Default PHP version now 7.3

In keeping with our commitment to using up-to-date technologies, we have updated the default version of PHP used for new web hosting accounts from PHP 7.2 to 7.3. All customers can continue to request a different PHP version (from 5.4… READ MORE

Shared webserver switch complete

The shared webserver migration described in our previous post has been completed. If you need to change DNS records, as described in that post, then you should do so now. We are now completing a number of post-migration tasks and… READ MORE

Details of upcoming upgrade of shared webserver platform, and action to be taken

As previously advised by email, soon, the IP address of our main shared web hosting platform will change, as part of a comprehensive upgrade which we have been working on for several weeks. This post now contains the information on… READ MORE

Webmail upgraded to Roundcube 1.3

Roundcube webmail has been upgraded from the 1.2 series to the latest 1.3 series. Amongst other under-the-hood improvements, the listed improvements for the 1.3 series are: Widescreen layout aka Three Column View Possibility to display QR code for contacts data… READ MORE

Shared database server transition complete

Our transition to a new database server for our shared web hosting customers is now complete. The transition was seamless; i.e. no data was lost. Most sites experienced around 25 minutes of down-time during the transition; some experienced much less…. READ MORE

WooCommerce 3.5 has been released; the latest versions of all our plugins are compatible

A new release of WooCommerce is out, version 3.5. You can read all about it at this link. All of the latest versions of our plugins are compatible with it. Make sure that you are running up to date versions… READ MORE

Ending the availability of ancient PHP versions, and of Perl

At Simba Hosting, we are committed to providing up-to-date technologies to our users. Sadly, this commitment is far from the norm in the web hosting industry. This can be seen by comparing the graph of what PHP versions WordPress websites… READ MORE

Shared database server upgrade complete

Our previously announced database server upgrade for our shared hosting customers has been completed. The upgrade procedure ran without issues. Total down-time totaled six minutes.

Upgrading shared database server (MariaDB / MySQL) from MariaDB 10.1 to 10.2

During the next week, as part of our commitment to providing up-to-date versions of technologies in a timely fashion, we plan to carry out an upgrade of our database server for shared web hosting clients. The upgrade will be from… READ MORE

Nominet WHOIS privacy changes

Since 22nd May 2018, Nominet, the body over-seeing the .uk domain name registry (in response to the “GDPR” law), no longer display names or addresses of domain owners as part of their WHOIS service. Consequently, we no longer sell WHOIS… READ MORE