MariaDB 10.6 now running for shared websites

Though running out-of-date technologies, even years after their end-of-life, is normal in the web hosting industry, at Simba Hosting we try hard to avoid this, and make sure that our platforms are modern and maintained: no corner-cutting. As part of… READ MORE

MariaDB upgraded to version 10.5

Simba Hosting are committed to providing current technologies, not allowing our platform to slowly rot over the years, as is too common in the industry. As part of this commitment, the database server (MariaDB) has been upgraded on our main… READ MORE

Email outage caused by storage failure – now resolved

Most customer email services are currently out of action, both receiving and sending (POP3, IMAP, SMTP, webmail). This is due to a malfunctioning network storage device at the datacentre hosting these services. This is currently being given our full attention… READ MORE

WooCommerce 5.0 support for plugins

WooCommerce 5.0 has been released. As noted in their release notes, they have changed version scheme, and “This is a minor release, which means everything is backward compatible with the previous version.” As such, our popular collection of WooCommerce plugins… READ MORE

WooCommerce EU / UK VAT plugin, and the end of the EU/UK transitional period

This post is for users (current or potential) of our popular EU / UK VAT compliance plugin, which is installed on around 5,000 websites. As most users will be aware, at the end of December 2020, the EU/UK’s transitional arrangement… READ MORE

Upgrading shared database server (MariaDB / MySQL) from MariaDB 10.3 to 10.4

Simba Hosting is committed to using up-to-date technologies – rather than letting our systems “rot”, and allowing customers to experience the increasing problems that result (which is sadly common in the web hosting industry). In keeping with this, our shared… READ MORE

Automatic order printing via PrintNode

Many customers of our popular automatic order printing plugin for WooCommerce, built on top of Google Cloud Print, have asked about if we will be able to provide a new solution after Google Cloud Print reaches its end of life…. READ MORE

Subscription purchases now available for plugins

Good news for users of our various popular WordPress plugins – you can now purchase them on an automated subscription. i.e. Rather than coming back each year to manually purchase another 12 months of access to personal support and updates,… READ MORE

We have entered the teenage years!

Simba Hosting is now 13 years old. We began life in March 2007, and having settled on a name, registered on the 5th of April. We would like to thank all our customers, past and present, for their support…. READ MORE

Updates to webmail

Our webmail installation has been updated to the latest version of the underlying software (the 1.4 series of Roundcube). Amongst other improvements, this includes a new theme, designed responsively for all sizes of screen, and so should be easier to… READ MORE