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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 24x7 support, our global network of data centres and our customer focussed attention … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Letsencrypt with Zonomi and Rimuhosting name servers using hooks

SSL is good, you should use it everywhere! Letsencrypt it is a project that allows you to obtain signed certificates for free (you should consider donating though) to secure your website. Big efforts have been done to make this accessible to … Continue reading

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