PHP 8.3 now available

PHP 8.3, the latest PHP version series, is now available for all customers. You can change the PHP version which your website runs on in your control panel. (Information on which PHP versions the PHP group still officially supports is… READ MORE

Shared hosting upgrade

Our shared hosting platform was successfully upgraded this morning. This brings us updated versions of many pieces of internal software, and should ensure that the platform is stable for many more years to come. The upgrade went smoothly and there… READ MORE

PHP 8.2 now available

PHP 8.2 (the latest series of the PHP programming language) is now available for all customers. If you are currently using a different version and wish to try it, then it can be chosen in your web hosting control panel…. READ MORE

WooCommerce plugins – all now HPOS (high-performance order tables) compatible

“High Performance Order Storage” (HPOS) is a major change to WooCommerce’s internals, intended to fix a long-standing design flaw in how WooCommerce stores orders in the WordPress database. This design flaw results in stores getting progressively slower over time when… READ MORE

Calendar now available for all email (webmail) users

We are pleased to announce that our webmail facility now includes a calendar module, available to all users with mailboxes on the system. Create events, get reminders, show holidays, show Google calendars, and more besides. To use it, simply login… READ MORE

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Though running out-of-date technologies, even years after their end-of-life, is normal in the web hosting industry, at Simba Hosting we try hard to avoid this, and make sure that our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