Month: April 2015

  • Linux 4.0 kernel available

    On the http://rimuhosting.com/cp/vps/kernel.jsp page you can now select the 4.0 kernel for your VM.  Includes: OverlayFS, carries on with support required for Docker and SELinux, lots of new nf/eb table options, openvswitch, nfs4 support and too many other new kernel tweaks to mention.  Plus newer, fresher kernel code with lots of fixes to bugs (which […]

  • Dallas network upgrade

    Dallas is our busiest location.  We have many, many cabinets there filled with wonderfully shiny servers (all black, as befits our Kiwi origins).  That setup has grown somewhat organically since 2005.  Our core networking wiring was starting to be a little scary.  And network capacity (ports and bandwidth was staring to be an issue). So […]

  • Brute force SSH protection

    We have implemented some brute force SSH attack protection on VMs. Your servers should start to receive fewer connections from bots trying to bruteforce crack passwords on your server user accounts. Behind the scenes we have setup honey trap servers.  Botnets with no good reason to connect to these servers attempt to connect to the […]

  • Tuning apache for production use

    Apache is probably the most common web service our customers use. It is an amazingly powerful and mature tool for serving all your website needs. And is very easy to get up and running with Our team is often asked to tune apache to run more smoothly, more quickly, and more reliably. With a few […]