! Our Domain reseller program will see super cheap domains available to pre-paid customers.

Published: 24/09/2019

phpMyAdmin access using Single Sign On

At last DirectAdmin has added the ability to connect to your MySQL databases using phpMyAdmin, without you having to provide login credentials when you access it from the control panel. This only works, if you envoke the phpMyAdmin from inside the "MySQL Management | View Database" ...

Published: 23/09/2019

Control Panel is now SNI enabled

Historically, when you tried to use the control panel using https://your-domain.com:2222 it would have redirected to http://our-server.whitelabeldomain.com:2222 Now it will only do the redirect if your domain does not have a LetsEncrypt SSL certificate, which is available for free!

Published: 19/09/2019

Anti-DDoS Protection increased

Our DC has increased DDoS protection from 450Gbps to 10Tbps, which is great news. If a customers IP gets DDoS'd that IP will automatically go into mitigation and be defended.

Published: 11/09/2019

Bandwidth Increases

We have increased the bandwidth per account to 2TB per CPU.