• Running WordPress as a Docker Stack

    In the advent of containerized applications it can be quite daunting to get started with docker and multiple containers in a cluster. In this post we will go through some of the terminology and how to get started in a simplified case for a single host, multiple containers application stack, with containers for wordpress, mysql […]


  • LCA2019 round up

    Every year the staff at Rimu look forward to the latest Linux.conf.au conference. Some of us go in person, some watch online, but we all love it, and love to catch up with whats going on. This year it was in Christchurch and Juan and I (Liz) went down to attend in person. CULTURE Christchurch […]


  • Your Let’s Encrypt client used ACME TLS-SNI-01 domain validation to issue

    Are you seeing this message about your server ? Action may be required to prevent your Let’s Encrypt certificate renewalsfrom breaking.If you already received a similar e-mail, this one contains updatedinformation.Your Let’s Encrypt client used ACME TLS-SNI-01 domain validation to issuea certificate in the past 60 days This is an issue caused by the certbot binary being out […]


  • Solve Letsencrypt (including Certbot) problems caused by rogue .htaccess files

    At RimuHosting we’re enthusiastic about how Let’s Encrypt gives website owners a great way to secure their websites. And certbot is the tool we usually recommend to get a Let’s Encrypt certificate. We find it’s easy to use and works well on recent distributions. However, sometimes issuing or renewing a certificate fails. A common reason […]


  • New Zealand-Based RimuHosting — Striving to Help Tech-Savvy Businesses Across the Globe Put Down Their Roots for Strong Online Growth

    At RimuHosting it is our mission to help take the hassle out of our customer’s hosting. In a recent Hosting Advice article Christine Preusler touches on our 24×7 support, our global network of data centres and our customer focussed attention to detail.             A top-10 website hosting review focuses on our […]


  • Certbot/Letsencrypt with Apache and Tomcat using proxypass

    LetsEncrypt/Certbot is a wonderful cheap way to have an SSL cert to secure things. It works out of the box and no issues for the most part until you have things like proxy pass or other things. The fix is fairly easy however, and this works well in particular with those running tomcat behind apache […]


  • Debian Stretch and old installs

    We have had Debian 9 images available since shortly after it became available. But missed announcing it. So here it is, Debian 9 is code named “Stretch” and is available as a setup option on all our plans. As with other newer images, there is only a 64 bit image for new setups or re-installs. […]


  • Ubuntu 18.04 available

    The latest long term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu is now available for new installs. Ubuntu 18.04, also known as Bionic Beaver 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 version of Ubuntu are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes. This release of Ubuntu […]


  • Drupal Exploits – script to detect versions

    We are currently seeing a high volume of Drupal exploits running a lot of arbitrary code, including crypto mining, attacking other servers and similar due to this exploit  https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-002   If you want to find out if you have any vulnerable Drupal installs quickly and easily i wrote a shell script for that . Just run […]


  • 32 to 64 bit distro crossgrades for Debian and Ubuntu

    The demise of 32 bit distros is nigh! Some distros are dropping or reducing support for 32 bit versions.  e.g. only providing 64 bit ISO downloads. Some software makers are no longer putting out 32 bit versions of their software.  e.g. Since version 9 Oracle have only released a 64 bit version of Java. In […]