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SSH keys on new servers

You can now set your public ssh key(s) at http://rimuhosting.com/cp/sshkeys.jsp .  These keys will automatically be added to new server setups.  And the keys can be used when you enable a server's console-over-vps feature. SSH keys are great when you … Continue reading

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SSD-backed VPS hosts

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of SSD-backed VPS hosts. These servers run the VPS images on a RAID array of SSDs. The SSDs increase the disk IO throughput and decrease disk IO latency (particularly on 'random access' … Continue reading

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Wordcamp New Zealand – Scaling Servers

 On the 22nd of April, I (Liz) was lucky enough to be able to speak on scaling WordPress and servers at the New Zealand WordCamp. The people there were great, and i ended up meeting and talking to many fascinating … Continue reading

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Monitoring your server

Its always a good option to have monitoring, and there are a lot of options available. If you are interested in uptime and notifications, you can use a service like http://pingability.com If you are interested in making sure services are … Continue reading

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Using swap within a VPS

In a virtual environment, disk io can be about the most expensive operation there is. And swap (virtual memory) depends on that heavily. By default we configure a small swap partition for each VPS server so conditions where memory is … Continue reading

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WordPress mass update script 3.05

From the guys at wordpress We've fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress' core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it's important that everyone update as soon as possible. I realize an update during … Continue reading

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Run your own VPS backups

We have just added a VPS snapshot/backup page to the RimuHosting control panel. By default for each VPS we run a weekly backup.  This creates a snapshot of your VPS disk image.  Which you can then restore to (e.g. to … Continue reading

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Data transfer reporting page (new RimuHosting control panel feature)

We have added a new data transfer reporting page.  It show data transfer usage for each server for the last 50-odd days.  With a summary for this and last month. At the moment this page only shows useful information for … Continue reading

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Introducing Launchtime tailored pricing plans

RimuHosting is proud to introduce the Launchtime tailored pricing algorithm.  This algorithm is an alternative to 'fixed' pricing plans.  And it will be a key tool for us to provide more affordable, fairer and more flexible pricing. Traditional hosting 'fixed' … Continue reading

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Resolving ‘My website is slow’.

We recently had a customer whose website was taking a long time to load. When we checked it was loading fine.  And we could not really find any issue with load on the server. Then we used the excellent firebug … Continue reading

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