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11 Jun 2020

Our systems administrators will be performing maintenance on the following Shared/Reseller/DNS Hosting Servers. During the scheduled migration window, there will be physical relocation of equipment between data centres. The downtime during this move is expected to last several hours. The following servers will be affected: sh34-eqx3-syd.ha-node.net vmsh35.ha-node.net vmsh36.ha-node.net...


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7 Apr 2020

  We are pleased to announce that we are now connecting to CentralNic’s world-class backend for gTLD, new gTLD and .AU domain names. This applies to new registrations and transfers of popular domain extensions like .com, .com.au .net, .net.au .org, .org.au .info, .biz, and 250+ new gTLD extensions such as .melbourne, .sydney, .online and .website. Over the coming months, we will be...


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24 Oct 2017

Heads up if you don’t have an SSL certificate installed on your website! As of 24 October 2017, Google released Chrome 62 which aims to further take the fight to websites that are still running without an SSL certificate, and are therefore insecure. The purpose of installing an SSL certificate is to encrypt the data travelling between your website and your visitors, ensuring that...


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15 Jun 2017

Recently, we’ve been making some changes to our shared hosting ModSecurity rules. ModSecurity is a firewall module that helps protect the websites housed within our servers from various attacks. As programming languages evolve, the rules enforced by ModSec need to be updated to continue to keep our web hosting platform as secure as possible. We have been trialling a new ModSecurity release...


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31 Mar 2016

The Migration Process: We are doing everything possible to ensure that the relocation of your server will be completed as quickly as possible. Our experienced SysAdmins will supervise and manage the process end-to-end. There is a heavily planned procedure which consists of the following steps: 1 - Shutdown your server (or VPS Node) at our current data centre. 2 - Load your server...


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13 Apr 2015

Public Service Announcement : WordPress Security Over the past month, we have identified an increase in compromised WordPress websites caused by out of date WP installations and plugins. If your...


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20 Jun 2014

What are the new requirements? RAA 2013 now requires all registrars of record to validate the registrant's postal address and contact email address. This validation process only applies to gTLD domains , and must be completed whenever: a new domain is registered; a domain is transferred into TPP Wholesale; or an update is made to contact details on a domain. for further...


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6 Jun 2014

To continue improving on our quality of service, our Operations Team have scheduled upgrades to all our hosting platforms for HTTP, OpenSSL and upgrading PHP 5.4.28 to PHP 5.4.29, in order to address recent vulnerabilities. Security Upgrades - PHP 5.4.28 to 5.4.29 & OpenSSL Patch   We do apologise to customers for the short notice of this...


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6 Jan 2014

   A new way to install  WordPress,  Joomla and more has arrived.           We've upgraded our Web hosting servers, so installing your favourite applications is now even easier.        ...


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29 Nov 2013

What is Happening? Our shared & reseller hosting servers run combinations of PHP version 5.2 & 5.3. Both of these older PHP versions are now End-Of-Life (EOL), which means they will no longer be officially updated or supported. In order to continue providing high performance & security across our shared & reseller environments, we will be upgrading to the latest...


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