WooCommerce 3.7 is coming – our plugins are ready

WooCommerce 3.7 will soon be released (scheduled for 12th August). The current releases of all of our plugins are ready. So, if you are a customer of one of our popular plugins, please make sure you are up to date…. READ MORE

Upgrading shared database server (MariaDB / MySQL) from MariaDB 10.2 to 10.3

At Simba Hosting we are committed to using up-to-date technologies. Far too many hosting companies simply let their platforms “rot”, and allow their customers to experience the increasing problems that result. As part of this, our shared web hosting database… READ MORE

PHP 5.2-5.5 support in plugins

The most recent release of WordPress (5.2) no longer supports PHP versions 5.2 up to 5.5. The minimum supported version is PHP 5.6.20. In keeping with this, we will no longer offer support for earlier PHP versions (than 5.6.20) with… READ MORE

WooCommerce 3.6 is coming – plugin compatibility status

WooCommerce 3.6 – the next major release series – is coming. You can read about its changes here. After testing all of the latest releases of our WooCommerce plugins, we have not found any incompatibilities. (Since 3.0, WooCommerce have aimed… READ MORE

Unlimited bandwidth for everybody

(Not an April fool!). All of our web hosting packages now contain unlimited bandwidth use. (Subject only to the term and condition that web hosting packages are used for genuine website hosting, not as a proxy for something else). In… READ MORE

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

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