Server patch tool

Every now and then there is a security issue that has the potential to impact a large number of customers. RimuHosting has created a server patching tool that automates fixing or mitigating a number of these issues for its customers. Automated Schedule-able Web based Permits opt-out per issue Works across different Linux distros

Wireguard VPN setup

Wireguard is an modern, easy to setup, VPN. It has clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android, and other OSes. In this post we are following the guide at https://serversideup.net/how-to-set-up-wireguard-vpn-server-on-ubuntu-20-04/ First, Order a VM. This will be the 'server' for the VPN. You don't need a lot of memory or disk to run a VPN… Continue reading Wireguard VPN setup

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PolicyKit security hole

A security problem was recently announced that affects the linux distributions that we support. This is being called "PwnKit" (a.k.a. CVE-2021-4034). Most distributions have provided updates, so now is a good time to check and load outstanding OS security updates for your VPS, using apt for Debian and Ubuntu and yum for CentOS 7 and… Continue reading PolicyKit security hole

CentOS Stream, RockyLinux and Alma Linux

Recently CentOS8 reached its supported end-of-life for security updates. For a number of reasons there will effectively be no more stable releases of CentOS 8 or later. Instead developers are being encouraged to look at CentOS Stream as a future proof option for elX based platforms. This is quite similar to how Gentoo and more… Continue reading CentOS Stream, RockyLinux and Alma Linux

Community group discounts: RimuHosting launches its ‘being useful’ initiative

The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Leo Rosten RimuHosting is an employee owned business. We have been helping customers with their websites and hosting needs since 2003. Our business is a collection of… Continue reading Community group discounts: RimuHosting launches its ‘being useful’ initiative

Centos announce Centos 8 retirement

Centos have announced that their RHEL8-based distro Centos8 will no longer be supported from December 2021. This affects customers running Centos 8. It also affects customers running older Centos versions that are thinking updating to a newer distro. There are many alternatives to consider. To mention a few: Centos 7. With support until 2024. RimuHosting… Continue reading Centos announce Centos 8 retirement

Distro upgrade as a service

For several years we have worked with customers to upgrade dozens of servers (primarily Debian and Ubuntu) from old (sometimes ancient) distro versions to the latest, stable versions. We are now offering this distro upgrade as a service. The upgrade steps are as follows: We collect systems information to ensure your setup is updatable (e.g.… Continue reading Distro upgrade as a service

VM backup and download

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The following code snippet will let you create a backup image of a Linux server, encrypt it, and then make it available for download. It requires PHP, and makes use of PHP's built in HTTP server. You will need sufficient disk space on your VM image to create the download. The file is compressed, so… Continue reading VM backup and download