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Using Vagrant to Manage Rimu VPS systems

Vagrant is high level wrapper around virtualization and configuration management software. It simplifies the creation and management of easily reproduceable environments. It is particularly suited for development and test enviroments where servers are brought up and down frequently. It can … Continue reading

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Custom VPS Image via API

The RimuHosting server management API can be used to create new servers (and shut them down and reinstall them and more). The API lets you pass in scripts that run during setup.  And to provide links to external files. This … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

We are delighted to offer the latest release of Ubuntu Server, codenamed Precise Pangolin. That is available as an reinstall option or for order on all our VPS and dedicated server ordering pages.

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Run your own kernel with PV-Grub

We have just added PV-Grub capability to our VPS offerings. PV-Grub lets you run a custom kernel on your server.  Rimuhosting is all about flexibility and PV-Grub is one feature that will give our customers a lot of different options.  … Continue reading

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Linux kernel CVE-2012-0056 vulnerability

You have probably all heard about the recent local privilige escalation in recent Linux kernels by now. If not you can read all about it here. This only affects our recent Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" VPSs, which by default were installed … Continue reading

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Centos brcm-iscsi.log

We have noticed a log related to iscsi daemons filling up disk space on a few of our Centos 5 VPSs lately. There have been a few reports of this in other places: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/archive/index.php/t-1046154.html It seems after you do a … Continue reading

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Special Offer: Upgrade your RimuHosting VPS to a VPS on a dedicated server?

Updating this list as part of our commitment to offering great server deals, current as of 28th August 2011. We have some older but still powerful machines available. Rather than let them gather dust, we thought we would offer them … Continue reading

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Picking Your Distro

We frequently get questions asking which distribution to choose. The short answer is - pick whatever distribution you're currently using if it's one that you like and are comfortable using. :) It's not going to make a tremendous difference at … 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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