Monthly Archives: January 2010

RimuHosting adds live chat

Today are launching a trial of 'live chat' support.  This gives our customers one more way to access us (in addition to email, IM, tickets and phone). We still expect the bulk of our support work to be done via … Continue reading

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Cloudkick add RimuHosting as a provider

Cloudkick have just added support for RimuHosting as a provider. Cloudkick help you mange and monitor your 'cloud' servers.  They use provider APIs (like the RimuHosting server management API) to keep track of your cloud server list.  Offer tools like … Continue reading

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Using the RimuHosting API to integrate with Server Density

A few weeks back we released our RimuHosting server management API (which lets users programmatically do things like setup new servers, shut them down, resize their memory or disk and reboot them). Ivan here has been busy integrating our API … Continue reading

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EV SSL certificate sale

Our SSL cert provider is having a bit of a sale on EV SSL certificates. The 'EV' certs are the ones that (typically) create a green bar in your address bar with your actual business name.  They require more proof … Continue reading

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Glassfish Installation Script

We do a lot of Java hosting for our customers. As with any technology, there are a lot of different deployment scenarios to choose from. With Java we tend to see mostly Tomcat hosting because most folks don't require a … Continue reading

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RimuHosting’s Haiti earthquake relief appeal

RimuHosting has setup a special referral link http://rimuhosting.com/?r=haiti to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief. For every server ordered after using that URL before the end of February RimuHosting will donate 20 NZD to Haiti earthquake relief. Since aid is … Continue reading

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rdiff-backup script using sshfs for larger backups

We have had a few customers who have much more data to back up, and taking a copy of that every day uses a LOT of disk space and can be time consuming. The answer is rdiff-backup . It does … Continue reading

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WordPress 2.9.1 mass upgrade script

Okay, I have rolled the usual ‘upgrade all instances of wordpress’ script. Heres your script to upgrade them all. wget http://b.ri.mu/files/wordpress-upgrade-2.9.1.sh ; sh wordpress-upgrade-2.9.1.sh Because the previous version has one less number (it shows up as 2.9 rather than 2.9.0 … Continue reading

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Trying out the new Thunderbird 3

One of my co-workers mentioned something about thunderbirds new features, i thought this is an excellent time to break my mail client! so promptly looked up installing the new thunderbird. My work box is Ubuntu, so here's the easiest process … Continue reading

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