Author Archives: Peter Bryant

About Peter Bryant

Peter founded RimuHosting in 2003

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.  … Continue reading

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Modernizing your ancient server distro

RimuHosting has now been providing VM servers for over 15 years. Back in the day the state of the art distros we setup for customers included 32-bit Debian 3- and Ubuntu 6-based servers. Things have moved on.  By default all … Continue reading

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Spectre and Meltdown article roundup

Our team is working on the best approach to secure our customers' systems against the recently reported Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.  Our first step is to understand the problem and its mitigations.  This post provides a roundup of discussions and … Continue reading

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Reboot-less Xen patching

Recently there have been two sets of Xen vulnerabilities.  One being disclosed in September, the other earlier today.  Historically we have had to organize host updates which required downtime to reboot VMs. For these last sets of vulnerabilities we have … Continue reading

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DKIM and subaddressing added to 25mail.st

We have added a couple of features to the 25mail.st service. First, we now support DKIM email signing. This lets our email servers sign outgoing messages so that recipients can verify that the email was sent from an authorized server. … Continue reading

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New options for reduced VM pricing!

Not every server needs priority CPU, backups, and 24x7 fully managed support.  We have added a few options on our http://launchtimevps.com ordering interface to let you tweak these settings to enable you to get a lower price for your server … Continue reading

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VM hosting now available at NextDC in Sydney

We are happy to announce we are now offering VM hosting out of the NextDC facility in Sydney!   Some highlights: Uptime Institute Tier III certification. N+1 power and cooling. Hot and cold aisles for peak cooling power efficiency. Cardboard- (and … Continue reading

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Credit card processor change

FYI our original credit card processor (WorldPay) has pulled out of the New Zealand market.  We are now using a different credit card processor (BNZ). You may find that the transaction description that appears on your CC statement is slightly … Continue reading

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Getting help

The following conversation plays out in our inbox and Live Chat a good few times a week. In fact, you may have received a link to this post from one of those places. If so, then the dialog below could … Continue reading

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Free Kubernetes hosting for developers

RimuHosting are working on a command line tool set to easily setup and manage a Kubernetes cluster.  We are currently in a trial phase. During this phase we will be providing free Kubernetes cluster hosting to developers needing an easy-to-setup, … Continue reading

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