Tag Archives: upgrade

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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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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LXD containers now available for Ubuntu

The latest Ubuntu LTS release, Xenial 16.04 , comes with support for a container system called LXD.  LXD builds on the existing LXC container system, allowing for more convenient management of those containers. In this post I show how you … 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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CPanel Upgrades break Cookie IP validation

A few people have done upgrades on their WHM/CPanel found the default change to 'Cookie IP validation' is now giving them the message that their IP address has changed. The easy fix is to change this from Strict to Loose, … Continue reading

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WordPress Upgrade shell Script – plugins, themes, crontab and more!

2017: This script is still being maintained It's been some time since i upgraded my wordpress upgrade script. Several reasons why, partially because i had patches from other people to merge in, partially laziness on my part (being busy with … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal install images

We are proud to announce the release of the new installer images for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Server Edition. It is available as an reinstall option for existing servers, or in the new servers orders page The version is intended … Continue reading

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WordPress mass update script 3.4.1

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site … Continue reading

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