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Install ownCloud on a Rimu VPS

Owncloud is a popular file storage and synchronization system, with many additional features available for it.  It's a self-hosted alternative to systems like dropbox, but with owncloud your files are stored on your own servers.  This allows you to meet … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is here!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server for new setups. This release has been code named Xenial Xerus. The official release notes are available from the Ubuntu team here. Our new VPS images are based … Continue reading

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Keeping WordPress secure

According to Wikipedia, "WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites."  It's also the most commonly installed blogging system on our customers' servers, and we use it to run the … Continue reading

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Debian Squeeze (6) ends support – time to upgrade

February 29th, 2016 marks the end of LTS Support for Debian Squeeze, which is still used by many of our customers.  This means that updates for known security issues will no longer be produced and over time, a server running … 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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Don’t let the OOM killer stop MySQL

Many of our customers are successfully using MySQL (or MariaDB) databases on their servers, and they usually run fine as installed and do not need any special attention. However, occasionally problems can occur with MySQL, and this may indicate that … Continue reading

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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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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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Running Vagrant in your VPS

Vagrant is often used to set up development environments in a standardized way, so that your software project deployed via vagrant has a standard environment with all the operating system components and set-up it needs to work properly. It creates … 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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