New, faster database server

We are currently in the process of bringing a new database server online – with SSD-based (flash) storage (instead of a traditional hard drive); which should bring a significant speed boost. We’re used to hearing that our hosting is faster… READ MORE

PHP 5.4 now active

All websites from our main shared web hosting platform have now been switched from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4, as previously mentioned. PHP 5.3 (and 5.2) is still available if anyone has a particular need for it – just drop… READ MORE

SSL v3 disabled

Following the discovery of a vulnerability in the SSLv3 protocol by Google engineers, SSLv3 has been disabled on our servers. Thankfully, all modern browsers and operating systems are able to use SSLv3’s successors, TLS v1.0, v1.1, etc. How does this… READ MORE

Main shared webserver back online…

Yesterday was rather too eventful: an employee of the data centre whose racks our main UK shared server is housed in, whilst intending to format a server positioned in the rack next to our main server, identified the wrong server…. READ MORE