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 simbahosting.co.uk 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

WooCommerce 4.0

If you are using any of our WooCommerce plugins, then please be advised that all current releases are believed to be compatible with the recently-released WooCommerce 4.0. Remember to follow their upgrade guide!

Beefed-up anti-spam provisions

Recently we’ve done a lot of work on improving spam detection, by deploying new software and reviewing our configurations. This has to be done from time-to-time, because the spammers are always active in trying to find ways round defences. You… READ MORE

DKIM signing of outgoing emails

The below may all be gobble-de-gook to you. Don’t worry! In short, it means we’re keeping on top of ever-evolving security standards for you, and you don’t need to think about it. During this year we have been working on… READ MORE

WooCommerce 3.9 – plugin compatibility

WooCommerce 3.9 has been released. The current releases of all of our plugins are compatible. If you are a customer, please make sure you are up to date. WooCommerce 3.9 is a minor release that is not believed to include… READ MORE

Default PHP version is now PHP 7.4

Simba Hosting is committed to using up-to-date technologies, and not just letting things slide. Letting things slide is common in the web hosting industry; at the time of writing in December 2019, over 3 in 5 WordPress sites (the most… READ MORE