Monthly Archives: February 2011

Debian v6.0 (Squeeze) released

Debian is one of our most popular distros.  Being very well suited for servers.  Debian 6.0 (aka squeeze) is now released.  It is a good option for a stable distro, with a good support life for package updates.  And right … Continue reading

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Plesk 10 – redirect problem

We have a few people using Plesk 10, and there has been one notable bug with new installs and upgrades. Plesk has decided to redirect after the login to the server https://hostname:11444/relay Whilst this is fine if your hostname is … Continue reading

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WordPress mass update script 3.1

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site … Continue reading

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Christchurch Earthquake Assistance

Yesterday Christchurch was hit by a devastating earthquake.  Our thoughts go out to family and friends and everyone down there. RimuHosting is nestled safe in Cambridge far away from the earthquake.  We feel far removed and frankly a little frustrated … Continue reading

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WordCamp 2011 – Wellington

I (Liz) was lucky enough to go to Wellington on the weekend, and catch up with the great people running New Zealand Wordcamp. Since we have a lot of WordPress users and they are often requiring our help I like … Continue reading

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Improved VPS reboot/powercycles

Customers have been able to restart their VPSs (or powercycle them) from the RimuHosting control panel.  We have updated and ajaxified the reboot functionality to provide better feedback on the process and improve the user experience.  Check it out the next … Continue reading

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WordPress mass update script 3.05

From the guys at wordpress We've fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress' core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it's important that everyone update as soon as possible. I realize an update during … Continue reading

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Run your own VPS backups

We have just added a VPS snapshot/backup page to the RimuHosting control panel. By default for each VPS we run a weekly backup.  This creates a snapshot of your VPS disk image.  Which you can then restore to (e.g. to … Continue reading

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Data transfer reporting page (new RimuHosting control panel feature)

We have added a new data transfer reporting page.  It show data transfer usage for each server for the last 50-odd days.  With a summary for this and last month. At the moment this page only shows useful information for … Continue reading

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Introducing Launchtime tailored pricing plans

RimuHosting is proud to introduce the Launchtime tailored pricing algorithm.  This algorithm is an alternative to 'fixed' pricing plans.  And it will be a key tool for us to provide more affordable, fairer and more flexible pricing. Traditional hosting 'fixed' … Continue reading

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