Category: Rimuhosting

  • deghost ridding the world of the ghost vulnerability one host at a time

    As part of our mission to wipe the ‘ghost’ vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235) from our customers servers we have created ‘deghost’. Deghost is a cross-distro script to determine the vulnerability of a libc library on a server and then patch that where possible. https://github.com/pbkwee/distrorejuve In most cases this is as simple as apt-get install libc6 or yum…

  • RimuHosting adds a Frankfurt presence

    We are excited to announce that we now offer servers in Frankfurt, Germany. This will be a great for users wanting a server central to the EU, and complements the plans we already offer in London. You can see more information about the data center at http://rimuhosting.com/datacenters.jsp We are using new generation Haswell-EP based servers…

  • Next gen Haswell-EP systems available

    Intel have just released their next generation dual proc Haswell-EP-based servers.  We ordered a batch from our trusty systems integrator.  And this morning the servers arrived at our Dallas data center loading dock!  Those same servers are now available now on our dedicated server ordering page. Pricing is from USD 409/m with a base config…

  • Replace webmin self-signed certificate to avoid sec_error_invalid_key error

    Recent browser versions (e.g. Firefox 33) refuse to work with older Webmin installs. They give a sec_error_invalid_key error, offer a ‘Try again’ button, but do not offer an option to add an exception. Firefox 33 no longer supports certificates with private keys smaller than 1024 bits. You can replace your webmin certificate with a new…

  • CPU usage graphs

    A quick new feature:  You can now view CPU graphs for your VMs the RimuHosting control panel.

  • SSLv3 and securing against Poodle

    If you are using SSL in your web server, you probably want to read this. Google recently published details about an attack that targets SSLv3. The exploit first allows attackers to initiate a “downgrade dance” that tells the client that the server doesn’t support the more secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol and forces it…

  • Getting Started with Docker

    Written by Andrew Colin Kissa Introduction We’re happy to announce the availability of Docker support on our VPS installations. In this blog post, we aim to introduce you to Docker one of the most exciting and powerful open-source projects that has sprung up in the recent years. In a nutshell, Docker offers you the tools to…

  • Centos 7 Release – Whats New

    Hot on the heels of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 release the Centos team have put out Centos 7 and now we are happy to offer a Centos 7 VM image on our control panel.  You can select it on new installs and also on re-installs. This has been a long awaited update due…

  • Two Factor Authentication

    We have just added optional two factor authentication to the RimuHosting control panel. You can enable it at http://rimuhosting.com/cp/twofactor.jsp It uses Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) so you will need an application like Google Authenticator or Authy. To enable 2FA scan the QR code to your TOTP application then enter the 6 digit token your…

  • Preventing brute force WordPress login attacks

    Over the last month or two we have seen an increase in WordPress brute force login attacks. The symptom is typically higher CPU usage on your server (often resulting in slower page load times). It can be particularly painful on servers running php through fast CGI (like Plesk server setups). For a good summary of…