• VM backup and download

    VM backup and download

    The following code snippet uses our https://github.com/pbkwee/s2i project to let you create a backup image of a Linux server, encrypt it, and then make it available for download (or transfer it directly to a remote server). s2i requires PHP, and can make use of PHP’s built in HTTP server. You will need sufficient disk space […]


  • Centos8 + Apache + Tomcat + LetsEncrypt Setup

    A popular setup for Tomcat is to run it as a backend behind Apache. This lets you use Apache for some websites and URLs and Tomcat for others (while keeping the same IP address and port). Another common requirement is to have a valid SSL certificate. This HOWTO describes that setup. The HOWTO is for […]


  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS released

    The latest long term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu is now available for new installs. Ubuntu 20.04, also known as “Focal Fossa” can be ordered at https://rimuhosting.com/order/v2orderstart.jsp. It’s also an option to consider if you reinstall an existing VPS. The official release notes for this release are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FocalFossa/ReleaseNotes and will be be upstream […]


  • Unknown Password Change – diagnostics

    Often numerous people have access to an account, developers, owners, system administrators. Occasionally they do things, they maybe shouldn’t – like changing the password – leaving all other people in the loop out. When this happens its always good to make sure that you know who changed that password – because if it was not […]


  • Woop! WordPress hosting launch

    Today we launch our Woop! WordPress hosting service. We are pretty excited about this. Many of our RimuHosting customers run WordPress on the VMs they host with us. That makes sense since 30% of the world’s sites run on WordPress. For over a decade we have been working with these customers to keep their WordPress […]


  • Business as usual in the Covid-19 pandemic

    For customers using RimuHosting services, we don’t expect the covid-19 pandemic will have any impact on our provision of services for you to use. Existing servers are continuing to operate as normal and for now, provision of new services is also operating as normal. We have spare capacity available to cater for extra demand. It […]


  • CentOS 8 available

    The long awaited release of CentOS 8 64bit is now available with new installs from our order pages at https://rimuhosting.com/order/v2orderstart.jsp. It’s also an option to consider if you reinstall an existing VPS. CentOS8 was formally released on 24 Sep 2019. The official release notes are available at https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS8.1905. CentOS8 will be supported until 30 Sep […]


  • Finding and auto updating wordpress / themes / plugins with wp-cli

    For many years I have maintained a shell script that checks and can update wordpress. Its great, it needs nearly nothing and is handy for basic diagnosis, however its not good as something that can update things on a cron so well which multiple people have asked about.


  • Exploits on Webmin 1.8xx and earlier

    Developers have just announced the release of Webmin 1.930. This includes some important security fixes. If you have an older Webmin version please update urgently to insure your server remains secure. In particular they described an exploit that is fairly major. Should your install be too old to update, you can fix the bug by […]


  • “Sad SACK” network protection

    “Sad SACK” network protection

    Netflix has identified several vulnerabilities in the TCP networking stack that affects all Linux users with un-patched kernels. The vulnerabilities have been assigned CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478 and CVE-2019-11479. All three issues have already been mitigated for all our VPS customers. The original advisory says… The vulnerabilities specifically relate to the minimum segment size (MSS) and TCP […]